Worship Assistant Training

Liturgy means “the work of the people,” and it means so much to our identity at St. Matthew and as Lutherans. Worship always happens because of lots of work of “the people” – including you! You’re invited to consider how the Holy Spirit might be nudging you to share your unique gifts through one of the many ways worship assistants offer their leadership in the church. This fall, we’ll be offering trainings for worship assistants in all kinds of roles. Check out the schedule and pick one (or several) to join.

Trainings on Sundays, 9:40-10:15 a.m.

10/02/22 Assisting Ministers and Greeters

Assisting ministers lead the congregation in various prayers during worship. Greeters welcome worshipers to the church building.

10/16/22 Cross Bearers & Torch Bearers and Altar Guild

Cross bearers & torch bearers process the cross and candles into worship on high holidays in the church year. Members of the altar guild prepare our worship spaces according to the changing liturgical seasons.

11/06/22 Ushers

Ushers help the service run smoothly by directing people to seats and to Communion among other responsibilities.

11/13/22 Communion Assistants and Communion Preparers


Communion assistants serve Communion to worshipers alongside the pastor(s). Communion preparers gather and prepare the elements and dishware to be used during Communion.

12/04/22 Lectors and Livestream Operators

Lectors read scripture lessons in worship. Livestream operators run the video and slideshow for the livestream of worship each week.

If you’re not sure whether you’d like to be a worship assistant yet but would like to explore, come to a training workshop and find out if it’s right for you! If you’d like to learn a particular role but have a conflict that day, contact the office and we’ll figure something out. Ages 11 to 111 are welcome to try out any role.