Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 2200 Avenue E, Bay City, TX, 77414 (979) 245-2557
St. Mark’s Episcopal ChurchBay City, Texas
Lay Eucharistic Ministers, licensed by the Bishop are those who bear the chalice at services of Holy Eucharist. They read the Epistle at the services. In addition, these individuals are Lay Readers who are trained to lead Morning Prayer in the absence of the rector.
Lectors read the Old Testament Lesson and lead the
Psalm at Sunday services.
Prayers of the People
Volunteers who lead the Prayers of the People at
Acolytes participate in worship services by carrying the cross and
torches in procession and serving at the altar at services.
Any person eleven years old or older may become an
acolyte, and adults are encouraged to serve in the capacity also. Initial
training is required before serving in the ministry, and all acolytes are
expected to attend regularly scheduled training sessions thereafter.
Ushers assist in worship by greeting people, handing out
service bulletins, passing the offering plates, and directing
worshipers to the communion rail. Both children and
adults can be ushers.
The adult choir leads the congregational singing and
presents anthem music at special services through out
the year. Youth from time to time present musical
offerings independently or with adult support.
Members prepare the altar for all worship services,
provide care for altar linens, hangings, vessels, brass and
so forth. Altar Guild members are scheduled in teams of
two and serve for two weeks every two months. Men,
women and teens are welcome to join the Altar Guild.
If you wish to participate in any of our Worship Ministries, please contact the church office.