Lay Liturgical Ministers
The members of this ministry participate in the liturgical services of the parish by reading the appointed lessons and psalms, leading the Prayers of the People, and administering the chalice during the Holy Eucharist.
Flowers are a sign of the resurrection and add beauty to the sanctuary. Parishioners have the opportunity to contribute them as memorials or as thanksgiving offerings. Members of the Flower Guild serve on a rotating basis to arrange the flowers in the church.
The Pew Angels straighten the hymnals and prayer books in each pew. In addition, they restock all of the brochures and pens as needed in the pew racks.
The usher teams greet and welcome members and visitors, distribute service bulletins and assist in the seating of our worshippers while being attentive to those who are in wheelchairs or other mobile units. During Holy Communion ushers assist with traffic to and from the altar rail.
Every child who is baptized at St. David’s receives a handcrafted banner with their name. The banners are crafted by a ministry comprised of dedicated parishioners.
The altar guild sets the table for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. In addition, they remove all linens and vessels after the service and are responsible for their care.
The acolyte ministry (St. David’s Guild) provides an opportunity for young people to model ideal Christian behavior while actively serving the Lord on a regular basis. Participation begins with 6th graders and runs through their senior year. Young people volunteer, are selected and are invited to join the Acolyte Corps. Acolytes begin carrying torches and grow into more demanding roles.
The Vergers lead processions into and during the service, assist with Communion and are available to the Clergy should anything be needed during the service. The Vergers are appointed by the Rector.
Children’s Service Readers for 9am Family Service
The youth readers read the lessons and prayers at the 9:00 am. Family Service. The reads need strong reading skills.
This guild assists the wedding parties for weddings at St. David’s. They are present at the rehearsal and wedding ceremonies.