Within our liturgy, many opportunities abound to serve. We invite you to not only attend our services on the weekends, but become a part of the living, breathing story of our faith.
Altar Flower Committee
Prepare the altar with flowers for weekend services.
- Lectors: read the scripture lessons.
- Litanists: lead the congregation in the prayers of the people.
- Chalice Bearers: assist the presider by serving communion wine.
- Ushers: greet the congregation and visitors as they arrive, distribute service bulletins,collect offerings during the service, record attendance, and attend the pews as the congregation receives communion.
- Oblation Bearers: bring forward the people’s gifts of bread and wine during the celebration of the Eucharist.
- St. Martha’s Altar Guild: works diligently behind the scenes to make sure that everything is in place for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The Altar Guild is responsible for the care of the altar linens, polishing silver and brass, “setting the table for communion.
Children in third through sixth grade are invited to participate in our acolyte program. Acolytes help lead our 10:15 AM worship service each Sunday. They light the candles, lead the procession, participate in the Gospel reading and assist the priest in preparing the communion table. Acolyte training takes place in Godly Play each fall and spring.
We welcome your vocal and instrumental musical gifts. Please consider joining us in making a joyful noise for our Lord. Our Parish/Festival Choir meets Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and is open to tall singers, meeting weekly to prepare anthems to present during 10:15 am worship services. On occasion they prepare and present anthems for major festivals during the church year. For more information about St. Timothy’s music program, contact the church office.
Liturgical Artists use their talents to create functional art used in worship. Some examples include our wooden pew torches, the green altar frontal, and the youth banner.
Four parishioners are elected to 3-year terms at the Annual Gathering each January. A Youth Vestry Representative is elected every year. The 13 members of the Vestry are responsible for administration and planning, including Strategic Planning
This group seeks to develop systems that support the well-being of the current members and to create easy access to the full measure of the community life for prospective members.
This group coordinates all of the ways that the parish communicates with each other int he curch and in the community, including the parish newsletter, photo boards, bulletin boards, the website, emails, and media outside the parish. Meetings are quarterly or as needed.
This group guides the parish in its responsibilities to share its many gifts of time, talent and treasure for the works of the parish and beyond. While stewardship is a year-round parish ministry, the annual pledge in-gathering traditionally takes place in the autumn.
Diocesan Convention Delegates and Alternates for the annual Diocesan Convention are selected each year. Responsibilities of delegates and alternates include conducting annual business items and voting on motions.
Office help assists in the office when the church secretary is away. As needed
- Receptionist: help answer phones and greet visitors. As needed
- Mailing Assistant: help fold bulletins, newsletters, large mailings, etc. As needed