Ways to Be Involved in Worship:
Acolytes are young people (girls and boys), women, and men who serve the priest or bishop at the altar, light and extinguish the candles, carry the cross for the processions, carry torches and the banner for special services, and serve the priest or bishop for other tasks as needed during the service. The acolytes can attend the Acolyte Festival with acolytes from all over the US in September every year at the Washington National Cathedral. Training is provided.
For information or to volunteer to serve as an acolyte please contact José Rodríguez at 703-491-1752.
Altar Guild: The Altar Guild is the group that prepares the Altar for worship each Sunday. They work in groups of two on a rotation and currently serve one Sunday a month. Serving on the Altar Guild means learning many fascinating aspects of Church tradition, including the names of the various items we use in worship! Training provided.
If you are interested in more information about this ministry, please contact Jeanette Tucker at 703-670-7702.
Altar Flower Ministry Help celebrate the beauty of God's creation! Floral arrangements are created by members of our church family. If you'd like to provide flowers on any given Sunday, please sign up on the board in the fellowship hall.
If you'd like to work on a team to design and create flower arrangements contact Nancy Hoffman at 571-65902637 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choir: The choir welcomes all singers, regardless of experience. The choir sings every Sunday at the 10:30 service and meets at 7:00pm on Tuesday nights in the choir room. If you have any interest in singing, or play an instrument of any kind & you're willing to share your talents with us, please contact Janette Smith at 503-828-2976 or email@example.com.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) Are laypersons licensed by the bishop to assist in administering the consecrated bread and wine at any celebration of the Eucharist.
Training is provided throughout the year. For more information, contact Rev. Kathy at the church office 703-590-3990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Readers Members of the Parish read the lessons and the Prayers of the People during the service. No special training is required to be a Reader. We welcome your voice!
If you would like to join these ministries, please contact the church office at 703-590-3990 or email@example.com.
Greeting/ Ushering are such rewarding and important jobs at St. Margaret's! These are the first people you see upon entering the church to greet and welcome all who enter. They are responsible for preparing the church pews for the service, welcome parishioners, and assist during the service.
We need you! Contact the church office for more information at 703-590-3990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.