Dear Church Family,
We have a very giving and generous church comprised of people who express the grace of liberality with their time and resources in serving the body of Christ here at Providence Presbyterian Church. Still, sometimes people inquire about how they may serve in the church.
There are at least two places of service in the church that are in need of help: serving in the nursery and communion preparation. These are two things in our church that take place every Sunday, two places where any member can contribute to the corporate life of our local church.
Sunday Helpers Meeting
This coming Sunday, after the worship service and before the fellowship meal, we will have a short meeting at the front of the sanctuary for those who are willing and able to help prepare the elements of communion and some other small tasks on Sunday mornings. The meeting will be very brief, just a quick explanation of the responsibilities and an opportunity to sign up to help.
The duties include coming about 45 minutes early on Sunday morning to prepare communion and help open up the building, and then staying after the service for a few minutes to clean up the communion elements. The plan is that each person will sign up for a month at a time; depending upon how many helpers we have, that would mean serving for 1-2 months out of the year. If you would like to help, but are unable to make the meeting, please contact me and I’ll get you the information.
We only need one person per Sunday to help prepare communion; however, every Sunday we have at least 4-6 people who serve in the nursery and toddler rooms for Sunday school and worship. If you are not volunteering in this capacity, I encourage you to do so.
Serving in the nursery means caring for, or assisting in caring for, the infants or toddlers during Sunday school or the worship service. This is a ministry that we encourage and ask all members to volunteer for (unless you are physically unable to serve). Again, the more people who serve in this capacity, the fewer times particular individuals will have to serve. Please contact Hannah O’Shay to get on the list and help out in the nursery, or if you have any questions.
Many hands make light work – or at least, lighter work. The more people who volunteer to serve in these areas on Sunday mornings (as Sunday helpers or nursery workers), the easier it is for all who serve. And, this is a simple way to volunteer, get to know more folks in the church, and serve your fellow brothers and sisters in the congregation. Please consider sacrificing just a little of your time on Sunday mornings in these areas to help in serving the entire body of the church.
The Lord be with you!
- Pastor Peter M. Dietsch