ADULT CHOIR & BELLRINGERS
The Good Samaritan Choir is under the direction of Carol Alexander which meets on Wednesdays at 6:30pm from the first Wednesday after Labor Day through the first Wednesday in June. The choir also rehearses at 9:00am on Sunday mornings before the 10:00am Holy Eucharist. The choir also rehearses at 9:15am on Sunday morning.
When preparing for Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, and other special occasions the Hand Bell Choir rehearses at 5:30 p.m. several weeks before those dates.
We have a variety of music - traditional, Celtic, Taize, contemporary, and folk, with guest musicians, soloists and hammered dulcimer flute players.
We have the St. John’s Praise Band that participates in our 5th Sunday Worship.
Wicks Pipe Organ
The Wicks Pipe Organ originally had 17 ranks of pipes in 3 divisions—Great Organ, Pedal Organ (on the Epistle side), and the Swell Organ (in the box with shades to control volume, on the Gospel side). The darker metal pipes are mostly lead, and produce a warm, “fuzzy” tone. The brighter metal pipes are mostly tin, producing a bright tone. The “box” pipes produce a light wood flute tone. Some of the metal pipes have reeds (trompette and oboe) that produce a piercing tone. The largest pipe is 8 feet tall, and the shortest pipe is smaller than a pencil. In the late 1980’s, the organ was enlarged with a new mixture stop in the Great Organ that increased the total ranks to 22.
Meets weekly, Thursdays at 6pm, to pray various contemplative methods of prayer practicing the Divine Practice from within. Worship using labyrinth, music, and meditation to strengthen our spiritual journey.
Altar Guild – prepare the Lord’s Table for 8am and 10am services
Linen Guild – clean and press linens for the Lord’s Table
Flower Guild – prepare flower arrangement for the Lord’s Table
Sing on Sunday mornings, special occasions, Holy Week, Easter, and Christmas
Welcome all who enter.
They answer questions and ask visitors to sign the welcome book. They invite the newcomers to fellowship.
Read the Epistles on Sunday morning. Lead the prayers of the people during the Liturgy and give announcements.
Carry gifts of bread and wine to the altar for Holy Communion.
Carry the cross and torch to the altar.
Recommended by the Rector, they serve at the altar administering the chalice and assist the Celebrant as needed.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs)
Parishioners take reserved Sacraments to the homebound or in hospitals or rehabilitation centers. Theses ministers are trained and licenses by the Diocese.
Assist in greeting and seat parishioners for all occasions of worship.
They hand out bulletins and are responsible for counting of parishioners attending the service and recording the number.