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Our Ministries at the Altar

This is a list of ministries that you can participate in on Sundays.  We welcome new members to all of these activities.  Training is always provided to perform the task you are called to do.

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Altar Guild & Flower Guild

Participate in beautifying the church with flowers at the altar and preparing for the serving of Holy Eucharist's bread and wine.

Reading Scripture

We read an Old Testament lesson, a Psalm, a New Testament lesson and a Gospel reading every Sunday.

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Lay Eucharistic Ministers

This ministry serves the wine at the altar after the priest has given you the bread.

Choir

Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, and Basses

We have a choir that rehearses on Thursdays in order to prepare for singing in the service on Sundays.

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Choral Scholars

The Choral Scholars are four Westfield State University music students who receive a stipend in exchange for their voices on Sunday mornings.  These students are training to become music educators, composers, conductors, or professional singers.  We provide them with professional singing experience while teaching them about liturgy, sacred music, scripture, and faith formation. During the pandemic, we will have solos from scholars and former scholars.

Handbell Choir

The Atonement handbell choir is a low-stakes opportunity for any person to participate in group music-making.  We have three octaves of Malmark handbells and offer a wide variety of music for services.  The group offers music once each month with extra offerings during the summer months.  Anybody is welcome to join the group and it is a great option for those who want to make music but have never done it before.  Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00.  

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