The Altar Guild affords women of the parish the opportunity to understand the needs of the church and to work together to accomplish goals set by the Altar Guild. Two areas of service include maintaining the altar and providing meals for funerals.
Many people at St. Joseph the Worker endeavor to make our church warm, inviting, and reflective of the Gospel message. The Altar Guild's main purpose is to promote this by caring for the sanctuary and narthex, maintaining plants, flowers, candles and the altar. The altar is one of the most important parts of any church service. It must be maintained and decorated according to the season and celebration. We devote time and creative energy to making our sanctuary pleasing and liturgically appropriate. Providing meals for funerals is another way we can reach out to those in our community when they need support. The Altar Guild ministers to families who are grieving a loss by organizing, preparing, and serving light meals or desserts at receptions following funerals or memorial services.
If this is an area you are interested in, please contact Lorraine Benzinger 503-254-4051 for more information.
New Altar Guild Officers
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Altar Guild Officers:
President: Lorraine Benzinger
Vice President: Darlene Greiner
Secretary: Cindy Mackley
Treasurer: Jo Turner
Please keep these generous women in your prayers as they coordinate another year of serving our parish family.