Lay participation is critical to the health and beauty of each worship service at St. Francis, and there are a variety of different ways to serve within a worship context. In particular, we welcome volunteers to serve as Acolytes, Altar Guild members, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Intercessors, and Ushers.
Acolytes assist the ministers in the preparation and facilitation of worship. Acolytes take on a variety of roles (crucifer, torchbearer, and first servers) throughout the course of the liturgy of Word and Sacrament. At St. Francis, we invite rising sixth-graders and older to be trained and participate as acolytes. If you are interested in learning more about serving as an acolyte, please contact the office.
The Altar Guild is a group of committed laypersons who enjoy serving behind the scenes in preparation for the weekly services of the church. The Guild is broken up into teams, each of which is assigned to a particular week of the month. Training is provided, and all are welcome. If you are interested in participating in the Altar Guild, please contact the office.
Eucharistic Ministers are trained laypersons who assist regularly in the administration of Holy Communion. If you are interested in learning more about serving as a Eucharistic Minister, please contact Michelle Koehler.
Lectors and Intercessors
Lectors are laypersons who assist in worship by reading scriptures, while intercessors lead the congregation during the prayers of the people. Typically, at least two lectors and intercessors are appointed for each worship service. If you are interested in learning more about serving as a Lector or Intercessor, please contact the office.
Ushers seat and welcome churchgoers on Sundays and special services. If you are interested in serving as an usher, please contact Chris Relos.