Be Part of Our Worship Life
- Read the Sunday lessons (first and/or second). We would like to add some new voices to the existing rotation. Don’t be shy! You’ll receive a copy of what you will be reading by the Wednesday before so there is plenty of time to practice, or Pastor Raabe will be happy to help you. If you are unable to attend church, Pastor Raabe can visit and record your reading to play back through our sound system (we’ve done this before), or you can record it yourself and text or email it to her.
- Serve as Usher or Greeter. Ushers help prepare the space for worship, hand out the bulletins, and assist with people coming forward for communion. Greeters will stand just inside both entrances to the church (portico and parking lot) and welcome people as they arrive. Did you know that visitors’ impressions of a church are formed in the first TWO SECONDS upon their arrival into the building? Let’s help create a positive experience for visitors and members alike.
- Bake communion bread. This is something you can do from home even if you are unable to come to church and a way for you to be present in that most sacred part of the service. If you are not able to deliver it to church yourself we will pick it up from your home. A recipe that works well is printed below, or you can download it here: Ecumenical Altar Bread_Grace
Ecumenical Altar Bread 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 t. baking soda 1/4 cup oil 1/2 cup white flour 1/2 t. salt 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup honeySift dry ingredients together, mix in shortening, then add the other liquid ingredients. Knead the dough well. Roll flat, about 1/2 inch. Shape into two (or three) rounds. You may use a knife to score a cross at the center of each, if you like; dust lightly with flour, then blow off excess. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes for 2 loaves, slightly less for three. Freezes well.