Ministry Opportunities at Christ Lutheran Church
We are blessed to have many active and vibrant ministries based at Christ Lutheran. Whether you are interested in assisting at Sunday morning worship, helping with church maintenance and repairs, or participating in one of our many outreach ministries, we have a ministry for you. Whether you are working and have only an hour a month to give or if you are retired and would like to commit to more hours a month, we have a ministry for you!
For most ministries, no special skills are required, just a willingness to participate. By participating in CLC ministries, you not only make a very real contribution to the life of our church, but you develop a true sense of service, belonging and fellowship with other CLC members that extends beyond attendance at Sunday worship.
Listed below are many (but not all) of our ministries that always welcome new team members.
If you have questions about ministries, please contact the person indicated. You may also contact Pastor Kniseley or call the church office for information.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Sunday Morning Worship Opportunities
Ushers/Greeters. Manage Sunday morning services; Greet members and visitors; Provide basic church information at Sunday morning services at 8:15 and 10:30. Usher teams rotate on a monthly basis. Contact Joe Williamson for 10:30; Don Bentz for 8:15 service.
Tellers. Count and record collections; prepare bank deposits. Sunday morning after the late service. Teller teams rotate on a monthly basis. Contact Glen Kellogg.
Lectors. Read lessons for the day during worship services. Sunday morning during early and late services. Lectors rotate based on a pre-set schedule. Contact Diane Kellogg.
Assistant Minister (Lay Assistant). Assist Pastor during the service, reciting prayers and serving communion. Sunday morning services at 8:15 and 10:30. Lay Assistants rotate based on a pre-set schedule. Contact Diane Kellogg.
Order of St. John. Acolytes and Crucifers. Assist with the service, lighting candles, distributing and collecting offering plates, assisting with communion. Sunday morning services at 8:15 and 10:30. Acolytes and Crucifers rotate based on a pre-set schedule. This role is usually performed by our church youth but adults are welcome as well. Contact Nancy Henderickson.
Altar Care. Altar Care team prepares the altar for our worship services. They maintain the altar vestments, candles and communion supplies. During assigned months, meet every Saturday (for about 2 hrs) to prepare altar for Sunday services, and after worship services to clean and store supplies (about 1 hour). Volunteers are assigned to groups that are responsible for two or three months during the year. Contact Judy Garnett.
Music Ministry Opportunities
Please contact Music Director Linda Keener if you are interested in joining any of our music ministries.
Chancel Choir. Provides music and leads the congregation in worship, usually at the 10:30 service as well as at special services. Rehearsals every Wednesday night and Sunday mornings prior to services.
Bell Choir. Play in 3-octave handbell choir; provide handbell music for worship services about once a month, and at special events. Rehearsals every Sunday after the late service. Ability to read music helpful but not necessary.
Early Ensemble. Sing for the 8:15 worship service about once a month. Practice each week for about 15 minutes.
Bell Ensemble. Play handbells in small group of beginners, usually at four or five services a year. Rehearsals at mutually agreed upon times, usually about twice a month. This group is for beginners who want to learn how to play handbells.
Other Ministry Opportunities
It takes many helping hands to ensure Christ Lutheran meets the on-going ministries of our congregation. Volunteers are always welcome to join any of the following key ministries:
Finance, Property, Evangelism, Stewardship, Faith Formation, Communications, Parish Visitors and more.
Please contact Pastor Kniseley, Council President Kayley Greenday or the church office if you would like to join any of our many ministries.