Ministries at Emmanuel

The ministers of the church are lay persons, bishops, priests and deacons.

The best way to get to know a church is to get involved. Here’s a look at the ministries offered. Join us!


Acolytes: A great way for children Grade 6 and older to serve God.

Altar Guild: Prepare the altar for service. No experience necessary-training provided.

Bread Guild: Using Emmanuel’s recipe, make bread for the Eucharist.

Flower Guild: Arrange altar flowers-come learn how. Lessons provided.

Lay Readers and Lay Eucharist Ministers: Assist during worship or take Eucharist to homebound members.

Ushers: Greet worshipers and assist with offertory and communion duties.


Adult Choir: Lead the singing during worship. Anyone who can carry a tune is welcome!

Handbell Choir: Another group that makes a joyful noise. Training given.

Music Guild: Help support the Music Program at Emmanuel.

Christian Formation

Children’s Minstry: Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and more.

Youth Ministry: Sunday evening get-togethers and other events, Grade 6 and above.

Adult Education: Sunday School, Bibles studies, Lenten programs, etc.

Cursillo: “Short course” in Christianity to enable, empower, and equip believers.


EFM: A four-year course enabling every baptized person to carry out ministries given to all believers.

Membership Services

Coffee Hosts: Provide coffee and hospitality following church services.

Emmanuel Life: Help with our monthly newsletter or comment e-Newsletter

Greeters: Welcome people on Sunday, carry bread and wine to altar.

Hospitality: Help provide food and support for parish receptions, other events.

Newcomers/Visitors: Develop ways to help new arrivals feel at home. Arrange to give tours of our sanctuary, including the beautiful stained glass windows.

Pastoral Care: Provide meals for those who are ill, rides for those needing transportation.

Prayer Chain: Offer prayer as requested for those in need.

Stephen Ministry: Support ministry for those in life crises, both in and outside the parish. Training provided. Contact Joan Dagon, Terri Godsell, or Deacon Janice Honea for more info.

Website and e-mail:  Communication is always an important in the life of a church community. Contact Ginny Justice if you’re interested in helping with the website or e-mailing others.


Outreach Committee: Plan disbursement of funds to help others beyond our parish.

Physical Plant and Finance

Budget and Finance: Plan our finances, guided by our treasurer.

Building and Grounds: Keep our building and grounds in shape-help is always needed.

Gatekeepers: Unlock and lock up the church before and after Sunday services.

Stewardship: Implement ways of encouraging us to share time, talent, and treasure for the spread of God’s Kingdom.

Contact Linda Wright at the church for more information on these ministries and who to contact for each area. 407-894-1641.