“I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness.” Psalm 84:10
Often times, we do not know or forget from whence comes ushering – from God. God was the very first Usher – as He ushered in day and light (Genesis 1:3-4). God ushered man into the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15). Ushers or forerunners are depicted throughout the Bible: Abraham ushered Faithfulness into the world (Genesis 22); Moses ushered the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt into the promise land; the Star of Bethlehem ushered the wise men of the East to the place where Christ was born.
Ushers are extremely important to the church in conveying friendliness and hospitality to worshipers. Before people arrive, they make sure that all printed material is neatly arranged and that the church is tidy. Ushers set the tone by offering the first welcome and making sure you have an Order of Service. They are happy to escort you to a seat and help the disabled get settled in. It is up to the Ushers to take an accurate count of all congregants present at the worship service. And it is the duty of the Ushers to handle any disruption or emergency with tact and common sense. Ushers are on the “Front line”, therefore one of the first impressions of those people entering the church. For more information about being an usher, please click here to email Karl Hartzell.