Liturgy means “work of the people.” When you participate fully in the liturgy, you are no longer a spectator. You are a participant fully engaged in the worship and sacraments.
If you are interested in serving in any of these areas, please contact the church through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425) 486-3777.
Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers
Lectors read the lessons at the Eucharist (not the Gospel reading) and assist with the Prayers of the People.
In addition, lectors serve as Eucharistic ministers. They distribute the consecrated wine during communion.
A lector needs clear reading voice, a willingness to review and practice the lessons before the service, and the ability to speak in front of a large group.
Sacristans keep the various items needed for the liturgies and worship of the church. They care for the items used to serve communion, the vestments. the bread and wine, and the candles.
This is a behind-the-scenes ministry with very visible results.
Acolytes assist the clergy during worship. You will see an acolyte doing things like the following:
- Carrying the processional cross
- Ringing the sanctus bell
- Lighting candles
- Anything else to assist the clergy with the many things that need to happen during the service
This is a good way to learn about the liturgy, and why we do what we do.
Greeters, Ushers, and Welcomers
Greeters provide a most important function: the face of Redeemer community when you first arrive. They welcoming people as they arrive for services. Greeters give worshipers the Sunday bulletin and any other item needed for the service. Also, they can help you find the rest rooms (which are downstairs in the main building).
Welcomers make sure visitors know what to expect during the church service. They are available to answer questions visitors may have.
Ushers assist with the collection and other duties as necessary during the service.
Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.
The Episcopal Church welcomes you.