The work of Grace Church couldn’t get done without our many volunteers. Here are a few of the ways our members support the work of the parish. If you’re interested in assisting with any of these ministries, contact the church office at 703-549-1980.
One of the wonderful things about our worship is that it involves so many of our members, young and old.
- Ushers welcome our members and guests, take up offerings, and guide parishioners during the Holy Eucharist.
- Acolytes (youth and adult) lead processions into worship, collect offerings from the ushers, and assist the celebrant during worship.
- Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) help serve communion and deliver intercessory prayers. Eucharistic Visitors also take the Eucharist to homebound members of the parish.
- Lectors read the scripture during worship.
- The Adult Choir and Boys’ and Girls’ Choir provide music during our services on Sunday and at other services throughout the year.
- The Altar Guild prepares the church for worship, arranges flowers, makes sure the sacraments are in place, and cleans the church after worship.
- Our Fellowship Team provides refreshments after worship services on Sunday and other ways to connect with parishioners.
- Our St. Isidore’s Guild oversees our livestream of our 10:30am Sunday service and posting on our YouTube channel.
Our Sunday School teachers help our children and youth explore every aspect of faith, such as who God is, the Bible, prayer, the Church and the sacraments, and how we love and serve our neighbors. Adult Forums and Education for Ministry and our Becoming Beloved Community efforts are just a few of the ways we continue the Episcopal Church’s rich tradition of learning and growth and all stages of life.
Volunteers assist in the church office, help update the Grace website, prepare our monthly newsletter Grace Notes, beautify the church grounds, make minor repairs in the church building, prepare food for fellowship events, plan retreats, serve our neighbors, for example, with our Food Pantry, and more! Think about your talents and how they might be useful and give generously of them in furtherance of the mission of the Church.