Worship Participants

Below are the opportunities we typically have for worship leadership; however, these roles look different during this time of pandemic. If you’re willing to serve as an usher for either indoor or outdoor worship, as part of our tech crew, or as a cantor, please contact Pastor Sarah (pastor_sarah@bethlehemluth.org) or Pastor Paisley (pastor_paisley@bethlehemluth.org).

Communion Assistants

Congregation members are invited to participate as communion assistants at all of our Sunday services. There are no special qualifications, just that you’re a confirmed member of the church. It is a joy to share God’s grace and forgiveness with others when serving the bread and wine in communion. Contact Rick Beato, our Communion Assistant Coordinator, if you have questions about serving as a community assistant.

Worship Assistants

Bethlehem encourages lay leadership in worship, and the role of Worship Assistant is a great way to get involved. Worship Assistants lead the prayers and may also assist with serving communion. Contact Rob Blount if you have questions about serving as a worship assistant.

Lay Readers

We invite all of our disciples to share God’s word at our worship services. Lay readers volunteer to read Bible verses during the service. Don’t worry, someone will help you with some of the pronunciation, if needed! If you have questions about serving as a lay reader, contact Michelle Fisher.


Probably the largest of Bethlehem’s volunteer teams, we need ushers to distribute bulletins, collect registrations and offerings, assist with communion, and care for our congregations during worship. Contact Gary Fagan if you have questions about serving as part of an ushering team (2 months each year at your preferred service).


Our greeters welcome members and guests to worship but also are available to provide direction and answer questions for newcomers. Contact Bill Warner for the 8:30am Service or Anita Andrews for the 10:45am Service if you have questions about serving as a greeter.

Altar Guild

Bethlehem’s Altar Guild is a dedicated group of disciples, both women and men, who prepare the altar and chancel area at all services to assist our pastors in serving God’s meal. If you have questions about volunteering with the Altar Guild, contact Debby Klapmeier, Altar Guild Coordinator.

Seasonal Worship Planning

None of Bethlehem’s worship services happen by accident. If you’re interested in being part of long-range seasonal planning, including themes, art and environment, and overall worship design, contact  if you have questions about helping with the seasonal worship planning. He would love to discuss this team with you.