During the Episcopal service of Holy Communion, or Eucharist, the offerings of bread and wine are brought to the altar along with the offering plates. The wine carafe and bread container are carried by members of the congregation invited to participate prior to the service.
Frequently these members are a family unit, but they may be anyone who might be said to represent “the people of God” mentioned in the service. As they offer the “oblations” of the congregation, they are referred to as the “Oblationers” for that service.
Often those wishing to serve in this capacity might choose a specific date to do so based on a special occasion such as a birthday or an anniversary or in remembrance of a loved one who from their labors now rests. Whenever you chose to serve you will then stay up on the chancel platform during the celebration of the Eucharistic Prayer and receive communion with the altar party.
Please let us know when you would like to be an oblationer. [email protected]. All are welcome.