Dedicated Service Behind Every Ceremony

Celebrating the Altar Guild's Devotion

At the heart of our church’s sacred ceremonies, the Altar Guild meticulously prepares the altar for Holy Communion and special holiday services, ensuring every detail reflects the sanctity of the occasion.

St. John's Alter Guild

Duties of the Altar Guild

The Altar Guild plays a crucial role in the spiritual life of the church by preparing the sacred spaces for worship. Members are responsible for the careful preparation of the communion elements, ensuring that the bread and wine are respectfully handled and set up before each service. This preparation is done with the utmost reverence, acknowledging the significance of the Eucharist in the life of the congregation.

Additionally, the Altar Guild is tasked with the maintenance of communion vessels. This includes the regular cleaning and polishing of chalices, patens, and other utensils used during the service to keep them in a condition befitting their sacred purpose. The preservation of these vessels is not only a matter of aesthetics but also a reflection of the church’s dedication to honor and respect the sacraments.

Another significant responsibility of the Altar Guild is attending to the altar and chancel paraments. These items, including cloths, hangings, and other decorations, are carefully arranged according to the liturgical calendar and specific religious observances. The meticulous attention to detail ensures that the altar’s appearance supports the spiritual focus of each service, enhancing the congregational experience and reflecting the theological significance of the church’s rituals.

Members of the Altar Guild also assist in setting a reverent atmosphere for holiday services and special occasions, ensuring that each event is marked with the appropriate solemnity and joy. Their dedication behind the scenes is vital in facilitating the smooth execution of church services, contributing to a meaningful worship experience for all attendees.

Get in Touch with Us

If you feel called to serve and wish to be a part of our Altar Guild, please do not hesitate to contact our church office. We welcome all who wish to contribute to preparing our sacred spaces for worship.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Peru, IL 61354

2000 Luther Drive
Peru, IL  61354