Worship Activities

Centering Prayer

"Centering Prayer" is a method to practice the ancient prayer of the heart, commonly called contemplative prayer. It is a 20 minute time of silence where one seeks to be with God and consent to God's action and presence within. Following the period of silent prayer, there is a time for discussion of topics of spiritual importance ending with intercessory prayer. *Note: The Centering Prayer Group does not meet in July and August*

Meet 10:30 AM (in the Philbrick Room in Thaxter Hall)


Acolytes -  Acolytes assist the priests in the worship services of the parish. Their roles include: crucifers, servers, torch bearers and banner bearers.

Altar Guild -  The Altar Guild prepares the elements of the Eucharist for presentation to the priest and to supervise the after-care of the altar.

Eucharistic Lectors:  Lay people who participate in the service by reading the lessons and prayers.



Eucharistic Ministers -  Lay people who administer the chalice during Sunday services.


Ushers -  Ushers welcome newcomers, hand out bulletins, find seating, and guide the congregation through the line for the Eucharist at church services.