Worship Ministries

Acolytes

Youth and adults are trained to serve in this ministry that assists the clergy at the 9:00 a. m. and 11:15 a. m. services and the monthly 5:00 p. m. Solemn Sung Eucharist. They participate in the procession and assist at the altar. Acolytes are scheduled on a rotating basis. To become involved please contact staff liaison the Rev. Kay Rackley.

Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Choir produces music of professional quality for the 11:15 service, for Choral Evensong on Wednesdays, and for special events. Although some of its members are professionals, the choir is also open through audition to enthusiastic volunteers with good sight-reading skills who can commit themselves to its regular schedule of rehearsals and services. Contact Director of Music and Worship Todd Wilson.

Eucharistic Ministers

Members administer the chalice at the service of Holy Eucharist. They are scheduled on a rotating basis. Each minister must be a confirmed member of the Cathedral, approved by the Dean and the vestry, and licensed by the Bishop. Attendance at a training session is required before beginning this ministry. Members may occasionally take Eucharist to people who are homebound. Periodic training is required. To become involved please contact staff liaison the Rev. Kay Rackley.

Flower Guild

Guild members prepare the flowers and greens for use in the worship space each Sunday, and decorate the Cathedral for special occasions such as weddings and funerals. Members also oversee the care of all Cathedral green spaces including the garden and its furnishings. The Flower Guild incorporates flowers, branches and foliage of the natural world, “bringing the outdoors in” to welcome visitors and add to the worship experience. We offer our talents and creative abilities to the congregation to provide visual signs of God’s glory, abundance and renewal. Members enjoy gaining skills, learning from each other and fellowship as they work. Members typically work once a month (usually on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m.). No prior experience is necessary. New members will receive on-the-job training in flower arrangement and composition from experienced members. To become involved please contact staff liaison Ginger Bitikofer.

Hospitality Team

The Hospitality Team includes all who welcome visitors and newcomers at Trinity, as greeters, at get-acquainted gatherings and through follow-up contact. We’re always looking for more friendly people to join our team. To become involved please contact Ginger Bitikofer.

Lectors

On a rotating basis, members read the scripture lessons and the Prayers of the People at Sunday morning services, Evensong, and special services. Periodic training is offered. To become a lector, please contact coordinator Dani Smith or staff liaison the Rev. Kay Rackley.

Sacred Space Group

This group supports the spiritual practice and growth of its members through
discussion and shared participation in silent prayer, movement, chant, art as
meditation and other spiritual practices. To become involve, please contact coordinator Charlotte Nichols or staff liaison the Rev. Kay Rackley.

Sacristans / Altar Guild

The Altar Guild ensures that the Cathedral is readied for worship. They order all sacristy supplies, bread and wine, and care for all altar linens and clergy vestments. Volunteers ages 12 and above are welcome to assist in the preparation of the altar and worship space for all services. Members receive on the job training and are scheduled on a rotating basis. To become involved, please contact staff liaison the Rev. Kay Rackley.

Ushers

Ushers welcome members and newcomers each Sunday at all worship services and at special Diocesan events. No experience is necessary; training is provided. Serving as part of this worship ministry is an integral part of Trinity’s commitment to radical hospitality—one of the Cathedral’s core values. Ushers distribute leaflets, provide direction during communion and are often the “first face” of Trinity to newcomers. Keeping an eye out for visitors, ushers ensure that no one feels like a stranger at the Cathedral. Teams are scheduled on a rotating basis. Contact staff liaison the Rev. Kay Rackley to become involved.

Vergers Guild

Vergers ensure that all worship participants are in place, all vessels needed for the service are available and that the service begins on time. Vergers regularly consult with the clergy to organize worship, and serve at the pleasure of the Dean. Training is required. Contact coordinator Anthony Kastellic or staff liaison the Rev. Kay Rackley to learn more.