Young people, grade 3 and up assist at worship services as acolytes. They receive training, fellowship, and have fun by taking an active and important role in our worship life together.
The Altar Guild sets up the altar for every service held at St. Thomas, including baptisms, weddings, and funerals as well as Sunday and weekday Eucharists ensuring that all items used in our worship, from candles to linens to flowers, are carefully and lovingly prepared. Participation in the Altar Guild is a particularly special way of serving God here at St. Thomas.
Contact: Ginny Wheeler or Pam Normandia
This ministry provides flowers for church services and installs all decorations for the church for Christmas, Easter, and other special events. Flowers for any Sunday may be given in celebration of a birthday or anniversary, or in memory of a loved one. We are always looking for volunteers to help coordinate this ministry.
Contact: Jasia Paz firstname.lastname@example.org
or call our office 305-661-3436.Lay Readers/Chalice Bearers
Lay Readers are adults and teens who, upon approval by the Rector, are trained and certified by the Diocese to read from the Bible during worship, and to act as chalice bearers in the administration of Holy Communion.
Contact: Blackie Stieglitz email@example.com
Lectors come up from the congregation to read scripture and prayers, especially at the 6:00pm service. These people need not be licensed but require training and approval by the Rector.
For more information about Lay Ministries, contact the church office 305-661-3436.