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Altar Guild

The Altar Guild serves as a crucial ministry in the life and worship of St. Thomas. Many faithful parishioners serve as quiet supporters of this ministry. Before every service guild members set up the altar and the chancel based on the liturgical season. Tasks include providing the appropriate amount of bread and wine, preparing the vessels to be used at the altar, and placing the altar linens and the pulpit and lectern hangings. After the service guild members then remove and clean the worship space in preparation for the next service. Serving on the Altar Guild provides an opportunity for prayer, reflection, and spiritual growth while preparing and disassembling the worship space.