The Altar Guild is dedicated to the spiritual service of cherishing, protecting and preparing the Lord’s Table and the Sanctuary for worship. The Altar Guild is responsible for the preparation of the Sanctuary for many special services as well as the regularly scheduled Sunday services. Some of the special services are Lenten services, Holy Week and Easter Services, and Christmas Services. The Guild also prepares the Sanctuary for the Bishops’ visits, funerals, memorial services, Baptisms and weddings. In addition, as part of our outreach, the Guild delivers Altar flowers to shut-ins, the sick and those in need of comfort.
The Women’s Group meets on the first Sunday of the month, after 10:00 a.m. worship service. We host coffee hour every Sunday, which has become an important part of our after-worship service. We meet and greet each other, and welcome new members to the Christ Church parish family. The ladies are all hard-working and love being together. All women of the parish are invited to join!
A warm smile and a cheery good morning! That's the way the usher greets parishioners and visitors to Christ Church.
The usher is an essential part of the worship service. They have many duties, beginning with opening the doors and unlocking the elevator, and ending with turning off the lights and securing the building. In between, the usher is responsible for helping the service run smoothly. Specific duties were reviewed and revised this year, and are posted in the choir room for anyone who is interested in knowing what they are. Ushers are also available when needed for weddings, funerals, and other events.
The Christ Church ushers are a dedicated and hard working team. Ushers for the 8 a.m. worship service are Julie Chelminski, Alan Singewald, and Robert Upton. The 10 a.m. ushers are Al Belcher, Barbara Felter, Anita Hughes, Peter Hughes, and Lou Lovallo. Joyce Generoso and Ed Zamm serve as substitutes, and Laura Demms helps out during the summer months.
We are always looking for new people to.be part of this important ministry.
Please contact an usher if you are interested. You will train with one of our ushers until you feel you are ready to serve on your own.
Adult Choir: Sings weekly at the 10:00 service on Sunday mornings September 1st through June 15th. During the summer months solos and duets are performed by the individual choir members. The choir rehearses once a month at night, and warms up at 9:00 prior to the service on Sunday mornings.
Bell Choir: Bell choir : Ringers perform a concert around Christmas time and several performances on Sundays throughout the year.
Sunday School provides a rich environment for children to build a firm foundation in faith while engaging in fun and unique activities.
LECTORS & SERVERS
A lay reader may lead the Daily Offices of the church. If needed, a lay reader may lead the liturgy for the Holy Eucharist through the prayers of the people, concluding with the Lord’s Prayer and the grace, or with the exchange of the peace (BCP, p. 407).
A lay reader may also lead the Burial Office (BCP, p. 490), as well as the Ash Wednesday liturgy (BCP, p. 269), the Palm liturgy (BCP, p. 272), and the Good Friday liturgy (BCP, p. 282). However, certain modifications in these services are required when led by a lay reader. There is no blessing of the people by a lay reader. A lay reader who leads the confession of sin at Morning or Evening Prayer is to use a modified form for the absolution that asks for God to “have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins,” to “strengthen us in all goodness,” and to “keep us in eternal life” (BCP, p. 80, emphasis added).
Acolytes are the service participants who carry the crosses, candles, and other items in procession, and who help in a number of important ways throughout the service.
We do nursing home visits. We go to Autumn Lakes in Norwalk the 4th Wednesday of every month.