Contact: Mina Kerr
The purpose of an Assisting Minister is to help the pastor during the worship service. The AM writes the Prayers of the Church, using a template provided by the ELCA, distributes the bread during communion, reads two short prayers, and the dismissal. If an AM feels comfortable doing so, he/she may sing the kyrie and the introduction to the hymn of praise. Finally, the favorite responsibility of an AM is assisting the pastor during baptisms.