are many opportunities for service -- at the church, at
worship services, and in our
Photos: Ministry Fair, September 30, 2012. Fifteen images, mostly by Sharon Bryant, of our once-a-year effort to offer everyone a chance to serve the church, enjoy the fellowship, and have some meaningful fun.
AT THE CHURCH
SsAM's SWEAT EQUITY WORK DAYS
Come join us when we announce a Clean-Up and Spruce-Up Saturday. We have something for everyone including carpentry, gardening, electrical work, painting. If you can lend a hand, please call the church office at 656-6628 and let us know how you can help. If you forget to call, just show up!
If you feel called to teach, adults or
children, please contact
the church office.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH MINISTRIES
a complete list of Community Outreach programs
at SsAM, click here.
FOOD VOUCHER PROGRAM
Volunteers from the parish operate a system
of referrals to food banks at local churches.
These referrals are given to people who live
in Wilmington and can show financial need.
They are offered on Wednesdays
from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. from the church office.
Recipients may access the system twice per
month and must show an original photo ID for
themselves and for each member of their family
for whom they are requesting help. For information
on how to volunteer for this important ministry, please call the church office at 656-6628.
COMMUNITY CHAPEL MINISTRY
Each Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. SsAM hosts
a nondenominational interactive service in
the Chapel immediately following the Sunday
Morning Breakfast Ministry. This service is
especially designed to minister to the spiritual
needs of those who attend the Sunday Morning
Breakfast, but is open to everyone. This inspirational
gathering includes hymns, prayers, a homily
and the sharing of life experiences. Those
who wish to lead services and participate in
this ministry are invited to call the church office at 656-6628.
Acolytes are youth and adults who assist in
the celebration of the liturgies of the Church.
Acolytes carry the cross and or torches in
processions, assist with setting the Eucharistic
table and assist the celebrant at weddings,
funerals, and other liturgies. This ministry
requires that the candidate be a baptized communicant
in good standing. Younger acolytes usually
serve as torch (candle), incense and banner
bearers. Older acolytes serve as crucifers,
thurifers and servers. All acolytes serve at
the discretion of the rector. No previous knowledge
is required. Discernment of call, training
and vestments will be provided. Anyone interested
in being trained as an Acolyte should call the church office at 656-6628.
Lectors read the lessons from Holy Scripture
and the Prayers of the People during the liturgy.
Training will be provided to anyone who is
interested in this ministry. A strong, articulate
voice is required. Those who decide to be readers
should be willing to commit to preparing lessons
ahead of time so they are read well. All readers
serve at the discretion of the rector. Anyone
interested in being trained as a Lay Reader
should call the church office at 656-6628.
LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Eucharistic Ministers (LEM's) are
lay persons who assist the clergy at the Altar
and administer the wine during communion. LEM's
are needed for both the 8:00 and the 10:30
services. In addition to Sunday morning liturgies
and special feast days, LEM's are occasionally
needed for weddings and funerals. Interested
persons will received special training and
are appointed and licensed by the Bishop at
the request of the Rector. If you are interested
in serving as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, please call the church office at 656-6628.
LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITORS
Eucharistic Visitors (LEV's) are
responsible for taking the Sunday Eucharist
to parishioners who are not able to attend
regular services in the parish due to illness.
This ministry is always performed immediately
following the Sunday Eucharist. This is a licensed
ministry within the Diocese of Delaware and
requires that the candidate be a confirmed
adult member in good standing and a licensed
Lay Eucharistic Minister (see above). Persons
who have an existing ministry of visitation
or pastoral care are especially encouraged
to consider serving as LEV's. If you
are interested in serving as a Lay Eucharistic
Visitor, please call the church office at 656-6628.
Those who serve on the Altar Guild are responsible
for preparing the altar, vessels, linens and
vestments that are to be used for worship on
Sunday and for special services. Members serve
on a rotating basis. Responsible, organized,
and detail-oriented people will find this a
rich and rewarding ministry. No special knowledge
is required to join. Training is provided and
guild members provide fellowship and support.
Anyone interested in serving on the Altar Guild
should call the church office at 656-6628.
This ministry is an integral part of all worship
services at SsAM and is primarily a ministry
of hospitality and service to others. Persons
interested in serving as ushers will welcome
people to worship and aid them in finding a
place to sit and provide them with leaflets
so that they may follow the service. Teens
as well as adults are encouraged to consider
this ministry. Families are welcome. No special
knowledge is required to join. Training will
be provided. For more information, please call the church office at 656-6628.
ADULT CHOIR MEMBERS
of the Parish and Community are invited to
participate in SsAM's Adult Choir.
In addition to presenting a series of Choral
Evensong, the choir sings at the Sunday 10:30
a.m. service and for various feast days throughout
the year. Singers interested in the choir should
contact the Director
of Music, David Christopher at (302)
654-9729 to schedule a meeting.
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