The worship committee is responsible for coordinating what happens during the worship service. This includes altar preparation and music selections. We also help to spread the sharing of special gifts, like puppets and bell choir, in the services.
Altar Care Ministry
Altar Care at St. Marks is an opportunity of service open to all members. Working in the Sacristy (historical name) is our way to show our love and reverence to God. Altar Care normally takes place in the Sacristy, or special room, set aside for the storing and care of Paraments and Linens used in our worship service. Altar Care also includes the preparation for Holy Communion at each service and the care and storage of Worship Banners, which are an added delight to our worship experience.Working in the Sacristy is a privilege and blessing, open to all who would join us. If you would like to help, please contact the office. Here is the recipe for the Communion Bread.
“Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” – Psalm 95:2
The Carillon Ringers at St. Mark’s are a bell choir with eleven ringers playing three octaves of Schulmerich handbells and three octaves of Malmark handchimes. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings and participate in worship once a month at the 8:30 a.m. service on Sundays September through May. For many years we have been invited as guests to perform at the Olathe Civic Band’s Holiday Concert In December. We are grateful for the gift of music, the time together as a choir and the privilege to praise God with the sound of ringing bells! As Johan Sebastian Bach so wonderfully stated: “Music’s only purpose should be for the glory of God, and the recreation of the human spirit.” If you are interested in playing in the Bell choir, please contact the office.
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God! The St. Mark’s choir sings at the 8:30 a.m. worship service on most Sundays from mid-September through May. The choir is open to anyone high school age or older and we love to have new voices join us. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. We invite you to “make a joyful noise” with us! Please contact the office if you need more information.
The Lord Is Our Neighbor (LION) Puppet team was started in 2003 as a way for people of St. Mark’s, ages 9 years old and up, to minister to people of all ages through drama, music, and humor. The puppet team members serve as a witness for Christ, with each person using his or her God given abilities. The team is made up of puppeteers and prop makers. The puppet team meets to plan and practice on Sunday afternoons from September to May. They strive to perform once a month on Sundays at both worship services. Also, they perform at other church events and various local retirement and nursing facilities.