The Altar Guild ensures that the church is ready for worship services. That's a simple statement which covers many responsibilities. The Altar Guild who works behind the scenes preparing and tending the sanctuary. The Altar Guild sees that everything needed for the service is cleaned and in its place so that the services can be conducted with order, decency and beauty. The Altar Guild tends the candles, flowers, linens, vestments, vessels and even the bread and wine. The Altar Guild sets up the altar for the service and cleans after the service. Thus the work of the Altar Guild goes before and after the services, surrounding our worship with its gifts. Altar Guild members are not usually seen while working but the results of their work are very visible!
There is always a need for more to participate in this important and rewarding ministry of the church. Loyalty and commitment are the most important attributes of people serving on the Altar Guild. If you are interested in learning more about the Altar Guild, or would like to join, contact Kim Webb, Chairperson. As with all ministries at St. Philip's, training is provided and new members are supported by experienced members.
A prayer for Service
Almighty God, assist us to see your vision of the growth and vitality of St. Philip's. Help us to reach those who do not know your saving grace. Deepen our commitment; increase our faith and trust, that we may live as witnesses to you. May the Holy Spirit lead us to the service you would have us do, as servants of Christ Jesus our Lord, in whose name we pray. Amen.