|Date Posted||September 29, 2021|
Michigan (Ellen Ekevag)
|Average Sunday Attendance||37|
We may have written the book on including others in worship!
● Each Sunday, on a rotating schedule, one person or a group serve as worship coordinators. Duties
include preparing the church for worship (cleaning, candle lighting, gathering communion materials, highlighting bulletins), serving as communion assistant, collecting the offering and noisy offering. After the service, they make and serve coffee and supply a treat, and clean up.
● Children are an integral part of our ministry including but not limited to, setting the Lord’s table for communion and collecting offerings.
● Readings are highlighted in the bulletin- people choose these bulletins if they want to read the
opening, a lesson, Psalm, prayer, or closing.
● Items needed by the church are provided by participants. A sign-up sheet including items needed by the church is put out at the beginning of the year. Participants select the items they would like to
provide for the year.
● We are very open to community engagement i n other centered-service. When someone wants to do a service project, we work together to get it done. We do not have committees.
When Christ United first federated, parishioners came from a more structured worship setting. Filling the vacancy in 2001 with a Lutheran Pastor rather than an Episcopalian clergy, created challenges for some members. Some members of St. Anne's l eft, but most stayed to become Christ United. Those who stayed worked together to explore previously held beliefs and to welcome new members. They explored ways to meet the mission of reaching out to the unchurched. When conflicts arose, the pastor typically addressed them. We recognize the need to intentionally minimize conflict and practice it routinely.
To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, OTM Portfolio, and two sample sermons (in any format) to:
The Rev. Canon Ellen Ekevag
Canon for Congregational Development and Transitions
Episcopal Diocese of Michigan