The New Altar Guild Book (Paperback)
"An exceedingly practical guide . . . a necessity for every congregation."-Episcopal Life
This update of a classic guide on altar guild ministry offers a lively blend of liturgical history, sacramental theology, and practical hints. The authors combine how-to advice with creative ideas on preparing for the traditional liturgies and simpler, special-occasion services.
All the basics are covered-the altar guilds' origins, function, and how they are organized, the sacristy, preparing the church for worship, decorating, cleaning, and setting the table, selecting and caring for vestments.
New Altar Guild Book also includes a thorough and creative section on
decorating the church, with suggestions for hangings, candles, and flowers. The
section on vestments covers their history, colors and meanings, innovative ways
of making and embroidering them, their care and storage.