Worship & Music Ministries

Acolyte or Server

The Acolytes assist with the lighting of the candles, carrying the processional cross, holding the gospel book, and performing other tasks that are part of our worship services. We welcome acolytes of all ages to participate in this ministry and there is no expectation of time commitment. Come as you are and Rev. Bob will be happy to serve with you and coach you as we give thanks and praise to God.


The ministry of the Altar Guild is an important one that helps to ensure the vessels, linens, and altar are prepared for our weekly Eucharists. The members of the Altar Guild rotate assignments and duties so that everyone on the team shares in this joyful ministry. If you would like to help with the Altar Guild, please contact Liz Slayton at (802) 229-0164. Thank you!


Lay Eucharistic Ministers

The ministry of the Lay Eucharistic Minister is to serve at the altar alongside our priests in mutual ministry. The Lay Eucharistic Minister collaborates with the priest during services of Holy Eucharist by leading the prayers of the people, helping to set the table for communion, and administering the chalice during the distribution of communion. For more information, contact Steamer Walke at by phone at (802) 223-3632 or by email at steamer@walkesonraquette.com.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

The mission of the Lay Eucharistic Visitor is to bring Communion out to those persons who are unable to be present with us here at Christ Church. The Lay Eucharistic Visitor Team often brings communion to those in the hospital, nursing homes, and to those persons that may be home-bound. For more information, contact Rev. Beth Ann Maier at (802) 244-7472 or by email at deacon@christchurchvt.org.

Lectors and Readers

The ministry of the lector is to read Old and New Testament passages during the10 am. Sunday service. For more information, contact Steamer Walke by phone at (802) 223-3632 or by email at steamer@walkesonraquette.com.

Members of the Worship Committee meet monthly to plan for upcoming liturgical seasons and special services. We engage in spirited discussions about how we can create liturgies that are engaging and theologically meaningful. Please consider joining us! For more information, contact our Interim Rector, Rev. Dr. Robert Leopold at interim@christchurchvt.org.

Ushers & Greeters

The Usher Team takes seriously Jesus’ own personal mission of inclusive welcoming, the ushers at Christ Church is the first “touch” that visitors will experience. Our team always strives to be friendly and helpful by greeting people with a warm welcome and a smile. Our ushers hand each person a fully detailed bulletin, so that all in attendance will know exactly what to expect in our worship services. For more information, contact Jody Pettersen at (802) 522-6171.