LAY MINISTERS

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE
Martha Adams, Jennell Harris, Cheryl Miner, Chappy Moser, Janie Sellers

MEN'S BREAKFAST GROUP
Feb. 9 Randy Cary
Feb. 16 Richard McBride
Feb. 23 Sid Little

VESTRY COUNTERS
Feb. 12 Max Newbauer, Paula Boyd
Feb. 19 Nelson Young, Joanne McClusky
Feb. 26 George Blaisdell, Leslie Haines

ALTAR FLOWER DONORS
Feb. 12
Paula Boyd
Feb. 19 Gregg Lee
Feb. 26 Jocelyn Safrit

FLOWER GUILD
Feb. 12 Connie Griner
Feb. 19 Janie Sellers, Ren Bryan
Feb. 26 Jennell Harris, Patsy Isley, Mary Telander, Margaret Egede-Nissen,

CHILDREN’S CHAPEL
Feb. 12 Jim Romer, Mourine Todd
Feb. 19 Adriane Newbauer, Rachel Gledhill
Feb. 26 Larry Vellani, Corrinne Surratt

ACOLYTES
Feb. 12
8:15am Curt Odem
10:30am Lauren Jensen - Chalicist
Richard Parker - Crucifer
Mourine Todd - Torch Bearer
Micah White - Torch Bearer
Steve Slott - Gospel Bearer
Fletcher Slott - Gospel Bearer

Feb. 19

8:15am Peter Dahl
10:30am Meredith Patterson - Chalicist
Steven Swanner – Crucifer
Wesley Swanner - Torch Bearer
Micah White - Torch Bearer
William Swanner - Gospel Bearer

Feb. 22
Ash Wednesday
12pm Curt Odem
7pm Peter Dahl

Feb. 26
8:15am Julie Smith
10:30am Kathy Hykes - Chalicist
Max Newbauer – Crucifer
Adriane Newbauer - Torch Bearer
Annagrace Newbauer - Torch Bearer
Holden Newbauer - Gospel Bearer

ALTAR GUILD
Feb. 12 Joanne McClusky, Cheryl Miner, Tish Murray, Susan Ryan, Julie Smith
Feb. 19 Shara Partin, Verne Booker, Ren Bryan, Connie Griner, Mary Telander, Marilyn Tyler
Feb. 26 Janie Sellers, Betty Brown, Rene Burgess, Mary Collins, Lynn Dahl, Molly Exum, Beth Glidewell, Elizabeth Hansen, Debbie Nichols-Smith

READERS
Feb. 12
8:15am Julie Smith
10:30am Wesley Swanner, Julie Swanner

Feb. 19
8:15am Linda Buff
10:30am Meredith Patterson, Sandy Gerow

Feb. 22
Ash Wednesday
12pm Jocelyn Safrit, Peter Dahl
7pm Gary Schilke, Martha Stewart

Feb. 26

8:15am Elizabeth Hansen
10:30am Colleen Stevens, Paige Ysteboe

USHERS
Feb. 12
8:15am Stig Egede-Nissen
10:30am Brad and Mary Collins

Feb. 19

8:15am TBD
10:30am Patrick Rudd, Hu Womack

Feb. 22
Ash Wednesday
12pm Stig Egede-Nissen
7pm Mark Thomas, Sarah Moore

Feb. 26

8:15am TBD
10:30am Phil and Betsey Savage

MEALS ON WHEELS
Feb. 6 Cherry Wrenn / Stan Williams
Feb. 7 Frank Harris
Feb. 8 Pete Glidewell
Feb. 9 Shara and Martha Adams
Feb. 10 Terri and Bob Kirchen 

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.