Ministries

Holy Cross Choir – Contact: Scott Warren
Our music is founded upon traditional Anglican and related hymnody. We welcome all singers who wish to participate in the choir. No audition is necessary. The choir serves by leading congregational hymns and chants as well as by presenting anthems at the offertory. Choir rehearsals take place at 9:00 A.M., one hour before Eucharist on Sundays. In addition to regular Sunday services, we offer the order for evensong on various feast days during the liturgical year.

 

Diocesan Church Women (DCW) – The common denominator of our members is love of God and the wish to do His work. Diocesan Church Women (DCW) empowers women to do Christ’s ministry in the world.

 

 

Daughters of the King (Points of Contact: Jacqueline Knoblock or Amelia ‘Toots’ Harper
The Order of the Daughters of the King® (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. We have made a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow Him as Lord of our lives. We are an Order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Today our membership includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic churches.

We will be meeting Saturday, 29 March 11.00 AM. Open to DOK members and those who may be interested in the Daughters of the King. Please join us as we prayerfully consider our call to prayer for our Priest, our church and the Christian community wherever it may be.

 

Order of St. Vincent – 
The International Order of Saint Vincent, established in 1882, is an world-wide fellowship of lay ministers associated with liturgy and sanctuary service in the western branches of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Members follow a rule of life that includes daily prayer, reading of the biblical Scriptures, regular participation and reception of the sacraments.

 

Altar Guild – 
This ministry is made up of dedicated parisioners called to prepare our Lord’s table for Holy Communion on Sunday’s, Noon Holy Communion on Wednesday, special occasions, and funeral services.

 

Flower Guild – Contacts: Miriam Crowson 
This ministry is made up of dedicated women called to prepare flowers for our Lord’s table for Holy Communion on Sunday’s, special occasions, and funeral services.

 

United Ministries of Sumter County – Contact: Karen Scheller
United Ministries of Sumter County is an extension of the ministry of area churches.  It is a ministry of God’s people whose mission is to provide crisis assistance to those in need.  The overall ministry provides direct financial assistance, referrals, counseling and tries to address the root causes of affliction with a Biblical perspective.

 

KAIROS (Prison Ministry) – Contact: Dennis Snell
Well-organized and well-trained volunteer teams of men and women from our community present a 3-day weekend, introductory course in Christianity.  This inter-denominational team of volunteers — both clergy and laypersons — work in cooperation with the Prison Chaplain.  A well-organized follow up program is part of this ministry which includes mentoring for the family members of the incarcerated. Kairos Prison Ministry affects the lives of prisoners in countless positive ways. Lives have been changed, and former inmates re-enter society as better spouses, parents and employees. Many released prisoners become volunteers, and give back to society. Some start their own ministries, pastor churches, while others run re-entry programs, and become mentors.

 

Bag Lunches for Emmanuel Soup Kitchen – Contact: Milton Corley
Parishioners periodically assemble in the Parish Hall on Saturday morning to make bag lunches for Emmanuel United Methodist Church’s soup kitchen. This ministry involves making sandwiches and packing them, along with other snacks, for distribution to Sumter’s homeless and hungry.

Reaching Sumter with the Transforming Love of Jesus Christ