Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is a group of women dedicated to the proper care of the sacred vessels, clergy vestments, linens and candles used in celebration of Holy Communion and kindred services.  Any member of All Souls’ Church who desires to serve God through this ministry and is willing to fulfill these responsibilities is invited to join the Altar Guild.

Responsibilities

  • Attend training sessions
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Work within a scheduled work group for one week in a five week rotation.
  • Serve on a committee and perform the duties of that group.
  • Of course, provisions will be made for members’ work schedules.

Committment

The contribution of time is the most important factor when considering membership in the Altar Guild.  The work should be given top priority and performed with dedication and faith.

In return, the opportunity to work closely with the Clergy and the sacred vessels of the Church is illuminating and educational.  This is a rewarding way to serve God and our Parish.

Altar Guild Prayer

Almighty God, grant, we beseech Thee, that we may handle holy things with reverence, and perform our work with such faithfulness and devotion that it may rise with acceptance before Thee and obtain Thy blessing; through Jesus Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

They meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m. followed by a meeting.  Newcomers are welcome and should contact the directness or rector for more information.  All newcomers will be trained in this work by experienced Altar Guild members.

Altar Guild Presidents

2016-2017        Mrs. Susan Robertson

2015-2016        Mrs. Ronald  Blair

2014-2015        Mrs. Roland Tague

2013-2014        Mrs. James D. Kallstrom

2012-2013        Mrs. James W. Berry

2011 – 2012       Mrs. Stephen W. Marden

2010 – 2011       Mrs. E. Brook Harry, III

2009 – 2010      Mrs. Patrick J. Ryan

2008 – 2009     Mrs. Gene Melton

2007 – 2008     Mrs. Michael E. McPherson

2006 – 2007     Mrs. David Carter

2005  – 2006     Mrs. James U. White, Jr.

2004 – 2005     Mrs. James W. Case

2003 – 2004     Mrs. Connie Givens

2002 – 2003     Mrs. Stan Deardeuff

2001 – 2002     Mrs. Kent Cohenour and Mrs. Elby J. Beal

2000 – 2001     Mrs. Kent Cohenour

1999 – 2000     Mrs. Roland Tague

1998 – 1999     Mrs. Robert Gilliland, Jr.

1997 – 1998     Mrs. Elby J. Beal

1996 – 1997     Mrs. John A. McCaleb

1995 – 1996     Mrs. Frank D. Hill

1994 – 1995     Mrs. Mark Selvidge

1993 – 1994     Mrs. Marcus L. Cox

1992 – 1993     Mrs Robert Gilliland, Jr. and Mrs. Marcus L. Cox

1991 – 1992     Mrs. Robert G. Small

1990 – 1991     Mrs. Ted Clemens

1989 – 1990     Mrs. Richard Lampton

1988 – 1989     Mrs. Jerry McKenny

1987 – 1988     Mrs. R. Clark Taylor

1986 – 1987     Mrs. J. Michael Kelly

1985 – 1986     Mrs. Norval L. Covington

1984 – 1985     Mrs. Robert R. Dugan

1983 – 1984     Mrs. Ted Clemens

1982 – 1983     Mrs. Mary Lee Wooten

1981 – 1982     Mrs. Ed Kerr

1980 – 1981     Mrs. Curtis M. Brownlee

1979 – 1980     Mrs. C. Ed Tidholm

1978 – 1979     Mrs. G. Rainey Williams

1977 – 1978     Mrs. John B. Elder

1976 – 1977     Mrs. Robert B. Fleske

1975 – 1976     Mrs. C.F. Bullard

1974 – 1975     Mrs. Maynard Welsh

1973 – 1974     Mrs. Earl Sneed

1972 – 1973     Mrs. James D. Riley

1971 – 1972     Mrs. Tom N. Fraley

1970 – 1971     Mrs. W.B. Hickman, Jr.

1969 – 1970     Mrs. Howard Gettler

1968 – 1969     Mrs. Russel L. Brown

1967 – 1968     Mrs. William M. Parker

1966 – 1967     Mrs. William Sutton

1965 – 1966     Mrs. John C. Spradling

1964 – 1965     Mrs. Charles L. Reynolds

1963 – 1964     Mrs. William B. Kennedy

1962 – 1963     Mrs. L.D. Lucas

1961 – 1962     Mrs. Don F. McNeil

1960 – 1961     Mrs. L. J. Haus

1959 – 1960     Mrs. Willard Miller

1958 – 1959     Mrs. A.C. Lisle

1957 – 1958     Mrs. Churchill Blakey

1956 – 1957     Mrs. Churchill Blakey

1955 – 1956     Mrs. Don F. McNeil

1954 – 1955     Mrs. Charles H. Mee

1953 – 1954     Mrs. Russell Carlson

1952 – 1953     Mrs. Mary Ann Benson

1951 – 1952     Mrs. Harold Jenkins

1950 – 1951     Mrs Howard Gettler

1949 – 1950     Mrs. Frank Grasss

1948 – 1949     Mrs. H.L. Douglass