Altar Guild

The Altar Guild at Good Shepherd is the designated lay group of women and men from the congregation charged with the preparation of the sanctuary for all worship settings. Members of the Altar Guild prepare for changes in the liturgical seasons and for all services held in the sanctuary including those of Holy Communion, Baptism, marriage, burial, confirmation, and festivals of the church year.

Work of the Altar Guild is guided by the pastors and the Altar Guild and Sacristy Handbook by Anita S. Stauffer. Gluten-free communion bread is prepared by members. Elizabeth Kaschins and Jeri Laursen are the 2018 co-chairs.

New ceramic communion ware was dedicated on November 11, 2018.  Created by potter and congregation member, George Lowe, the stoneware is glazed with Lowe’s personally created “brown glaze.”  These pieces are a gift to the congregation made possible by generous gifts from members and friends in memory of Paul Solberg who died on November 28, 2017.  

Altar Guild Schedule 2019

Month Members
January Elizabeth Kaschins (Convener), Barbara Berg, Jane Kemp
February Janeen Christy (Convener), Jon Christy, Jane Kemp
March Jeri Laursen (Convener), Bev Sheridan, Carrie Solberg
April Barbara Berg (Convener), Marie Freerking, Angie Sadler
May Marilyn Anderson (Convener), Ann Naslund, Glendalu Wuest
June Jerrine Jacobsen,(Convener), Karl Jacobsen, Chris Hick, Linda Wolfs
July Jerrine Jacobsen (Convener), Karl Jacobsen
August Carrie Solberg (Convener), Marilyn Anderson, Glendalu Wuest
September Jon Christy (Convener), Janeen Christy, Jeri Laursen
October Kim Kavan (Convener), Ann Naslund, Angie Sadler
November Elizabeth Kaschins (Convener), Marie Freerking
December Bev Sheridan (Convener), Chris Hick, Linda Wolfs

If you cannot serve your times as scheduled, please make arrangements to trade with another member, or contact a substitute and inform one of the co-chairs. Substitutes are Bob Larson and Amalia Vagts.

2019 Bread Baking Schedule Aug-Dec

2019 Altar Guild and Communion Bread Baking Team

Healing Service setup with oil and cleansing cloth.  Baptism setup with candle, pitcher, shell and towel.