Worship Volunteers


Good worship happens with good volunteers. Here at Trinity, volunteers are a vital part of our worship experience. There are numerous ways to volunteer on a Sunday morning, from ushering, lectoring or serving coffee to Altar Guild or assisting with communion — there is always a need for a few more hands to help out. Whether it’s your whole family or just you as an individual, please consider how you would like to volunteer.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our worship volunteer schedules are on hold. Please contact the church office for details about the volunteer schedules.

Worship Shepherds (Ushers)


Worship Shepherds are the “face” of the church – for those who attend worship every Sunday as well as for those who are walking though our doors for the first time — we want everyone to know they are welcome at Trinity. Duties include distribution of bulletins, assisting with collecting the offering, directing the congregation for communion, and assisting those with special needs. Training will be provided.


Age Range: Adults & Families


Days/Times: Usher teams serve once a month about 4-5 times a year depending on the service hour and needs

Contact: Denice Widmer, 952-200-9914




Along with the preacher, lectors proclaim the Word of God by reading the scripture lessons during worship. Hearing God’s Word is one of the most important reasons for gathering to worship and the lector duties are an important part of the worship celebration.


Age Range: Youth - Adults


Days/Times: Lectors read at one worship service on a Sunday about 2-3 times a year 

Contact: Terri Gens, 612-221-1862


Children's Moment Presenters

At most Sunday services, children are invited forward for the Children's Moment. This short message encourages children to grow in their relationship with Jesus and relates the week's Gospel message to their own lives.


Age Range: Youth - Adults


Days/Times: Children's Moment Presenters prepare a 3-5 minute message for both worship services on a Sunday about 2 times a year

Contact: Pastor Jeff, 952-955-1891


Communion Assistants


A Communion Assistant is charged with one of the most important assignments of the liturgy; the distribution of Holy Communion to the congregation. Training is available.


Age Range: Confirmed Youth - Adults


Days/Times: Schedules are organized for lay leaders to assist with communion on the third Sunday of each month about 3-4 times a year

Contact: Dave Sloneker, 763-219-2251


Altar Guild


The Altar Guild ministry is a gift of time and talent to serve God in His house by preparing the chancel area for worship. This includes preparing communion, monitoring paraments, candles, altar flowers and other elements needing care prior to celebrating God's saving love and grace in worship. Training will be provided.


Age Range: Adults


Days/Times: Each team will be responsible for one full month of Altar Guild duties a year

Contact: Eileen Nelson, 952-955-1491


Coffee Servers


Trinity offers refreshments and coffee during Fellowship Hour each Sunday between services and following the single service during the summer months. Serving coffee is a wonderful way to share your generosity through hospitality. Sunday morning coffee servers help prepare, assist, serve, and provide light cleanup of coffee and refreshments.


Age Range: Adults & Families


Days/Times: Coffee service teams are scheduled 5-6 times a year to serve coffee during Fellowship Hour between services (1-2 hours total time)

Contact: trinityoffice@trin.org, 952-955-1891


More Ways to Volunteer

Ministry Teams


Trinity is a lay led congregation, where congregational members take on leadership roles and our pastor provides guidance and support. Trinity’s Ministry Teams are led by volunteers who are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ in various ways. They are committed to the success of the mission and ministries of Trinity Lutheran Church and welcome those who are interested in being a part of that passion. To learn more about our Ministry Teams, visit our MINISTRIES page or contact  the church office at trinityoffice@trin.org or 952-955-1891.


Funeral/Memorial Service Team


The Funeral/Memorial Service Team facilitates a time of food and fellowship following a funeral or memorial service held at our church. A chairperson coordinates each event and volunteers are asked to provide cake or bars, set up and serve during the luncheon or clean up afterwards. If you would like to be on the Funeral/Memorial Service Team Volunteer list, please contact Eileen Nelson952-955-1491.


Church Office Volunteers


Volunteer opportunities in the church office include preparing bulletins each week, light clerical work, preparing church mailings and various other duties. If you would like to volunteer and are available daytimes during the week, please contact Robyn Behrens, 952-955-1891.


Special Events


There are always opportunities to volunteer at Trinity. As special events are planned, bulletin, newsletter and worship announcements will call for volunteers as needed. You are always welcome to lend a hand.

Would you like to serve or volunteer at Trinity?

Explore our website to learn more about the many service opportunities at Trinity. When you are ready, complete the Serve at Church form below or contact the church office.