Altar Guild

All Saints’ Altar Guild is the volunteer ministry that “sets 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, candles, linens, hangings, and vestments, among other detail oriented tasks.

Preparing God’s table can be a time of personal prayer and spiritual reflection. It can also be a time of friendship and sharing while serving God and the All Saints’ community. 

Altar Guild members serve on small teams on a rotating schedule. Each team is responsible for one week (Monday-Sunday) of services every five weeks.

If you enjoy preparing for celebrations and working “behind the scenes” in small groups, or if you are interested in learning more about the liturgical traditions of the Episcopal Church, then maybe the Altar Guild is the ministry for you. On the job training is available. 

To learn more about bringing your talents and energies to this important ministry, please contact us through the church office.

Additional Resources

There are several Altar Guild guides and manuals on the bookshelf in the robing room part of the sacristy. You are welcome to borrow these but keep in mind that some are outdated.

The National Altar Guild Association NAGA assists parish, diocesan and provincial altar guilds by providing information and resources. 

A Liturgical Calendar for upcoming weeks with links to the Lessons from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Also includes the liturgical color for the day.

An extensive frequently asked questions page about the Revised Common Lectionary by the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.

The Book of Common Prayer 

An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church