June 25 Jim Barbiers Brenda Doll No Service
If you are unable to fulfill your scheduled service, please refer to the attached master list of fellow liturgists to find a substitute for your week. Thank you.
Dec 3 Karen Delaney Festival of the Greens Pam Culp
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Dec 10 Matt Robinson Cantata Cantata
THRID SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Dec 17 Matt Robinson Sondra Haley Nancy Powell
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Dec 24 Dick Unger Connie Paugh Mary White
CHRISTMAS EVE 8:00pm 11:00pm
Dec 31 Ken Hoffman (if needed) Rick Spittle (if needed) Eva Beagle (if needed)
If you are unable to fulfill your scheduled service, please refer to the attached master list of fellow liturgists to find a substitute for your week. If possible alert the church office of the change.
The following steps are designed to help those participating in worship come prepared for the worship of God. Punctuality is important.
JUST BEFORE THE SERVICE
All those participating in worship will meet at the back of the sanctuary, in the room on the right (closest to the organ), before the service for 45 seconds of prayer, to prepare themselves for worship. This includes the pastor, liturgist, organist/pianist and any guests participating in worship.
The liturgist can use this opportunity to ask Pastor Sue any questions about the service, the readings, word pronunciations, etc., if s/he hasn’t had an opportunity previously.
The meeting times will be as follows: 8:05 for the 8:15 service; 9:20 for the 9:30 service; 10:50 for the 11:00 service.
After the prayer, the pastor and liturgist will take their seats at the altar and the organist will begin playing preludes.
If there is no acolyte, the liturgist will light the candles before taking his/her seat.
Note: there is a lighting device (and candle snuffer) at the altar. Please ask the sexton if find any difficulty.
DURING THE SERVICE
Just before the sermon, the liturgist will come down and sit in the front pew, in order to hear the sermon better. (Note: This may not be possible when front pews are full, such as during special services - baptisms, Christmas, Easter, etc.)
After the sermon, the liturgist will return to his/her seat at the altar.
Before the benediction, the liturgist will step down from the altar and stand between the organ and first pew to wait for the Pastor.
It is important that the liturgist leave all papers and personal items at the altar and retrieve them after the service, in order to not make a disturbance by gathering up these things to take with them down the aisle.
After the benediction, the Pastor will step down and join the liturgist. The two of them will stand together quietly facing the congregation, pause, and then walk down the aisle to the narthex (while the organist is playing).
Once at the narthex, Pastor Sue and the liturgist will stand at the side of the doorway , side by side to greet the congregation leaving.
After all have been greeted, the liturgist will return to the altar to retrieve papers and belongings.
The Sacraments are blessed by an Elder of the church. After the blessing, church members are welcome to touch the Host in order to distribute it to the congregation.