Parish Ministries

Parish Ministries

Volunteers like you make possible all these ministries. If you might be interested in participating, please contact the person noted for each item. In doubt about your abilities or qualifications? Remember that: God does not choose the ‘qualified’; God qualifies the ‘chosen’.

Sunday Ministries

For more details, you may also visit “Who’s Who on Sunday?”

Click here for the Sunday Ministries schedule.

Acolytes: carry the Cross in the worship processions and assist the priest during worship. Children and youth serve as acolytes. Please contact Dcn. Elizabeth Murray: yarrumea@gmail.com

Altar Guild: maintains and prepares the altar and its furnishings. Please contact Hope Johnson at: hojohns18@gmail.com

Children’s Nursery: trained caregivers staff the secure nursery during the 10 a.m. service. Please contact Dcn. Elizabeth Murray: yarrumea@gmail.com

Children’s and Youth Ministers: members lead Children’s Chapel and serve as Sunday School teachers. Please contact Dcn. Elizabeth Murray: yarrumea@gmail.com

Choir & Musicians: the choir leads the music at our principal Sunday worship service, and on special occasions, local members and outside musicians perform as well. Please contact Anthony LaMort at lunires33@aol.com.

Coffee Hour Hosts: provide and arrange refreshments and coffee and clean up after. Please contact Kathy Oas: rhoas@aol.com

Counters: assist in counting and recording the Sunday offerings. Please contact Steve Bradley: ginosteve@cfl.rr.com

Greeters: assist people as they enter the church and answer questions of visitors and newcomers. Please contact Andy Weeks: aweeks22@cfl.rr.com

Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs): members who are licensed by the bishop to administer the bread and wine of the Eucharist, and they read portions of the Scripture in Sunday worship. Please contact Dcn. Elizabeth Murray: yarrumea@gmail.com

Lectors (Readers): read parts of the church service. Please contact Dcn. Elizabeth Murray: yarrumea@gmail.com

Newcomer Shepherds: greet both newcomers and visitors, respond to their questions, and also help to integrate them into the life of the parish. Please contact Andy Weeks: aweeks22@cfl.rr.com

Oblation Bearers: bring forward to the altar offerings of bread and wine. Please contact Dcn. Elizabeth Murray: yarrumea@gmail.com

Prayer Team: following the 10 a.m. service, team members are available at the altar rail to pray with those who have particular personal needs or concerns. Please contact Dcn. Elizabeth Murray: yarrumea@gmail.com

Sound and A/V Volunteers: operate the sound and video systems. Please contact Rev. Eric Turner: eric@stjohnsmlb.org

Ushers: assist people as they enter the church, hand out bulletins, collect and present the offering, assist parishioners during the administration of communion, and clean the pews after the service. Please contact Dcn. Elizabeth Murray: yarrumea@gmail.com

Visiting Lay Eucharistic Ministers: take Holy Communion to people who are unable to attend worship and they occasionally lead worship services at seniors’ residential homes. Please contact Dcn. Elizabeth Murray: yarrumea@gmail.com

Ongoing Ministries

Bible Study Groups: Middle & High School students: Wed. 6:00 p.m.; Mixed adults: Wed. 7 p.m.; men’s breakfast and Bible study Friday 8-9:15 a.m.; women’s Bible study first Sat. each month 8 a.m. Please contact Rev. Eric Turner: eric@stjohnsmlb.org

Daughters of the King: a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of prayer, service and evangelism. Please contact Dearing Disney: deardear3@aol.com

Flower Guild: members prepare altar flowers for Sunday worship and provide other special seasonal decorations for the church. Please contact Teresa Chernault: chernaultb@bellsouth.net

Foyer Groups: informal fellowship groups meet over a meal in people’s homes. Please contact Ginny Bradley: ginosteve@cfl.rr.com

News / Media / Web: St. John’s maintains and produces all its own publicity and web site. Please contact Rev. Eric Turner: eric@stjohnsmlb.org

Office Support: volunteers answer the phones, prepare mailings and provide various other light administrative functions. Please contact Rev. Eric Turner: eric@stjohnsmlb.org

Plantastics: maintain the plantings and shrubs around the property. Please contact Dcn. Elizabeth Murray: yarrumea@gmail.com

Property Maintenance and Projects: Please contact Kathy Oas: rhoas@aol.com

Youth Group: Converge is our ministry to middle and high school students.  Click here for the Converge website, or search “Converge Brevard Episcopal Youth” on Facebook.  Please contact Cindy Tuten: cindytuten22@gmail.com

Vestry: the managing board of the parish consists of nine members elected on rotating three year terms and two wardens. Please contact Rev. Eric Turner: eric@stjohnsmlb.org

External Ministries

Daily Bread: St. John’s provides a team of volunteers to serve lunch on the fourth Thursday of each month.
Please contact Ian Johnson: IanJohnson1@juno.com.  Click here to visit Daily Bread’s website.

Diocese: St. John’s is a parish within the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. Many members and Fr. Turner serve on diocesan boards and ministry teams. Please contact Rev. Eric Turner: eric@stjohnsmlb.org.  Click here to visit the Diocese’s website.

Mission Support: through members’ giving and volunteer efforts, St. John’s assists a wide variety of mission works. For more information, please contact Rev. Eric Turner: eric@stjohnsmlb.org

Outreach: umbrella team for all St. John’s mission and outreach. Please contact Ian Johnson: IanJohnson1@juno.com

Solar Light for Africa: Takes teens and adults on short term mission trips to Uganda to install solar power in schools, clinics, orphanages, churches, and other facilities.  Please contact Charlene Turner: charleneturner4@gmail.com.  Click here to visit SLA’s website.

2nd Sunday Concerts: Free to the public concerts hosted by us in St. John’s park. Please contact Fr. Eric Turner at eric@stjohnsmlb.org for more information.