Sidespersons

They ensure that everyone has the books and papers needed for worship, and that everyone is comfortably seated. Sidespersons also 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.