Worship Assistants

Preparing for Worship

Altar Guild - Responsible for altar linens, communion vessels, and bread and wine. Members work in teams to set the altar before a service and to clean the vessels afterward.


Flower Guild - Arrange flowers for the altar and assist with distribution of flowers after the service. Members of the flower guild work in teams of two.


During Worship

Ushers - Greet and welcome people into the church and assist them with seating as needed


Acolytes - Light altar candles, carry the processional crosses, assist the priest during the Eucharist


Readers- Read the lessons from the Old Testament and Epistles and lead the prayers of the people


Eucharistic Ministers - Serve the chalice at the altar and assist the priest with carrying communion into the congregation when needed





  • Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
  • 1100 Stockton Street
  • Jacksonville, FL 32204
  • United States
  • Phone: (904) 387-5691
  • welcome@gsjax.church