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Worship & Hospitality Ministries

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The Worship & Hospitality Ministries work to make each worship experience meaningful and welcoming , bringing alive the message of God’s love for us through Christ, and enabling us to go forth into the world to live out our faith.

Hospitality Teams

Leader: DyAnn St. Clair

  • Greeter Team/Connection Point Team - Greet worshippers before the service and help make them feel welcome at Orchard. Direct them to the ushers and sanctuary and provide information on ways to make a connection at Orchard.
  • Cookie and Coffee Hour Team (Coordinators: Rebecca Mann and Marianne Rinker) Put your baking skills to work as you provide treats for our coffee hour. These goodies make this time of fellowship much sweeter!
  • Rainbow Takers Team - This Team takes bread and information about the ministries of the church to first time visitors to Orchard. Often these quick visits are the first and most impressive connection our visitors have with us.

  • Worship Production/Media Ministry Team

    Worship Producer: Linda Hall

    This team provides technical support for worship and special services and other special events. Help set up the required sound equipment, run the sound board, run the worship computer screens, help with creation/design of graphics, work on the web site, and help with lighting of special performances. Training is provided.

    **NOW DEVELOPING** Video Production Team - camera work, video editing. Call Linda Hall if you have video experience or would like to join this exciting new team! (see below)

    **NEW** Video Production Team

    Seeking leader and crew (see Linda Hall, Worship Producer)

    EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE COMING SOON TO ORCHARD! Orchard will soon have the ability to video record worship services and will be moving toward production of quality in-house videos. If you have experience in video production, videography, video editing, or are tech savvy and would like to learn, please contact Linda Hall to see where you might fit in the new Video Production Team. We are specifically looking for someone with experience to help lead us in this new direction!

    Usher Team

    Leader: Scott Adamowski

    We see our ushers as ambassadors for Orchard. Their kindness and helpfulness are essential when leading our worshippers to a pew, handing out bulletins, collecting the offering, etc. at each worship service. Training is provided.

  • Chancel Choir: All singers welcome. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Worship Band: Praise and worship band that shares their faith with the congregation during worship services and at special events. Rehearsals are on Wed. at 6:00 p.m.
  • Cherub Choir (Leader: Kristen Tesauro) - Children’s choir for grades pre-K-3. Rehearsals Wednesdays @ 5:30 (5:00 during Wednesday Nights Together program) - WOW room.
  • Lighthouse Rock (Leader: Jamie Reed) - Youth choir for grades 7-12. Rehearsals Sundays @ 5 p.m. - choir room.
  • Chancel Ringers (Leader: Jamie Reed) - Music readers are needed to join our handbell choir. Check with Jamie Reed for rehearsal schedule.
  • Instrumentalists - Do you play an instrument? If you are willing to share your talent in a worship service, let us know.

  • Worship Leader Team

    Leader: Barbara DeGrazia

    This is an important role in our Sunday worship services. These individuals help set the tone and assist in leading the congregation in worship. Training is provided.

    Acolyte and Candle Preparation Team

    Leaders: Alyson Gay and Lisa Jackson

    Schedule and train youth (7th – 12th grades) for acolyte service and prepare candles for worship and weddings.

    Communion Preparation Team

    Leaders: Lesley Bonsky and Jackie Lawrence

    Prepare the elements and the altar for communion once per month (and special services as required). Training is provided.

    Drama Team

    Leader: Cathy Albery

    Participate in dramas on stage and/or backstage for Sunday worship services or other programs as needed.

    Altar and Arts Team

    Leader: Linda Hall

    This team helps create the worship environment by adding visual texture to our multi-sensory worship experiences. They design and dress the altar, decorate the sanctuary and other areas to reflect the different liturgical seasons and for special events.

    Collection Counter Team

    Leader: Ross Arseneau

    Two people are needed each Sunday to count the offering and make the deposit after worship. Training is provided.

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