These service ministries involve assisting the Clergy with the various worship liturgies at the Cathedral. Each of these ministries require the individual to be committed to show up on time when they are scheduled to serve. That commitment also requires that they will be knowledgeable of their specific responsibilities and duties in the worship service, and have prepared themselv…Read More »
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A verger is a committed lay minister within the Church, who assists the clergy in the conduct of public worship, especially in the marshaling of processions. The office of Verger has its roots in the earliest days of the Church's history. The contemporary office of Verger is experiencing a rapid expansion within the Episcopal Church, and the Verger's Guild at St. John's Cathedral…Read More »
According to the Book of Common Prayer, unction is the rite of anointing the sick with oil, or the laying on of hands, by which God's grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind, and body (BCP: 861). Members of the Anointer's Guild work in teams of two on a rotating basis at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Anointers receive communion with the choir, and then take their place at th…Read More »
Consisting of 40 singers, the Cathedral Choir at St. John's is an integral part of the worship experience, singing every Sunday in the regular services, and also for Carol Services, Evensongs, as well as Holy Day services. St. John's Cathedral is the designated church for the Bishop's seat within our Diocese, therefore the Cathedral Choir is called to sing at ordinations and oth…Read More »
The St. John's Cathedral Choristers is our children's choir program, open to all youth from Pre‐K through 12th grade. The curriculum follows the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) program of worship music. The program guides students to become worship leaders through techniques, theory, Anglican tradition and fellowship. The Junior Choristers (Pre‐K through second grade) are…Read More »
Children’s Chapel is designed for children ages four years through 5th grade. This age‐appropriate worship is part of the 9 a.m. Sunday service each week during the school year and during the 10:30 a.m. service in the summer. Children process behind the choir and go to Cummings Chapel. Children return to their families at the Peace. The children have their own Sunday bulletin…Read More »
One of the ministries to the residents and staff of the Cathedral Gerontology Center is Sunday morning worship service. A small group of St. John’s Cathedral volunteers conduct the daily office of Morning Prayer every Sunday morning at 10:15a.m. in the Alcove adjacent to the facility’s main dining room. Two of the volunteers of the small group are scheduled on a rotating basi…Read More »
Any public event or celebration requires much behind‐the‐scenes activity. If the event is to have dignity and meaning, there must be care and preparation. Liturgy is the church's expression of worship, an evolving demonstration of its relationship with God. We use rituals and symbols to express our faith in the God revealed to us in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus …Read More »
Ushers greet and assist members of the congregation at services of worship and share responsibility for orderly services. The Usher is often the first person to greet a visitor or a regular communicant and the last person to say "farewell." Ushers show young families the location of the nursery and familiarize everyone with the church’s floor plan, including the restrooms. Ushe…Read More »