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Serving Within the Church

Within your family at home, each person probably has certain jobs that they do that help the family function.  There are also many opportunities for the St. Mark’s Church Family to participate in the life of the Church according to the gifts with which they have been blessed. Some are very short term and others require a longer commitment.  If you are interested in knowing more about one or more of these opportunities to serve, please contact the church office at 419-238-6336. 

ALTAR GUILD -  prepares the church sanctuary for worship

GREETERS  - welcome members and guests to St. Mark’s

USHERS – escort worshippers to their seats and help in various ways during the service

LECTORS – leads the congregation in reading the scriptures during Worship

ACOLYTES – assist during the service

TAPE MINISTRY – record, duplicate, and deliver tapes of the service to shut-ins

COMMUNION MINISTRY – take Holy Communion to shut-in and home-bound members

CARD MINISTRY – send cards to shut-ins and hospitalized members

MUSIC MINISTRY                                               

  • Adult Choir – leads the congregations in singing during the 10:30 worship service. Rehearses between Sunday, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m., September through May
  • Children’s Choir – sings third Sunday of the month at the 10:30 service Rehearses at 10:00 on Sunday mornings, September through May
  • Handbell Choir – plays third Sunday of the month at the 10:30 service. Rehearses on Wednesday evening, September through May
  • Liturgical Praise Ensemble – plays at the 8:00 service on the 3rd  Sunday of each month. LPE rehearses at 7:00 a.m. on the third Sunday of the month
  • Chimers – play the bell tower carillon


  • Prayer Team – meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays throughout the year to pray together and visit shut-in and home-bound members on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • Prayer Chain - members notified of prayer concerns by telephone and/or email

BULLETIN ASSEMBLY TEAM – meets weekly to fold and assemble bulletins and newsletters

EDUCATION MINISTRY – teach Sunday School classes and facilitate small groups

CHURCH COUNCIL -  meets on the third Tuesday of each month

KITCHEN MINISTRY – prepares meals for various church events

COMMITTEES – there are many other committees on which members serve to the Glory of God

160 West Sycamore St. Van Wert, OH  45891 | 419-238-6336

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