of Saint Luke
study healing through prayer and to provide intercessory prayer for those
in need; To be a resource to parishioners to bring them to a closer relationship
with God through the power of healing prayer.
Activities: To engage in ongoing study
To attend meetings
To be Lady Chapel prayer partners
To answer prayer requests
times: Flexible. 10:15 a.m. Sunday Eucharist service once a month, Saturday
5:00 p.m. Eucharist service once a month, Quarterly meetings.
Barbara McKenzie 561-585-9557
of the King
Margaret of Scotland Chapter of the Daughters of the King. The DOK meets
on the first Sunday of the month after the 10:15 service. On that Sunday,
the DOK banner is carried in the processional and a Daughter reads the
Prayers of the People.
We are available at both Sunday services for private prayer in the Lady
Chapel and have noticed an increase in the number of people requesting
host the Coffee Hour on the third Sunday of every month. A monthly confidential
prayer list is prayed every day by all Daughters and a
telephone prayer chain is available for urgent needs. Daughters are also
special prayer partners for the youth of St. Joseph’s, with interested
Daughters praying for a specific young person.
new ministry of Healing Shawls was begun in February, which invites parishioners
to prayerfully knit or crochet beautiful warm, cuddly shawls which are
blessed by Fr. Marty and then given to persons who are in treatment for
and recovering from various ailments and/or surgeries, new mothers, those
who have suffered the recent loss of a loved one, etc. – those needing
a tangible touch of God’s love and comfort in their lives.
Christine Pedic 364-4284
Lay Eucharist Ministers (LEMS)
To help all of St. Joseph’s family to feel included,
cared for, and nourished. To promote healing through the sacrament. Bring
communion to those who cannot attend church Activities: Receive sanctified
bread and wine from priest during service Travel to private homes, hospitals,
nursing homes, rehab centers; Conduct brief service to administer communion
to those who are ill, recovering from surgery or accident, or otherwise
homebound Visit with persons receiving communion if/as their condition
permits Clean and put away vessels and other items used during service
Log service in Register of Church Services Service times: Visit can be
made after any service time, upon arrangement with person being visited.
Contact: Olive Gill: 561-733-9284
Anointing Ministers (LAMS)
To assist the Rector by providing additional opportunities for parishioners
of Saint Joseph’s to receive prayers for healing and anointing
of the sick. Activities: Participate in the Saturday Healing Service
and be available for those wishing to receive prayer and anointing.
Be available to visit parishioners at home, hospital, assisted living
facilities or nursing homes to bring communion and anointing to those
who wish to receive. During Sunday services assist with prayers for
those requesting special prayers and anointing for special intentions.
Contact: Olive Gill: 561-733-9284
purpose of serving as a Liturgical Minister is to glorify God by assisting
the priest(s) at this service. To serve as Deacon, Sub-Deacon, Chalice
Bearer, Acolyte, Lector at Eucharistic Services.
Activities: For Deacon, to set table, gather offertory plates from ushers,
chalice bearer and carry Gospel
For Sub-Deacon, to assist setting and cleaning of table, be pointer for
Priest, reader of Prayers of the People, and chalice bearer
For Acolyte to assist setting and cleaning of table, bell ringer, and
chalice bearer; To serve in positions of crucifer, torch bearers, bread
and wine servers, and banner bearer.
For Lectors to read Old or New Testament reading
Service times: Eucharistic
Sunday services; All types of services such as funerals, weddings, etc.
Leila Marconi 561-272-4250 (9:30 service)
Cheryl May 561-762-0891 (7:45 service)
as an acolyte is a wonderful way to experience our worship service
and to grow in your commitment to God. This is an important ministry
actively assisting at the altar in the worship of our God.
Our youth in 3rd grade and above are eligible to serve as acolytes. Acolytes
are trained to serve at God's altar in various roles: banner bearers, crucifers,
There are four levels of acolytes:
Level- All new acolytes start at this level by learning how and when
to carry the torches.
Level- After much experience during services with torches new responsibilities
will be added including lighting and extinguishing candles and accepting
items from the ushers.
Level-These acolytes have at least two years serving experience and
will help with various parts of the Eucharist including such things
as presenting the elements and ringing the bells.
These are experienced high school and adult acolytes.
Sherry Thomas 561-272-0206
purpose of the Altar Guild is to provide a setting for worship and bring
people closer to God by creating a reverent atmosphere. To prepare the
altar and provide the rector with the physical items he needs to run his
Activities: Weekly clean candle snuffers,
Fill oil candles,
Check vestments to insure they are clean, replace candles
Wash, dry and iron all altar linens
Set up services on Saturday night, two Sunday AM services
and 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening service.
Clean all vessels and put them away
Assist Rector as needed for additional services
times: Every three weeks for one full week of service. Includes Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday services, as well as the weekend.
Ruth Mayhew 561-737-3238