GUIDE FOR GREETERS

 

As a Greeter, you are contributing to the mission of Resurrection Lutheran Church by performing an extremely important role for all worship services.  For every worship service, the assigned Greeters serve as:

 

1)      Cheerful Greeters welcoming all to worship

 

During the week prior to Worship Service: 

 

¨     Read all the lessons for your worship service.

 

¨     Pray for guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

 

Before the Worship Service: 

 

¨      Arrive 15 minutes before the service starts.

 

¨     Wear your name-tag. 

 

¨     Go to the “welcome table” and check in with the council-person-of-the-day.

 

¨     Get a hot drink to warm your hands!

 

¨     Open both inner doors to the narthex with door-stops.

 

¨     Evaluate the weather, and open either one or both of the main outer doors with large doorstops.  Visitors and parishioners should not have to open a door to get into church – these should be opened for them!

 

¨     Check the Visitors Log on the center table, and make sure pens and welcome materials are in-place and all is neat and orderly.

 

¨     Take station by the inner doors, ready to shake hands.

 

¨     Greet all with a smile and a firm handshake (or hug!) and a “Good Morning!” or “Welcome!” or “Glad to see you today!”

 

¨     Introduce yourself to anyone you don’t know.

 

¨     Direct all visitors to sign in at our Visitors Log on the center table, and show them to the welcome table for orientation by the council-person-of-the-day), or direct them to the ushers for bulletins as appropriate (early birds to the welcome table, just-in-time folks to the ushers).

 

 

During the Worship Service:

 

¨     Participate in worship.

 

After the Service:

 

¨     Rejoice!  You have served well.  Try to regret any visitors you may remember!  Thank you!

 

¨     Pass on any concerns about worship to the Worship and Music committee.