NOVEMBER LAY MINISTERS

ACOLYTES
Dec. 4
10am chalicist | crucifer Meredith Patterson 2nd chalicist Lauren Jensen crucifer Meredith Patterson

Dec. 11
8:15am chalicist | crucifer Julie Smith 2nd chalicist Lauren Jensen
10:30am chalicist Kathy Hykes 2nd chalicist Lauren Jensen crucifer Steven Swanner torch bearer Wesley Swanner gospel bearer William Swanner

Dec. 18
8:15am chalicist | crucifer Peter Dahl 2nd chalicist Lauren Jensen
10:30am chalicist Martha Stewart 2nd chalicist Lauren Jensen crucifer Max Newbauer torch bearer Adriane Newbauer torch bearer Anna Grace Newbauer gospel bearer Holden Newbauer

Dec. 24 
5pm chalicist Lauren Jensen 2nd chalicist Kathy Hykes crucifer Steven Swanner torch bearer Wesley Swanner gospel bearer William Swanner 10pm chalicist Martha Stewart 2nd chalicist Lauren Jensen crucifer TBD

Dec. 25 
10am chalicist | crucifer Curt Odem 2nd chalicist Lauren Jensen  

CHILDREN’S CHAPEL
Dec. 4 Larry Vellani and Corrinne Surratt
Dec. 11 Adriane Newbauer and Catherine Gibson 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE
Susan Ryan, Elizabeth Hood, Chappy Moser, Tish Murray

ALTAR FLOWER DONORS
Dec. 4 Richard May
Dec. 11 George Silides
Dec. 18 Patsy Isley
Dec. 24 Chappy Moser

VESTRY COUNTERS
Dec. 4 Paula Boyd & Tom McLean
Dec. 11 Frank Harris & Chappy Moser
Dec. 18 Max Newbauer & Gary Schilke
Dec. 25 TBD 

READERS
Dec. 4
Annual Meeting following service
10am Patrick Rudd & Lauren Jensen

Dec. 11
8:15am Julie Smith 
10:30am Colleen Stevens & Sandy Gerow

Dec. 18
8:15am Linda Buff Lessons & Carols
10:30amPaige Ysteboe, Jocelyn Safrit, Gary Schilke, Meredith Patterson, Pete Glidewell, Brad and Mary Collins

Dec. 24
5pm Wesley Swanner & Julie Swanner 
10pm Lauren Jensen & Martha Stewart

Dec. 25
10am Elizabeth Hansen 

USHERS
Dec. 4
10am Patrick Rudd & Hu Womack

Dec. 11
8:15am Ed & Rene Burgess 
10:30am Stan & Ann Williams

Dec. 18
8:15am Lauren Jensen Lessons & Carols
10:30am Nancy & Steve Slott

Dec. 24
5pm Tom McLean, Phil & Betsey Savage 
10pm Paula Boyd, Sarah Moore, Mark Thomas & Jim Romer

Dec. 25 10am Stig Egede-Nissen 

ALTAR GUILD
Dec. 4
Audrey Deadmon, Leslie Haines, Elizabeth Hood, Jane Spencer, Bea Swajkoski

Dec. 11
Joanne McClusky, Cheryl Miner, Tish Murray, Susan Ryan, Julie Smith, Nancy Smith

Dec. 18
Shara Partin, Verne Booker, Ren Bryan, Connie Griner, Mary Telander, Marilyn Tyler

Dec. 25
Janie Sellers, Betty Brown, Rene Burgess, Mary Collins, Lynn Dahl, Molly Exum, Beth Glidewell, Elizabeth Hansen, Debbie Nichols-Smith 

MEALS ON WHEELS
Dec. 12 Ann Williams & Cherry Wrenn
Dec. 13 Frank Harris
Dec. 14 Pete Glidewell
Dec. 15 Shara Partin & Martha Adams
Dec. 16 Terri & Bob Kirchen

FLOWER GUILD
Dec. 4 Connie Griner
Dec. 11 Betty Brown, Julie Smith, Sandy Gerow
Dec.18 Janie Sellers, Ren Bryan
Dec. 25 Jennell Harris, Margaret Egede-Nissen, Patsy Isley, Mary Telander

What is a Lay Reader?

The lay readers of Holy Comforter area a vibrant group of many individuals committed to using their skills and developing their spiritual gifts to the glory of God. Lay reading is one way that believers can share in the priesthood and ministry to which Christ call his people in corporate worship. Lay readers assist in worship through reading the lessons, leading the Prayers of the People and Creed and administering the chalice. This group is always seeking new participants of any ages. Anyone who desires to be a lay reader should speak to one of the clergy or to Cat Sykes who coordinates this group. She may be reached at [email protected]

What is an Acolyte?

The acolyte team is an essential part of our church services. Their duties include lighting altar candles, leading the procession, collecting the offering from the ushers, collecting the communion elements from the altar guild and assisting with serving communion by refilling the chalices with wine. New acolytes are welcome as young as first grade. The newest acolytes serve by carrying the gospel book, so they can learn the order of the service from inside the altar rail. With experience, they become torch bearers with a more active role in the service. The most experienced acolytes serve as crucifer and assist in the Eucharist. The early service acolytes are adults and faithfully serve us as well. Acolytes may also serve as kite bearers for holiday services. These children, youth, and adults are a dedicated group, and we are proud of and grateful for their service. Our acolyte coordinator is Peter Dahl.

What is a Verger?

The Verger’s role is to assist the clergy and worship ministries of the church in ensuring that our worship services are carried out smoothly. One feast days, the verger ceremonially leads the procession at beginning and ending of the worship service. Our Head Verger, Richard Parker welcomes the opportunity to train other adults or interested youth to assist in this ministry.

What is a Altar Guild?

Altar Guild is a group of parishioner who prepare the Altar and Sanctuary for worship services each Sunday as well as for weddings, funerals, or any other special services the clergy request. We currently have approximately 40 members who work in teams one session per month. A weekly chairperson contacts the members of the team and schedules them as needed. Altar Guild work is a “behind the scenes” task which is essential for our worship service to take place. Our tasks are very meaningful to all of us as we try to approach our responsibilities with reverence and attention to detail. We always welcome new members. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Ren Bryan.

What is a Flower Guild?

The flower guild helps to arrange altar flowers for Holy Comforter’s worship services on a regular basis. Few of our members have any formal training in floral arrangements. We have learned through trial and error and each other. We have expanded our offerings to include church member’s funerals upon request. We are a small faithful group and would love new members. To learn more, please contact Connie Kincious at 584-3534.

What is an Usher?

A church usher is a person who helps ensure a smoothly running church service and who ministers to people in a variety of practical ways. The specific responsibilities of an usher vary with the church, but their duties usually include greeting people as they arrive for the service, assisting people with special needs, and receiving the offering. To become an usher, please contact Chappy Moser.

What is a Greeter?

A church greeter is the first and last person people see when visiting a church. The church is greeter is the face of any ministry, which makes it one of the most important jobs in the church. The greeter welcomes regular members and visitors with a smile as they arrive in the doors. Please contact Margaret Egede-Nissen to join this ministry.