Groups

St. Dunstan's has a number of dynamic groups that provide fellowship and leadership in the parish community. Worship is an entire community event. Everyone is needed to help make it happen!

Acolytes:

These are dedicated church members, 7th grade or older, who assist the clergy in the conduct of worship services as crucifers, torchbearers, and banner-bearers. Training is provided. Contact: Catherine Beauchamp.

Altar Guild:

The Altar Guild prepares the sanctuary and chapel for worship services, weddings, and funerals. Duties include setup before services, cleanup after services, as well as maintenance of silver, brass, and altar linens. St. Dunstan’s currently has three teams who rotate on a weekly basis. New members are always welcome to join this vital ministry. Training is provided, no previous experience is needed. Contact: Pat Moore

Chalicists:

A lay person who assists the clergy during worship by distributing the Chalice (cup of wine) during Communion. Contact: Rev. Stephen Shepherd or Rev. Anna Scherer.

Choir:

The choir helps lead the congregation in worship at the 10:15 A.M. service each Sunday from September to June. On occasion, choirs from multiple churches join together for a special worship service. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. A contingent of choir members help lead the whole year, including summer, though the entire choir is usually only present through June. Contact: David Lang.

Healing Ministers:

A lay person trained to offer prayers on behalf of those desiring healing for themselves and for others. Healing Ministry is offered on the first and third Sundays of each month. Contact: Rev. Stephen Shepherd or Rev. Anna Scherer.

Lectors:

A lay person trained in reading scripture and the Prayers of the People during worship services. Contact: Rev. Stephen Shepherd or Rev. Anna Scherer.

Oblationers:

These parishioners present the elements (the bread and wine) at the altar after the offering. Contact: Rev. Stephen Shepherd or Rev. Anna Scherer.

Ushers:

These parishioners distribute service programs before the service; set up the sound system and distribute hearing aids, help find seats when the church is crowded; take up the offering; assist communicants returning from the altar rail; and inform clergy when someone needs communion and/or healing in the pews. Contact: Rev. Stephen Shepherd or Rev. Anna Scherer.

 

For more specific information, please contact the Parish Administrator at 703-356-7533.