Serving as an usher is a great way to meet people and help the worship service run smoothly. Good Shepherd worship services are relaxed and informal gatherings, with lightweight ushering demands.
Each usher will welcome congregants at the entrance to the sanctuary, making sure each one gets a bulletin and can find a comfortable place to sit, including those arriving a few minutes late.
After the service has started, an usher will count attendance in the sanctuary and nursery, including the pastor and musicians.
During communion, the pastor will provide instructions to the congregation on how to gather, and will depend on each usher to help the congregation follow those instructions. The pastor will also rely on each usher to help identify any mobility-challenged congregants in need of communion.
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