Usher Volunteer Description

Thank you so much for volunteering at Cross of Christ!  We could not be a successful, influential, loving congregation without your commitment and involvement.

As an usher you are a representative for Cross of Christ Lutheran Church during our worship services.  Please read through the following responsibilities:

  • Please be available, helpful, and welcoming.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the worship service begins
  • Please hand out bulletins
    • Bulletins are located on the top of the bookshelf in the narthex.
    • Make sure you are handing out the correct bulletin for the service you are volunteering at.
    • If you run out of bulletins please tell one of the pastors.
    • Make sure weekly announcements are in bulletins
  • Please direct people to any needed places or items
    • Seating
    • Restrooms
    • Busy Bags for children
    • Fellowship
    • Nursery
    • Etc.
  • Please sit in the narthex or right inside the sanctuary in order to assist the congregation.
  • Please count all who are present, including children and those leading worship.
    • Log on the sheet located on the bookshelf
  • At the 9:00 service, please count the number of children and adults at Children’s Church.
    • Tell the leaders of Children’s Church when the sermon is over for the children to return to church.
  • Please direct the collection of offering (after the Sharing of Peace)
  • One usher please bring the offering, bread, and wine forward as the congregation sings the offertory hymn.
  • Please direct Communion procession.
    • At the singing of “Lamb of God” or as the Praise Team communes, please go forward on each side of the aisle (center aisle at 11:15) to usher the congregation forward to receive Communion.
    • Ushers are served last.
    • Please tell the pastor(s) if someone needs Communion brought to their seat.
  • Please straighten up the sanctuary after the worship service.
    • Making sure that the attendance pads are available in each row
    • Removing unclaimed bulletins
    • Recycling any service bulletins in the bin by the copier in the church office.
  • At the 11:15 service, please remove the signed attendance sheets from each pad and set them on the secretary’s desk in the church office.
    • Please look carefully for all attendance pads, sometimes they are “hidden” in many different locations.

Thanks for your ministry!