Walterboro, SC

Worship

Worship-Choir1

 
We invite you come and worship with us.  Attire is entirely up to you.  God will accept you where you are and lead you where He wants you to be. Nursery for little ones is available from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. but you are welcome to bring your child of any age to worship in the church.  
 
We use the beautiful words in The Book of Common Prayer to help guide us to praise God, confess and receive forgiveness of our sins, affirm the faith handed down from the Apostles and receive food for our souls through Holy Communion. Sermons last about 15 minutes and are always based on the Word of God read aloud during the service.  The 8:00 am service is a quiet service with the traditional language of Rite I.  The 10:30 am service has music and the more contemporary language of Rite II. Each service lasts approximately one hour.
 
 
Acolytes and Servers
Crucifers carry the cross to lead the worship procession in and out of the church as a symbol of “following the cross” wherever Christ leads us. Torchbearers carry candles to symbolize Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.  Servers assist the priest at the altar.
 
Contact: Charles Bridges (843) 908-3006
 
 
Altar Guild
The visible altar at the heart of the church is the external representation of the altar at the center of the human breast, which is God’s temple, of which the church with its walls and arches is but the expression and figure.”
 
Groups of parish members serve on a rotating schedule to prepare and tend the worship space on and around the altar. Other duties include polishing the brass and silver, caring for the linens and helping with special services such as weddings and funerals.
 
Altar Guild Contact: Gilda Barnwell (843) 538-8118
Flowers on the Altar: Sydney Haynes (843) 908-9113
 
 
Choir
St. Jude’s is blessed to have David Martin as our dedicated and gifted Organist and Choir Master.  David and the choir continually provide our Sunday worship with traditional Anglican hymns and other music from various faith backgrounds.  Choir rehearsal is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome to join.
 
Contact: David Martin (843) 599-6096 
 
 
Lay Eucharist Ministers (LEMS) and Lectors
Lectors read an Old Testament lesson from the lectern at the 10:30 am service on Sunday mornings. LEMS read lessons from Holy Scripture, lead the congregation in the Prayers of the People, serve the chalice of wine at the altar during Holy Eucharist, and may take Communion to the home bound.
 
Contact: Bob Horowitz (864) 593-4686
 
 
Ushers
Ushers greet people as they enter the church, bring the bread and wine to the altar, pass the Offering Basins and bring them to the altar and guide people from the pews to the altar rail during Holy Eucharist.
 
Contact: Charles Lucas (843) 549-5926