Serving in Worship

Worship & Prayer...Many Visible hearts and invisible hands serve st. John's

Worship is at the heart of our gratitude for Christ’s life among us and offers us the collective opportunity to affirm and deepen our faith. Through the work of several ministry teams including, our worship aims to bring our community into a closer relationship with God and each other. These ministry teams, coordinate and encourage the spiritual and liturgical life of the parish, and support our clergy before, during, and after worship services. Many visible and “invisible” hearts and hands volunteer their time, energy, and talents to make our variety of worship possible. Contact the Parish Office (410-461-7793) to speak with Parish Clergy about serving in a worship ministry or complete the form included on this page of the website.



AcolytesAcolytes serve at the altars of St. John’s in Sunday liturgies during Historic Church and All Saints Hall contemporary worship.  St. John's welcomes children, youth and adult acolytes. 

Altar Guilds

Altar Guilds prepare each worship space for liturgies. For the Historic Church, contact Beth John, 301-725-1115; For All Saints Hall, contact Cathy Nunley, 410-461-4081.

Bread Bakers

Bread Bakers prepare the bread used for the Holy Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall. Contact Amy Sachs, 410-750-3842.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers serve the chalice to the people during the Holy Eucharist. Historic Church: Contact June Robinson, 410-465-4020; All Saints Hall: Leslie Geist


Lectors read lessons from the Bible during worship. Historic Church: Contact Jennifer Wamble410-465-7342;  All Saints Hall: Contact Leslie Geist .


 Vergers assist at Sunday morning services. Working closely with the clergy, the Vergers ensure that all aspects of the worship service are well-coordinated and flow smoothly together. Historic Church: Contact Patty Hagan, Head Verger; All Saints Hall: Contact The Rev. Stephen Hagerty

Youth Opportunities

Looking for opportunities for youth participation in worship? Opportunities start as young as second grade in the Children’s Choir. We also welcome youth as Acolytes, Lectors, Ushers and Eucharistic Ministers, as well as PowerPoint Operators who run the PowerPoint slides used in worship in All Saints Hall.  Contact Marlo Eldridge, 443-610-3250.