The program of Lay Ministries of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church aims
to tap into the ministry gifts of all who call St. Andrew'
church home. We hope you will find your special niche based on where
your passion meets your special gifts and time availability.
Everyone in the parish --members, non-members, families, singles,
youth and guests-- all have a role. Rather than being a group of
people organized around a minister, we try to view ourselves as a
group of ministers organized around our love of God and God’s gifts
Please call the church office
information and to learn more about any of the following opportunities
for service at St. Andrew’s. We welcome all ideas or suggestions
about improving or adding to our Lay Ministry opportunities. The
goal is that you would work and serve where "your deep joy and the
world's hunger" meet.
This is a devotional ministry. Women and men
prepare and take down the altar items prior to all services on Sundays
and special occasions.
Buildings and Grounds
For men and women who love outdoor work,
gardening, or are "handy-people" and enjoy making simple repairs and
helping out on the property as needed on a regular basis and for special
prior to service participation.
-- providing reasonably priced religious books and
gifts, as well as Just Coffee,
to St. Andrew's parishioners after services and at some special events.
The Christian Formation committee plans programs, events and study
groups at St. Andrew's to help each of us grow in our knowledge of God
and the practice of a Christian life.
Members of the church, women and men, are asked to volunteer to provide
snacks for two coffee hours each year after the 10:00 a.m. service.
Sunday, two people count and record the collection for deposit.
Daughters of the King
The Order of Daughters of the King is an
international organization of women who have dedicated their lives to
prayer and service. The Daughters maintain the congregation's prayer
list, and meet regularly for prayer, study, and discussion.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
All women of the church are members of E.C.W.
Meetings are held once a month or as announced. The women work on many
church related projects and fund raisers.
The Healing Team is made up of people who are trained to pray for those
who feel they need prayer for their various illnesses, or for their
friends or family members who are facing illness.
Thanksgivings are welcome as well.
Lay Assistants at Worship Services
Opportunities for ministry at our services include
serving as: Ushers ,
Acolytes Training for these lay
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Lay Eucharistic Visitors are those who have been
specially trained to carry the Holy Communion to those who are sick or
unable to come to regular church services. In doing this ministry, they
carry not only the communion, but also, a sense of community to the
person to whom they are sent.
Library and Tract Rack
The library has a wide variety of
books on Christianity and the Episcopal church. The wall rack in
the parish hall holds numerous small informative and helpful pamphlets
and tracts for free. Volunteer help is needed to manage these
We meet weekly to
discuss personal, religious, and social issues. Our conversations
stay in the room.
Sometimes special projects (like data
input or mailings) can use extra help in the office. Several
people working together can make light work of large projects! Men
and women welcome.
Our ministry is to provide a safe place where children may grow in the
faith and love of God through the study of scripture and the Episcopal
tradition of our faith.
Un-Committee – Work as Needed
Don’t want to commit? Want to
help out when needed? This is the group for you. Be
available for a call from a committee chairperson or from the office for
special projects—outside and inside. Need men and women.
If you would like to talk
volunteering at St. Andrew'
s, please contact the Church Office at
520-281-1523 or email: