Symbols are a significant in liturgical worship. Acolytes bear symbols such as the cross, candles, seasonal banners, as they lead us in various movements of worship.    They light the candles before the service begins.  They lead the Procession at the beginning of the service and the Recession and the end of the service.  In addition, they collect the offerings from the Ushers and assist the Priest in preparation for Holy Communion.  Youth and adults serve in various roles during the procession and service at the altar.

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Greeters and Ushers

Hospitality is a fundamental virtue found in the stories of scripture.  Greeters and ushers provide hospitaltiy through helping persons find their way into worship including offering service bulletins, assitance in finding seats as well as  assiting in many ways that mae our entrance and participation as welcome and comfortable as possible.

 Interested in learning more about Ushers and Greeters?  Please contact the Church office.




Healing Team

Healing Team members perform the Laying On of Hands at Healing Stations during Holy Communion.

Altar Guild

Preparation for worship creates the environment through which we encounter the Sacred.  The Altar Guild prepares our linens, candles, Eucharistic vessels, baptismal vesselsand other elements of worship.  Their preparation of and cleaning up of the altar area is vital offering of hospitatity of worship.   The Altar Guild also selects and arranges the flowers for each service.

Interested in learning more of joining the Altar Guild?  Please contact the Church Office at 540-635 2763.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM) assist the Priest during the service of Holy Communion.  LEMs serve the wine to communicants.

Ushers & Greeters

Greeters welcome members and visitors to Calvary.  They provide assistance when help is needed getting into the church and answer questions from visitors.

Ushers distribute service programs and assist with finding seating.  During the service, they provide the Priest with an attendance count for Holy Communion, collect offerings, and guide people to the altar for communion.

Lectors & Intercessors

Lectors read passages from Holy Scripture at appointed times during the service.  The passages consist of several verses from books of either the Old or New Testament.

Intercessors lead the Prayers of the People portion of the service.  The regular prayers come directly from the Book of Common Prayer and prayers for individuals and other special concerns are provided for each service.


The Choir leads the congregation in the signing of hymns during the service.