Our Ministries

The Worship Ministries

"to worship God and proclaim Christ"

The 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 Servers Guild: 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.

The "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.

Intercessors: A representative group of our congregation who prepare and lead the prayers of the people at the 10:00 am service.

Lay 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.

The Sides People: 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.

St George’s Choir: 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.

St 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.

St. 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.

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