LAY MINISTERS MARCH 2024 SCHEDULE

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE

Joanne McClusky (chair), Rene Burgess, Jane Romer, Paula Boyd, Sarah Moore

VESTRY COUNTERS

Mar. 3 - George Blaisdell, Gary Schilke
Mar. 10 - Max Newbauer, Carol Thornell
Mar. 17 - Joanne McClusky, Pat House
Mar. 24 - Mark Thomas, Derek Bates
Holy Week - Diana Wallace, Julie Swanner
Mar. 31 - Sid Little, Alex Stevens 

ALTAR FLOWER DONORS

COMING SOON

GODLY PLAY CHILDREN'S CHAPEL

Mar. 3 - Team C - Corrinne Surratt, Micah Ash
Mar. 10 - Team D - Maggie Holt, Cheryl Miner
Mar. 17 - Team E - Bea Swajkoski, Mary Carol Adams
Mar. 24 - Team F - Larry Vellani, Terri Stevens
Mar. 31 - Team G - J.D. and Kenzie Swajkoski 

READERS

Mar. 3 - 8:15am - Julie Smith, 10:30am - Sandy Gerow, Meredith Patterson
Mar. 10 - 8:15am - Curt Odem, 10:30am - Larry Vellani, Martha Stewart
Mar. 17 - 8:15am - Linda Buff, 10:30am - Colleen Stevens, Paige Ysteboe
Mar. 24 - 8:15am - Elizabeth Hansen, 10:30am - Jim McAdams, Patrick Rudd, Martha Stewart, Colleen Stevens, Jocelyn Safrit, Cheryl Dickey, Sandy Gerow
Mar. 28 - 7pm - Pete Glidewell, Gary Schilke
Mar. 29 - 12pm - Meredith Patterson, 7pm - Jim McAdams, Jocelyn Safrit, Julie Swanner, Wesley Swanner
Mar. 30 - 7:38pm - Brad & Mary Collins
Mar. 31 - 8:15am - Elizabeth Hansen, 10:30am - Patrick Rudd, Pete Glidewell

What is a 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]

USHERS

Mar. 3 - 8:15am - Tom McLean, 10:30am - Patrick Rudd, Hu Womack
Mar. 10 - 8:15am - Paula Boyd, 10:30am - Stig Egede-Nissen, Jim Romer
Mar. 17 - 8:15am - Ron Driscoll, 10:30am - Steve and Nancy Slott
Mar. 24 - 8:15am - Derek Bates, 10:30am - Sarah Moore, Micah Ash, Mark Thomas
Mar. 28 - 7pm - Frank Harris, Paula Boyd
Mar. 29 - 12pm - Micah Ash, Derek Bates, Stig Egede-Nissen, 7pm - Paula Boyd Mar. 30 - 7:38pm - Brad and Mary Collins
Mar. 31 - 8:15am - Frank Harris, 10:30am - Ed and Rene Burgess

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.

FLOWER GUILD

Mar. 3 - Connie Griner
Mar. 10 - Betty Brown, Julie Smith, Sandy Gerow
Mar. 17 - Janie Sellers, Ren Bryan
Mar. 24 - Jennell Harris, Margaret Egede-Nissen, Patsy Isley, Mary Telander
Mar. 31 - Carole Moore, Connie Griner
 
What is the 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.

ALTAR GUILD

Mar. 3 - Audrey Deadmon, Leslie Haines, Elizabeth Hood, Sandy Moulton, Jane Spencer, Bea Swajkoski
Mar. 10 - Joanne McClusky, Cheryl Miner, Tish Murray, Susan Ryan, Julie Smith, Nancy Smith, Janice Davis McAdams
Mar. 17 - Shara Partin, Verne Booker, Ren Bryan, Connie Griner, Mary Telander, Marilyn Tyler
Mar. 24 - Janie Sellers, Betty Brown, Rene Burgess, Mary Collins, Lynn Dahl, Beth Glidewell. Elizabeth Hansen, Debbie Nichols-Smith
Mar. 31 - Ren Bryan, Janet Brown, Judy Driscoll, Jennell Harris, Gregg Lee
 
What is the 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.

ACOLYTES

Mar. 3 - 8:15am - Julie Smith, 10:30am - Meredith Patterson, Newbauer Family
Mar. 10 - 8:15am - Curt Odem, 10:30am - Kathy Hykes, Richard Parker, Mourine Todd, Gabriel Johnson, Lorenzo Johnson
Mar. 17 - 8:15am - Elizabeth Hansen, 10:30am - Paige Ysteboe, Max Fitzpatrick, Sam Fitzpatrick, Abigail Fitzpatrick, Micah Ash
Mar. 24 - 8:15am - Julie Smith, 10:30am - Meredith Patterson, Paul Surratt, Gary Schilke, William Swanner, Millie Surratt
Mar. 28 - 7pm - Julie Smith, Gary Schilke, Micah Ash, Steven Swanner
Mar. 29 - 12pm - Richard Parker
Mar. 30 - 7:38pm - Martha Stewart, Mourine Todd, Micah Ash, Wesley Swanner, William Swanner
Mar. 31 - 8:15am - Elizabeth Hansen, 10:30am - Joe & Tish Murray, Steven Swanner, Richard Parker, Julie Smith, Gary Schilke, Jazzymne Griffith-Petty

What is a 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.

VERGER

Verger - Steven Swanner 

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.

Men's Breakfast Group

Mar. 7 - Bill Amidon
Mar. 14 - Ben Ansbacher
Mar. 21 - Brooks Graebner
Mar. 28 - Jeff Andrews

Meals on Wheels

Mar. 4 - Stig Egede-Nissen
Mar. 5 - Frank Harris
Mar. 6 - Pete Glidewell
Mar. 7 - Shara Partin, Martha Adams
Mar. 8 - Stig Egede-Nissen

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.

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter

320 East Davis Street | PO Box 1336 (27216)
Burlington 27215, US

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