Many hands are needed to make worship happen each Sunday. Our Saviour's is blessed with so many willing disciples. Please consider joining our worship team by being a part of one of the following ministries. Contact the church office, 763-434-6117, if you would like to join one of the following teams.
Altar Care Team
People on this vital team prepare the altar for worship, setting up communion before services and cleaning up after services. This team is a great spot for singles, couples, or families. Training is provided. Though you’d be welcome to serve as often as you like, most team members serve two months of the year and sign up to help with special services as they are able.
During worship, communion assistants serve the bread and wine to each communicant. They also speak a blessing to children who do not yet receive communion. Training is required and provided once in the spring and once in the fall or at your convenience. Consider serving as a communion assistant—you serve for about five minutes during worship and the rewards are priceless!
During worship, paten holders stand next to communion servers and hold the paten (wafer plate) for them. This is a great role for people who want to help with the distribution of communion in a quiet way. We ask that you attend communion assistant training to learn the ins and outs of being a paten holder. Training times are indicated above.
If you love kids, this is the place for you! The Nursery is open during 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. worship on Sunday mornings. The nursery is staffed by trained, caring adults, and youth. Dads and moms are encouraged to team up together to help in the nursery. We require a specific ratio of adults to children so that no one adult is supervising more than 3 infants. Training is provided, and background checks are processed for all adult volunteers. Our primary goal is to provide a SAFE place for children.
Reception Desk Volunteers
Reception Desk Volunteers are often the first friendly face visitors meet. They assist the office staff with phone calls, registrations, and questions. The only skills required are a friendly smile and the ability to answer a phone.
Scripture readers read the scripture lesson during worship. As a scripture reader, you would be responsible for getting the lesson from the church office in advance (this can be done via e-mail) and reading through it so you are familiar with it and feel comfortable with the reading. We appreciate the assistance of scripture readers at the Sunday at the 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. services. All it takes is a bit of prep time and then 2-3 minutes during worship. Sign up to read on the Worship Ministry board, across from the Reception Desk, as often as you’d like!
Sunday and Wednesday ushers pass out bulletins, assist worshipers in finding seats, collect the offering, guide worshipers to communion stations, count attendance, count money and secure it in the safe. Ushering is a great opportunity for all team players: singles, couples, and families. Training is required and is scheduled throughout the year as needed. Sign up to usher for a worship service on the Sundays or Wednesdays of your choice, and at special worship services as you are able.