There are many liturgical ministers who lead us in our worship services.
Youth in fifth grade through adults, are trained to be altar servers and carry the cross (Crucifer) during worship. They are under the direction of the Priest and, at times there have been Adult Leaders coordinating the acolytes. Acolytes carry the cross, lead the Gospel Procession, and assist the priest at the Altar. If this interests you, speak with our Priest.
Very young children assist by carrying the children's cross when the gifts of bread, wine, money and other gifts are presented to the Altar.
LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS (chalice bearers)
The adults who serve the chalice during the Holy Communion are trained by our clergy, and are licensed by the Bishop to serve. On Sundays we have two Lay Eucharistic Ministers who are vested and assist with serving Communion. Speak with our Priest if you feel called to this ministry.
Lectors are the ministers who read the appointed Sunday Bible lessons. They do not have formal oratory training. They are parishioners who feel called, and are able to project their voices, to read the lessons in the assembly when we are gathered for worship. Parishioners of many ages serve as lectors at Trinity.
The team of parishioners who serve as ushers arrive early to welcome people to church and hand out the Sunday bulletin. They can tell you where the bathrooms are, the kids coloring pages, and help you follow the service. Ask an usher about this ministry and consider joining them.
A group of parishioners bakes fresh bread to be blessed for Communion. Parishioner Patricia Green is the Ministry Coordinator for the Bakers.
If any of these ministries within the worship service interest you, speak with someone already doing that ministry, contact the parish office for more information.
Trinity Episcopal Church 220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790 Phone 860. 482.6027 Email Trinity.Parish.House@snet.net