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Ministries 2017-12-05T12:29:53+00:00

The ministry of the acolyte is to assist the clergy during worship, especially serving at the altar and in procession. Training is provided. Please contact Peter Gibbs (8 a.m. service) or Todd Bajakian (10:30 a.m. service) if you are interested in becoming an acolyte.

Members of the Altar Guild care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. They work closely with the clergy to prepare the sanctuary for services and clean up afterward. Altar Guild members also supervise the decoration of the sanctuary with flowers. Training is provided. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Donna Barber.

Coffee Hour is held Sunday mornings following the 10:30 service. Volunteers provide food and help with clean-up. If you are interested in helping with coffee hour on a particular Sunday, sign up on the clipboard in the kitchen. For more information, contact Daphne Sterling.

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of Trinity Church provides opportunities for fellowship and service to all women of the parish and the greater Watertown community. ECW Ministries and Coffee Klatch meets from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays in the Parish Hall. For more detailed information about Trinity’s ECW, please click here.

Altar flowers are delivered to those celebrating a special occasion or facing one of life’s challenges. Deliveries are made each Sunday after the 10:30 service. For more information or to volunteer for Sunday delivery, please contact Donna Barber. At Easter and Christmas, numerous volunteers are needed to deliver lilies and poinsettias. Sign-up sheets are available several weeks in advance for holiday flower delivery.

Each Sunday, food items are collected for delivery to Watertown Urban Mission food pantry. Volunteers count and deliver the items to the Mission as soon as possible that week. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Susan L’Italien.

An intercessor is one who prays on behalf of another or others. In the context of the celebration of the Eucharist, an intercessor leads the prayers of the people, which are prayers of intercession (BCP, pp. 383-395). For more information, please contact Kyle Ramey.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers are trained and licensed to administer the consecrated bread and wine at any celebration of the Eucharist in the absence of a sufficient number of clergy to assist the celebrant. At Trinity, Lay Eucharistic Ministers generally serve as chalice bearers at each celebration of the Eucharist. This ministry is an extraordinary ministry, and is not to take the place of the ministry of priests and deacons concerning the administration of the Eucharist. For information, please contact the rector.

Lay Eucharistic visitors are trained and licensed to take Eucharist to those who are housebound or are temporarily unable to attend regular worship. For information, please contact the rector.

Lectors are lay persons appointed by the rector who are trained in reading scripture. Lectors read the appointed lectionary readings from the lectern at worship services. The term is from the Latin, “to read.” For more information, please contact Kyle Ramey or the rector.
Because music expresses our deepest human longings, both spiritual and emotional, we typically set our scriptures and prayers into a framework of music. Music helps stimulate our thinking, restore our souls, and at its best, becomes a powerful means of prayer. To learn more about the many music ministries at Trinity, please view our music ministry page.
The Prayer Group meets at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Parish Hall. Each week they pray for the Universal Church and its members and mission, the nation and welfare of the world, the concerns of our local community, for those in need, and for the departed. For more information, please contact Tom Burnard.

Ushers are responsible for distributing bulletins, collecting tithes and offerings, directing the congregation at communion, assisting in emergency situations, and, when needed, assisting the seating of churchgoers. Ushers serve at Sunday celebrations of the Eucharist, and at other services including Christmas Eve, Holy Week and funerals. For more information, please contact Tom Williams.

Trinity Table Top meets from 6 to 8 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month in the Parish Hall to play popular table-top games and to enjoy refreshments and conversation. Teens and their friends are welcome to attend. Please contact Thom Knudsen for more information.

The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. Of the two churchwardens and nine vestrymen, one churchwarden and three vestrymen are elected at the annual meeting each May. Churchwardens may serve up to two 2-year terms. Vestrymen may serve up to two 3-year terms. The nomination deadline is March 31 every year. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances. Vestry meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month and are open to all parishioners. For more information, please contact a warden or vestryman.

Class of 2018
Daniel R. Davis
Jane G. Gendron

Class of 2019
Ronald H. Cole
Thomas E. Knudsen
John J. Jansen

Class of 2020
Thomas W. Burnard
Debra A. Leopard

Gregory G. Couch, Treasurer (appointed 2012)
Elizabeth A. Gendron, Clerk (appointed 2010)

As a member church, Trinity supports the mission and programs of the Watertown Urban Mission (WUM). Annually, Trinity is able to appoint up to three delegates to the Mission for the purpose of promoting the WUM within our parish and the community at large to attract additional volunteers and support. Our delegates give Trinity a voice in how the Mission serves our neighbors in need. If you are interested in serving as a delegate, please contact the rector.