Ministries

Altar Guild

The purpose of the Altar Guild is to maintain, enhance, and prepare all worship areas in order to help worshippers focus and priests to administer the sacraments

Book Club

Members meet once a month on a Saturday in the church Library to discuss a different book all have read.

The Branches

Members volunteer to assist in visitation at homes, or by letters or telephone to those belonging to the church fellowship.

Christian Education

Sunday School classes are available for both children and adults and meet at 9:15 a.m. Throughout the year, Bible study opportunities are offered on Wednesday mornings following the Eucharist.

Cursillo

This three-day retreat is held twice a year for adults at Camp Hardtner in Pollock, Louisiana, and features a review of the Christian faith and helps to reaffirm God's importance in our lives.

Episcopal Church Women

All women of St. Michael's are members of ECW. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month for fellowship and to plan events for the year. Events have included convocational retreats, Christmas luncheons, and English teas.

Halos

The Halos are committed to helping bereaved families by offering a meal and assisting in any other way they are needed.

Helping Hands

This group furnishes meals to members in times of illness, need, or celebration for as long as needed.

The International Order of St. Luke the Physician

The International Order of St. Luke the Physician is an ecumenical organization dedicated to the Christian healing ministry with members throughout North America and the world.

St. Michael's hosts the OSL Healing House on the first Monday at noon and the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for anyone in the community needing prayers for healing.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

These men and women assist the clergy at worship services by proclaiming God's word, leading the congregation in prayers, and administering the chalice. This ministry requires clergy endorsement.

Lectors

This group also assists in the worship services by proclaiming God's word.

Men's Breakfast Ministry

Each Sunday morning at 8:45 a different team of men prepare a full breakfast for all who care to join together for great food and fellowship.

Missions

St. Michael's commitment to Christian mission outside our parish provides that ten percent of all income be pledged for that purpose. These commitments include local needs as well as those throughout the United States and the world. Several adult and youth members have answered the call to mission in China, Africa, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Music Ministry

The adult choir is a volunteer group and requires no audition or formal musical training to join. This group of dedicated individuals leads our 10:30 service in a variety of joyful and reverent music under the direction of our accomplished organist and choirmaster. The youth/children's choir is a seasonal choir that provides music at various church functions.

The Order of Daughters of the King

An order for women of the Episcopal Church and churches within the historic Episcopate. They pledge to pursue a lifelong program of prayer, service, and evangelism.

Operation Christmas Child

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God's love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan's Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.

Pentecost Picnic

This is a time of special celebration of God's gift of the Holy Spirit to us. On Pentecost we celebrate after the 10:30 AM Sunday service with a covered dish lunch in the Parish Hall, accompanied by a delicious meat dish prepared by the men of the church. Everyone wears red and enjoys a great time of food and fellowship.

Seniors of St. Michaels (SOS)

The group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month for Christian fellowship, to grow as individuals, and to increase membership in the church. They also get together for trips, concerts, and shows throughout the year. There is no age requirement to attend.

Ushers and Greeters

Ushers greet and assist worshippers with finding a seat during services. They also take up the offering and direct the flow of the congregation during Communion. Greeters welcome those who attend our worship services.

Vestry

The Vestry consists of 12 elected men and women charged with the administration of the church property and in the leadership of the ministries of the church. A Vestry member serves a three-year term, with four being replaced each year. Meetings are open to any member of the congregation.

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