Church of St. Andrew (Episcopal), Marblehead, Mass.

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St. Andrew's offers an ever-increasing variety of opportunities for service. We each have something of value to give, and we each have a mission in God's world that no one else can perform. We mention here only some of the volunteer opportunities available to interested parishioners; call the parish office (781-631-4951) for further details.

Acolytes: Assist clergy and parishioners
Altar Guild: Prepare Sanctuary for worship and create arrangements for the altar
Choir: Sing Sundays at 10:00, September-May, and on festival occasions
Lay Eucharistic Ministers: Help administer Holy Communion during the service (chalice bearers); administer Communion at homes and hospitals (Lay Eucharistic Visitors)
Lay Readers: Read lessons and prayers during services
Ushers: Distribute leaflets, assist parishioners, and receive financial offerings
Liturgical Arts Committee: Works with the clergy, music and Church School staff, and artist-in-residence to develop weekly and special liturgies

Church School: Teach or co-teach Church School sessions; substitute teach; coordinate service projects; organize special events
Youth Groups: Assist with planning, service projects, events
Adult Education: Help with adult education retreats, forums, courses, and other educational programs
Parish Library: Maintain our collection of books, videos, and pamphlets
Nonfiction Book Group: Participate in book discussions once a month

New Member Ministry Team: Welcome, orient, and incorporate new members
Hospitality: Prepare and serve beverages and refreshments after services
Parish Fellowship Committee: Plan, prepare, and supervise regular and special events
Rummage Sale: Sort, cook, bake, price, collect cash, clean up, etc., at one of our twice-yearly sales
Office Helpers: Collate, fold, and mail the newsletter and other parishwide mailings
Daring Dining Disciples: Plan and participate in dinners in parishioners' houses

Pastoral Ministry
Pastoral Care Committee: Visit homebound and hospital-bound parishioners, or others whom the parish likes to remember; serve as monthly pastoral care coordinator; write get-well cards; etc.
Eucharistic Visitation/Home Communions: Bring and administer the Holy Eucharist to parishioners in their homes, at hospitals, and in nursing homes
Transportation: Help transport others to church or to other events or locations

Community Outreach Committee: Plan outreach projects and discuss the commitment of volunteer and financial resources
Lifebridge: Prepare and serve lunch the third and fifth Sunday of each month
My Brother's Table: Serve supper every month
Holiday Food Baskets: Prepare and deliver food baskets on Thanksgiving and other holidays to disadvantaged families
Essex County Community Organization: Work with leaders from other churches and community organizations to develop winning strategies to address issues related to affordable housing, job training, youth development, etc.

135 Lafayette Street / Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945
781-631-4951 / Fax: 781-639-7937 /

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