To serve at worship is to prepare for, or assist in, the many worship services held at Trinity Cathedral. There are a wide variety of ministries that carry out work to ensure that services are beautiful, inspiring, comfortable and run efficiently. In this section of the website, you will find descriptions of these many ministries and information to contact a ministry member for more information or to volunteer. Your participation in these ministries would be very much appreciated and is a wonderful way to meet others in the congregation. Thanks for looking!

2018 Schedules: EM’s, Vergers, Intercessors, and Lectors

Here are the most recent schedules for Eucharistic Ministers, Vergers, Intercessors, and Lectors:

Intercessors – February 2018

EMs and Vergers – February 2018

Lectors – February 2018

Preparing for and Facilitating Worship

Much of the beauty of the Cathedral and the carrying out of the Liturgy would be impossible without the hard work of dozens of volunteers who prepare the worship space at Trinity. Flowers are arranged, bread is baked, the altar is draped and prepared for Eucharist, prayers are written, and people are scheduled and organized to carry out various roles within the service. And there is much more!  You are welcomed to volunteer for the many tasks necessary to beautify and prepare the Cathedral for worship. In turn, you may make a friend or two, learn a new skill, and perhaps increase your knowledge about the Liturgy and the Cathedral! The list to the right will provide details and contact information regarding the specific volunteer opportunities.

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An Acolyte serves at the altar on Sunday mornings to assist the priest etc.  The Acolyte can be a crucifer, a torchbearer or any other number of positions that help the clergy on Sunday morning and at other services i.e. Funerals etc.  An Acolyte can be 9 years old to 99 years old.  There is Acolyte training once a Month from 7 PM to 8:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month from September through June.  If you are interested in being an Acolyte (child or adult) you can contact Mr. Brian Kempton through the Trinity Cathedral Church Office at 916-446-2513.

Eucharistic Ministers

Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) assist in the distribution of Communion during services at the Cathedral.  They are licensed by the Bishop for this vital ministry upon the recommendation of the Congregational Commission on Ministry (CCOM).  For more information please contact Chris Sanft via email at:, or Canon Lynell Walker at: sends e-mail).


Intercessors are lay people who lead the Prayers of the People at the Sunday services.  The Prayers of the People are just that: our intercessions offered to God for all of God’s creation from our local church family to the state of the world and everything in between. Because these are the prayers of the people, it is right that they are led by the people. Intercessors pray every one to two months at the service that they normally attend. There is a training meeting once a year.  Preparation involves reviewing the Prayers and the Trinity prayer list a few minutes before the service.



  • Enjoy leading prayers; bringing the concerns of the people to the church.
  • Lead prayers at their regularly attended service one Sunday every 1 to 2 months.
  • Spend a few minutes of preparation before the service to review the prayers and the prayer list.
  • Meet once per year for training and refreshing.

For more information, please contact Canon Elizabeth Kenealey via email at:


Lectors are lay people who read the lesson (Old and New Testament) at the Sunday services and at other services during the week.  Lectors are assigned to read one lesson, at the service they normally attend, every 2 to 3 months.  Schedules are sent out monthly with a copy of the assigned reading.  Minimal training is required.  One meeting per year is required for “continuing education.” This is a wonderful opportunity for lay people to participate in the worship service.



  • Should enjoy reading to large groups
  • Read one lesson at the service you normally attend, every 2 to 3 months.  Preparation for reading is based on individual need.
  • Will meet as a group once a year for suggestions, support, and new instructions.

For more information, please contact Canon Elizabeth Kenealey via email at:

Transept Prayer Ministry

Ushers and Greeters

Ushers serve at regular services on Sundays and at other times for special occasions, including Memorial Services. Ushering at Trinity Cathedral is open to all men, women and young adults who are baptized members and have attained the age of sixteen. Ushering is an excellent way to meet fellow parishioners and newcomers alike while being a significant part of the Sunday liturgy. There are approximately 50 members in this very important ministry, but we are eager to expand the ministry at every service.  There is also a big need for ushers to assist in Memorial and other Special Services that are often during the week and on Saturdays.  Volunteering for Memorial and Special Services does not require a regular monthly commitment, but is crucial in honoring members and friends who completed their earthly journey. If you have any questions about the ministry or want to sign-up to usher once a month at your normal service you attend you can contact Randie Strike at