Information about each ministry
The readings are listed in the news sheet. The first named person should read the first reading listed. Prepare ahead by praying and reading aloud to practice the different characters or narrators voices. Please do not add any commentary at the start or end of the reading. At the end of the reading say “this is the word of the Lord” and the reply is “thanks be to God”
Leading Prayer during the service
The Prayer Leader prepares approximately 5-7 minutes of intercessory prayer to share through the service. Contact the Church office for prayer requests. Also refer Prayer Calendar.
Two people pray for the Holy Spirit to guide their prayers, before commencing to pray for those who seek individual prayer during the service of Holy Communion, or on noncommunion Sundays, after the service.
Operate overhead data computer during service. Duties include checking order of service, and songs in Easy Worship software before service. Training available. Arrive by 9.30.
Sound Control at Audio Visual Desk
Control sound levels during service. Duties include arriving at 9:15, setting up microphones and setting sound level during music practice. Full training is available.
Communion preparation and clean up
Arrive at 9.30 am and set up for communion and clean up after the service.
Prayerfully assist with serving communion wine/fruit juice to communicants. This involves following the Vicar as he gives the bread, and saying “the blood of Christ, shed for you”.
Before the service: Tidy the church/foyer as necessary. Turn heater or foyer fans on/off if necessary. Greet attendees and hand out news sheet. Be aware of visitors and offer them a visitor’s card.
We are keen to use talent from all age groups so don't be shy about offering. Talk to Esher Cohen, Hilary Hoevenaars, Chris Blackney, Will or Leisha Orpwood. Practice occurs before the service.
Kids Church (visit one week to have a look)
Teachers are on a roster, serving 4 weeks per term. Working with Children Check required which is free when acquired for Church work. You could also offer as a helper rather than a class teacher.
Arrive at 9.30am before the service to prepare coffee machine, cups, biscuits etc. A few minutes before the end of the service finish preparations. Serve morning tea, then clean up when finished. To assist you, instructions on how to operate all equipment are in a folder in the kitchen.