Ministries

What We Do

Our Ministries

We Are Passionate About The Local Church, And Are On Mission To See God’s Kingdom Established Across The Earth

Music

Chancel Choir

Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides upon the clouds— his name is the Lord— be exultant before him. Psalm 68.4  

This is an adult amateur choir whose ministry is leading the weekly Sung Eucharist. The choir is capable of four-part singing, and prepares hymns, anthems, psalmody and mass settings for all sung liturgies. Currently the choir rehearses on Thursday evenings. Anyone who feels called to this music ministry and make a joyful noise is welcome to join the choir.   

  

For more information, please speak to our Music Director or call the Parish Office

Children's Choir

Girls & boys (with unchanged voices) in grades two through eight are invited. Younger children who are early readers are also invited.  
Rehearsals are on Thursday at 6:00 PM. Please speak to, email, or phone Richard Birney-Smith.  

 

For more information, please speak to our Music Director or call the Parish Office

Prayer

Sunday Prayer Team

The Sunday Prayer Team members work in pairs and are prepared to meet worshippers privately during the Communion at the Sunday morning liturgies. 

 

 “O God of peace, who taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be our strength; by the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Amen. (BAS 554)  

 

If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please speak to the Rector

Prayer Group

Confidential requests for prayer can be placed in the wooden box provided for the purpose in the Narthex (Parish Hall entrance). The box is outside the Parish Office.  You can also speak with, or email, the Rector.

If you would like to be part of the prayer group that prays for the Church, the World and for those requesting prayers we would love for you to join this group. When two or three are gathered together in prayer God is in our midst. All are welcome to participate in the Prayer Group.    For more information, speak to Shirley Kitchen

Servers

They are vested and light the candles on the altar. They also carry the processional cross and torches and assist in bringing the bread and wine to the altar to be consecrated. They may also help in administering the elements of consecrated bread and wine. This is a ministry for people of all ages: boys, girls, men and women.  

 

Those interested in serving at the altar should speak to the rector or contact her using the links below.

Altar Guild

This ministry is open to men and women of the parish. The Guild is organized into teams which serve on a monthly schedule. The Altar Guild prepares the altar and the sanctuary for our Eucharistic worship. This includes preparing the vessels, maintaining candles, flower arranging, ordering supplies, laundering the linens, polishing the brass and cleaning the vessels and changing the frontals and hangings for the various church seasons. Festal seasons like Christmas and Easter involve other decoration as do Weddings and Baptisms. This “behind the scenes” ministry is vital to the smooth operation of our regular liturgies and enhance our communal, spiritual experience of worship.  

 

Those interested in learning more about the Altar Guild should speak to one of the Convenors, Kaye Hogg or Kathy Scott

Sidesperson

They welcome people to worship. They ensure that everyone has what books and they need to fully participate in worship, and that everyone is comfortably seated. During communion they guide and assist communicants as needed.


Sidespersons collect the weekly offering and bring it to the altar to be blessed at the Offertory. They appoint representatives from the congregation to bring the gifts of bread and wine to the altar, along with the gifts of food items for the local food bank. Sidespersons also assist in counting and depositing the weekly offering.

 

Those interested in learning more about the Sidespersons role should speak to Darrell
Taylor, or call the Parish Office.

Education

Adult Education

Grace Church offers occasional teaching series on Christian books, as well as regular Bible Studies.  We also periodically run Alpha programs.  

 

During the Lenten Season, we place a special emphasis upon personal spiritual growth.  

 

The Parish Library contains a collection of devotional and study materials for free use by parishioners. 

Kids' Spirit

Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’ Matthew 19.14.   

Kids’ Spirit has a vision of young people as faithful worshipping members of the Anglican Communion.  

 

Our goal is for young people to learn spiritual/biblical truth, develop Christian character and values and gain a sense of belonging to the Anglican Communion.  

 

Our objectives are to:  

 

  • Increase young people’s participation during the Eucharist.  
  • Ensure an adequate number of well-oriented parent instructors regularly cover KS classes.  
  • Provide easily accessible lectionary-based curriculum and instructional aides for KS classes.  
  • Encourage intergenerational interactions   
 

Kids’ Spirit is run at the 10 am Eucharist Service on alternate Sundays. 

Youth Ministry

Our Youth Ministries Ministry is led by Adedayo 

Outreach

Outreach