Mission at St. John's

mission_habitat1.jpgThe Book of Common Prayer describes the ministry of every baptized believer in these words: "The ministry of lay persons is to represent Christ and his Church; to bear witness to him wherever they may be." (BCP 855) For some, this means serving in a worship or discipleship ministry within the parish. For others, it means sharing the love of Christ outside the walls of the church. 

At St. John's, there are an abundance of ministries that give our people the opportunity to put the love of Christ into practice. What is your ministry? If you are interested in any of the following, contact our Ministry Coordinator, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and she will be glad to answer questions or get you connected with ministry that fits your God-given gifts.

Liturgical Ministries

  • Altar Guild
  • Flower Committee
  • Acolyte (for ages ten and up)
  • Subdeacon and Lay Eucharist Minister (assist the clergy, read the prayers, and administer the chalice at the Eucharist)
  • Lector (read the first lesson from Scripture at the 8:00 or 10:30 Eucharist)
  • Usher
  • Record sermons for website and podcast

Music Ministries 

  • Cantate Deo choir

Christian Education  

  • Children and Youth Sunday School teacher (Godly Play, Elementary, Middle School, Senior High)
  • Teacher or assistant at Vacation Bible School
  • Teacher of adult Christian Education
  • Easter egg hunt coordinator
  • Christian Education committee member
  • Christmas Pageant cocordinator
  • VBS coordinator
  • Photographer

Communities

  • Nursery assistant for the 10:30 Eucharist
  • EYE team (planning events for family with kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade)
  • Youth Group team (ministering to our 6th through 12th grad community)
  • Daughters of the King (an order of women who pray daily for the parish)
  • Brotherhood of St. Andrew's (a men's group for Bible study and fellowship)

Evangelism 

  • Evangelism Committee (develop education and initiatives)
  • Greeter (identify and receive newcomers on Sunday)
  • Welcoming Committee (deliver guest bags to visitors, host newcomer brunches)

Outreach

  • Outreach Committee (assessing local and international missions and ministries and determining the parish's financial support)
  • Sandwich Ministry for Austin Street Centre (twice a year commitment)
  • Volunteer at the White Rock Center of Hope (assisting people in need in our community)
  • Uganda Missions (focused on the Batwa people)
  • Tutoring at Reinhardt Elementary School
  • Kairos Prison Ministry
  • Gateway of Grace ministry to refugees
  • Sister Church partnership with Church of our Savior, Suez, Egypt

Pastoral Care

  • Prepare and deliver food for parishioners with newborn children, parishioners who are sick, etc.
  • Visit and take flowers to homebound parishioners
  • Lay Eucharistic Visitor (take Holy Communion to the hospitalized and homebound)
  • 10:30 Prayer and intercession ministry (during the administration of Holy Communion)
  • Note-writer for parishioners celebrating birthdays and anniversaries
  • Provide transportation to/from church for those who cannot drive

Fellowship and Events

  • Coffee Host (Sunday coffee set up and clean up)
  • Dinner Groups (monthly fellowship at parishioners' homes)
  • Easter Receptions (assist a team that supports this annual celebration)
  • Patronal Feast Committee (plan our late-June parish anniversary celebration and outreach event)
  • Men's Camping (a trip in the fall and a service project in the spring)
  • Women of St. John's (prepare food for funerals and other events)
  • Wedding reception committee (for marriages at St. John's)

Building and Grounds 

  • Assist with carpentry needs (fixing kneelers and other parish property)
  • Gardening, shrubbery and tree care
  • Painting (inside or outside)
  • Kitchen (be part of a once-or-twice-a-year cleaning team)

Communications 

  • Write for the VOICE (St. John's quarterly newsletter)
  • Photography (for the VOICE and web page)
  • Work with the parish's PR group (write news releases and develop print advertising, etc.)
  • Telephone ministry (contact parishioners for special events and occasions)

Stewardship 

  • Stewardship Committee (plan annual stewardship campaign)
  • Teller (count and record offerings)

Contact Letha Hopkins with questions or to sign up!