Grace Eucharistic Ministers (GEMS)
GEMs are licensed lay persons who administer the chalice at all services, lead intercessions and psalms, and may take communion elements to the homebound. Information: Ruth Blaney Matthews | 206.842.6390
Team Flower's gifted volunteers donate and arrange altar flowers for Sunday worship and decorate Grace at Christmas and Easter. Arranging is done on a rotating basis, with an overall time commitment of roughly five Sundays per year along with holidays.
Information: Jan Jeffcoat [email protected] | 206.842.5263.
On its designated Sunday, each Grace Home Group has the opportunity to serve as lay ministers and to extend hospitality. We get to do liturgy—we welcome people to church, read the readings, collect the offering, and carry the bread and wine to the altar. After church, we then host a gathering for the whole community, creating a space for community to grow and flourish.
For more information about the activities of Grace Home Groups, or to find out how to become part of a Home Group, visit our Home Groups page.
Starting in 3rd grade, children are invited to participate in our acolyte program. Acolytes help lead our Sunday 9:30 am worship service by lighting candles, leading the procession, and assisting the priest in preparing the communion table. Acolyte training takes place in fall and spring. Acolytes are scheduled to serve about once a month.
For information, contact Stephen Crippen, [email protected].
Photo by Ronda Broatch.