Serving In Worship

Worship

Aldersgate provides a variety of opportunities to serve in worship.

Acolyte Program

Ages: 4th Grade to 12th Grade

The word “acolyte” is taken from an ancient Greek word that meant “companion,” “attendant,” or “helper.”  Acolytes work closely with our pastors and others who are on the morning worship team to help the congregation to worship God. Training for new acolytes is held in the fall and all acolytes are assigned services on a rotational basis.

Liturgist

The word “liturgist” in Greek means “work of the people”. Serving as liturgist gives an opportunity for members of the congregation to become more involved in worship. This involves leading the Call to Worship, reading the scriptures, and assisting when Communion is served. Liturgist Training is provided.

Usher

Our ushers are a team of dedicated and hospitable people who welcome everyone who enters the doors of Aldersgate. Their responsibilities include greeting members and guests, guiding and directing them to available seating, providing the program outlining the service, accommodating those with hearing or visual difficulties, ushering people for Communion, collecting offering, and sustaining a meaningful atmosphere for sacred worship.

Greeters

Greeters warmly welcome everyone on Sunday in a shady spot close to the back entrance by the parking lot. Visitors are offered assistance with directions to Infant and Toddler Care, Sunday School classes, and the Sanctuary.

Connection Center

After worship, our Connection Center is where visitors may ask questions and pick up additional information about the church and our many programs and ministries.

Refreshments

Rotating groups make coffee and lemonade, set up supplies, and clean up. Come join our efforts to ensure that we offer gracious hospitality every Sunday morning!

Chancel Choir

Our Chancel Choir members seek to grow in their personal walks with God as well as their ministry through music to the congregation, the church, the community, and the world. With an eye to a balance of musical selections, the choir has led worship through the singing of classical, gospel, contemporary, and other styles of music. The choir not only provides the musical basis for our Sunday morning worship experience, but also presents many other musical programs throughout the year for the enjoyment of the congregation and the surrounding community.

Bell Choir

We have openings in the handbell choir for youth and adults. No experience is necessary, just the willingness to learn.

Children’s and Youth Choirs

Ages: Kindergarten to 12th Grade

Aldersgate offers young vocalists the opportunity to engage in the creative arts and invite all to use their unique gifts in ways that will be a blessing to others.

Liturgical Dance

Ages: 4th Grade to 12th Grade

Worshipping God in dance has a rich Biblical tradition. There are many references in scripture regarding the use of dance as a form of joyous celebration and meaningful worship. Our focus is to enhance the worship service in the same way that combined voices in our chancel choir enhances our hymns, or the addition of various musical instruments enhances the choir. Dance offers an enormous range of forms and expressions in worship.