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.
Office volunteers increase the efficiency of the church staff by providing additional telephone coverage, making copies, performing other clerical duties, and working on special projects throughout the year. Volunteers also restock the pews and prepare the front hallway and Sanctuary for Sunday morning services.
Adult Sunday Morning Formation
Christian Formation classes take place every Sunday at 9:10 for all ages. Adult classes offer a variety of topics from books of the Bible to parenting to other current issues. The goal of Christian Formation is not just to obtain information, but to be transformed into the image of Christ based on the truth we learn and experience as well as to fellowship with others along the way. Please join us!
Altar Guild prepares the sanctuary and altar for all worship services. They maintain the vestments and altar wares.
The band plays worship music for the 10:30 service. Members rehearse every Wednesday at 9:15 p.m.
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 Leaders
Volunteers serve in teams of two. They lead worship by following the prompts on the computer and assist the children in singing, collecting the offering, and saying prayers.
The choir sings the worship music for the 10:30 service and special services. Rehearsals are every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Coffee Ministry members prepare coffee and set up refreshments before and clean up after the Sunday worship services.
Communications Team coordinates the spreading of the Good News and the flow of information to parishioners and visitors.
Communion Bread Guild
Members provide freshly baked Communion bread for the 10:30 service throughout the year, following a specific recipe.
Community of Hope
Community of Hope is a group of volunteer lay chaplains guided by Benedictine spirituality and prayer. This pastoral care ministry serves those who are in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, and the homebound by providing a listening, supportive presence. Members must complete a twelve-week training program.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) encourages women of St. Cuthbert in their life in Christ, promotes spiritual growth through fellowship in the Christian faith, and fosters active participation in the mission of the church. All women are automatically members.
The Fellowship Guild develops and encourages a community atmosphere. They host various social functions and receptions throughout the year.
The Flower Guild provides fresh floral arrangements every Sunday. The assigned members procure the flowers, assemble the arrangements, and place them at the Altar. The entire Guild works together to decorate the church during Christmas and Easter and other special occasions.
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.
Volunteers serve on the planning team for the International Festival, held annually the first Saturday in November. The Planning team is responsible for logistics, programming, represented country booths, publicity, activities, and more.
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.
Members of this ministry provide and deliver meals or groceries for church members that are experiencing a crisis or illness in their life. Days of service are on an as-needed basis. Meals are typically delivered in the evening.
Men’s Group encourages the men of St. Cuthbert in their walk with Christ and promotes their spiritual growth through fellowship and study to enable their active participation in the mission of the church. They meet every Saturday morning at 8:00.
Prayer Blanket Ministry
Members prayerfully make lap blankets which are taken to patients at local hospitals as well as to the sick in the congregation.
The Prayer Chain sends prayer requests through email to members of its group. Members of the chain confidentially intercede in prayer as requested.
Volunteers adopt a section of the prayer garden and weed, trim, and fertilize that section as needed.
During the communion time at both Sunday services, Prayer Team members provide prayer and anointing with oil for those desiring prayer.
Safeguarding God's Children
All those serving in ministries involving children and youth are required to complete the Safeguarding God’s Children training. Safeguarding God’s Children is a program for the prevention of sexual abuse of children and youth. The program provides participants information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and in the ministries in which they serve.
Sound Techs run the sound and technical equipment for each service. Members may also be asked to serve during special events.
St. C Seniors
The St. C Seniors provide a combination of service and fellowship activities for the senior citizens of the church. The Seniors meet every Thursday at 12:30 for Bible Study and have a monthly luncheon every third Thursday.
Sunday Morning Formation Teacher
Children’s leaders serve in teams of two for a session. They lead the craft and reinforce that day’s lesson. Youth teachers facilitate discussion on a variety of topics. Teachers of adults serve for a session, and facilitate a class on either a topic, a video series, or a book of the Bible.
Ushers greet and welcome the congregation to the worship space, assist with seating, distribute worship bulletins, take attendance, receive the offering, and assist with communion. Ushers tidy the pews after each service.
Vacation Bible School Volunteer
Held annually in the summer, VBS volunteers help with the many aspects of Vacation Bible School through leading and assisting children through various learning stations, presenting Bible stories, directing and helping with crafts, preparing snacks, and decorations. VBS will be held July 10-13, 2017 with the theme, Passport to Peru.
Video Techs are responsible for advancing the images on the screens during both Sunday services.
Welcome Bread Ministry
The Welcome Bread Ministry members take turns baking a fresh loaf of bread that is given to our first-time guests after each Sunday’s worship service.
Welcome Guides welcome the guest, provide them with a folder of information, answer any questions that may arise, encourage them to fill out a visitor card, and escort them to their destination.
Youth Group Sponsor
Sponsors assist the Youth Minister with Youth Group meetings on Wednesday and Sunday nights. They hang out with the kids, help with Bible study, games, and other fun activities.