The Worship Ministries
worship God and proclaim Christ"
Chancel (Altar) Guild: A dedicated group of 12 women
and two men who prepare the sanctuary for all services. They also
arrange delivery to the hospitalized and shut-ins of altar flowers
each Sunday as well as delivery of Easter lilies and Christmas poinsettias.
The Guild also co-ordinates an annual Church “spring cleaning“.
The membership stands at eleven, ranging in age from sixteen to
sixty plus including some who have served over twenty-five years.
Servers are organized and trained by a member of the congregation
to serve at Sunday services throughout the year, as well as at special
services including some weddings and funerals.
"Open Door Program" Volunteers: In response
to the congregation request in 2004 that the doors of the church
be open on Weekdays for prayer and quiet reflection. A group of
volunteers, in teams of two parishioners, open the church on weekdays.
daily from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
A representative group of our congregation who prepare and lead
the prayers of the people at the 10:00 am service.
Administrators: This group of thirteen people have
been chosen from the congregation and licensed by the Bishop to
administer the chalice at Holy Communion. The Lay Administrators are assisted by a lay reader at each service.
Welcome parishioners and newcomers to the church at each service
and assist communicants at the chancel steps as well as any with
disabilities. This group of volunteers represents a wide cross section
of our parish family and faithfully carries out their duties.
The choir, of approximately thirty members leads the congregation
at 10:00 Sunday services and all special services throughout the
year. The choir practices on Thursday evenings. The choir also hosts
social evenings in support of various parish projects. Choir members
toured Britain in the summer of 2007, when they were the “choir
in residence” for a week at Salisbury Cathedral.
George’s Music Team: This
team leads the music before the 10:00 am service each week singing
a variety of music for the contemporary liturgy. They also sing
for special services throughout the year. The Music Team encourages
the use of guitars and other instruments and practices once or twice
a month on Tuesday evenings.
George’s Chimers Guild:
The St. George’s chimers, currently numbering nine parishioners,
play the Carswell Memorial Chime situated in the bell tower above
the southwest entrance. In addition to the regular playing at the
Sunday services the bells ring at weddings, and the weekday noon
recitals, the chimes are also played for the Heritage Ontario day,
Remembrance Day, the City of Oshawa tree lighting and a Carol sing-a-long
prior to the annual Santa Claus parade.