Acolytes assist the priest during the worship service, take part in the Gospel procession, and distribute offering plates. Adult acolytes serve at the 8:00 service, and youth serve at the 10:30 service. To serve as an acolyte one must be baptized and at least 10 years of age.
Altar Guild prepares the sanctuary and altar for all worship services. They maintain the vestments and altar wares.
Building and Grounds Team
Volunteers maintain the building and grounds of St. Cuthbert Church. The main concentration of the work is lawn care.
Children's Church is held at both Sunday services for those who are at least four years old through second grade. Children’s Church makes the gospel accessible to children on developmentally appropriate terms. It is a pint size worship service for wiggle-age youngsters while parents are participating in church. Children sing songs, recite a creed, participate in prayers, offer their talents and treasures, and get involved in a Bible story. To participate, children follow the children’s cross and then return to their parents midway through the service, during the exchange of the peace.
Children's Sunday Morning Formation
Christian Formation classes take place every Sunday at 9:10 for all ages. Children, three years old though third grade, hear a presentation of a Bible story and then explore the story with crafts, music and games. Our fourth and fifth graders hear the story, and then express the story with Legos! We believe that Christian Formation is a lifelong venture that broadens and deepens our faith and knowledge. We seek to offer meaningful Formation programs for every stage of life.
Formation Special Events
In addition to worship and Sunday Christian Formation classes, we believe young people are formed into godly adults by participation in church-sponsored events. Experiencing the faith journey side-by-side with parishioners of all ages is essential to building the kingdom of God- Together. Typically offered monthly, special events may include Lego Night, Cookies and Carols, going to the movies, Mother-Son Date Night, Father-Daughter Dance and many more.
Before each service, Greeters stand at the entrance doors, welcoming everyone with a smile and a warm, heartfelt greeting. They also assist guests in finding the Welcome Desk.
Junior Daughters of the King
Junior Daughters of the King (JDOK) is an international religious order for young girls, ages seven through 21, who strive to fulfill their baptismal covenant through prayer, service and evangelism, and help strengthen the spiritual life of the parish. The Junior Daughters meet the third Sunday of each month at 12:00 noon.
Lords of the Streets
Lord of the Streets (LOTS) is an outreach organization of the Diocese of Texas that provides for the spiritual, emotional, physical and social needs of the homeless. Volunteers participate in cooking and serving breakfast and providing sack lunches to those in need. Our congregation serves one Sunday every quarter, meeting at the church at 5:15 a.m. to carpool downtown.
Volunteers adopt a section of the prayer garden and weed, trim, and fertilize that section as needed.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an annual event held every summer and is designed to connect kids to God through Bible study, crafts, music and games. VBS will be held July 10-14, 2017 with the theme Passport to Peru.