At First Lutheran we encourage all who feel moved to donate their time and talents to help us minister during and after worship. If you feel so moved, please contact the church office and volunteer to assist in any of these important areas as you are able. If you would like to join a ministry team, please follow the link HERE to see the full list of teams.
Acolytes – Children in grades 5th-8th are welcome to help acolyte for services. Acolytes light and extinguish the candles at the opening and closing of each service, carry the crucifix for special festival services, and assist with communion on communion services.
Greeters – Greeters are the friendly faces you see every Saturday and Sunday before worship to welcome you to worship and hand you a bulletin or weekly short.
Ushers – Ushers help with the service by assisting the elder of the day with opening the church 30 minutes before worship, making sure that all card and envelop slots are stocked, greeting members and visitor before worship, collect the offerings, and assist with welcoming the congregation to the communion tables on communion services.
Lectors – Lectors assist in worship by reading the lessons from the from the front of the church. Lectors will read the First and Second lessons of the week, and may sometimes be asked to read an additional psalm or other reading.
AV Tech – AV Techs are instrumental in keeping worship flowing by advancing the PowerPoint slides during worship, turning on and off microphones, and making sure the congregation can easily participate in worship. No background in tech is needed, and easy training is provided for anyone who would like to volunteer.
Members of the Altar Guild prepare altar area before worship and care for Communion ware. They also arrange for altar flowers, display banners, and prepare seasonal decorations.
Adult Choir – The Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesdays, at 7:30 p.m. in the church balcony. The choir sings traditional 4-part music at the Sunday morning service and at all festival services.
Handbell Choir – The Handbell Choir rehearses on Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m. in the church balcony. Three octaves of handbells and tone chimes are rung monthly at traditional Sunday morning services and at all festival services.
Instrument Ensemble – The Instrumental Ensemble rehearses on Sundays, at 8:30 a.m. in the church balcony. The ensemble includes both woodwind and brass instruments that accompany congregational singing and provide special music at the traditional Sunday morning service and at all festival services.
Praise Team – The Praise Team rehearses on Thursdays, at 7:30 p.m. in the church Sanctuary. The praise team singers are accompanied by keyboards, mandolin, guitars, and drums. The Praise Team leads the weekly contemporary worship service in songs by artists such as Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Michael W. Smith, Matt Maher, Paul Baloche, BarlowGirl, Aaron Shust, Darlene Zschech and Hillsongs, Steven Curtis Chapman, Phillips, Craig and Dean, Matt Redman, Brenton Brown and others on Saturday nights.