At St. Andrew’s

Worship Ministry

In the Episcopal Church, worship is not a spectator sport. It is something we do, not something we watch. To make worship happen at St. Andrew’s, we need the unique gifts that all the members of the family bring to the table. Each of these liturgical ministries is open to new volunteers anytime – contact Colleen Simon, engagement coordinator, at csimon@standrewkc.org.

Music is an integral and glorious part of St. Andrew’s worship and parish life. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Dr. Tom Vozzella, director of music and organist, at thomas@standrewkc.org.

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Acolytes

Acolytes lead processions, bearing crosses, candles, and flags; and they serve at the altar, helping to prepare Holy Communion. All young people, 6th through 12th grade, are welcome to join this special ministry.

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Altar Guild

Altar Guild prepares the church for worship. Members lovingly care for the vestments, linens, and silver used at the altar. They also tend to the candles and flowers, and they manage the bread and wine needed for Communion. The guild gathers several times each year for fellowship and training.

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Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers (EMs) assist the clergy distribute the bread and wine of Holy Communion. You will see them at Sunday services, wearing white robes and offering you the chalice. EMs also serve at special services and funerals as needed.


Greeters

Greeters are the face of St. Andrew’s because they’re the people visitors meet first. Greeters are stationed at the church doors to offer a friendly “good morning.” They’re also responsible for helping visitors and newcomers find their way around the building, such as guiding parents and kids to the nursery and Children’s Chapel/Sunday School.

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of God by reading Scripture during worship. Lectors need a confident speaking voice and a desire to bring to life the stories of the Bible.

The Order of St. Luke

The Order of Saint Luke (OSL) is a healing ministry whose members pray with and for parishioners during Communion. OSL members commit themselves to daily prayer and Scripture reading, regular worship, sharing the Gospel with others, and regular meetings for learning and growing together in Christ.


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Parish Choir

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 7-8:15 p.m., Choir Room

Our Parish Choir is open to all who have sung in a choir, have pitch recall, work toward rhythmic accuracy, and want to serve St. Andrew’s weekly at the 10:15 a.m. service.

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St. Andrew's Choir

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 8:15-9 p.m., Choir Room

Membership is by audition and interview. This choirs sings at Evensong and other special musical events.

Ushers

Ushers greet newcomers and old friends alike as they enter the nave for worship, handing out bulletins and answering questions. During worship, they collect the offering and present the bread and wine at the altar. After the liturgy, the ushers pick up the bulletins and rearrange the prayer books and hymnals in the pews.

 

Other Ways to Help at St. Andrew's

Lay Pastoral Care

It doesn’t take a clerical collar to offer a good pastoral presence. If you have a heart for listening to others, consider getting involved in our pastoral care ministries. You could be a Eucharistic visitor who takes Holy Communion to people who can’t get to church. You could visit parishioners in hospitals and nursing facilities, letting them know they’re loved. You could be part of the SweeneyCare telephone ministry, checking in with parishioners over the phone. You could enjoy a cup of coffee at HJ’s Youth and Community Center, offering people there a listening ear. For more information, contact Fr. Jeff Stevenson.

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Loaves & Fishes

The gift of love and food to our parishioners is so appreciated in times of illness and loss. If you enjoy cooking and would be willing to make a dish to be taken to a St Andrew's parishioner or family, please call or email Ann Renne, pabwr@aol.com, or Julie Johnson, jjohnson100@kc.rr.com.

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