National Altar Guild Assoc. Prayer

Most gracious Father Who has called me Your child to serve in the preparation of Your Altar, so that it may be a suitable place for the offering of Your Body and Blood;

Sanctify my life and consecrate my hands so that I may worthily handle those Sacred Gifts which are being offered to You.

As I handle holy things, grant that my whole life may be illuminated and blessed by You, in whose honor I prepare them, and grant that the people who shall be blessed by their use, may find their lives drawn closer to Him Whose Body and Blood is our hope and our strength, Jesus Christ our Lord.


St. Alban's Episcopal
Church, Tucson, AZ

Altar Guild


+ Minister to the altar of our Saviour, Jesus Christ

+ Minister to the clergy, supporting them as they go to the altar to celebrate the Eucharist

+ Minister to the congregation, setting before them an island of calm and beauty where they may come to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord

+ Minister to each other by setting an example of dedication and gentle encouragement.

+ Minister to the world by setting ourselves in God's way



The Altar Guild is a body of deeply committed persons dedicated to serving our Lord by preparing the sanctuary, the altar, the priest's vestments, hangings, vessels and elements for service and worship.  We are divided into four teams.  Each team serves for one week out or four, and covers all services that week.  The week starts on Friday and runs through Thursday.

We always welcome those who after careful thought and prayer feel called to this service ministry.  We assist the priest so that the worship services proceed smoothly and assure all the necessary items are in place for worship.

If you can assist at Sunday or Wednesday services, your help would be most appreciated. And if you can be present at the Friday morning work sessions, that would be appreciated even more! Working quietly behind the scenes, the Guild does everything necessary to make the altar, pulpit, and lectern ready for services, preparing linens, silver, liturgical books, etc. It’s a friendly and efficient group.  Please contact Director Sharlot Prokop with your interest or if you would like more information.


Members June 2017

Director: Sharlot Prokop
Sunshine Girl: Linda Mowbrary

Team 1 Captain Sharlot Prokop
Ruth Dalton *
Judy Hines
Nicki Nickerson
Bobbie Woodman *

Team 2 Captain Karen Powlesland
Marylou Foote
Adrienne Lee
Pat McCarthy *
Kitty Wilcox 270-6011*

Team 3 Captain Lynda Adams
Linda Mowbray *
Joan Slater (520) 299-6316

*Gone in summer

Making Palm Crosses for Palm Sunday 2013