Sunday Morning

Upcoming Sermons

What We Need Is Here

Sunday, November 19, 10:15 AM

Rev. Patricia Hart, Worship Leader
Maura Garin, Worship Associate
Thanksgiving is a reminder of the abundance in our lives: how much we have, and how grateful we are; or at least that’s the way it’s supposed to work. Some thoughts on the power of being grateful (even when you don’t feel like it).

Living Within Abundance

Sunday, November 26, 10:15 AM

Barbara Walker and Barbara Howell, Worship Leaders
As we observe our cultural celebration of gratitude, Worship Associates Barbara Walker and Barbara Howell invite us to find the light in these darkening days. We are thankful for abundance. Is that all there is?

Worship Associates

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

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