Worship Assistants

Worship Assistant’s Roles


Our Worship Assistant Schedules are created every four months by our Volunteer Coordinator, Deb Ruedinger. If you are unable to serve at the service you are scheduled for, please find a replacement from the list provided.  This is a vital part of the Lord of the Lakes ministry & we appreciate your willingness to assist on Sunday mornings! If you have not been included and would like to serve, please message Deb at 863-634-9794 (cell phone).

Readers read the First Reading at our Worship Service. We view it as a ministry to the whole congregation.  The office will send you a copy of the reading early in the week so that you can prepare yourself ahead of time.  There is also a copy of the reading at the lectern.


Greeters arrive twenty-30 minutes prior to the beginning of service to welcome people to Lord of the Lakes!  You are the first ambassador of Christ’s love for all the people entering our doors; whether they are new or attend every Sunday!  Your smile is a gift you should give generously along with welcoming words like “Hello”, It’s great to see you”, “Good morning” or Welcome!” Invite everyone to create a name tag and wear it. Please direct first-time visitors to the Sanctuary and assist with any other needs they may have.


Communion Assistants help distribute the wine.  Pastor will ask the Assistants to come forward at the appropriate time.  The Pastor will hand you two cups: wine and juice.  When the wafer is dipped into the cup, the Assistant says, “The blood of Christ, shed for you”.   Two Assistants are scheduled for every service.


Coffee Fellowship Team is our Sunday morning hospitality group who serves coffee, milk, juice, and snacks between services (9am – 10am).  Each team has a chairperson and two-three helpers. Please arrive at church by 7:30am to make coffee and set up before the 8am worship.  The Chairperson contacts the helpers midweek and asks them to bring one item – bakery, fruit, or cheese and crackers.  The Chair will make sure we have adequate milk and juice on hand and purchase if necessary. The receipt can be submitted for reimbursement.  The team begins cleanup at 9:45am.

Ushers rotate weekly. A complete list of duties is mailed out with each new rotation schedule. The duties are also posted in the usher cabinet. Ushers arrive at church 30 minutes prior to Worship.  Ushers assure us that our services run smoothly. They hand out bulletins, assist with seating, if necessary, distribute the Friendship pads, count the people present and record in the logbook, collect the offering and assist with ushering people forward to receive communion beginning with the front row. At the end of the service, they collect the Friendship pads and check for personal items left behind.  Be alert to anyone needing assistance.

Thank you to all who have volunteered to serve our Lord as Worship Assistants and on the Coffee Fellowship Teams. These are all vital to the success of Lord of the Lakes!