My Philosophy of "Volunteering" is All Hands On Deck
As is the case in most any church - there are a lot of things for which we need volunteers each week. In an effort to help us have a clearer picture of who is doing what, we will begin publishing monthly "lay ministry 'volunteer'" rosters.
The word "volunteer" is in parentheses because when/if there is a need for which no one has volunteered - I am enacting my "all hands on deck" approach to volunteering and signing people up! If I sign you up for something that you are unable or unwilling to do . . . . please do your best to find yourself a replacement.
The first roster will be sent out later this week.
On the roster you will see that I have begun to assign certain members of the parish to read the Scripture lessons during our worship services (lay readers may read the 1st and 2nd lesson in Morning Prayer and the Epistle in Holy Communion). Many thanks to those of you who have agreed to serve in this capacity.
We have also increased the number of young men who will be serving as crucifers, servers and acolytes.