Members of the Altar Guild are appointed by the rector and work under his supervision to prepare for services of the church. They are responsible for care of the altars and font, altar linens, hangings, and clergy vestments. Appropriate preparations are made before all regularly scheduled services and occasional services such as weddings and funerals or special services. Colors are changed as appropriate to the church season or the occasion. Following services, communion vessels are rinsed then washed, linens laundered, vestments and other items stored as appropriate. Supplies of wine, wafers, candles, brass and silver polish, other cleaning supplies are purchased from parish funds. Fabrics and other supplies are purchased as needed from gift or parish monies.
Flowers for Sunday services, Easter, and special occasions; fruits and vegetables for Thanksgiving Day; and Christmas greens and flowers are made possible by gifts from members of the parish and others. Anyone interested in donating towards flowers is invited to add their name to the flower chart, located in the narthex. Please sign up as early in the year as possible to allow for advance planning. Currently, flowers cost $75.00 per Sunday. Sharing a Sunday, with the agreement of another donor, will reduce individual flower expenses. Our Parish Administrative Assistant assists the Altar Guild by ordering flowers and accepting funds from donors. Flowers from the altar are later taken to shut-ins, the ill, hospitalized, and residents of the Pioneer Home or other care facilities.
Parishioners are invited to assist in decorating the church for Christmas and in folding palm crosses for Palm Sunday.
Ginny Sears, Altar Guild Directress