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All People are called to ministry

“The ministry of all 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 of reconciliation in the world.” – The Book of Common Prayer, page 855

A Living Faith

In the Anglican tradition of which The Episcopal Church is a part, faith is said to rest on a “three-legged stool.” Those three legs are

If any one of the legs is missing, the stool will fall. All three are necessary.

St. Christopher’s offers courses and workshops throughout the year to help those who are looking for a deeper faith to increase their knowledge, understanding and wisdom.

St. Christopher’s offers courses and workshops throughout the year to help those who are looking for a deeper faith to increase their knowledge, understanding and wisdom.

 

Scripture

is mentioned first for good reason, Scripture—the Bible–is where we start to understand the faith by reading the stories of a people of faith—a people of God.

Tradition

Tradition helps us to understand the Scripture. A lot of bright minds have been reading and studying Scripture for 2,000 years. Their insights help us to know more than we could discover on our own in one lifetime.

Reason

Reason is the third leg of the stool. It provides balance. If something is not reasonable, then we need to look closer, learn more about the culture in which the writer lived, understand the context of the Scripture.

Acolytes

Adults and Young people grades 3 through 12 are invited to be part of the acolyte corps. The acolytes serve on Sundays at the 10:00 a.m. worship service and on major feast days. The purpose of the acolytes is to assist the congregation in the worship of God.

Acolytes must be present on Sundays for which they have been assigned at 9:45 a.m. fully vested. Acolytes are responsible to arrange for substitutes when changes are necessary.

Altar Flowers

 


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The

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is a quiet but joyful ministry that continues to celebrate the preparation of worship for the glory of God and our church family.

If you are interested in joining this wonderful ministry, please contact the office: 305.361.5080.

The Altar Guild

The Altar Guild currently has four members: Bonnie Clayton, Director, Joan Ambrose, Lisa Cosby, and Karen Scott. This quiet but joyful ministry continues to celebrate the preparation of worship for the glory of God and our church family.

If you are interested in joining this wonderful ministry, please contact the office: 305.361.5080.

Altar Flowers

 


If you would like to donate Flowers in grateful thanksgiving or in loving memory of a loved one, please use the button below.

Chalice Bearers

Chalice Bearers, once licensed by the Bishop, assist the Celebrant in distributing the Sacrament in the form of consecrated wine when the people of God gather to worship and celebrate the Holy Eucharistic. Chalice Bearers must attend training workshops as designated by the Rector.

If you are interested in being part of this Sacred Ministry, please contact the office: 305.361.5080. You may also speak directly to Reverend Susan or anyone of the clergy after the Sunday Worship Service, Or, you may e-mail the church office below.

Eucharistic Minister

Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) are licensed by the Bishop to carry the Sacrament from Sunday worship to those who cannot be present in the church. The Diocese sets the number of LEMs for each parish based on the parish size and provides training and refresher classes for LEMs each fall. Normally, LEMs will make their visits on Sundays.

LEMs, meet monthly with the clergy and their coordinator to share experiences, to gain a new skill, and to pray together. At the present time, we have openings for new LEMs. If you are interested in this Ministry, please contact the office: 305.361.5080. You may also speak directly to Reverend Susan or any one of the clergy after the Sunday Worship Service, Or, you may e-mail the church office:

Daughters of the King 

The primary mission of the Daughters of the King is to support the Rector and the needs and concerns of the parish, our families and friends, and the world, with prayer. The order is open to all women who want to share a journey of prayer and service with others. Our meetings are held the second Sunday of the month. Training classes for new members are held in the Spring. Please call the church office for more information or contact Ruth Foss, parishioner and Diocesan DOK President 

Daughters of the King 

The primary mission of the Daughters of the King is to support the Rector and the needs and concerns of the parish, our families and friends, and the world, with prayer. The order is open to all women who want to share a journey of prayer and service with others. Our meetings are held the second Sunday of the month. Training classes for new members are held in the Spring. Please call the church office for more information or contact Ruth Foss, parishioner and Diocesan DOK President 

Lector

Lectors are people who recite the Hebrew and Christian Scripture lessons and lead the Psalm at the appointed time during the Service. Lay readers usually look over the Scripture readings beforehand, so they can spend time “reading, marking, learning and inwardly digesting them” (Collect of Proper 28, BCP) in order to be effective communicators of their meaning. If you are interested in joining this wonderfully rewarding ministry, please speak to Reverend Susan or any one of the clergy after the Sunday Worship Service. Or you may e-mail the church office:

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care is under the guidance of Reverend Susan, our Rector and our Deacon, Deacon Miguel. Visiting the sick or shut-in is a ministry that requires a personal commitment and the desire to comfort another person in times of illness or times when someone is in need of emotional/spiritual support. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, you may speak directly to Reverend Susan or Deacon Miguel after the Sunday Worship Service. Or, you may call the church office: 305.361.5080 or send an email:

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care is under the guidance of Reverend Susan, our Rector and our Deacon, Deacon Miguel. Visiting the sick or shut-in is a ministry that requires a personal commitment and the desire to comfort another person in times of illness or times when someone is in need of emotional/spiritual support. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, you may speak directly to Reverend Susan or Deacon Miguel after the Sunday Worship Service. Or, you may call the church office: 305.361.5080 or send an email:

Usher

An usher plays an integral role in the church because they are the first ones to welcome a member or a visitor who comes through our doors each Sunday. They make sure each person has a bulletin. They make sure the bread and the wine arrived at the altar at the appropriate time as well as assisting with the collection of the alms. They also help with our record-keeping by counting those who worship with us each week. Those who offer their time and talent to this special ministry consider it a sacred privilege and another way of extending hospitality. We encourage those who are interested in a unique and spiritual fulfilling ministry to join our “team” of ushers.

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