Altar Guild

Preparation of the sacraments which includes pouring wine into individual cups and placing bread on communion plates. Altar Guild Servers are also responsible for stocking the pews with pencils, envelopes and communion cards as well as clean-up of communion supplies between and after worship services. Communion is on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.


Audio-Visual Team

AV team members are responsible for purchasing and installing new equipment as well as maintaining existing projection and sound systems which are located in various rooms throughout the church.


Communion Assistants

Serve bread and wine to parishioners at one of the following Sunday worship services: 10:00 am (May long to September long weekend) or 9:00 am /11:00 am the rest of the year.


Greeters

Responsibilities commence 1/2 hour prior to the start of Sunday worship service. Greeters stand near the main doors and welcome parishioners with a handshake and a warm greeting.


Lay Assistants

Assist the pastors at Sunday worship services. Responsibilities include reading of scripture and other parts of the liturgy, giving communion, assisting in the collection of the offering and greeting parishioners as they leave the church.

Liturgical Environmentalists

A group dedicated to decorating the sanctuary for the various church seasons including Advent, Lent and Easter. The team is also responsible for take-down of decorations as well.


Music Ministry

Choir   Meets for practice every Saturday morning (10:30 am to 12:00 pm) from September to May. Music sung varies including hymns, gospel and cantatas. All ages are welcome and prior choir experience is not necessary. Performances occur a few times a year during worship service and at seniors’ complexes including Broadway Terrace and Pioneer Village.

Special Music Individuals or groups sing and/or play instruments at Sunday worship services and/or at Christ Lutheran’s Christmas concert. Past musicians have included Martin’s Voice, Grace Notes (women’s quartet), jazz group, Luther College High School choir and parishioners.



Mysterium Team

Mysterium is a meditative, alternative form of worship that takes place the second Friday of the month (except July and August) beginning at 8:00 pm. Involvement with this team includes one, two or all of the following: setup, facilitation and take down. Setup of the worship space involves candle lighting, prayer wall assembly, and preparing the tea lounge among other duties. Facilitation includes procession of the elements, assisting with communion, and playing the piano.

PowerPoint

Creators Worship services at Christ are enhanced through a projection system that runs PowerPoint slide shows. Creators put the words of the liturgy and songs/hymns in the slide show using templates and pre-prepared slides.

Operators Run the PowerPoint at the 9:00 am or 11:00 am Sunday worship services (10:00 am May long to September long weekends). Operators are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to the beginning of service.


Sound Room Helper

Operate the sound equipment which includes wired and wireless mikes, as well as recording of sermons and services. Sound room helpers volunteer at Sunday worship services and possibly weddings/funerals.



Ushers

Assist with worship including handing out bulletins, collecting the offering, helping parishioners find a seat (as needed), lighting candles and guiding people for communion. Usher responsibilities commence 1/2 hour prior to the beginning of worship.