Be a part of our Liturgical Team

Altar Servers:

This ministry is for young men 10 years old and above to learn to love, respect, and serve God’s Holy Altar. Altar servers will learn the meaning of the Liturgical items and vestments used in the Divine Liturgy, how the parts of liturgy came into practice, as well as how to properly serve in the Holy Altar. For all services, please make it a point to arrive ten minutes before services begin so that we may prepare and pray together. In addition to attending church services, these young gentlemen will also participate in retreats and fellowship activities that will help them along their spiritual journey.

Ministry Audience: Young Men 10 years old or above

Leader: Philip Brown

Handmaidens:

Similarly to Altar Servers, ministry is for young women 10 years old and above to learn to love, respect, and serve God’s Holy Church. Handmaidens will play a role in the Para-liturgical Life as well as learn the meaning of the Liturgical items and vestments used in the Divine Liturgy, how the parts of liturgy came into practice, as well as how to properly serve in the Church at Large. For all services, please make it a point to arrive ten minutes before services begin so that we may prepare and pray together. In addition to attending church services, these young women will also participate in retreats and fellowship activities that will help them along their spiritual journey.

Ministry Audience: Young Women 10 years old or above

Leader: Paula Maria Brown

Annunciation Choir:

Music and singing are an integral part of worship in the Orthodox Church. The musical expression of our faith is lead by both Chanters and our Choir, yet all the faithful are encouraged to raise their voice in song during the services as was the ancient practice of the Church. New Members are always welcome!

Ministry Audience: All who want to lead the hymns of our Divine Liturgy 

Choir Directors: Vangie Anastopoulo, Eli Pagonis

Organist: Tina Varvouris

Byzantine Chanters:

“Sing praises to God; sing praises; Sing praises to our King; sing praises.” (Psalm 46:7) The musical expression of our faith is lead by both Chanters and our Choir, yet all the faithful are encouraged to raise their voice in song during the services. Byzantine Chanting uses a different notation and style than western music however it is equally as beautiful. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Fr. Sampson.

Protopsalti: Stelios Vatsolakis

Chanters: Bill and Kitty Randall, Paula Maria Brown, Agnes Stergion

Ushers and Welcome Committee:

Be the smiling welcoming face people first see when they enter the Church. This committee will welcome and assist new visitors and parishioners that come to our Annunciation Church. 

Ministry Audience: All who enter the Church, and volunteers 18+

Leadership Team: Parish Council 

Prosforo Coordinator:

Do you like to bake? Would you want to join our team of parishioners that bake the bread that is offered to become the body of Christ during the Divine Liturgy? Contact Fr. Sampson for more information.

Ministry Audience: Anyone who can follow a recipe

Leader: Phylis Pagonis