In order to increase participation in Zion’s ministries and also give people an opportunity to use their gifts for the sake of Christ’s ministry, we’re trying something new: A “help wanted” section. As most people simply don’t volunteer after seeing something in writing, the end goal is for parishioners to personally invite others to participate in ministries where their gifts and talents are needed. Here are a couple of the critical ministries that currently need support. Also, if you are interested and would like to learn more, just reach out to the contact person.
Sunday Ushers for 10:30am: At heart, ushering is about hospitality. Ushers greet people with bulletins, help people who look lost and assist with the offering. Ushers are trained “on-the-job” and work with experienced folks who guide them. Currently, Pastor Ingrid is scheduling all worship assistants, so contact her if you are interested in helping.
Eucharistic Ministers: We are also in great need of a few more . Eucharistic Ministers to bring Communion, on Sunday, to those who cannot get to church. Zion has a faithful, vital ministry of visiting those who are hospitalized or homebound. Some Eucharistic Ministers visit on a weekly basis, and others do so on a monthly basis. They are paired up with experienced Eucharistic Ministers until they’re ready to go out on their own or with a partner. Judy Bumpus and Linda Tucker coordinate Eucharistic Ministers.