Altar Guild is a special, usually lay, group in a church charged with the maintenance and preparation of the altar and its furnishings in a church; altar guilds may also supervise church decorations and flowers.
Altar Guild Prayer
Almighty God, grant, we beseech thee, that we may handle holy things with reverence, and perform our work with such faithfulness and devotion that it may rise with acceptance before thee and obtain thy blessing: through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Events and Retreats
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Altar Guild Manual
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Altar Guild Officers
Director: Mary Ann Conkel, St. Richard's, Round Rock, 512.925.9758
Chaplain: The Rev.
Northeast, San Jacinto, Southeast:
Chantal Braly, St. Paul's, Kilgore, 903.985.093
Ginnie Rotsch, St. Paul's, Orange, 409.962.6909
Austin, Central, Northwest:
Jacqueline Frahm, St. Alban’s, Waco, 254.741.9481 and Katherine West, Grace, Georgetown 512.688.2288
"All men and women who have been confirmed are eligible for Altar Guild work. Membership in the guild should be at the invitation of the rector or vicar. Because of the high privilege of serving in God’s sanctuary and at His altar, the priest will choose those whom he or she feels have shown a deep love for our Lord, His church, and altar."