Volunteer

Gethsemane offers a variety of opportunities for you to be involved!   If something sparks your interest or if you would just like some more information,  please contact the Cathedral office at 701-232-3394 or gethsemaneoffice@cableone.net

Acolyte:  Assist priests and deacons in worship. Usually young people from 4th through 10th grade

Altar Guild:  The Altar Guild is a quiet, behind the scenes, yet important ministry of Gethsemane  Cathedral.  Our duties include:  Preparing the altar for all services held in the Church and Chapel; Assisting the clergy whenever necessary; Maintaining the altars; Caring for the sacred vessels; Securing the necessary  articles to be used at any service; As well as the care and wellbeing of our clergy.   Necessary qualifications:  A call to serve our Lord; Possess qualities of tact, composure, tolerance and adaptability; One Month a year or 2-4  Sundays a year.   Benefits:  A place where you can serve and grow spiritually. Membership in the Altar Guild is open to men and women of any age. 

Eucharistic Minister:  Assist in distribution of communion at Sunday worship.

Eucharistic Visitor:    Take communion to  the homebound.

Lector:  Read scripture selections  as part of Sunday worship.

Ushers and Greeters:  Assist people in seating and in the offering. 

Coffee Hour: Coffee Hour is a wonderful opportunity to serve in the area of hospitality.  Everyone is encouraged to share in this ministry by signing up for a Sunday.  Coffee Hour is held each Sunday between services.  A sign up board is available on the serving table in the Great Hall.   It is your decision what to serve – it can be simple treats or a full breakfast.  Coffee, tea, and lemonade are provided by the church – the choice of treats is yours.   Guidelines are available on what you need to do for serving coffee hour.  Some suggestions as to how you can participate in this ministry are:

  • Sign up as a family.
  • Sign up with another individual or family.
  • If you teach Sunday School, choir practice, or other   obligations on Sunday morning, buddy up with      someone    who  can do  the serving   while you provide the treats.
  • Provide a donation for purchasing treats.

Funeral Committee:  The purpose of the Funeral Ministry is to organize and implement a dignified, friendly and well organized reception following the burial service. Most funerals are followed by a reception in which bars, mints and nuts along with coffee and tea are served.  Occasionally, families ask for a light lunch.  In this case, the food will be catered but served by church members who have volunteered to serve.  Ideally, we have a roster of 2-3 individuals, each month, who have agreed to  coordinate the reception.  A list of people willing to provide bars or cookies, help in the kitchen, pour tea, or  assist with dishwashing is available to the coordinators.  Guidelines are available which outline particulars about the set up, serving, and clean-up.

Churches United for the Homeless:  Prepare and serve the evening meal anytime there is a 5th Tuesday in the month.

Salvation Army Meal:  Set up and serve the evening meal every 4th Sunday of the month. 

Teach Sunday School:  Sundays from 9:30 to 10:15am, September through May. Alternate with other teachers to lead a class:  Prek - Kindergarten; 1st - 2nd; 3rd – 5th; 6th – 8th

Assist with Faith Formation: Wednesdays from 7 to 8pm, September through May.  Assist volunteer clergy:  Prek-5th grade; 6th-8th grade (Confirmation); 9th-12th grade.

Coordinate Vacation Bible School:  Vacation Bible School is offered in the summer for students in grades Kindergarten through 6th.