The altar guild volunteers work together prepare our beautiful sanctuary for worship services. We always welcome new volunteers who would like to donate their time keeping our sanctuary well-prepared for worship services. What exactly does the Altar Guild do?
Set up the Altar for Worship Services
Prepare and maintain all the linens used for Worship Services
Sponsor a Sacremental Wine Sunday to replenish the wine for communion
Maundy Thursday "stripping" the altar - a very beautiful and symbolic tradition before Easter
Prepare banners for special services
Decorate the Chrismon tree
Prepare the Sanctuary for baptisms, confirmation, weddings and funerals
Acolytes are a very important part of our worship service. They are responsible for lighting the altar candles before the service to signify that the service is beginning, accept the offering plates, assist with communion when needed, and to extinguish the candles at the end of the service to signify the end of worship. We welcome acolytes of all ages. This is a great opportunity for middle school students to participate in the worship service.
At each service, a lector reads the designated passages from the Bible for the service. This sharing of the Scripture is a wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord with your voice speaking His words.
Faith Lutheran is aware that many people are unable to attend Worship services. Each Sunday, a service is taped for use by those who cannot attend. These may be members or friends who are unable to attend due to illness or other reasons or residents at Florida Lutheran Retirement Center. We are welcome anyone who is interested in learning how to tape the services for the benefits of those who cannot attend.