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Worship + Prayer

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

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