MinistrySchedulerProWe are God’s hands in our world. That means we have a special privilege as blessed Christians to show others God’s great love. There are many ways to connect within our walls and in our community. Here you will find a starting place to use your gifts to help with the work of “Connecting All Generations to Christ and Community”.

Bonus! A study of 1100 adults ages 51 to 91 found that those who volunteered at least 200 hours per year were 40 percent less likely to have high blood pressure than those who didn’t volunteer.

Click on the Ministry Scheduler Pro image above to manage your personal volunteer schedule. Username and password required. Please contact Janet if you need these assigned to you.

Look through the our volunteer opportunities and sign up for something big or small, either way you’ll make a difference in the life of a person or your community. It’s easy to become connected by sending an email to janet@cantonlutheran.net or calling 605-764-2429.

Children’s Ministry

Our Children’s Ministry seeks to prepare and equip our children for their Christian journey by providing opportunities to learn while doing by attending Sunday School, Wednesday School, ROCK ( our after school program), Preschool Vacation Bible School, Day Camp, Summer Bible Camp experiences, and Children’s Christmas programs.

Opportunities to Volunteer in Children’s Ministry:

SONday School Teacher
Plan and teach a lesson to children in Grades 1-5.

Wednesday Children’s Singing Leader
Sing and teach children ages 3-11 Bible songs. Lead them in singing at worship one to three times during the school year.

Wednesday Pianist for Children

Worship Ministry

Worship Ministry supports our three services so that they are a spiritual time for our members and visitors. It takes over 30 volunteers each week to make our worship services flow smoothly and make everyone feel welcome.

Opportunities to Volunteer in Worship Ministry:

Usher
Arrive 15-20 minutes before the service and help hand out bulletins and help people find open seats. During the service receive the offering and direct people for communion distribution. After the service tidy up the worship area. Monitor the entire building for safety issues by doing a walk through the halls, basement, and education wing during worship.

Lector (Lay Reader)
Lectors assist with worship each week by reading the assigned Bible Readings. Lectors can get the readings from the Church Office by midweek either in person or by e-mail so that there are no surprise pronunciations. Please enunciate clearly and speak slowly so that all can hear God’s word.

Altar Guild
Members that prepare the communion elements before worship services. Altar Guild volunteers work in pairs and are trained by experienced members.

Communion Assistant
Come to the altar right after the pastor invites all to commune. You will receive communion first and then proceed to the station the pastor assigns you. When distributing bread you say, “Body of Christ, given for you.” When distributing the wine you say, “Blood of Christ, shed for you.” During distribution of either bread or wine you can say the person’s name, such as “Body of Christ, given for you, John.” Children that have not taken communion instruction are given a blessing. Touch their head and say, “God loves and cares for you”, or “You are a loved child of God”.

Tellers
Count donations after the worship service with another person. Training with an experienced teller will be needed.

Coffee/Treat Server
After Sunday morning worship we have a Coffee Fellowship time in the Church Library. The Coffee/Treat Server brings a light snack that will serve about 30-40 people. Don puts the coffee pot on before worship so all you have to do is serve the coffee with treats and clean-up afterward.

Worship Service Tech Crew
Set-up the screen, projector and microphones. Make sure all electronics are working for the Wednesday and Sunday services. Training is necessary for this ministry.

Sunday Service Videographer
Videotape the 9:30 am Sunday Worship and take DVD to the Midco and Knology sites that will play the service that afternoon. Training is necessary for this ministry.

Music Ministries

Gospel Choir – Adults that love singing for worship. They meet on Wed. nights to practice and sing at worship about once a month.

Youth Bell Choir– Students in Grades 2-5 that enjoy making music. Practice is on Wed. and performances on Sun. or Wed.

Christmas Cantata

SERVICE GROUPS

The workers in this ministry are serving with their hands and hearts to help others from CLC and the community to see God’s love in action.

Opportunities to Participate:

Service Group Caller
This person calls the people on their service group to give time, food, or monetary donations for an event.

Service Group Worker
As a member of CLC you are part of a service group. You will be called on to work at funerals or special events as a set-up person, server, and clean-up person.

Service Group Food Minister
As a member of CLC you are part of a service group. You will be called to provide food (salads, cupcakes, or cookies) for funerals or special events at CLC.

WELCA

This is a women’s organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As a partner in the total ministry of CLC, the organization affirms, supports and challenges women in their daily ministries at home and around the world. As a member of CLC you are a automatically welcomed as a member of WELCA.

Opportunities to Participate:

Circle Bible Study Member
Meet once a month with other women to study the Bible.

Care and Share
Meet once a month to quilt or put together layettes and school kits for Lutheran World Relief.

Special Events
World Day of Prayer, Annual Potato Bake