Members of the altar guild are “ministers of the liturgy”. This ministry involves preparing the worship space (sanctuary, altar, etc.) with the furnishings, linens, and paraments used in the liturgy at every service. Duties include:
- setting up and putting away communion for each service,
- maintaining the altar linens,
- changing the banner and the paraments on the altar/pulpit/lectionary for each church season and/or festival, and
- setting up the hymn board showing the season/festival and hymns for the service
Those serving on the Altar Guild usually are responsible for the duties, one or two months per year. Men, women, and confirmed youths may serve on the Altar Guild.