Worship & Music Ministries, RC Liaison: Charlie Medd
St. James is blessed with a large support organization for our wide range of worship experiences. They include:
Altar Guild – Ministry Leaders: Sallie Carr/Martha Massey
Altar Guild members prepare the altar and vestments for the clergy.
Acolytes- Ministry Leader: Elly Withers
Acolyte Guild is comprised of people who serve at the altar for services.
Chalice Bearers – Ministry Leaders: 7:30 Keaton Jones; 9:00 Ann Hafer; 11:15 Ollie Bunch
Chalice Bearers assist the clergy in the distribution of wine during Eucharist.
Change Ringers – Ministry Leader: Bob Aldinger
Change Ringers Guild: Our parish is blessed with a set of eight English-made tower bells. The Change Ringers sound the bells on Sunday morning, for weddings, and for funerals.
Choir: The Allelu! – Ministry Leader: Lisa Whitfield
The Allelu! Choir leads music from all the various hymnals and songbooks for the 9:00 service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.
Choir: The Parish Choir – Ministry Leader: Brad Gee
The Parish Choir provides music for the 9:00 service on the 1st & 3rd Sunday, at the 11:15 service on the 2nd and 4th Sunday, and other services such as Evensong.
Flower guild – Ministry Leaders: Vicki Wright/Nan Payne
Flower Guild members arrange flowers for the church and some receptions throughout the year.
Lectors – Ministry Leader: Rosemary Pace
Lectors and Intercessors read the lessons and prayers during the services.
Ushers – Ministry Leaders: 9:00 Donna Goodman; 11:15 Ollie Bunch
Ushers hand out service bulletins, help parishioners to find seating, bring forward the elements, receive the offering, help “direct traffic” during communion, and clean the pews after each service.
Vergers – Ministry Leader: Jackie Price
Vergers lead the procession and escort readers and intercessors to appointed locations during the 11:15 service.