Greeters Annual Report January 2015
My ministry has 5 teams of 2 Greeters each all of whom have been performing this function for at least 10 years. We are looking to increase the teams by two this next year. Hopefully we can inspire some of our youth in the High School class to perform this vital ministry. We have a written manual entitled, Greetings in the Name of the Lord, and can train anyone in about 4 weeks with the help of experienced Greeters listed below. Anyone interested please see me. Greeters are required to be in church at 9:15 to greet new people and be ready to function in the Divine Liturgy to follow. Our patron Saint is St. Sampson, a 6th century doctor of Constantinople, who through his ministry to the poor became the Saint of Hospitality in all of Orthodox Christianity. Being hospitable is a constant theme in Holy Scripture and a must for any Christian to be characterized by and to obtain salvation.
Our current teams are:
We are most thankful for their dedicated service of many years!