The Worship Team promotes and supervises this congregation’s worship and music ministries with the assistance of council and guidance from the pastor, the organist, and the choir director(s).  Duties of this team include:

  • Ensuring that services of this congregation are conducted regularly and in harmony with the published liturgies of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and its predecessor bodies
  • Coordinating and training ushers, worship assistants, lay readers, and greeters
  • Providing and maintaining hymnals and other devotional materials
  • Maintaining the schedule for placement of flowers in the sanctuary and supervising seasonal decoration of the sanctuary
  • Supervising and supporting the choirs and maintaining the choir robes and the musical instruments of this congregation

2018 Team Leader: Charles Nicholson
Members: Kay Black, Isma Boland, Ben Lemons, and Ruth Nicholson.
Ex-officio Members: Pastor Henderson and Brent Holcomb.

2017 Report
In 2017 the Worship Team assisted the pastor and choir directors with the worship and music ministry of the congregation.  Regular worship services were held with a variety of liturgies.  In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, a special service based on Luther’s German Mass of 1526 was used on Reformation Day.  We appreciate the contribution of choir and bell choir members throughout the year, especially at the celebration of the congregation’s 60th anniversary.  Volunteers from the congregation were involved in the services as lay readers, ushers, acolytes, crucifers, and worship assistants and also greeted worshipers at the church door.  The members also provided beautiful flowers for Sunday services, white lilies for Easter, and poinsettias for Christmas.  Special thanks to all who helped decorate the church for Christmas.  Meredith Jones, our bell choir director, resigned at the end of October.  We thank her for her years with us.  Now we will be searching for a new director early in the new year.

The Altar Guild, with Isma Boland as leader, is also part of the Worship Team.  We appreciate their work preparing communion for each service, making sure proper paraments and banners are used, and checking the readiness of acolytes and crucifers for each service.

Submitted by Charles Nicholson, 2017 Team Leader
Members: Kay Black, Isma Boland, Ben Lemons, and Ruth Nicholson.
Ex-officio members: Pastor Henderson, Brent Holcomb, and Meredith Jones.