Worship & Volunteer Opportunities For All
At St. Gabriel's, we don't just talk about inclusivity; we live it. We invite all lay members to be a part of our welcoming community where your unique gifts and talents are not only embraced but celebrated.
We firmly believe that the richness of our worship experience is deeply rooted in the diversity and dedication of the individuals who contribute, both visibly and behind the scenes.
With talented musicians, dedicated acolytes, and heartfelt readers, our Episcopal worship has a long-standing tradition of offering a platform for all to share their gifts in worship. Moreover, beyond the worship services, there are numerous opportunities for active participation in the day-to-day life of our church community.
Serving Opportunities On Sunday Morning
Ushering & Greeting
Every Sunday and at special services, our dedicated Ushers and Greeters are a welcoming presence. They stand on the front steps and in the narthex, ready to extend a warm and cheerful greeting to newcomers, visitors, and our regular attendees.
Their responsibilities include distributing bulletins and offering assistance to newcomers in finding a seat, ensuring that they feel comfortable during the service.
Throughout the service, they play an integral role in collecting offerings and guiding individuals to the altar rail for communion.
Following the 10:30 a.m. service, our Ushers diligently prepare a summary of the unsealed offerings from both services, which is then provided to the church bookkeeper.
Throughout the ages, from the distant past to the present day, acolytes have been devoted individuals, including men, women, boys, and girls, who hold a deep love for the Lord Jesus Christ. Acolytes have a profound desire to serve Him at His hallowed altar.
Being chosen to partake in this sacred ministry to God and His people is indeed a great honor.
Requirements for this service include being a member of St. Gabriel's, a willingness to attend training sessions, and a commitment to fulfill scheduled duties.
Is God calling you? If so, please speak with our parish priest.
Every Sunday, during both of our services at St. Gabriel's Church, the sacred Word of God is recited by a Lector as the congregation follows along with printed versions provided in the bulletin.
Lay members take the honor of reading appointed lessons from the Old and New Testaments.
The recitation of the Psalm is typically led by a lay member, with exceptions during liturgical seasons when it becomes a responsive chant sung by both the choir and the congregation.
The reading of the Gospel, however, remains the exclusive duty of our clergy during the Rite I and Rite II Services of Holy Eucharist.
Worship Team & Choir
All year round, our dedicated Worship team and Choir harmonize to prepare our hearts for the Word and Sacrament, offering songs of praise and worship to our Lord. For special occasions, we're delighted to include additional musicians, enhancing the variety and participation in our Music Ministry.
This is a congregation that takes joy in raising their voices in song, whether it's from the choir loft or the pews.
If you share a passion for music and worship, we'd love for you to consider joining us.
Lay Eucharistic Minister
Our Lay Eucharistic Ministers are dedicated lay individuals, licensed by the Bishop of the Dioceses, to aid in the administration of the Eucharistic sacraments.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers are responsible for assisting the priest in distributing the communal cup of wine and wafers at the altar.
The Lay Eucharistic Minister's contribution is pivotal, as they provide valuable support to the priest, ensuring that the Eucharistic service proceeds with grace and efficiency.
The Intercessory Prayer Team (IPT) is a ministry of service devoted to both honoring God and promoting the healing of His people. Our dedicated Lay individuals, who have received training and been commissioned by our priest in front of the congregation, actively participate in this hands-on intercession ministry during our regularly scheduled services and special programs.
Furthermore, the Prayer Team enriches our parish life by organizing Prayer Vigils for conventions and hosting open houses during various parish events.
Volunteer Opportunities in Titusville
There are many opportunities throughout the week to offer volunteer services outside of worship. From setup and clean up of events to administrative tasks in the office, there are a lot of ways you can participate in the church and our community.
If you would like to offer your time to the church as a volunteer, please get in touch!
Living In The Presence
In 2012, the group began from one man’s yearning to know how to “be” in God’s presence. What did it feel like, how do you do it, etc.? A group of dedicated men and women gather weekly to share their adventures of life with God, family, prayer, and study materials that strengthen our connections to God and each other.
We welcome anyone to join us on our journey. Everything we share in this group is held in confidence. Perhaps God is calling you to explore more about your heart’s journey with Him in the community. Contact Mary and Glenn Orwick if you would like to get involved.
Living in the Presence, or LIP, meets every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Choir Room.
The Order of the Daughters of the King®
The Order of the Daughters of the King®* is a National and International Order that differs from other women’s organizations by the vows of Prayer, Service, and Evangelism we make to God, before our congregation, during a Service of Admission.
All prayer requests are confidential, shared only with each Daughter so that we may pray for the cares and concerns of others and ourselves. You will find us serving wherever God places us, but particularly for the needs of our Rector and Parish.