Christ Episcopal Church

in Kent, Ohio

Worship Ministries

Members of the congregation offer their gifts of time and talent in various way to enhance our worship and fulfill our mission of service in God's name.

Altar Guild

Altar Servers are responsible for preparing the sanctuary for worship.  Members care for candles, altar linens and vessels in preparation for regular weekly worship and special occasion services such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals as well as special day services. Altar Servers also take responsibility for beautifying the sanctuary at Christmas and Easter.  Members work in teams on a rotating schedule. 

Layreaders and Chalice Bearers

Worship Leaders serving as Layreaders and Chalice Bearers play an important role in Sunday worship.  As layreaders they read the lessons, lead the Psalm, and offer the prayers of the people.  As chalice bearers they assist in administering Holy Eucharist.  Chalice bearers are licensed by the diocese for a period of 3 years.

Ushers

Ushers provide a welcome to those attending our 10:00 a.m. service.  They greet worshipers as they enter the Sanctuary, carry forth the elements for Holy Eucharist, collect the congregational offering, and ensure the sanctuary is tidy following service.

Acolytes

Acolytes are young people who play an important role in the church service.   Acolytes are involved in the Processional, the Offertory, the Holy Eucharist, and Recessional.  Our youth who are 12 years and older are encouraged to become acolytes.