Lectors Scripture plays a vital role in every Episcopal service. Lectors participate in bringing the Word of God to the congregation by reading aloud appointed selections from the Bible and leading prayers, making our Sunday service less clergy-oriented and more participatory than some denominations'.
Chalice Bearers Lay Chalice Bearers are licensed and trained Episcopalians who serve at the altar during Holy Communion when sufficient clergy are not available. They administer the cup (chalice) of wine after the priest and/or deacon has administered the bread, helping unite us as members of Christ's Body as we receive him in the consecrated elements.
Greeters The greeters of Emmanuel welcome people as they enter the church for Mass, make sure everyone has a copy of the service leaflet so they can participate, collect your financial offerings that make Emmanuel's work possible, and serve worshipers in other ways as needed.
Servers Servers are members of our congregation, both adults and youth, who assist in the rituals of the Mass and serve as examples for worshipers. Serving at the altar builds discipline, a sense of holiness, poise in a public setting, and teamwork.
Sacred Spaces Ministers These behind-the-scenes church members have a crucial role in setting up the altar, cleaning up after services, polishing brass and caring for linens. They also change our environment seasonally to reflect liturgical themes. They make the sacred spaces we treasure look beautiful and function smoothly.