Sacraments and Chancel

"I have always loved gardening and flowers, and have wanted to learn how to use them in different settings. Being on the committee has been a great learning experience, and you find out that this congregation is very gracious and appreciative of whatever we have offered." - Carol Kepler

Sacraments and Chancel serves under the Deacons Ministry to enhance the beauty of the church and sanctuary with flowers or natural arrangements. We welcome all who would like to participate. Prior to the Sunday service, the members of this group take turns at furnishing both an altar arrangement and banner selection appropriate to the church season. Additional duties include providing the Communion setup about once a year and helping with the overall Christmas planning and decorating.

The communion table arrangements are a visual interpretation of the theme for worship. Some arrangers choose to use flowers and greenery from their gardens. Others share special collections: shells or candles or driftwood. Imagine piles of canned food, hand-painted key pegs for Habitat families, crafts from around the world, or barbed wire encircling a wooden cross.

In observance of Reformation Sunday, the communion table depicts the three pillars of the Protestant Reformation: justification by faith, the authority of scripture, and the priesthood of all believers.

Living Your Faith

  • Prepare an arrangement for the communion table one week
  • Deck the halls during advent at the Hanging of the Greens
  • Make a banner from your own design or one we provide
  • Prepare the communion set-up one week; training is provide
  • Join the Sacraments and Chancel Committee.