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A Place for Everyone

Give as little or as much time as you like to reach out to others. Help feed the poor on Thursday. Be part of the team that handles our live streams. Usher at a concert. Join the Caring for Creation group on one of their clean-up days around the Hague. Volunteer at Ghent Area Ministries. Care for our children in Children’s Chapel or nursery.

At Christ & St. Luke’s there is a way to give that fits your passion, gifts, and life realities.

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Take a look at the opportunities to learn, grow, and serve below. Ready to get involved? Let us know here how you want to serve.

Acolytes and Crucifers
Teams of acolytes are used on Sundays at the 10:15 a.m. service and for other special services. Acolytes must be between 9 and 18 years of age. Volunteer opportunities include crucifer, torch bearers, altar servers, and banner carriers.
Caring for Creation
Caring for Creation is a lay ministry dedicated to the conservation of God’s creation. As a sign of our devotion, we work to honor and respect the world God created. Our meetings involve discussions on topics related to the environment, climate change, conservation, and advocacy. It is a time for sharing stories, articles, and ideas that inform us on local actions we can take as a ministry and as individuals. We invite occasional speakers to educate and share broader experiences. We also sponsor and organize occasional initiatives such as tree plantings and litter clean-ups.

From our baptismal vows: “We will cherish the wondrous works of God, and protect and restore the beauty and integrity of all creation.”

Episcopal 101/102
Offered each winter/spring and fall, these classes bring together a number of instructors under the direction of the Rector to provide an in-depth look at the beliefs, practices, culture and values of Christianity as it is lived within the Episcopal Church rooted in the Anglican tradition. These classes can prepare one for Confirmation or Reception in the Episcopal Church, or serve as a refresher for anyone interested.
Eucharistic Ministers
A Eucharistic Minister (“EM”) is a lay person licensed by the Bishop to administer the consecrated elements (Bread and Wine) of the Holy Eucharist. In our Diocese, EMs are licensed to administer the consecrated Bread and Wine at any celebration of Holy Communion, in the absence of a sufficient number of priests or deacons. Adults and Youth (16 years of age and older) are invited to serve as Eucharistic Ministers. Training is provided.
Flower Guild
The Christ & St. Luke’s Flower Guild is an enthusiastic and creative group of men and women who arrange God’s gift of flowers to adorn our altars every Sunday. While our beautiful church needs little or no embellishment, it is our hope that the flower arrangements will lift spirits, inspire hearts, and remind us all of our infinite blessings. The Flower Guild is always looking for new members and we encourage anyone interested to join our joyful ministry!
Lector is the title given to those who read the Scriptures designated for the day. The ministry of the Lector is to proclaim the Word by reading from both the Old and New Testaments at church services throughout the year. At Christ and Saint Luke’s, a Lector also regularly leads the Prayers of the People. Lectors are not required to be licensed, and, after a brief training session, this ministry is open to anyone with a love of Scripture.
Needlepoint Guild
This group of dedicated stitchers continues to add to the beautiful collection of needlepoint pieces that adorn our worship space, including seat cushions and kneelers. We welcome both experienced needlepointers and those with a desire to learn this timeless craft. Instruction and practice pieces available for beginners and those needing a refresher class.
Lunch Ministry to the Homeless
Teams of Christ & St. Luke’s volunteers gather each Thursday at lunch time to feed the homeless and working poor of our community.
Sacristans, or the Altar Guild, fulfill a variety of duties, including the care of the articles used in worship (the chalice, candles and candle holders, altar cloths, etc). While we do most of our work on Saturdays and Sundays, we also need people to care for linens, to sew, or to clean. Some people can only help on weekdays, or at weddings, funerals, and other special occasions and in many cases you can set your own schedule. Both men and women serve as sacristans. “Many hands make light work,” while not scriptural, is an aphorism that applies to sacristan duties. Please consider joining hands with us and serving at His altar.
Christ & St. Luke’s Service Corps
You may be an empty nester with time on your hands, a retiree or someone who’s just looking for ways to make a difference in the life of our community. You may not want or be able to make a regular commitment to an ongoing group, but you’re interested in getting involved in short-term projects that have long-term impacts. You are someone who likes to have fun and enjoys getting to know your fellow parishioners by working together. The Service Corps offer one-time opportunities to get involved!
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