The following are some ministries and their main purposes at Saint Matthew’s that focus on our life of worship and prayer. For more information, or to get involved, call the church office at 604.853.6746.
Altar Guild To maintain altar furnishings and linens and prepare the altar for services
Banners To maintain and display banners according to the church calendar
Bread & Wine To contribute the offering of Bread and Wine for the Eucharist
Celebration Table To give a lapel flower to those who are celebrating a birthday or anniversary
Coffee Ministry To create an opportunity for newcomers and regular worshippers to connect and build friendships by preparing, monitoring, and cleaning up refreshments following the service
Counters To count the offering after the service
Days of Prayer & Prayer Vigils To facilitate concentrated times for personal and intercessory prayer
Greeters To greet worshippers as they arrive for the worship services
Lay Assistants To serve the bread and wine to communicants during the Sunday morning services
Heartform Dance To supplement special services with liturgical dance.
Prayers of the People To lead the prayers of the people at Sunday and special services
Readers To read the epistle at the Sunday and special services
Recording Ministry To provide recordings of sermons and talks at a nominal cost
Servers Guild To act as acolytes and crucifers and to assist the priests in preparation for the Eucharist
Sidesmen To give a friendly welcome to worshippers, to distribute bulletins, to receive the offering, and to direct communicants
Audio Visual To set up, take down, and monitor sound equipment for services, including weddings and funerals.
Worship Committee To advise the rector regarding the nurture and coordination of the overall worship life of the parish
Music Teams To connect people with God through music and singing