Worship Sacristy Assistant

Description of Task:  Aid in robing Acolytes and Worship Assistant prior to the service.  Confirm with Pastor and communicate any special responsibilities prior to the service.  Check in reader and communion assistants prior to the service and assign communion responsibilities (station, bread, wine). Recruit all substitutes required prior to the service as needed.  Oversee distribution of communion ensuring servers have adequate bread and wine. Take preprinted lessons and prayers to the pulpit prior to worship for the reader and worship assistant.  

Remind ushers to light the Paschal Candle on Baptismal Sundays.

Time Anticipated:  About 20 minutes prior to worship.  20 weeks per year.  Sacristy Assistants schedule Sundays among themselves (currently there are three of us) and trade weeks as necessary when there are illnesses or schedule conflicts.

Contact for more information:  Gail MacNellis, 269-720-6516, gail.macnellis@wmich.edu.


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