The program of Lay Ministries of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church aims
to tap into the ministry gifts of all who call St. Andrew's their
church home. We hope you will find your special niche based on where
your passion meets your special gifts and time availability.
Everyone in the parish --members, non-members, families, singles,
youth and guests-- all have a role. Rather than being a group of
people organized around a minister, we try to view ourselves as a
group of ministers organized around our love of God and God’s gifts
Please call the church office
information and to learn more about any of the following opportunities
for service at St. Andrew’s. We welcome all ideas or suggestions
about improving or adding to our Lay Ministry opportunities. The
goal is that you would work and serve where "your deep gladness and the
world's hunger" meet.
Spiritual Formation This
committee plans programs,
events and study groups at St. Andrew's to help each of us grow in
our knowledge of how to live out our Christian Baptismal Covenant.
This is a devotional ministry. Women and men prepare and take down
the altar items prior to all services on Sundays and special
Rehearses prior to service participation.
For men and women who love outdoor work, gardening, or are
"handy-people," and who enjoy making simple repairs and helping out
on the property as needed on a regular basis, and for special
St. Andrew’s choir rehearses on Sunday mornings prior to the 10:00
a.m. service, in which they lead the sung liturgy and hymns.
St. Andrew’s hosts the monthly St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic, for
which many parishioners volunteer.
Parishioners volunteer to provide snacks for two coffee hours
each year, after the 10:00 a.m. service.
Every Sunday, two people count and record the collection for
The Order of Daughters of the King is an international organization
of women who have dedicated their lives to prayer and service. The
Daughters maintain their prayer list, and meet regularly for prayer,
study, and discussion.
Church Women (ECW) All women of the church are
members of E.C.W. Meetings are held once a month or as announced.
The women work on many church related projects and fund raisers.
The Healing Team is made up of people who are trained to pray for
those who feel they need prayer for their various illnesses, or for
their friends or family members who are facing illness.
Thanksgivings are welcome as well.
Assistants at Worship Services
Opportunities for ministry at our services include serving
as Ushers , Greeters, Lectors, Chalice Bearers, and Acolytes.
Training for these lay ministries is offered periodically.
Eucharistic Visitors Lay Eucharistic Visitors are
those who have been specially trained to carry the Holy Communion to
those who are sick or unable to come to regular church services. In
doing this ministry, they carry not only the communion, but also, a
sense of community to the person to whom they are sent.
The library has a wide variety of books on Christianity and
the Episcopal church.
The wall rack in the parish hall holds numerous small informative
and helpful pamphlets and tracts for free.
Volunteer help is needed to manage these resources.
We meet weekly to discuss personal, religious, and social
conversations stay in the room.
Volunteers Parishioners volunteer in this vital
ministry, staffing the office four mornings a week, answering the
phone and performing light clerical duties. Occasionally, larger
projects, such as mailings, employ serveral volunteers. People
working together can make light work of large projects! Men and
women are welcome.
ministry sells Cafè Justo roasted coffee to parishioners and others
in support of the Mexican cooperative and their members who raise,
roast and distribute the coffee.
Our ministry is to provide a safe place where children may grow
in the faith and love of God through the study of scripture and
the Episcopal tradition of our faith.
If you would like to talk about
volunteering at St. Andrew's, please contact the Church Office at
520-281-1523 or email: