Preparing the Table
Altar Guild work is a gift to God. Just as we carefully prepare our homes for an important visitor, we are doing the same diligent and careful preparation for Christ at His altar.
At Epiphany, Altar Guild members work in teams, each team serving approximately every five weeks, setting up on Saturday and cleaning up on Sunday. Our duties include insuring proper liturgical colors for all vestments and hangings, preparing the Communion vessels for all services and for the shut-in visitation kits, setting up the altar, laundering and ironing all linens, dusting and vacuuming. We oversee the items used in worship such as the supplies of wine, pita bread, candles, and flowers. There are also special tasks associated with holidays, baptisms, wedding, funerals and memorial services.
The Altar Guild is a quiet ministry and always behind the scenes. It appeals to those who enjoy being in the sanctuary on a quiet morning with the sun streaming through the stained glass windows while working with a great team of Epiphany women.