The Altar Guild works behind the scenes to set out the utensils and supplies needed for each service, including the appropriate color hangings, candles, bread, wine, and offering plates. The members work in teams that serve for a week at a time. Megan Caton is the head of our Altar Guild. You may contact her through the church office to volunteer or learn more.
ALTAR FLOWERS and SANCTUS LAMP DONATIONS
The cost of altar flowers and the Sanctus candle is offset by donations from parishioners, dedicated to the glory of God and in memory or in thanksgiving for loved ones or a special occasion. There is a sign-up sheet for each for regular Sundays. At Christmas and Easter, we invite as many as desire to help more fully decorate the church. Dedications are listed in the bulletins. The current cost is $45 for Sunday flowers and $5 for a weekly candle.
Most gracious Father who has called me your child to serve in the preparation of your altar, so that it may be a suitable place for the offering of your Body and Blood; sanctify my life and consecrate my hands so that I may worthily handle those sacred gifts which are being offered to You. As I handle holy things, grant that my whole life may be illuminated and blessed by You, in whose honor I prepare them, and grant that the people who shall be blessed by their use, may find their lives drawn closer to Him whose Body and Blood is our hope and our strength, Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN. The National Altar Guild Association Prayer