Liturgical Ministries

 Liturgical Ministries

 Acolytes: A ministry serving in the Sunday morning worship services at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. The acolyte ministry is one of assisting the clergy and lay ministers in making the service run smoothly – carrying the cross, torches, setting the Altar and performing other tasks as needed. Josh Taylor leads this ministry. 

Acolyte Training will take place on September 16, 2018, after the 10:30am service.  This will be for both new acolytes and those who are currently serving.  Please contact Josh if you have any questions: misterjoshtaylor@gmail.com.  

Altar Guild: This is a ministry of preparing the altar for Sundays, weekdays and special occasions. Members serve on teams that are responsible for setting up and cleaning up the vessels and linens used, maintaining candles, changingfrontals and performing other tasks as needed. Wanda Dunwoody and Suzzette Patterson lead this ministry.

Adult Choir:  St. Augustine teaches us:  “Those who sing pray twice!”  The Adult Choir of St. Luke’s is present at the 10:30am Sunday service and all principle holy day services throughout the liturgical year, offering at least two choral anthems each week and supporting congregational hymn and service music singing.  At the Solemn Mass of Christmas Eve and on Easter Day, and on other feast days,  the choir sings a special choral ordinary from the major repertoire of sacred music with organ or orchestral accompaniment or an ordinary of a cappella polyphony.  Periodically throughout the year the choir sings choral vespers.  The choir also offers a service of Advent Lessons and Carols each year in preparation for Christmas. 

Weekly music lists include selections from all historical periods, plainchant to modern.  Membership in the adult choir is open to all persons 14 years and older. The choir meets weekly for regular choir rehearsal in the choir room on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00. Choir call for the principle service of Sunday is 9:30am in the choir room. The choir enjoys a monthly wine and nibbles social hour and potluck after the rehearsal on the first Wednesday of each month, as well as a weekly luncheon outing after the Sunday service each week as personal schedules permit. To join the adult choir, please contact our Organist/Choirmaster Rees Roberts through the church office or speak with him after a service or before a weekly choir rehearsal.

And about our organ...

Handbells of St. Luke:  Fall semester will begin at 6:30 on Wednesday, August 29th in the choir room. We need at least 12 Ringers. Anyone ten and older can play. If you have a child younger who is interested please contact me. Previous players AND new Ringers are welcome.

We will practice through the last week before Advent. That includes having one piece for Christmas Eve ready so that this choir can have Wednesday’s in Advent for Advent activities. 

Ideally each ringer will attend all rehearsals or ask a sub to stand in. Contact me regarding absences you need to take. We have several subs.

Please consider returning for this semester. We have changed the practice schedule to take seasonal stress off the Ringers. I sincerely hope this makes it possible for more Ringers to join us.

The bell ministry is important. A full choir increases our frequency of playing which increases our presence with the congregation.

Please let me know whether you can play or if you cannot. Thanks for your prayerful consideration.

Debi Fricks - 501.920.5706 (Text is best!)

 

Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM I) or Chalice Minister: This lay ministry licensed by the Bishop assists the priests during all Eucharistic services.  Lems may read lessons when necessary, lead the congregation in the Prayers of the People, and distribute the consecrated wine at the Eucharist. Mark Holst leads this ministry.


Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM II): A lay ministry licensed by the Bishop whose participants deliver communion directly from the Holy Eucharist at the church to those who are unable to attend the services. Mark Holst leads this ministry.


Worship Leaders: A lay ministry licensed by the Bishop to led Morning and Evening prayer. Father Carey Stone leads this ministry.


Ushers: A Sunday morning ministry whose participants greet parishioners and visitors, distribute service bulletins, facilitate Holy Communion, and orient visitors to the church. Rick Furr leads this ministry.

 

 

Contact

4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
North Little Rock, AR 72116
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Phone: (501) 753-4281
Fax: (501) 753-4322

Email: stlukesnlr@gmail.com

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