Worship Committee

Purpose: The Worship Committee, with the Minster of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care and a representative of the Choir will be responsible for the co-ordination of all worship services and the oversight of the use, care and decoration of the Sanctuary.

Membership: As required including the Minister of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care, the Director of Music and a representative of the Choir.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • plan worship services for the year, with the Minister(s);
  • schedule and monitor all special Worship services, including baptism and confirmation;
  • communicate with the Church Council, Committees and Groups with respect to covenanting services and other special services, such as Church School Promotion, UCW, Outreach, Stewardship and Cemetery Sundays;
  • have oversight of the order of public worship, with review from time to time;
  • arrange for guest preachers as required, including the Anniversary preacher and for supply during the vacation and study leaves of the Ministerial staff;
  • arrange for lay scripture readers;
  • oversee the music ministry with the Director of Music and the Choir representative;
  • prepare the sacraments for all Communion Services;
  • arrange for members of the Congregation to serve Communion;
  • care for the Communion vessels;
  • facilitate Special Communion Service(s) for shut-ins, in co-operation with the Pastoral Care Committee;
  • set guidelines for weddings, baptisms and funerals and review these guidelines from time to time;
  • care for the antependia and banners, including changing seasonally;
  • care for the Memorial Candles;
  • arrange for flowers for the Sanctuary, for special occasions such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas and Anniversary Sundays;
  • arrange for the delivery of flowers, in co-operation with the Pastoral Care Committee;
  • oversee the Knox tape ministry
  • oversee the use of the Sanctuary, in co-operation with the Property Committee, for events other than Worship;
  • establish and periodically revise and update a policy for closing the Church for worship services in case of inclement weather conditions such as snow or ice storms