Service Ministries

Congregants serve in a wide variety of roles within the Church to support our worship services, coffee hour, and a host of other ministries that ensure the continued health of our Church.

Churches are dependent on the generosity of spirit inspired in its members that moves them to serve, support and grow the Church. Come and be a part of what makes Sunday meaningful.

MINISTERS OF THE CONGREGATION

The literal definition of “Liturgy” is “work of the people.” Every worship service is a work of the entire congregation, and all parts are important, meaningful and needed! Opportunities of serving during worship: Acolytes, First Servers, Lectors/Readers and Intercessors/Prayers of the People. If you are interested in learning more about these roles within worship, please contact office@calvarylombard.org.

WELCOME COMMITTEE

Greeting and making people feel welcome at Calvary is integral to our mission of inclusion and care. Creating that warm environment requires service from greeters, ushers, coffee hosts and the bagel pick-up team. If you are interested in learning more please contact Tom Ceplecha at tomceplecha@gmail.com.

ALTAR GUILD

A volunteer group whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for our worship services, and are an integral part of our worship experience. For more information please contact Marianna Holm at holmhighland@att.net.

CHOIR

The choir leads and supports the congregation's worship through music and singing. Choirs may also sing anthems or make other special musical offerings to beautify and enhance the experience of worship. Calvary's choir is led by music director Jason Hill. Read more about Calvary's Music Ministry here.

VESTRY

The vestry is an elected group of church members who oversee the church and its operations. They support the rector in providing spiritual guidance to the congregation. Terms of service vary. The vestry is led by a senior and junior warden. Members of our current vestry are listed here.

NURSERY SUPERVISORS

Volunteers take turns supervising younger congregants in the nursery during Sunday services. For more information contact Maggie Nolan at Maggie_nolan@yahoo.com.

STEWARDSHIP

Stewardship is about being grateful, responsible stewards of the gifts we receive from God. The tradition of giving back to God and to the church comes from the Biblical practice of “tithing,” which means to give back a tenth of our earnings to God (Numbers 18:26). Maintaining a building and a space for worship, healing groups, and community outreach isn’t cheap but is well worth the cost! God’s wisdom shows us that true joy can be found in all types of giving, whether financial, our time or sharing our talents.
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Calvary depends on the faithful and generous service and support of its congregants.