There are numerous areas where you can serve others at Lexington Presbyterian. Regardless of how long you have been attending our church, the amount of time you have to spend or the talents and skills you possess, a willing heart is the only real requirement.
Share Your Talents
Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you have the gift of hospitality? Consider reaching out to others by:
Are you energized by young people? Can you smile in the midst of chaos? Become part of a team that touches the future by:
Do you have (or want to develop) a special skill? Do you prefer working "behind the scenes"? These activities will give you that opportunity:
Do your gifts lie in administration and working with a team. Are you ready for a regular time commitment? You can serve by:
- Being an usher or greeter
- Serving at coffee or lemonade fellowship
- Preparing and delivering meals or providing transportation for Caring Friends
- Delivering bread to church visitors
- Planning and coordinating congregational dinners or picnics
- Hosting a house church or women's circle meeting
- Filling one of the varied jobs that make Vacation Bible School such a creative and fun learning experience
- Providing children's enrichment lessons during the 11am worship service
- Teaching Sunday School to children or youth
- Being a mentor for members of the confirmation class
- Supporting youth group activities
- Serving as a chaperone on a youth mission or fellowship trip
- View our full Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy HERE
- Taking pictures of people and events for the web site and newsletter
- Managing the Zoom waiting room before worship
- Assisting with online worship during the 11am service
- Helping with the web site
- Knitting for the Prayer Shawl Ministry
- Praying for those in need as part of our prayer chain
If you want to display your gifts in a more visible way, please consider our vibrant music ministry.
Caring Friends is a group in the church whose goal is to help families in times of stress, such as an illness, a death or a birth. The help may be a meal or simply a note. The purpose is to express concern in a tangible way that lets members know they are cared for and not alone at these times.
In a church this size it is not easy to always know when this kind of support may be needed. We need your help. We appreciate your letting us know when you are aware of a special need. Please contact Skip Hess.
"Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God." Philippians 4:6
The Prayer Chain at Lexington Presbyterian is a group of dedicated women and men who have made a commitment to pray daily for members of our church family. In times of illness, bereavement, or other crises, messages are sent out by email so that we can pray specifically for those who have expressed a desire for our prayers. We also pray for those with long term concerns and those in extended care facilities, along with their caregivers.
When the Prayer Chain was first begun, several statements were printed at the top of the phone tree (remember those days!) which still have value today. They are:
- Prayer is COSTLY: It involves you in supplying the needs of others for whom you pray.
- Prayer is COMFORTING: It brings you into fellowship with God.
- Prayer is REWARDING: It equips you to witness beyond your personal abilities.
- Prayer is NECESSARY: It puts events into the right perspective and strengthens you for living.
We hope you will consider joining the Prayer Chain and making a commitment of your time and effort to this service to our people. Please contact Skip Hess through the form below if you would like to join the Prayer Chain or if you have a prayer request.
The Prayer Shawl
The Prayer Shawl Ministry makes beautiful shawls to give to those who might need a little comfort from others. During their first two years, caring hands knit and crocheted well over 100 prayer shawls and afghans.
The shawls are lovingly made out of soft, comforting yarn, blessed by the one who has made it, and wrapped around the shoulders of someone who needs the sort of comfort only the love and generosity of a caring friend can provide. The most important component of this ministry is prayer, which doesn't require any physical strength or special skills, just a desire of the heart. Beth Jewell has put together a booklet of prayers from Prayer Shawls Ministries and this is wrapped with each shawl that we have presented. Hearing the grateful reaction from recipients of the shawls warms our hearts and motivates us to keep knitting.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels. If you don't know how to knit, come learn. If you want help refreshing those long-ago memories of when you first learned to knit, people will help you. Yarn, needles, and crochet hooks to make a shawl will be available to purchase and Beth has printed out a variety of free patterns to choose for making a shawl.
There are several people who come by to get yarn and select a pattern to knit at home. Let us know if you would like to do so also, and we will arrange for you to get the supplies and pattern.
If you would prefer to help by praying over a shawl, donating yarn or delivering one to someone in need, please contact Betty Dahl at 463-2347.
Coffee and Lemonade Fellowship
Before COVID-19, a fellowship time featuring coffee, lemonade, cookies, and other goodies took place after the 11:00am worship service (10:00am in the summer). We met in Dunlap Auditorium during the colder months, and in the courtyard between the sanctuary and Murray Hall when the weather was suitable. We expect to resume this fellowship time when all activities are in-person and it is safe to do so. Volunteers will again be needed to assemble the refreshments and act as hosts, serving on a rotating basis.
Food, fun and fellowship. Pre-COVID-19, these were all part of our weekly fellowship dinners, which took place most Thursday evenings at 5:45p.m. and once a month after church. The charge for the meal was $8 per person or $20 for a family. Help was always needed with preparation (Wednesday 10-2), set-up (Thursday 12-3 and 3-6), and clean up (Thursday 6-8:30 pm). Those who participated loved the camaraderie in the kitchen!
During COVID-19, Thantastic Thursdays takes place periodically via Zoom, and you are invited to attend. As soon as it’s safe, the in-person dinners and programs will resume.