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. Listed are only some of the volunteer opportunities available to interested parishioners; call the parish office (781-631-4951) for further details.

Worship
Help with altar rail: 
When there's no acolyte, close the altar rail and lay the cushions in place for communion after the collection plates have been delivered. After communion is finished, open the altar and place the cushions aside.
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.

Education
Church School: Teach or co-teach Church School sessions; substitute teach; coordinate service projects; organize special events.
Adult Education: Help with adult education retreats, forums, courses, and other educational programs.
Nonfiction Book Group: Participate in book discussions once a month.

Fellowship
Hospitality: Prepare and serve beverages and refreshments after services.
Fellowship: 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 parish mailings.

Pastoral Ministry
Pastoral Care: Visit homebound and hospital-bound parishioners.
Meals Ministry: Provide meals to parishioners in need.

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.

Outreach
My Brother's Table: Serve supper the first Tuesday of each month. Contact 
Tim Parker.
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.
RIM (Refugee Immigrant Ministry): Working together with Temple Emanu-el and Old North Church, we are supporting a refugee family. Contact Steve Hahn to express interest, and/or visit gofundme.com/welcome-the-stranger to make a donation.

Spur Community Garden accepts volunteer and donations. Contact Kate Swanson.

Donations
Nonperishable foods: 
Place in baskets outside the Parish Hall, for donation to Marblehead Food Pantry and Lifebridge.
Eyeglasses, ink cartridges, cell phones, and pop-up pull tabs: Place in container outside the Parish Hall, for donation via various nonprofits. 
Lotions and potions: Place small containers of shampoo, toothpaste, etc., in the basket in the Guild room, for donation to HAWC, the Inn Between, Inn Transition, and other local nonprofits. 
Financial donations to support victims of weather-related and other disasters: visit
Episcopal Relief & Development.


135 Lafayette Street / Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945
781-631-4951 / Fax: 781-639-7937 /
office@standrewsmhd.org

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