Every Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, two ushers warmly welcome each person as they enter the sanctuary and offer a copy of the service bulletin. Our dedicated ushers for the year have been as follows:
First Sunday: Lynn Albright and Judy Hines
Second Sunday: Carolyn Arnold and Janelle Thompson
Third Sunday: Jay Melrose and Sheilah Gray
Fourth Sunday: Patsy and Don Pollock
Fifth Sunday: Kathie Boggs
Alternate: Judy Hines
The responsibilities of the ushers include arriving thirty minutes prior to the service verifying that offering plates are at the altar and bread and wine are in the narthex. Ushers welcome each person as they arrive, distribute bulletins, collect the offering, provide a count for the clergy on the number of people attending the service and direct the congregation to the altar for Holy Eucharist. Following the service, they tidy the pews, straighten the kneeling benches, making certain doors are locked and lights are out. Also, it is the duty of the ushers to count and record the offertory loose cash on the correct forms and passing it along to the office for our records. These are just a few of their many duties.
Membership of the guild is open and welcomed. If interested in joining this ministry, please contact Fr. Michael Ralph.