Nov 5th - Debbie Mcgarvey & Giselle Wyatt
Nov 12th - Sue Hawkins & Juanita Gillis
Nov 19th - Lorraine Trask & Helen Richie
Nov 26th - Ashley Barteaux, William & Grace
Dec 3rd - Dodie & Doug
Dec 10th - Ruth & Reg
Dec 17th - Paula Hafting & Henry Spurr
Dec 24th - Sid & Nancy
Dec 31st - Derek & Sue
Please remember; if you are unable to greet on your assigned day, kindly contact someone else on the list and arrange to swap with them.
Arrive at least a half hour before the service is due to start
Make sure you have the right bulletin, books, etc. BAS and BCP books are in the pews. There are a few large print BAS booklets available.
Ask if people prefer a hymn book with or without music.
Check to see if there are any letters, etc to be given out.
If you know people who come in, greet them with a smile and a few words of greeting.
Do not chat if there are others lined up and waiting to enter.
When you do not know someone, introduce yourself and shake hands. Explain that they can sit anywhere. Offer to lead them to a seat. Answer any questions they may have.
If you are not sure if persons you do not know are members of the Parish, still introduce yourself and welcome them.
Smiles, positive comments, eye contact and willingness to make them feel at home are essential.
Make a count of how many people are present, including all children and Sunday School Staff who enter at the Offertory. Tell the Rector so that he can fill in the Vestry Book.
At the beginning of the Offertory Hymn take up the collection (plates are by the Font). Start at the front of the Congregation, so that you can be seen before appearing at the end of the pew with a plate. When the server comes forward with the Alms Basin, go to the altar rail and place your plates in it. Remain standing there while the prayer over the gifts is said. Then return to your place.
The Food Bank basket also is taken up. If no-one offers to do this ask somebody if they would mind taking it forward.
During communion, stand in the aisles and invite the congregation when to go forward, about an Altar Rail full at a time (approx. 5-6 per side). Greeters should be the last to receive Communion.
After the service be ready to say good bye and wish a good day and week to all, especially strangers. Again be prepared to answer questions.
Tidy up the foyer table and pews as necessary. Replace hymn books in the closet.
During your month of duty, come to the 10.00 a.m. Sunday Service and other special services such as Ascension Day, Ecumenical Services, Maundy Thursday. The bulletin will say when these services are coming up. If you are not sure ask the Rector.
If you cannot come on any of your appointed days, arrange for a substitute. If this is not possible, please call the Parish Office and leave a message [532-0913].