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September 2015

posted Oct 30, 2015, 7:37 AM by Lee Church

One of the many privileges of being a deacon is to serve as an usher.  However, ushering is more than walking down the aisle to take up the gifts and offerings each week. Ushering involves checking the candles to make sure they will last through the service and to be sure the wicks are straight so that the acolyte can light them. Ushers also post the hymn numbers, make sure there is fresh water for the pastor, make sure the lights are on and the windows are opened or closed as needed and adjust the fans (we’re still working on that). We also make sure the correct parament is on the altar. In the back of the sanctuary we ring the bell, put out the offering plates, get out the friendship pads, prepare for the acolyte and, most importantly, work with the greeters to welcome you as you come in the door. We also line up the reader and greeters for each Sunday. On Communion Sundays we prepare the table for Communion and help with the serving. We are humbled and honored to be able to serve you. If we serve as we should, you should not be aware of anything different during worship. That is our goal - to help you worship by having everything ready for you.

We pray we are meeting your needs. If not, let us know. 

We especially would like to thank Shealyn Paré for serving as our acolyte this summer. Nicely done, Shealyn. Thank you. 

With Christ’s love,

The Diaconate 

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