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Worship Ministries

Here to Serve: Messiah Worship Ministries

As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace

1 Peter 4:10

Worship Ministries are an important part of Messiah worship services. Members of the congregation serve in various roles that are pivotal in the success of each service. You are invited to use your talents in one of our Worship Ministries, helping to bring His word to the members of our congregation, as well as visitors.

Each ministry operates on a volunteer basis, with members scheduled to server throughout the month, typically for one of the four weekly services. Members usually find serving on one of these ministries as a rewarding experience, and enjoy the opportunity to serve our church.

Worship Ministries are always in serve of new members; here are the ministries currently in operation:

  • Worship Assistant - reads the Holy Gospel, assist pastor with prayers and distributes communion
  • Communion Assistant - distributes communion
  • Reader - reads the first and second lessons
  • Usher - distributes bulletins, collects offerings, lights and extinguishes chancel and altar candles
  • Greeter - welcomes visitors and members as they enter the Gathering Place for service
  • Acolyte - youth member who light and extinguish altar and chancel candles
  • Altar Guild - prepares the altar for service, sets up for communion, and keeps candles ready for service
  • Audio / Visual - manages the media system for TV screen display and operates the sound system
  • Welcome Center - maintain a presence in the Weclome Center in the Gathering Place for those with questions or looking for more information about Messiah.
  • We invite you to consider serving in one of these valuable ministries, please consider volunteering today.

    Use this sign-up form to let us know that you're interested to serve, and on which ministry, or ministries, you'd like to serve on - once you submit the form, we'll reach out to you and talk about training and scheduling.

    Messiah now has a combined calendar displaying when members in the ministries listed below are scheduled to serve. Can't remember when you're scheduled? Worried you might have a conflict? No problem - you can now see all schedules side-by-side. If you have a Google email id, you can even add the individual ministry calendars to your personal Google calendar!

    These ministries are included in this combined view:

  • Worship Assistants
  • Readers
  • Ushers
  • Audio / Visual Technicians

  • Worship Ministry Schedulers

    The people below schedule ministry members to serve worhsip services throughout the year. Questions regarding the schedule for a specific ministry can be directed to them.

  • Worship/Communion Assistants - Pam Dopke
  • Readers - Barb Henkl
  • Ushers - Bryan Kunath
  • Audio / Visual - Pat Voeller
  • Welcome Center - Barb Lindquist
  • General questions can be directed to

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