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Who are the ministers of the church? Everyone who comes, who shares in the life of the baptized faith, and many who are even still inquiring about their faith ... all can be ministers of Christ.

The following are some, but not all, of the ministries of St. Alban's.


WORSHIP

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

FELLOWSHIP

HEALTH MINISTRIES and CARE TEAM

OUTREACH

BURIALS

ADMINISTRATION

COMMUNICATIONS

CHURCH GROWTH

WORSHIP  (top of page)

Acolytes: Crucifers and torch bearers during worship services

Altar Guild: Prepares the church for worship and assists with special services. Open to both women and men. Couples encouraged to serve as a team

Choir: Provides musical leadership and inspiration during worship and on special occasions

Flower Guild: Arranges the flowers and greenery for Sunday services

Lay Eucharistic Visitor: Lay person who visits those who are hospitalized or homebound and provides Holy Eucharist after worship services

Lay Eucharistic Ministers: Lay person who assists the Priest and serves as Chalice bearer during Worship Services

Lay Readers: Lay person who reads Scripture lessons during Worship Services

Service Hosts: Greet, assist with seating and provide direction during worship services

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION  (top of page)

Teacher: Prepare, present, facilitate group studies on the Christian Faith

Children's Chapel: Assist the priest in providing weekly lessons, worship, and events for children of the Day School

Day School Volunteers: Assist Day School Teachers by reading stories to students or in other areas requested by teachers.

FELLOWSHIP  (top of page)

Coffee Fellowship: Provides coffee and Refreshments for after service fellowship in the Welcome Center; sign-up sheet in Welcome Center

Episcopal Church Women (ECW): Offers fellowship, learning and worship to all women at St. Alban's within the church, the deanery and the diocese

Fellowship Events Team: Coordinates activities and social occasions for the congregation

Men of St. Alban’s (MOSA): Men’s group meets monthly to share a meal, study, and plan service projects for St. Alban’s; Monthly program and potluck dinner on first Thursday of each month

Mah Jongg: Fun and fellowship group meets each Monday at 1:00pm to play Mah Jongg

St. Cecilia’s Guild: Meets monthly September through May for prayer, fellowship and program

The Triangles: Meets monthly for lunch, prayer and program

HEALTH MINISTRIES and CARE TEAM  (top of page)

Parish Nurse: Provides health care education, information and instruction to parish through blood pressure screening, presentations and health fairs

Care Team/Health Ministries: Provides care and comfort to those confined and ill at home and in the hospital through phone calls, visits, and sending greeting cards every month, bringing communion, and bringing “Love” baskets to them for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter

The Health Ministries team provides important information to the parish and the community by having seminars led by medical doctors once a month from October through May.

The Care Team also assists the priest in bringing monthly worship service and ministry to residents and staff at Pasadena Manor Nursing and Rehab Center.

OUTREACH  (top of page)

Angel Tree Foster Child Christmas Program: Provides Christmas gifts for foster children

AA: Holiday Isles Group meets regularly at St. Alban’s - Contact John, 639-0114; or Jim, 743-2360

The Attic Shoppe: Operating from the orginal location for over 40 years on Corey Avenue, volunteers sell donated clothing, accessories and small household goods to raise funds for the ECW (Episcopal Church Women), St. Alban’s service and outreach projects, and the church, itself.

Food Pantry: St. Alban’s maintains a collection point for St. Giles’ Food Pantry.

Faith in Action: Monthly program utilizing collection of useful items during worship services for worthy programs such as Support Our Troops, St. Alban’s Day School, etc.

Support our Troops: St. Alban’s provides space and support for this program which ships care packages to our troops in war zones.

BURIALS  (top of page)

Garden of the Resurrection: Consecrated portion of church grounds maintained for burial of ashes of loved ones. A separate area is available for cremains of pets.

ADMINISTRATION  (top of page)

Vestry: Governing board made up of lay members of the church. Meets monthly to provide administration for the church. Members are elected to three year terms by the parish at the annual parish meeting.

Parish Administrator: Oversees, coordinates, documents people and functions of the parish

Archivist: Organizes necessary records and mementos of the parish to safeguard their keeping and retrieval upon demand.

Counters: Members of St. Alban’s who count weekly offerings and prepare bank deposits

Handy Persons: Volunteers who help with maintenance of church property

Holy Folders: Volunteers who help produce and fold weekly worship bulletins and newsletters

COMMUNICATIONS  (top of page)

Newsletter: “The Good News” is a monthly publication promoting parish life and events.

Sand Piper: Electronic news and devotions distributed by e-mail approximately every two weeks

Website: Establishing and maintaining an inviting presence on the world wide web

CHURCH GROWTH  (top of page)

Membership Team: Greets and recognizes prospective new members and guides new members through their full incorporation into the life of the church


St. Alban's Episcopal Church - St. Pete Beach, FL 33706