Worship Ministries

The word “liturgy,” which we also use to refer to our worship service, means “work of the people,” and our services quite literally require the work of many people each week.  Serving in a worship service either in front of or behind the scenes can bring new meaning and perspective to your worship experience, and there are a variety of ways to take part.

Getting Involved

Acolytes

Acolytes serve as torchbearers, banner carrier, crucifer, or server during both worship services as well as other liturgical celebrations.  Adults and all youth age seven and over are welcome to serve.
 
Training is scheduled at various times throughout the year. Please reference our Acolyte Guide if you are interested in serving.  Contact the Parish Administrator at suzanne@saint-patricks.com for more information.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild prepares and cares for the altar and its linens, vestments, and vessels.
 
Contact Katherine Vance at katherine.vance@usdoj.gov or Kathy King at kathyking@thecrosbygroup.com if you are interested in serving.

Bread Baking

Bread bakers prepare the bread used for our Communion. Contact Pam Von Rhee at pam.vonrhee@dekassoc.com if you would like to volunteer for this ministry.
 

Click here to download the Altar Bread recipe.

Chalicifers

Chalicifers assist in serving the chalice during Communion.
 
Contact the Parish Administrator at suzanne@saint-patricks.com if you would like to serve.

Christian Formation Teachers

Teachers and co-teachers are always needed to serve on Sunday mornings to minister to the youngest in our parish.  Teachers are generally scheduled once each month and are provided with a complete, detailed lesson plan to use each Sunday. 
 
If interested in serving as a teacher, contact Justin Dixon at justin@saint-patricks.com.

Counters

Counters volunteer to collect and count the offering after each service and record this information for bank deposit.  Each counter is asked to serve no more than once a month and performs this service with one other person. Accounting experience is not required!
Contact the Parish Administrator at suzanne@saint-patricks.comif you would like to serve.

Eucharistic Visitors

Eucharistic Visitors take Communion from the Sunday service to those who are unable to attend church because they are ill, homebound or in a long-term care facility.  Eucharistic Visitors are trained at St. Patrick’s and licensed by the Diocese of Oklahoma.
 
For more information, contact Deacon Cindy Ritter at silkritter@cox.net.

Greeters

Greeters ensure that visitors, newcomers, and regular members at St. Patrick’s experience Christ’s hospitality and welcome by greeting at each service and providing information and follow-up to those who wish it.
 
Contact the Parish Administrator at suzanne@saint-patricks.com if you would like to serve.

Lectors and Lay Readers

Lectors and Lay Readers read the Scripture lessons or the Prayers of the People during worship.  They can also lead Stations of the Cross during Lent and Morning Prayer services.
 
Contact the Parish Administrator at suzanne@saint-patricks.comif you would like to serve.

Music at St. Patrick’s

Music is a very important part of the worship service at St. Patrick’s.  The traditional men and women’s choir presents anthems and special music for regular Sunday services and special music at Easter, Christmas and other special holiday services and performs at the 10:30 service.  There are also many opportunities for those who play an instrument to be involved as well.  Brass, wind and string instruments are often used in special services, such as Easter and Christmas.
 
Contact the Choir Director, Lyn Bromiley, at musiclyn@hotmail.com for more information.