Ministries

The gifts we have received are not ours alone. God gave them to us for the purpose of serving Him and serving other people.  We hope you will take this opportunity to explore some of the many ministries available at St Andrew and maybe even select one or two to try out!


VESTRY: Vestry members work with the rector to see the vision, mission, and goals of the parish are met. Contact a warden or the Rector for more information.

ACOLYTES: Assist the priests and deacons during the service. Contact The Rev. Dawson Moorer.

ALTER GUILD: Altar Guild is a service to our Lord consisting of three teams of men and women who help clean, set up and prepare for all the services at St. Andrew. Contact June Webb.

BOCCE: Bocce is not only fun – the fellowship is amazing – and the food pantry profits! The league plays during July – but planning and organizing is a year round project. Contact the office for more information.

BUILDING & GROUNDS: The Building & Grounds ministry keeps our surroundings safe, clean, and beautiful. Monthly meetings are the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30am. Contact Erin Garlock.

CHIMES: Our chime ringers play at the first 11 o'clock service of each month. We have a brief practice after the 11 o'clock service the week before we play. I invite all members who are interested in joining us to see me. No musical skills are needed, but you have to be able to count. All ages are welcomed. Contact Pete Sherman.

CHOIR/BELLS: Our ministry is a joyful one! God has blessed us with a gift that we call enjoy together on Thursday evenings and share with you every Sunday morning. If you want to sing or ring contact Eunice May at 357-5680.

COFFEE HOUR: After the 11:00 service, the congregation gathers in the Parish Hall for coffee, tea, snacks and fellowship. Contact our hosts Tom and Joan Lally.

ENDOWMENT/PLANNED GIVING: Become a member of the Stewards of St Andrew – a legacy gift links you to St Andrew and its ministries forever. Please consider making a planned gift and helping to maintain our ministries for future generations. Contact the Rector or a member of the Endowment Board.

EUCHARISTIC VISITORS: Eucharistic visitors take Holy Communion monthly to those in our congregation who are unable to come to services. For more information and instruction, contact The Rev. Dawson Moorer.

FAITH IN ACTION: Faith In Action helps the elderly, disabled or others who need assistance and have little or no resources. Examples of some of the things that are requested include: transportation to medical appointments, help with grocery shopping, light housekeeping and friendly visits. The requirement to be a Faith In Action volunteer is completing an application, agree to a background check and attend a 2 hr. training session. For more information and to volunteer, contact Mary Provins.

FEEDING MINISTRIES: This group of volunteers prepares meals on holiday Monday’s at St James in Painesville. Contact Barb Sopko.

FLOWER GUILD: Take and place orders for alter flowers throughout the year but especially at Christmas and Easter. Make and update the silk arrangements used when fresh arrangements are not available. Contact Judy Cudnik.

FORMATION: Many opportunities are available: teaching a class on Sunday, volunteering to organize a potluck or organizing children’s activities at a one-time event, or attending one of our formation classes. Contact Kate Wells, k8wells1028@gmail.com

GEAUGA FAMILY FARMS CSA PICK UP LOCATION: Geauga Family Farms is an association of 10-12 mostly organic farms in Geauga County. Being a “share” holder in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) means you receive freshly picked fruits and vegetables once a week for 20 weeks during the growing season (June – October St. Andrew is a Tuesday pick up location for the shareholders in our area. For volunteer and shareholder information please contact the St. Andrew Office or the Geauga Family Farms website

GREETERS/USHERS: Welcome our visitors and members to services. Assist those attending the service.

GREETING CARD MINISTRY: As a church family, it is important that we share in both the celebrations and times of need and support of fellow members and their families. Cards for life events are sent on a regular basis. Each year approximately 350 cards are sent with the help of volunteers. The card supply is maintained primarily by donations. 
Contact Joan Lally.

HEALING EUCHARIST: Wednesday mornings at 9:30 we gather in the Worman Room for a Eucharist with Unction. This is an opportunity to offer prayers for yourself and for others during this Eucharist. The sacrament of Holy Unction is administered before the distribution of Holy Communion.

HOUSE CHURCH #1: Our house church has been meeting for 35 years. We meet once every month at a member's house for prayer, study, praise and fellowship as we share a meal together. We use a variety of resources to study the history of the church and dig deeper into our knowledge of scripture. We welcome anyone interested to talk to our members and join our group. See Pete Sherman.

LECTORS: Assist during the service with the reading of the lessons and prayers. Contact Karla Brandenburg.

OFFICE VOLUNTEERS: There is always a need for help in the office – with a wide range of opportunities – everything from copying, folding inserts, answering phones, to mailings – Karla can keep you busy! Stop in or call the office.

OUTREACH/FOOD PANTRY: Volunteers are needed to welcome our neighbors and assist at the Open Choice Food Pantry on the 1st Sunday and 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1-3p. We also need help with deliveries on the 1st Thursday at 1 p.m.  We also have a team that assists on all of the Monday Holidays each year at the St. James Lunch Program in Painesville.  Along with Advent Lutheran Church, we distribute 50 complete thanksgiving dinners each year. Contact Barb Sopko.

PING PONG: The Ping Pong group meets every Saturday at 10 o'clock in the choir room. We have 2 tables and welcome all people from our community to participate for a fun morning regardless of your skill level. Contact Pete Sherman or just show up!

PRAYER MINISTRIES: Opportunities for intercessory prayer are made available by filling out prayer cards found in the pews, or you can write names on a prayer sheet in the back of the nave. All intercessory prayer requests are given to our prayer ministers for their daily prayer intentions. The names of those who need physical healing can also be placed in the Sunday bulletin, and/or in the monthly Good News for prayer by the entire community.

QUILTERS: Fellowship and quilting – what could be more fun! The Quilters meet Thursdays. Contact Marilyn Pastor.

YOGA & AEROBICS: Healthy mind – healthy body. Everyone can participate at their own comfort level. Profits go to the St Andrew Food Pantry. Contact Sue Corbett for time & place.