A wonderful ministry of service, the Altar Guild is responsible for the care and maintenance of the vestments and vessels used during the Eucharist, the arranging of flowers, and the set up and clean up of each service.
Many thanks to all faithful, hardworking Trinity Altar Guild members. Along with assistance from our rector we all serve God in the weekly preparation for Sunday services.
The Altar Guild consists of four individual guilds with rotating team leader: St. Catherine's,
St. Elizabeth's, St. Mary's and St. Anne's. Each Guild team leader takes responsibility for planning during the months that her team serves. We are also grateful to them for their faithfulness.
The Altar Guild Manual was updated in 2014 to reflect changes that have been made in the last few years. A copy of this book is in the sacristy, and each member will be given a copy.
Martha Marcum serves as umbrella chair of the Guild. To contact, Email Martha or phone her on 336-719-6977.
If you are interested in finding out more about the role of Altar Guilds in the Episcopal Church, see the National Altar Guild. It is a treasure-trove of information and resources.
St. Anne's Altar Guild
was was the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ, according to Christian tradition. Her fest day is
St. Catherine's Altar Guild
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr whose
feast day is November 5th. She is the patroness of philosophers and preachers.
St. Elizabeth's Altar Guild
was the mother of John the Baptist. Her feast day is November 25thThe name Elizabeth, which has been borne by several
saints, means in Hebrew "worshiper of God".
St. Mary's Altar Guild
The mother of Jesus, Mary needs no introduction. Her feast day is August 15th.
Whenever you come to a service at Trinity you will see two sets of oil-filled window candles behind the altar. There are also two Eucharistic candles (the two large candles that burn at each celebration of communion) on the altar. Someone needs to fill these each week for us to enjoy their light during the many services that take place at Trinity Church each week.
Over the last twenty years this simple but significant ministry was fulfilled two individuals, Pat Miller and Linda Michaels. Since their retirement from this duty it has been carried out in rotation.
If you would like to help with preparing the church for worship and want a limited commitment, then this is a wonderfully satisfying way of making your contribution.
To find out more, speak or Email Martha, or phone her on 336-719-6977.