The Altar Guild is a ministry of “quiet service”. It’s behind the scenes, but a most critical act of service to the church.
At Saint Barnabas, the members of the Altar Guild serve the Church under the direction of the Rector and are responsible for setting up and caring for the furnishings in any area where worship will take place. The Altar Guild is responsible for tasks such as preparing the altar; laundering and ironing altar and worship linens, polishing brass and silver, filling candles and various other tasks; ensuring the altar is dressed in the proper color of the day; and cleaning up after services and either preparing for another service or “closing down” for the day.
Below is a short video about setting the table.