Acolytes: Acolytes serve at the Altar during services. The group consists of men, women, boys, and girls of all ages. See (position open) or the Rector to participate.
Altar Guild: The St. Luke's Altar Guild is responsible for preparing all of the vessels, linens, wine, water, and bread for every Eucharistic service held in the church or the chapel and for cleaning up after these services. Members are also responsible for changing the altar frontal and matching paraments for each liturgical season of the church, or for a special Eucharist such as a funeral. Members are assigned duties a month at a time. A schedule is mailed out two weeks before each new month with the understanding that a change can be made if the time assigned does not work out for that member. Each member is responsible for getting his or her own replacement. If you have been in an Altar Guild in a previous church, or if you have never done altar work, but would be interested in this ministry, please contact Jayne Sergenian.
Bible Study: On Sunday mornings at 9:15, you are always welcome to attend a drop-in Bible discussion on the day’s gospel reading. A variety of lay people lead a lively discussion on Jesus’ life and our lives. There is no advance reading so you will enjoy the opportunity to gain insight into the Gospels in this relaxed setting.
Christian Formation: See http://stlukesmadison.org/Ministries/ChristianFormation.aspx.
Finance Committee: The finance committee is responsible to draft the budget and providing financial counsel to the vestry. The Treasurer, (position open), chairs the Finance Committee and provides financial reports.
Flower Guild: Providing floral arrangements at worship each week, as well as tending the plants of the church, is the ministry of the Flower Guild. If interested in helping this group, see the Flower Guild Chair, Barb Seth.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers: Lay people, who have been trained by the Rector and licensed by the Bishop to become Eucharistic Ministers, take the Sacrament to our sick and shut-ins directly after Sunday services.
Liturgical Assistants: These individuals play a variety of roles in parish worship, such as greeting worshipers, reading lessons, canting the Psalm, or conducting Evening or Morning Prayer on weekdays. If you are interested in one of these other forms of service, contact the Rector or (position open).
Lotsa Loot Rummage and Bake Sale: This annual event is the parish’s single largest fund raiser and an important part of St. Luke’s image in the community. If you are interested in helping, please see Virginia Ruland.
Music: If interested in singing in the Choir, see the Director, Mitchell Patton, or the Rector. Singers are always welcome and needed. There are also frequent opportunities for volunteer guitarists and players of other instruments to offer their talents during our worship.
Office Angels: Office Angels are the volunteers, both men and women, who help with administrative and clerical tasks around the Parish Office. Jobs are available requiring anything from a couple of hours a week to 1-2 hours a month and for many different skills. If you would like to help with Office work in some way, please see the Rector.
Senior Group: St. Luke’s mature adults meet monthly for fellowship and a potluck meal. A variety of activities are planned both for fun and service to the parish. If you need transportation, contact the parish office. Gloria Waite is the organizer.
Stewardship Ministry: To educate the parish in the area of stewardship of all our resources (time, talent and treasure), the Stewardship Ministry works throughout the year. They are also responsible for the annual pledge effort. See the Rector or Senior Warden (position open) if you would like to become involved in this ministry.
Teachers and helpers: Our Christian formation program takes about twenty five people to keep it going. The great thing about this is, we share the load -- most of us either teach a class or sit in as a helper every 3-6 weeks (depending on our preference.) All the classes have a curriculum and team leaders give their teachers lesson plans (which can be modified). If you’re a teacher in another context, you might already know you like this ministry. If you’re not, you might consider being a “helper.” Our church has two leaders in every class as a part of our Safeguarding God’s Church commitments but one of them (the “helper”) mostly just observes. Also, as a part of our safeguarding God’s church commitments, new teachers and helpers must have been here six months and all teachers and helpers are asked to take a Safeguarding class. If teaching or helping sounds like something you might be interested in, see the team leaders listed for different age groups:
Worship Center (ages 4-2nd grade): Virginia Ruland
“Upper Room”(3rd grade through age 12): Kim Schutz
Journey to Adulthood (13-19): Rector
Adult classes: Bible study, Living Compass, Book groups, etc: Rector
Vestry: The Vestry is the governing body of the parish and an important means for members to communicate their ideas and concerns to parish leadership. It has ultimate authority for all business and financial affairs of the parish. The Vestry consists of six members, elected on staggered three year terms, with 1/3 elected every year. See the Rector or Senior Warden if you are interested in running for Vestry. ((position open) and Rector)