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 2018

Month Members
January Jerrine and Karl Jacobsen (conveners), Jane Kemp
February Jane Kemp (convener), Chris Hick, Linda Wolfs
March Carrie Solberg (convener), Kim Kavan, Judy Schoel
April Janeen and Jon Christy (conveners), Barb Berg
May Bev Sheridan (convener), Ann Naslund, Glendalu Wuest
June Marie Freerking (convener), Chris Hick, Linda Wolfs
July Janeen and Jon Christy
August Kim Kavan, Jane Kemp, Jerrine and Karl Jacobsen
September Carrie Solberg (convener), Marie Freerking, Ann Naslund
October Jeri Laursen (convener), Barb Berg, Glendalu Wuest
November Jerrine and Karl Jacobsen (conveners), Bev Sheridan

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 Barbara Berg, Kim Kavan, Bob Larson, and Amalia Vagts.

2019 Bread Baking Schedule Jan-Mar

2019 Altar Guild and Communion Bread Baking Team