We welcome you to attend one of Trinity’s outdoor worship experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. We so very much look forward to seeing you and we believe we have developed protocols for these experiences that maintain health and wellness as much as is possible at this time. Please read this thoroughly so you are aware of the guidelines and best practices we will have in place for attendance.
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Please pray about how you might be called to participate and simply reply to this email with your interest. The positions below are listed in order of greatest need.
Master of Ceremonies—this is a new position to assist with our 10:45 service. The Master of Ceremonies is responsible for overseeing the organization of our 10:45 service before it begins. The MOC arrives early, checks in ministers of the service to be sure all are present before the service starts, arranges replacements in case of last-minute changes, assures readings/prayers, etc., are correct, and communicates with the clergy before the service begins.
Worship Greeters—until COVID is past, we need assistance with welcoming worshippers to assist with temperature taking, handing out masks, encouraging hand sanitation, and more. We welcome volunteers for our 8:00, 10:45, and 5:30 services.
Office Volunteer—individuals assist with answering phones, welcoming visitors who come to the office, preparing mailings, and more. It is possible to create your own schedule of helping, including days and times. We are in deep need of volunteers for this position. Of course, at this point, it is most appropriate for those who have already been fully vaccinated against COVID as you will be welcoming visitors to the church.
Livestream Chat Monitor—we will be continuing to Livestream our 10:45a and 5:30p services. We need assistance with monitoring the chat during these services so that individuals joining us online are welcomed and invited to add their prayer requests to the service. This can be done from home on a desktop or laptop computer or a mobile device from anywhere.
Chalice Bearer—individuals “bear” the chalice, assisting with the administration of communion. Until COVID is passed, this will include distributing individual communion cups. We welcome volunteers for our 8:00a, 10:45, and 5:30 services.
Lectors—read the lessons and, or the Prayers of the People at worship. Our need is mainly at our 8:00a and our 5:30p services.
Welcomer—assist in welcoming worshippers to Trinity, especially newcomers. Welcomers are the smiling face that assures all participants know they are welcomed and know where to go for questions. We welcome volunteers for our 8:00, 10:45, and 5:30 services.
Altar Guild—assist in preparing the altar for worship. We will pair you with an experienced member for training, and our need is mainly for the 10:45a and 5:30p services.
Linen Guild—maintains and launders the Eucharistic linens and altar cloths. Training is provided, paring with experienced members is possible, and members are scheduled in rotation.
Flower Guild—the guild prepares the flowers for worship on Sunday and on other feast days. Training is provided, paring with experienced members is possible, and members are scheduled in rotation.
Usher—individuals assist with welcoming worshippers as they arrive, finding a seat, collecting our offering, and guiding people during communion. We have multiple usher teams who work in rotation. Our teams may be smaller for a while, but if you are interested in being a part of our usher ministry, please let us know. We welcome volunteers primarily for our 10:45a service.
Choir—it will be some time before our full choir can offer the glory of God together as one group. However, if you have an interest in the choir, please let us know so that when the choir fully resumes, we can include you.
Parish Life—help greet and help with Coffee Hour, cooking and serving breakfast and parish dinners, set up/clean up for parish events and receptions, outreach at communities with food insecurities. Members of the Parish Life team are an integral part of our parish fellowship. A staff member oversees this team, and you do not have to know how to cook to be a part.
Trinity Advocates (Church of the Advocate)—assist with being part of a team of Trinitarians who participate in the ministry of the Church of the Advocates on Sundays and generally support/advocate for the relationship between Trinity and the Church of the Advocate. The Church of the Advocate meets on Sunday afternoons, and there are multiple ways you can assist in this vital ministry in our neighborhood.
Acolyte— children and youth in grades third through twelfth-assume duties and responsibilities of serving as an acolyte during the 10:45 am service. Roles and responsibilities grow gradually with age. We have two training sessions a year.
Flower Delivery—assist in delivering flowers from Trinity’s Sunday altar to the homebound and sick.
Brass Polishers—we do not have much brass at Trinity but the brass we do have is in desperate need of attention. We would like to create a quarterly schedule whereby multiple individuals could share in keeping our brass in ship shape.