Come, let us worship
Worship is the central activity of Christian life at Messiah. Members and friends gather at one of three services each week to hear God’s Word read and preached, to respond with prayer and offerings, and to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion. Each service requires more than just the Pastor. Yes, the organist, the choir, and the handbells add elements of music. But it takes from 8 to 12 others “behind the scenes” to make worship a meaningful experience for members and visitors alike.
Altar Guild volunteers prepare the bread and wine for each service. “Someone” makes sure that the banners are appropriate to the Sunday celebration. Two or more people greet you at the door, especially welcoming first time visitors. Four people serve as ushers, passing out bulletins, taking up the offering, and presenting the gifts. A lector reads the lessons. A liturgist assists the Pastor in leading the worship, along with communion assistants. A cantor sometimes sings the psalm verses.
Everyone can participate in one of these ways. Just as members of your family have chores to do that make family life easier, members of the family of God at Messiah have “chores” to share. If we each take responsibility for a chore once a month, the shared burden is lighter for all.
How will you worship the Lord? Call the office to volunteer!
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