401 Scammel St.
Marietta, Ohio  45750

Alter Guild

 Joan Gerhart/Charlene Stephen
 Email: jerryandpat@suddenlink.net

The Altar Guild

The Altar Guild assists the Pastor and Worship Committee in preparing the worship area of the church and is under the direct supervision of the Pastor.  Members, with the custodian, see that the chancel and other areas of worship are clean and in order.  They are responsible for the set-up of communions, confirmations and all special services.  They take care of the paraments and altar linens, acolyte vestments, brass, candles, etc.  They also deliver the altar flowers to hospitalized and home bound members, if the donor is unable to do so.  At St. Luke's the Guild trims the Chrismon tree and decorated for all seasons.  Ten to twelve persons serve on the Guild.  Two are assigned to each month's duty.  Training is held regularly and is conducted by the Pastor or chairperson.

This witness is a rewarding privilege and a responsibility to accept as an expression of faith.  The members learn the correct names of items and a deeper meaning as to why things are done in our worship life.  In serving, the members enjoy a special fellowship with each other and a closeness with our Pastor.