These are wonderful servant-hearted people who love to help the mass flow smoothly. Acolytes light and extinguish candles, carry the cross as “crucifer”, lead the procession and recession, assist with setting the table for communion and ring the bell when the Trinity of God is referenced.
While acolytes are often children or teens, adults can be acolytes too. Acolytes where a robe and are there to help the celebrating Priest and Deacon with other needs that they may have during the service.
If you or your child would be interested in being an acolyte, please call or email Deacon Karl Gustafson.
|Mission:||To serve God through assisting worship services with a variety of liturgical tasks.|
|Meetings:||Acolytes can serve in any of our 5 weekend services and meet 2-3 times a year for training and fellowship.|
|Ministry Leader:||Deacon Karl Gustafson – email@example.com|
Our Altar Guild has several teams that are responsible for up to 5 services every weekend and for special events throughout the year. These teams prepare the altar, organize the sacristy, order supplies and prepare the Sanctuary for various seasons and events. This behind-the-scenes, but crucial role is vital to our All Saints and we appreciate all the effort, care, and reverence that goes into caring for our altar and sanctuary. If you have questions or would like to be a part of the Altar Guild, please call 702-878-2373 and your information will be routed to the Altar Guild team leader.
All Saints is proud to have a rich and diverse choral tradition. We sing traditional 4 part anthems along with a mix of world, jazz, and modern songs. An interest and passion for better worship and to know Christ are primary reasons to join. Fellowship in a small community makes music fun. All Saints’ Choir has 15 to 20 members that represent every generation from teenagers to 90 years old with people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Musical understanding helps, but a Spirit that is willing to learn is key. Choir rehearsals are Thursday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The choir sings from the Sunday after Labor Day to Pentecost Day and is off in the summer. Please consider joining the choir and learn the many facets of God through our diverse musical heritage.
All Saints Congregational Song
Congregation song at All Saints is liturgical, biblical-based, and diverse. All Saints uses the full spectrum of resources for congregation song. Every hymnal available is used. This includes the 1982 hymnal, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Wonder Love & Praise, Voices Found, El Hymnario as well as traditions in a relationship with the Episcopal Church. We sing over 400 hymns over the 3-year lectionary cycle; capturing and helping illuminate the biblical readings for the day. As the liturgical season’s change, the musical settings change, bringing familiar repetition; yet deeper understanding of the timeless period we live. This diversity is captured in a fully printed bulletin that contains everything needed for worship and helps newcomers and long-time members alike to follow along.
|Mission:||To glorify God through singing beautiful, meaningful and theological songs.|
|Meetings:||English Choir – Thursday 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m|
Spanish Choir – Wednesday 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
|Ministry Leader:||English Choir (10:00 a.m.) – David Zechman|
Spanish Choir – Rodolfo & Agatha Ramirez
Healing Prayer Team
Many people have physical or emotional challenges that they would like to have prayed for specifically. A Healing Prayer Team member will be standing in the Chapel who will pray with you and anoint you with blessed oil if you like.
This practice has ancient roots and is based on James 5:13-16 says, “13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.”
|Mission:||To encourage worshippers and to ask for God’s healing on their behalf.|
|Meetings:||Healing Prayer Team Members meet once a year for training and fellowship.|
|Ministry Leader:||Guss Gustafson – firstname.lastname@example.org|
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
A Lay Eucharistic Minister is a Church Member licensed by the bishop to administer the consecrated elements of the Eucharist. Lay Eucharistic Ministers may be licensed to administer the consecrated bread and wine at any celebration of the Eucharist in the absence of a sufficient number of priests and deacons to assist the celebrant. They may also be licensed to go from a Sunday Eucharist or other principal celebrations of the Eucharist to share the sacrament with members of the congregation who were unable to be present at the celebration because of illness or infirmity. Lay Eucharistic Ministers
may be licensed for either or both ministries. This ministry is understood to be an extraordinary ministry, and is not to take the place of the ministry of priests and deacons concerning the administration of the Eucharist. At All Saints, we have Lay Eucharistic Ministers serve as Chalice Bearers of both wine and grape juice. They also perform other functions in the absence of an Acolyte such as lighting candles, helping prepare the table for Eucharist and carrying the cross for the procession and recession.
|Mission:||To serve God and his people by assisting with the sharing of|
consecrated bread and wine to people and serving as needed in a
|Meetings:||Lay Eucharistic Ministers meet yearly for training refreshers and|
participate in a training to renew their license every 5 years.
|Ministry Leader:||Mark Towne – email@example.com|
Ushers & Greeters
This is an important group of people who not only help the service run smoothly but also serve as greeters to welcome people to our Church. Ushers help people find a seat, pass out bulletins, take the offering and coordinate bringing the oblations of bread and wine to the altar. Ushers also help guide people to the communion rail.
If you would like to know more about this ministry, please contact Norm Chappell.
|Mission:||To warmly welcome people and assist people in preparing for|
|Meetings:||The Ushers & Greeters usually meet once a year for updated|
training and for information regarding scheduling and special
Lectors are people who love the Word of God and who like to read in front of people on occasion. Lectors read the Old Testament passage, sometimes the Psalm, and the Epistle. Sometimes the Rector will substitute a poem or other type of reading that accentuates the biblical theme for the message. Lectors read from the podium, or what is called the “labo”, and speak into a microphone to ensure that all can hear them. We like to have a variety of people read – all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities.
If you would like to be a Lector, please call or email Norm Chappell.
|Mission:||To lead people in the hearing and reading of the Word of God.|
|Meetings:||There is usually one meeting per year to cover training and|
information regarding the schedule.
|Ministry Leader:||Linda Orr – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Organ Care Committee
In 1999 Mrs. Janet Ty commissioned and donated an 18-stop/17-rank tracker action pipe organ as a memorial to her husband and other family members. It was crafted by Steven Cook (his Opus 7) in his shop in Seattle, Washington, and lovingly assembled and voiced by him on site at All Saints in the spring of 1999. It has been in regular use for most Sunday Services, special Holy Days and the occasional recital. Over time, the instrument, being in a desert environment suffered some detrimental effects which would require Mr. Cook to come from time to time to correct. In the autumn of 2015, efforts were made to begin the process of repairing, updating and improving the instrument. Further inspection of the instrument identified some significant problems and deterioration. Some major enhancements were made in 2018, however there is still much to do. The Organ Care Committee organizes and maintains our precious instrument, and plans for its future with love.
|Mission:||To maintain and improve the Organ of our church.|
|Meetings:||The Organ Care Committee meets as needed a few times each year.|
|Ministry Leader:||Dr. Don Johns – Email email@example.com|
There is a small group of people that care for our sound system. Our sound team is responsible for maintaining our equipment, ensuring quality sound during services and recommending improvements to our system.
|Mission:||To provide and maintain quality sound for worship services and|
|Meetings:||The Sound Technician Team meets when necessary.|
|Ministry Leader:||Fr. Bob Nelson - firstname.lastname@example.org|
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