They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and the prayers.
- Acts 2:42
Beginning in 5th grade, youth are invited to serve in worship as torch-bearers, crucifers, and in other liturgical ways. Acolyte ministry is a special and meaningful part of our worship tradition.
The duty of the altar guild is to prepare all the things necessary for the celebration of the Eucharist or any of the other sacraments and offices of the church. The guild members care for the sacred vessels, the bread and the wine, linens, hangings, and the candles and torches used for worship in the Sanctuary. The members serve on teams, with each team serving approximately once a month. New members are always needed, and training is provided.
Flower Guild members help to bring the beauty of God’s world to our worship at St. Alban’s. Members provide and arrange flowers or greens in our Nave and other parts of our worship space. The members serve on a rotating schedule covering each week of the church year. Please click email link below to email for more information or to sign up. If you would like to request flowers on the altar in honor or memory of a loved one, please call the church office at (704) 892-0173.
Offering hospitality and kindness to all who come through our doors is a crucial ministry. Greeters serve on Sunday mornings before our 10:30 a.m. service, making sure everyone who comes to St. Alban’s feels welcomed.
Lay Eucharistic Minsiters
Lay Eucharistic Ministers serve as chalice bearers during Holy Eucharist. They also serve as crucifer at the 8:00 a.m. worship service. LEMs also occasionally provide in-home communion to those parishioners who are unable to attend church.
Lectors read the Old Testament and Epistle scripture lessons appointed for the day, and sometimes lead the congregation in reciting the Psalm.
Our lay leaders for Newcomer Ministry make contact with all newcomers to welcome them and help get them connected to the church.
Pastoral Care - Bereavement Committee
These groups step forward to support members of the parish in difficult circumstances. Assistance is offered in times of illness, death, birth, and other special needs as they arise. The work of the clergy is at the center of pastoral care, but lay members of the church can also help in significant ways through providing meals, rides, companionship, and more in a supportive and confidential manner.
Ushers welcome worshipers with bulletins, answer questions, help guide people during our worship services, and take up the offering.