Worship Ministries

These ministries participate in and support Sunday worship services.

Please call the church office for phone and email contact information where not shown below.



Worship Ministry schedules:

  • Acolytes

    Often but not necessarily children ages 9 and up assist the clergy during worship at all services. They have various roles such as crucifer, torchbearer, banner bearer, book bearer, candle lighter and server.   Contact:  Art Lindley

  • Altar Guild

    The guild is made up of parishioners who prepare the altar for Sunday services. This includes cleaning and setting up the vessels, altar hangings, linens and vestments for worship. This group is considered the housekeepers of the Lord.   Contact: Beulah Hughston

  • Chancel Choir

    The choir is a diverse group of people who love traditional music and good fellowship.  There is no need to read music or have a soloist’s voice as the choir is a blending of voices.  Contact: Whit Matteson (choir@sthelenas.net)

  • Eucharistic Ministers

    This is for anyone who has a desire to assist the priests by reading the scripture lessons, prayers and assisting with administering the wine at communion at all three services. Training and scheduling is required.  Contact:  Eric Vickery

  • Prayer Team

    During each Sunday service, prayer ministers are available in the Historic Sanctuary transept to the left or the Crown Room of Wendler Hall at the rear left of the Great Room.  Contact: Molly Frishmuth

  • Shock

    St. Helena's Outstanding Choir Kids is a musical opportunity for elementary and middle school youth.  It fosters singing as a way to praise God, and teaches about church music and how it is used in the liturgical church year. There are unique benefits to studying music, and a church choir is no exception! We integrate skills including sight singing and piano work.  Contact: Lynne Boyers (SHOCK@sthelenas.net)

  • St. Helena's Bells

    St. Helena's has a beautiful four-octave set of Schulmerich bells, and you are invited to come by any rehearsal and try your hand at ringing!  Rehearsals are held on most Sundays in the choir room from 12:30 to 1:30. We prepare music for both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services, 4 to 5 times a year. Contact: Susan Matteson (choir@sthelenas.net)

  • Ushers

    Parishioners who participate in this ministry play a very important role during each worship service. They assist in seating people, distributing bulletins and other information and by collecting the offering.  Contact: Pete Hossenlopp

  • Contemporary Worship Team

    This ministry consists of vocalists and people who play guitars, drums, and keyboard for the 9:00am Worship Service.  Contact:  Bryce Boddie (bryce@sthelenas.net)