Altar Guild

Throughout the history of the Christian Church, there have always been those who have attended to the place of worship, its furnishings, and it appointments. . .The purpose of the Altar Guild is to serve.

It serves by:

  • making sure that the place of worship is maintained and set up for the times and seasons of the Church Year.

  • seeing to it that the paraments and linens are put out, cleaned, and stored appropriately.

  • setting in order, cleaning, and putting away the sacramental vessels and linens.

  • caring for the vestments of the congregation.

  • making certain that all the preparations are made for each service and that whatever needs to be done after the service is taken care of.

  • ordering supplies.

The members of the altar guild, first and foremost, are serving God.  It is His house.  And they are serving God’s people.
                                                                                                                         [Adapted from The Altar Guild Manual]