Ministries at St. Alban's
Who are the ministers of the church? The ministers of the Church are lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons. (An Outline of Faith, Book of Common Prayer, p. 855)
What is the ministry of the laity? The ministry of lay persons is to represent Christ and his Church; to bear witness to him wherever they may be; and, according to the gifts given them, to carry on Christ’s work or reconciliation in the world; and to take their place in the life, worship, and governance of the Church.
Everyone is welcome at God’s table, to share in the life of the Church – even those who are still uncertain or just inquiring about their faith – all are welcome and all can serve.
The following are some, but not all, of the opportunities of service at St. Alban’s.
The Altar Guild is responsible for the preparation of the Altar for all services and for the care and upkeep of the church vestments and altar linens.
Each member is scheduled for service once every 2 to 4 weeks.
Duties include: setting the altar (table), clearing up after the service and cleaning all items used, changing the frontal according to the seasons of the church, and polishing the silver. Open to both men and women.
The Care Team, led by Parish Nurse, Kay Lahdenpera, provides care and comfort to those who may be in the hospital or confined at home.
These efforts take place through phone calls, visits, sending cards of support, or bringing communion to those who are 'house bound.'
The Parish Nurse Kay is available on the 2nd Sunday of each month – following the 10 am service – to check blood pressure and pulse.
Meets the second Sunday of the month following the 10 am service. St. Alban’s strives to provide both local and global help to our neighbors. To that end we participate in: