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Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical Ministry

The following groups contribute to the richness and spirituality of our Liturgies.

Altar Servers
Altar servers assist at the celebration liturgy on Sundays, weekdays, major feasts, funerals, and weddings. Boys and girls from fifth grade through high school are eligible for this ministry. New server training takes place each summer. Click the link to view the St. John's Altar Server Manual. Contact: Altarserver@stjohnsp.org

Altar Society
Members of this organization care for the sanctuary and the vessels, linens, and vestments used during the liturgy. Contact: Please contact the Parish office email 410.647.4884

Art and Environment (A&E) Ministry
Members of the Art and Environment Ministry enhance the sacred space and the gathering space for the liturgical seasons and various celebrations so that the meaning of the season or occasion is heightened. Linens, textiles, flowers and plants are typically used. The ministry consists of a team of parishioners who care deeply about liturgy and either have artistic talent or a good artistic sense. There are currently six members and a coordinator who rotate weekends and feast days. Major feasts such as Palm Sunday, Easter, Pentecost, and Christmas require the efforts of the full team. If you would like to assist with decorating the church, please contact the Parish Office.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
These men and women assist with the distribution of the Eucharist at Sunday and weekday liturgies.

Greeters
This ministry of hospitality encourages a spirit of Christian fellowship. Men and women welcome our fellow Christians to worship every week.

Lectors
These men and women perform the ministry of proclaiming God’s Word, the sacred scriptures, at the sacred liturgy. Contact: Lectors@stjohnsp.org

Ushers
This group provides hospitality, collects the gifts of the community, and assists with the presentation of the gifts during the liturgy. They also see to special needs of members of the community as they gather for worship.