Lectors make the Word of God and Prayers of the People come alive as they read the Holy Scriptures clearly and reverently. As trained liturgical readers, lectors are called upon to be prepared and knowledgeable leaders of the liturgy.fill out an interest form
Acolytes assist with liturgical processions as crucifers and torch-bearers and with the distribution of Holy Communion as eucharistic ministers. An annual training takes place to acquaint new acolytes and refresh the memories of seasoned ones. Acolytes take part in all weddings, funerals, Sunday celebrations of Holy Eucharist, and festival liturgical occasions.fill out an interest form
Vergers assist with the coordination of liturgical processions and liaise with families present for baptisms and burials. In other settings, they might be called “masters of ceremonies.”fill out an interest form
Ushers greet and seat worshippers in the Spirit of Christ. Their attention to detail and knowledge of cathedral logistics are indispensable to Saint John’s many meaningful liturgical experiences.fill out an interest form
AV Streaming Volunteer
With the recent addition of a streaming system in both the cathedral and Dagwell Hall, we have a need for lay volunteers dedicated to bringing our services to those worshipping from home. AV volunteers use their training to ensure high and consistent quality to our live-streamed services.
If you are interested, please email Evans Ousley, Director of Communications, to get connected.Email Evans
Members of the cathedral altar guild prepare the altar, candles, linens, and other physical materials for the celebration of Holy Eucharist and observance of daily prayer. This ministry of care extends to all of the cathedral’s diocesan and festival liturgies and includes the cathedral flower team.fill out an interest form
The flower team chooses and arranges flowers for Sunday liturgies, weddings, funerals, and other occasions. This team enables the cathedral community to worship God in the beauty of holiness.fill out an interest form
Evening Prayer Officiant
Evening Prayer occurs in historic Saint Martin’s Chapel on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and is lay-led. Officiants light candles, set out service leaflets, and set the tone of the quiet evening service. An annual training is held in September.fill out an interest form
Our trained lay Eucharistic Visitors provide the sacrament of Holy Communion to those who are hospitalized, homebound, or in nursing homes. Those engaged in this ministry must be licensed by the bishop and undergo a diocesan training session before any visitation is done.inquire about EV training
The Wilderness Planning
Members from the Wilderness community meet regularly to plan upcoming seasons and prayer stations. Many also arrive early on Sunday evenings to help set up prayer stations for the service.
If you want to get involved with the Wilderness planning and set up, please email Emily Smith, Sacristan, to get connected.Email Emily