The ministry of ushering is a crucial part of worship because it is one of the most visible ministries in the Church. In Christ, you have received God’s unconditional love, and, in Christ, you are called to extend that same unconditional love to others. Trinity Episcopal Church ushers are a small group of dedicated parishioners. The ushers distribute bulletins and greet worshipers, making every attempt to make them feel welcome and at ease. The ushers are also available to answer questions of anyone needing assistance. During the service, the ushers record the worship attendance, bring the sacraments up to the altar, and collect the offering. Upon the completion of the collection, the ushers bring the offering to the altar, close the rail gate, and position the kneeler. When communion is finished, the ushers remove the kneeler, and open the gate. After the service has ended, the ushers remove any wayward bulletins/handouts from the pews.