Worship Ministries

From reading the scriptures, to assisting in serving communion, reading the prayers and acolyting, we want participants in worship! Do you just love people? We'd love to have you as a greeter or usher to welcome our parishioners with a smile as they come in or hand them a bulletin. Life change happens as we participate in it, not just stand by and watch from the outskirts. We love having many different people involved in the worship experience! Come grow with our family in worship.


Sunday 8:00 a.m. - Contemplative Service - Holy Eucharist Rite I with sermon

Sunday 10:00 a.m. - Family Service - Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir and sermon

  • Children's Sunday School 9:50 -11:00 a.m.
  • Children join the congregation for Holy Communion at the exchange of the peace.
  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Childcare provided

Youth Sunday 10:00 a.m. - Contemporary Service - Every 4th Sunday of the month.


Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - Healing Service with praise and Bible Study

 


Greeters

Welcome the community to Grace Episcopal Church in Tampa Palms Florida.


Acolytes

An important part of Sunday worship.


Acolytes are the ones who carry the cross, torches, and other items in processions at the beginning and end of service and when proclaiming the Gospel, and who help in a number of important ways during the service.


Becoming an acolyte is a great way to help in church and to learn more about the different things that happen during services. It is especially enjoyable at Grace because Father Ben is so appreciative!


Acolyte service is open to anyone in fourth grade or above.  We love our adult acolytes, as well!


We hold periodic training sessions to help acolytes learn the various tasks.


Altar Guild

The Altar Guild maintains and arranges everything needed to for worship, including setting the table for Eucharist, including additional chalices and intinction cups,arranging the flowers, setting out candles, and setting up for baptisms. This ministry is one of sensitivity, beauty, sacredness, and elbow grease.

Lay Readers

We invite you to participate in worship as a reader of the Old Testament lesson, Psalm, New Testament lesson, or the Prayers of the People.  In the Youth Service, 4th Sunday of the month, we encourage the youth to do the readings - the awesome job they do can move us to applause or tears!

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

A Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM) is a lay person authorized to administer the chalice at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist.  This ministry is one of appreciation for the mystery of the Eucharist and a deep sense of compassion and respect for those who come forward to receive Holy Communion at the altar.