In the preface of her book Meditations for Altar Guild Members, Caroline Conklin offers her feelings about serving on the Altar Guild: “The silver we shine, the wood we polish, the cloths we launder and iron, the wine and wafers we set out, the candles we replenish all serve to remind us that the active, willing hand of every Christian is needed to keep the Church alive. Especially I have come to believe that we members of the Altar Guild are privileged because we experience regularly and uniquely the thinness of the veil between the sacred and the ordinary.” Ten privileged women serve on Memorial’s Altar Guild, but there is always room for more in the sacristy. If you would like to join the Altar Guild or find out more, please speak to Becky Clark.
Altar flowers may be given in memory of a loved one or in honor of a friend, family member, or special occasion. A signup sheet is located on the bulletin board at the back of the church. A $35 donation is requested to cover the costs of the flowers. Altar flowers are arranged by the Altar Guild. Commemorations or memorials may also be made for the aumbry and peace candles. Signups for these are also located in the back of the church.