Ushers are the smiling faces that greet you every Sunday morning as we gather for worship. To usher is to be a leader, a guide, a helper and a doorkeeper. We do more than pass out bulletins: we help our priest with the orderly running of the service, guide parishioners to the altar rail for Communion, count how many parishioners attend each service, collect the offering and help anyone who needs assistance. We arrive early to open the church, and stay after each service to tidy-up. We welcome entire families to volunteer to usher; it’s a wonderful way to introduce children to the service of hospitality and to teach them to look out and be concerned for others. For more information about becoming an usher, email firstname.lastname@example.org.