Acolytes

At Holy Spirit we have two kinds of Acolytes: Crucifers and Torchbearers. Crucifers carry the processional cross, hold the Gospel for the Deacon or priest, and assist in the preparation of the Eucharist. Torchbearers carry the torches processing in and out of the church and during the Gospel procession. High school youth and adults serve as crucifers, and anyone fourth grade and up can be a torchbearer, two important liturgical functions.  

Verger

Usually a layperson, the verger assists in the ordering of religious services. During the service itself, a verger's main duty is ceremonially to precede the religious participants as they move about the church; he or she does not typically take any speaking part in the service itself.
 

Altar and Flower Guilds

These Ministries “set the stage” for all our worship services, including weddings, baptisms and funerals.  Members of the Altar Guild are responsible for the care and placement of the vessels used during the Eucharist, including candles, linens, paraments, and vestments.  Members of the Flower Guild are responsible for buying and arranging the altar flowers each week. 

Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM), Lectors, and Ushers

LEM’s assist with administration of the wine at any celebration of the Eucharist and may also be licensed to take the Eucharistic Sacrament to members unable to be present at the celebration.  LEMs include adults and confirmed youth.  Lectors are lay persons who read the Lessons or Prayers of the People during    services.  Lectors include adults and youth age 5th grade and older.  Ushers assist those entering the church with the ministry of hospitality, and includes both adults and youth ages 4th grade and older.

Music Ministry

The adult choir sings throughout the program year as worship leaders in music for our 10:45 am service and extra liturgical services.  Children’s and youth choirs present the annual Christmas Eve pageant during the early Christmas  Eve service, as well as various anthems for the late Sunday services throughout the year.


Click here for more information on music at Holy Spirit.

 


 




WORSHIP

724 Pilgrim Mill Rd.

Cumming, GA 30040


Worship Services

Sunday 8:30 & 10:45 am

Holy eucharist


September-May:

Sunday School 9:30 am


Tuesday 10:00 am

Morning Prayer


Wednesday noon

Contemplative Prayer


Thursday noon

Holy Eucharist




Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10am-2pm


Mailing address:

PO Box 1010

Cumming, GA 30028


Phone: 770-887-8190

email: ecohs@bellsouth.net


A community of faith

seeking to love and serve

in the Spirit of Jesus Christ

Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit

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