Ministries

Everyone has a gift, a talent, a skill. And we all want to make a difference in the world around us.

For some at St. John’s this means serving in a worship or discipleship ministry within the parish or assisting our priests in providing pastoral care to our members. For others, it means traveling to Uganda where we work with our fellow Anglicans in addressing the needs of our brothers and sisters on the other side of the world.

We all have a gift to share in building up the Body of Christ. If you are interested in any of the following ways to serve within the parish, email the parish office. We will be glad to answer questions or get you connected with a ministry that fits your God-given gifts.

Around St. Johns

Whether in worship, pastoral care, or discipleship, we are big on lay ministry, believing that the God calls every believer into ministry, not just the ordained.

What is your gift and area of interest? As you see, there are many ways to serve within the parish.

Worship

  • 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

  • Cantate Deo choir
  • Jubilate Children’s 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 coordinator
  • VBS volunteer
  • Photographer

Communities

  • Nursery assistant for the 10:30 Eucharist
  • Faith Filled Families 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)
  • Men’s Camping Group

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 BUZZ (St. John’s quarterly newsletter)
  • Photography (for the BUZZ 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)

Around the Community

The 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)

St. John’s seeks to reach out to our community by sharing the Gospel and by serving those who are in need.

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)
  • Tutoring at Reinhardt Elementary School
  • Kairos Prison Ministry
  • Gateway of Grace ministry to refugees

Around the World

Our parish is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, the third largest body of Christians in the world, spanning more than 135 countries and including more than 85 million members.

We are “world Christians” who desire to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ advance around the globe. Below are some specific ways we travel and support the Great Commission “to the ends of the earth.” (Matthew 28:19)

Missions

  • Outreach Committee (assessing local and international missions and ministries and determining the parish’s financial support)
  • Uganda mission, focused on the Kellermann Foundation’s work with the Batwa people.
  • Sister Church partnership with Church of our Savior, Suez, Egypt

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