Emmanuel’s Altar Guild consists of four groups, each of which serves three months in a calendar year, and has the responsibility of readying the altar for the various services. Guild members also care for the linens as well as the glass and silver items used for Holy Communion. Additionally, they see to the maintenance of the brass candlesticks, offering plates, and altar rail, and direct the decoration of the altar and nave for Christmas and Easter with poinsettias and lilies, respectively.
Altar Guild members gain much satisfaction from their service. Not only are they serving God and His church, they also become close friends with their co-workers. There is no doubt that this comradeship and membership in the Guild are valuable parts of their lives.