A Guide to


A Manual for:




Communion Servers,


Assisting Ministers

Communion at New Joy

Worship is enlivened by the gifts and ministry of many people

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Guide to Worship Leadership

Greeters welcome people to church, and greet them as they leave following worship.

Ushers guide worshippers with their movement toward the altar for communion, for making their gifts and offerings, and at other times.

Readers proclaim God’s Word by reading Scripture in worship.

Acolytes help prepare the worship space for worship by lighting candles, presenting communion elements at the altar, and clearing the altar with the Assisting Minister. Acolytes also serve communion.

Assisting Ministers lead many of the prayers of worship, prepare the altar for communion, serve communion, and clear the altar with the Acolyte.