Role - Counter

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE WEEKLY COUNTERS

The "ELDER" in charge of counting should collect the "COUNTING BINDER" from the Storage slot in the Small Room off the Administration Office. The  "For Deposit"  stamp for Cheques will also be there.                        

         

Check the pocket in the front of the binder prior to counting the offering...

The Elder in charge of the count will then access the "Count the Offering" Icon on the computer. It will require the PASSWORD to be entered on the computer.

The   "Dated Counting Templates"   will be located on the Left hand side of the comptuer screen.                

Open the file, then open the appropriate   "DATED COUNTING SHEET"                        

         

A complete set of "Procedure Instructions" are included in the front of "COUNTING BINDER"

Role - Duty Elder

Thank you for agreeing to lead the Opening Prayer and Offering at the Amberlea Worship Service.
For your convenience, I have provided a script at the end of this email. You may customize the script as long as you accomplish the five items listed above.

DURING THE WEEK PRIOR TO SERVICE
Prepare a "prayer for the people". Email Allen Burke if you want to end with the Lord's Prayer so he can show the words on the screen.
Prepare an "offertory prayer"

15 MINUTES BEFORE SERVICE
Confirm with the Audio Booth which microphone and lectern to use for the opening prayer.
Recruit four volunteers to collect the offering
Join the worship team in the Pastor’s office for a last minute review of the service and prayer.

DURING THE SERVICE
After the children leave for KidZone…
ascend the platform, wait for the congregation to become quiet. Then begin your "prayer for the people".

After the sermon...
Pick-up the offering plates and microphone from the communion table
Call upon the ushers to come forward
When the ushers have come the front…
Pray for the offering
The ushers collect the offering
Ensure that someone takes the offering from the ushers and locks it in the mailroom (the small room accessed from inside the church office).
You return to your seat

---------------- Sample Opening Prayer Script -------------------
Good morning!  
<wait for the congregation to reply>
GRACE TO ALL OF YOU AND PEACE FROM GOD THE FATHER AND THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!  
<deep breath>
Let us pray,
. . . Sample Prayer . . .
Father God,
This morning we recognize your almighty authority over all aspects of our lives.
We confess that in our "busy-news" we often forget to worship and praise you, and to rejoice.
Prepare our hearts and minds to receive Your Word this morning.
Please accept this small portion of your bounty that we return to Your service as our offering.
In Jesus' name we pray.
Amen
<deep breath>

Role - Communion

Thank you for agreeing to assist with serving communion at Amberlea. Here is a brief description of the role.

15 MINUTES BEFORE SERVICE

Join the worship team in the Pastor’s office for a last minute review of the service and prayer.

DURING THE SERVICE

After the sermon, when the pastor calls upon the elders to come forward, come to the front of the church and sit in the first pew

The pastor will direct you in how to serve communion.

AFTER THE SERVICE

If the grape juice was served in little plastic glasses, go through the pews and collect the cups.

Once collected, place them in a garbage bin or blue box.