4329 Tokay Boulevard, Madison WI 53711 | info@midvalelutheran.org

(608) 238-7119

Communion Assistants

Serving in Worship

Worship is a foundation of faith for everything we do. For Lutherans, worship is an ever-changing and -growing experience. Connected with and central to everything we do, worship unites us in celebration, engages us in thoughtful dialogue and helps us grow in faith. It grounds us in our Christian and Lutheran roots, while demonstrating practical relevance for today’s world.

Contact the church office at info@midvalelutheran.org or 608-238-7119 if you would like to get involved and share fellowship through the various ministries involved in weekly worship services. Consider being a lay minister for one or more of these Worship ministries:

Chancel Guild prepares of the materials and elements used for communion and takes care of the altar furnishings, candles, paraments, and books . Volunteers work in teams that serve one month at a time.

Communion Assistants assist the pastors with distribution of the wine and bread at worship services. Volunteers are assigned once every three or four months at the service chosen by the volunteer.

Ushers provide assistance and direction to worshipers, distribute bulletins, pass collection plates, and assist with communion trays. Everyone, including families and youth, are invited to consider this ministry. Teams are organized and assigned for a month at a time.

Lectors read the assigned lessons for the day and the prayers of the people during worship. Texts are mailed ahead of time. Dates and services are worked out with the coordinator.

Acolytes are upper elementary and middle school young people who light candles, receive communion glasses, and assist with the offerings.

Greeters welcome folks into the church, direct members and visitors to locations such as the office and restrooms, and invite visitors to sign a guest book and take home a copy of our newsletter. Assignments are made once every three to four months.

Pew Straighteners prepare the sanctuary for services each week by making sure hymnals are in place, picking up used paper, refilling communion card holders and pencils, etc.

Nursery Assistants provide assistance to our paid nursery worker during services when additional hands are needed.

Homebound Communion Ministers take communion to our homebound members once a month following training; volunteers also prepare the communion kits.

Altar Flowers are given by church members as a way to honor or remember a family member, a special anniversary or occasion or a loved one. A flower chart is posted in the narthex or you can contact the church office if you would like to provide flowers for the church on a special date.