Introduction

In our Worship we demonstrate the “worthship” of Jesus. If the Love of God in Jesus is worth everything to us, we will make our worship exciting, rich, vibrant and uplifting. Many people play a vital part in preparing for and conducting our acts of worship. Here are some of the ministries which you also may consider:

 

1. Sacristans

These parishioners take care of the church linen and altar vessels and prepare the church, vestments and altar for our worship services on Sundays and weekdays.  This is done at the convenience of the teams, usually before or on Saturdays. 

 

2. Flower Guild

The Flower Guild decorate our church with flowers, giving God the bouquets He deserves as part of our celebrations and in honour of the saints and the departed. Parishioners are encouraged to donate flowers for special occasions and in memory of a loved one.

 

3. Sidespersons

These parishioners have the ministry of handing out books and pew leaflets, assisting parishioners with seating and any queries, as well as various other responsibilities at the Sunday morning services, including the orderly flow of people and children to and from the altar.

 

4. Welcoming Committee

These parishioners share in the important ministry of hospitality. They create an atmosphere of warmth and are responsible for welcoming parishioners, guests and visitors to the Parish, assisting them in finding their way around, making them comfortable during the service and helping them get and fill in application forms for membership, baptism, confirmation, marriage, and so forth, as well as inviting them back for future services.

 

5. Choir

The choir and organist lead the congregation in worship.  This is a joyful and uplifting ministry. Parishioners are encouraged to join the choir if God has gifted you with music and a good voice.

 

6. Youth Musicians

We are trying desperately to get our contemporary worship music team going again. Please offer your time talents if you can play a musical instrument or even just enjoy singing and are prepared to lead contemporary worship.

 

Figure 1: Youth Members

7. Servers

Our servers guild assist at the altar on Sundays at the 09:00 Eucharist.  Should you wish to join this team, please contact Nada Mdunyelwa. (Please note that you need to be 12 years or older)

 

Figure 2: Servers

8. Readers

It is good to have as wide a participation in worship as possible. Lay persons are trained to read the Scripture passages at our worship services – a great joy and privilege. Please join this team and participate in this ministry.

 

9. Clergy

Those who feel called to the ordained ministry should speak to the Rector who will assist them on their journey of discernment. Any vibrant parish should produce and encourage ordinands regularly as part of their giving to God and his Church.

 

10. Lay Ministers

We have a group of lay ministers whose job and joy includes assisting with the leading of worship, distribution of Holy Communion, praying with the sick, needy and troubled, preparing parishioners for baptism, Holy Communion, confirmation and marriage, and various other ministries which may include preaching. Please make it known if you feel called to this ministry. Applications are normally received by the end of November each year, with training beginning in January.

 

11. Prayer Ministry

Members of the Guild of St Raphael pray regularly for the chronically ill. And we have a prayer chain led by Kay Peace who passes on prayer request to each member of the chain.

 

Figure 3: Robing of Mother’s Union

12. Audio-Visual Team

This group facilitates our worship by designing the presentation and operating the A/V system at services. They are also responsible for the static and portable microphones used during services. We are always on the look-out for additional members.

 

13. Refreshments

We all enjoy a cup of tea – sometimes with eats – and fellowship after the service. Those who prepare and serve tea, coffee and refreshments, and wash up afterwards, play a vital part in the outreach ministry to our parishioners, although their loving service is so often overlooked. Please volunteer to be part of these teams and relieve the burden by being involved at least once a month.

 

WORSHIP MINISTRY TEAMS

The following persons at St Francis of Assisi may be contacted for more information on these ministries:

MINISTRY LEADER TEL (H/B)

CELL E-MAIL ADDRESS

1 Portfolio Leader Seithati Ngcezula 082 467 9674 Wilhs68n@gmail.com 

 

2 Sacristans Sandy Engelbrecht (082) 480 5822 alexe@wol.co.za

3 Flower Guild Jenny Genis (011) 867 4355 (072) 299 0375 jennygmh@googlemail.com

 

4 Sides persons Hellen Mouton (083) 668 9500 Helenmouton57@gmail.com

5 Welcoming Committee Keith Holliman (082) 900 5468 keithholliman31@gmail.com 

 

6 Choir Zodwa Ndlovu (072) 546 2524 Zodwa.ndlovu@wits.ac.za 

 

7 Youth Musicians Vacant

8 Servers Nada Mdunyelwa (076) 264 5479 Nada.mdunyelwa@gmail.com 

 

9 Readers Nomsa Nkobe (072) 189 5686 Nomsa.nkobe@gmail.com

 

10 Clergy Mtr Marlene

11 Lay ministers Errol Peace (082) 414 4898 errol@btctraining.co.za 

 

12 Prayer Ministry Kay Peace (011) 869 8648 (082) 401 0645 kay@btctraining.co.za

 

13 Refreshments Guild Jenny Breet (011) 023 7758 (082) 455 2236 jennybreet@iburst.co.za

 

 

 

                                      Portfolio Group: WORSHIP   Wilhelmina  Ngcezula (082)467 9674 wilhs68n@gmail,com    
Zodwa Ndlovu (072) 516 2524 zodwa.ndlovu@wits.ac.za    
  Clergy Priest (011) 867 5922 rector@sfc.org.za    
  Lay Ministers Errol Peace (082) 414 4898 errol@btctraining.co.za    
  Servers Guild Nada Mdunyelwa (076)264 5479 nada.mdunyelwa@gmail.com    
  Sacristans Sandy Engelbrecht (082)480 5822 alexe@wol.co.za    
  Side Persons Helen Mouton (083)668 9500 helenmouton57@gmail.com    
  Welcoming Keith Hollioman (082) 9005468 keithholliman31@gmail.com    
  Readers Nomsa Nkobe (072) 189 5686  <nomsa.nkobe@gmail.com>    
  Church Choir Zodwa Ndlovu (072) 516 2524 zodwa.ndlovu@wits.ac.za    

 

 

 

 

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