Sunday Morning

Upcoming Sermons

They Are with Us Still

Sunday, May 28, 10:15 AM

Rev. Patricia Hart, Worship Leader
Worship Associate: Maura Garin

On this Memorial Day Sunday, we remember those who taught us how to live, through the glories and struggles of their own lives. Honoring the dead through remembrance is a way of connecting to all that has come before us. Stories, songs, and poetry will lead the way.

Worship Associates

Martha Boesel. Maura Garin. Dana Morgan.
Christine Salontay. Barbara Walker.

                   Marilyn Weske. Tom Williams.                                                

Worship Associates are integral to the worship life of the congregation. Liturgy means "the people 's work" and it is the task of the worship associate to bring the voice of the congregation into the worship service. Worship Associates serve as liturgists of the congregation, working with the minister to help shape word, song, mood and theme of the service. They may write an original invocation, prayer or benediction. They assist with all the technical "set up" of the service, from ensuring there is enough gel to ignite a flame to looking up and marking hymns in the hymnal. Sometimes, worship associates may deliver a piece of the sermon; or, in the summer, they have the option of doing a sermon and a service by themselves. WA's meet monthly for review of past services, to look ahead at future ones and to discuss monthly themes. Individual worship associates will meet with the minister about ten days to a week in advance of the service (longer if possible) to discuss his/her role in the service.


Are You Interested in Becoming a Worship Associate?

Every year, new Worship Associates are welcomed to the Team as others finish their terms. If you have been a West Shore member for at least a year and would like to apply to serve as a Worship Associate, please complete the application below. Questions? Speak to Rev. Tricia Hart, or any of the current Worship Associates: Martha Boesel, Christine Salontay, Barbara Walker, Marilyn Weske, and Tom Williams.  Deadline is January 10, 2017