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Worship Support

In the Episcopal Church all are encouraged to participate and engage in worship; therefore, St. John’s offers a variety of ways to serve that matches any spiritual gift.


Acolytes play a significant and visible role during our Sunday worship by serving in processions, bearing crosses, candles, and banners. All young people, 6th through 12th grade, are welcome to join this special ministry. Contact Shirley de la Canal and Karen Melton below.


Altar Guild

This group of dedicated souls prepare the Altar for weekly services.

Email: Anne Parker


Lectors are trained to read the lessons from Holy Scripture and lead the Intercessory Prayers during worship.


Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers are members of the church who are trained and licensed to assist the priests and deacon in administering the chalice of wine.


Eucharistic Visitors

Eucharistic Visitors are members of the church who are trained and licensed to take Holy Eucharist to the sick and those unable to attend Sunday services due to physical limitations.



Vergers serve the church in a ministry of welcome by leading people from one place to another, and by assisting in the general dignity of worship.



Ushers welcome and assist both guests and parishioners while providing quiet, consistent support to the seamless flow of each service.



Greeters meet parishioners and guests with a warm smile and friendly handshake; assist guests to service locations, classrooms, and childcare.


Music Ministry

The Music Ministry is an integral element of worship. St. John’s is blessed to have many options for people of all ages who wish to get involved in Music Ministry.

Email: Alan Reed


Southminster is a ministry that involves leading Morning Prayer and preparing a five to seven minute homily each first and third Sunday at Southminster Retirement Community.

Email: Mary Catherine Coon