The Chancel Guild
The Chancel Guild is a traditional Ministry intended to be mostly unseen. Individuals are invited by the Rector to join the Guild. Members view this honour to serve as a long-term commitment; many of the current members counting their years in the Chancel Guild in decades.
The duties of the Chancel Guild include preparing the altar for weekly services, arranging flowers, decorating the Sanctuary for festivals and caring for the linens and vestments. In the past linens were all hand-made by members of the Guild; however they are often now purchased. Members meet once per month (except for the summer) for a brief business meeting. As well, they enjoy fellowship at a morning brunch in June and a pot-luck supper in September.
Flowers placed on the altar each week are given by parishioners to the glory of God and in memory of loved ones, in celebration of family, anniversaries, birthdays, or other special occasions which are recognized in the Sunday announcements. Flower arrangements are then enjoyed by the families or given to fellow parishioners in sympathy, celebration or support.
If you are interested in placing flowers on the altar, or making a donation to the Chancel or serving on the Chancel Guild please contact Pastor Marty or call the church at 519-884-6600.