St. Francis’ Altar Guild has as its mission the care and maintenance of the vestments and altar wares of the parish. Each Sunday – and also for special services – the Altar Guild arranges the Altar and the area around it with the appropriate furnishings required for the service. They make sure that everything is in place so that our worship is dignified and orderly. In support of this they wash and iron altar linens, polish chalices and other utensils used for the Eucharist, and prepare and display flowers for our Sanctuary. They make sure that the proper vestments are available for those participating in the service, and that sufficient supplies of bread and wine are ready at hand. After the service they return everything to its proper place and see that vestments and furnishings are ready for the next one.