Stewardship in the context of the church involves much more than our financial support of the parish. How we marshal our time and talents, as well as our treasure, to serve God and one another is vital to the health of both our parish community and the world we live in. From time to time the Stewardship Committee calls attention to unsung groups that contribute to our thriving parish.
Ushers play an important role. They are usually the first to greet newcomers and visitors; they ensure that seats are found, the offering plates passed, and gifts taken to the altar. The usher helps to guide worshipers to the communion table, and, at the end of the service, puts the pews in order and disposes of trash and excess paper. The time commitment for this service to our parish is minimal: arriving 20 minutes early and staying perhaps that long at the end. Depending on the total number of ushers, individuals are usually asked to serve once every month or so. If you are interested, please give Rebecca Lewis, 567-3471, a call to arrange for brief training. (A perk of ushering: you can indulge your secret Quasimodo as you ring the church bell!)