Worship Ministries
 ACOLYTES     Acolytes serve at the altar in various roles during a service. They range in all ages and serve as crucifers             (carry the cross), torch-bearers (carry candles), to help make our worship experience complete. They also offer assistance    to the bishops, priests, and deacons who lead the service.                                                                                                                       
 LECTORS     Lectors proclaim the Word of God from the Old and New Testaments and lead the Prayers of the People.

 USHERS   Our ushers play a vital role in welcoming people to our services and special occasions. In addition to handing        out the service bulletins, the ushers offer a smile and warm welcome to members and visitors alike. 

 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS    People who assist the celebrant in the distribution of communion by administering the            wine  or the bread.  This is a ministry licensed by the bishop.  Those interested in serving as Eucharistic Ministers are          invited to make their desire known to the rector who train them and apply for a license from the bishop.

 ALTAR GUILD    Members of the Altar Guild share the duties associated with caring for the linens, vestments, vessels and    other “stuff” that are an integral part of our worship. From polishing silver and ironing altar-cloths, they enjoy a                    fellowship with other members who share a love for keeping God’s house in good order.

 FLOWER GUILD  Members assists in the worship of the parish by providing and preparing flowers or greens at the altar      and occasionally in other places in and outside the church building for all Sunday services, Holy Days and other special        occasions.  

 CHOIR    The music of our Sunday liturgies is intended to invite us into God's presence and help us to achieve a moving        and profound experience with God. Our choir is always looking for new voices, they currently practice briefly before our      Sunday 10:00 a.m. service. Schedule may change as our snowbirds arrive back. Please contact Sherri Rampton, our Choir    Director if you would like more information.

 BELL CHOIR  If you enjoy music but would prefer not to sing (or would enjoy something other than singing), this group is    for you!  It is surprisingly fun to ring handbells.  The bell choir is always looking for new members. If you have some            experience with reading music, the Choir director would love to hear from you. Contact Sherri Rampton.  The group will      rehearse approximately every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The primary goal of the group is to have fun ringing handbells              together!

 DAUGHTERS OF THE KING  This is a national Episcopal organization for women of all ages and is a contemplative and      service organization. The St.Mary's Chapter of the Daughters of the King meets monthly.Empowered by the Holy Spirit,      our vision as Daughters of the King is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and become reflections of            God’s love throughout the world. The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is organized as a religious order. Each          Daughter takes a lifetime vow to live by the Rule of the Order. Our Rule of Life requires a spiritual discipline of daily            prayer, service and evangelism. Because of our vow, we refer to ourselves as an order, not an organization.                                The Daughters also remember daily, by name, along with the clergy, those who are listed on the parish prayer list.