Are you inspired when you worship at St. Luke’s and do you yearn to experience the liturgy on a still deeper level?
There are many ways to join in actively leading our services, or preparing for them, or following up with those who are shut in and cannot attend in person.
If you are curious about becoming an Acolyte, Chalice Minister, Lector, Usher, or Greeter, contact Fr. Abshire to learn more about the meaningful ways to go deep in worship. Youth and adults are welcome!
Serving at Worship
Would you like your 11- to 18-year-old to deepen their faith, to learn more about worship in the Episcopal tradition, and to help lead our services? Our acolyte ministry is a great way to help our young people explore their faith, learn our rituals and practices, and grow in leadership and community. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Abshire.
Lay ministers who are trained and assist the clergy in leading services and distributing communion in worship.
Greeters & Ushers
People who greet everyone entering the church, help them find a seat and assist in receiving the offering during worship services.
Readers who give life to a passage of sacred scripture or offer prayers in our worship services.
Lay Intercessory Prayers
This ministry at St. Luke’s involves members of the congregation acting as Lay Prayer Intercessors during Rites I and II Holy Communion every Sunday. Each intercessor has been trained to receive the concerns and thanksgivings of parishioners seeking prayer support. Requests for blessings and/or God's grace and guidance are received at St. Claire's Oratory (near the prayer candles and icons at the rear of the Nave). Every request is listened to with sensitivity and in strictest confidence.
We welcome anyone who may feel called to be an intercessor to be part of this sacred ministry. You will be scheduled to serve once a month following a brief training session. Please call Bev Newton Moore at 970-484-1195 for more information.
Serving to Prepare or Follow-Up on Worship
The Altar Guild is a lay ministry which serves God by preparing the Sanctuary for worship, maintaining and caring for the sacred vessels, altar linens, and vestments, and serving the clergy and the parish.
St. Luke’s Altar Guild works as four teams, rotating weekly. Each team meets on Friday or Saturday to do cleaning and serves at the Sunday and weekday services of the respective weeks. Altar Guild is a ministry which can “fill the cup” while working and serving God and St. Luke’s. If you are interested in becoming a member, please email Jana Parker.
Have you ever wondered about the beautiful altar flowers on Sundays, and how to donate some in thanksgiving or in memory of someone you love?
It's beyond easy! Locate the Altar Flower chart on the bulletin board on the left as you turn to go down to the Parish Hall. Then choose the date you would like to give flowers. There are two slots per Sunday and there are many dates still open. Sign your name and the name of the person you wish to be mentioned in memory of or in thanksgiving for. You will be billed by the bookkeeper for $35. You can also do this online here.
Honor someone you love and beautify the sanctuary on that special Sunday. Thank you for your support of this important ministry. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Davis at 970-484-5428
Pastoral Care lay ministers dedicated to being Christ’s presence, bringing prayers and communion to our parishioners at home.