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Joined Together . Lifting Up . Reaching Out

With a wide variety of ministries tailored to all ages, there is something always something for you to be involved in at Mountain View. Check out our many ministries below, fill out the volunteer interest form, or let us know how we can better serve you as a part of God's family.

Find out more about each ministry by clicking on any of the drop-down sections below.

Want to serve where help is most needed? Fill in the Volunteer Interest Form below to get the ball rolling.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild works behind the scenes to ensure that the church is ready for worship on Sunday mornings. Some of our responsibilities include:

  • Preparing communion
  • Changing banners
  • Keeping hymnals and Bibles facing forward
  • Sharpening pencils in the pews
  • Decorating for Christmas and Easter

Christmas and Easter
For major holidays we come together as a team and decorate the church. For the Easter season, we will strip the Altar on Maundy Thursday, reset for Good Friday, and decorate our Easter cross that Saturday. Christmas time brings all of the Altar Guild members together once again to decorate and get our candles ready for the candlelight service on Christmas Eve.

How do you want to serve?
We divide the duties to offer more options. Some people might only be interested in our pew ministry (keeping cards available in the pews, Bibles facing forward, etc.). Others might be more interested in getting communion ready or maintaining the altar. Whatever the task, all is done to the glory of God.

Scheduling
Two to three people are needed a month at a time if you are involved in communion and altar set up. One person is needed for pew ministry. The more people get involved, the more scheduling preferences we can accommodate. 

The Altar Guild is a wonderful way to serve our Lord, and it is a blessing to be involved. One-on-one training will be done for anyone deciding to join.

Ready to go? Sign up HERE.

Audio Visual

Our sound room volunteers run the sound board, run the slides, record the sermons, and set up and tear down the stage for worship services.

Ready to go? Sign up HERE.

Bible Studies

A variety of Bible study options are available throughout the week. From Sunday morning studies between services to regular men's or women's groups and evening in-home opportunities, there is something for everyone. Read more about our current offerings. 

Care Committee

We are here to help our members connect, care, and share through Christ as we build relationships with each other. Here’s what we can do together:

Create a welcoming church environment

Try to spot a new face or family in church on Sunday. Saying a simple “hello” or “good morning” could make quite a difference to a new person. Remember how important God’s relationship with His people is and how God desires for all to be welcomed in His house.

Celebrate birthdays

Check out our birthday calendar located in the narthex. Use the calendar to send birthday cards to other members or with them a happy birthday when you see them in church. What a great way to build each other up in life’s celebrations!

Say “thank you”

Have you ever seen someone go above and beyond and think they should be thanked officially? Please drop a note in the box in the narthex with the person’s name and what they did. We would love to send them a thank you so they know they are appreciated.

Welcome new members

Sponsor a new member and help them acclimate to Mountain View. Pray for them and encourage them in Christian service through our church.

Support our confirmation students

Choose a confirmation student and become a secret prayer partner. Pray for the student, send encouraging cards or notes throughout the year, and bring them a special gift when you reveal yourself at the confirmation banquet in the spring.

Meal trains and potlucks

We use mealtrain.com to help put together meals for those who are overwhelmed by life events such as a death of a loved one or major illness in the family. We also work with the Fellowship ministry to organize food for receptions for funerals or other functions which require meals to feed large groups of people.

Care for our military

Prayers and care packages are sent to church and school members who are deployed defending our country.

Pastor and staff appreciation

We are so thankful for all our staff at MVLCS. It’s important to let them know how much they are appreciated and encourage them as they serve in their various ministries. The Care Committee helps during pastor appreciation month & staff appreciation week along with other times throughout the year with gifts and meals.

Children's Minsitry

Read more about Sunday school, VBS, and more opportunities for children of all ages, here!

Ready to go? Sign up HERE.

Community Serve Day

The Mountain View Lutheran Church family goes out in to the community together twice a year, to serve selected organizations with a variety of needs. Sort inventory at a thrift store, serve food to veterans, chat with people in a nursing home, do yard work, make cards for active duty military, and so much more. it's a wonderful opportunity to serve together with our brothers and sisters in Christ, and share the joy we have with the great Las Vegas community.

Read more about service events, community involvement and other outreach opportunities, here!

Elders

The Elders assist the pastor(s) in overseeing the spiritual life of the congregation and its individual members.

Ready to go? Sign up HERE.

Fellowship

Building community among our church family is a great way to love and support one another in our Christian walk. The Fellowship committee plans events to help people connect. We provide treats and beverages on Sunday mornings, soup suppers during Advent and Lent, and arrange social activities throughout the year. 

Our volunteers might provide a dish for a potluck, cook for the congregation, or organize a trivia night. 

Ready to go? Sign up HERE.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS TEAM. Greeters, Ushers, Welcome Center

When a person steps into a church for the first time, not all questions are about theology. As each person evaluates the atmosphere, they ask themselves: “Will they accept me? Will it be easy to make friends? Will my spiritual and personal needs be met? Will it be easy to find my way around? Will my family like it here?”

Guests and visitors will quickly come to some conclusions during the first few minutes. First impressions are often lasting impressions. Consequently, the ministry of the First Impressions Team is one of the most important things that will happen in any church!

Greeters
Create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for all who enter

What you’ll do:

  • Greet our visitors, guests, and congregation at the door with a warm smile and a hand shake
  • Give directions, information or introductions as needed
  • Make guests feel comfortable – introduce them to others they may have something in common with or invite them to sit with you

Ushers

Continue our welcoming atmosphere and ensure the smooth operation of Sunday worship

What you’ll do:

  • Greet each person and hand out bulletins
  • Give direction on seating if necessary
  • Encourage those still in the narthex to join worship when the first song begins
  • Collect offering
  • Dismiss people for communion

Welcome Center

Provide information and directions to our visitors and guests

What you’ll do:

  • Have them fill out a registration card or the guest book
  • Tell them about relevant announcements and events
  • Help them find Sunday School and Bible studies
  • Introduce guests to others you know who may be nearby
  • Offer the guest any information we may have
  • Invite them back and thank them for worshiping with us

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord... It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Colossians 3:23-24

Ready to go? Sign up HERE.

Lutheran Women's Missionary League

The mission of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.

Join us for fellowshipping, educational events, and fundraising for mission work. Find our more at the LWML website.

MUSIC . Children's Music

Vocalists, you can teach songs to our Sunday School classes.
Pianists, you can accompany our school choir as they practice during the week and sing on Sundays during the school year.
Musicians of all kinds perform with the kids during our annual summer Vacation Bible School. 

Let us know how you would like to use your talents!

MUSIC . Choir & Handbells

Choir and Handbells both meet from the fall through the spring and sing/play during the worships service periodically throughout the year, as well as at the Palm Sunday/Easter Cantata. Childcare is provided during practices and beginners are welcome!

Monday rehearsals typically take place at 6 pm for choir and at 7 pm for handbells.

Contact CHRISTIN for more information.

MUSIC . Praise Band

Vocalists and instrumentalists can help lead the congregation in praising God each week through contemporary worship music at our 10:30 am service.

Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

Contact the church office if you would like to join.

MUSIC . Special Music

Are you a musician? Let us know if you have a piece you would like to share in either or both of our worship services, or during Lenten or Advent services on Wednesday evenings.

Outreach

Read more about service events, community involvement, and other outreach opportunities, here!

OWLS . Older Wiser Lutheran Seniors

The 50+ ministry meets for fellowship and lunch and we welcome anyone who would like to join us for Christian fellowship. We usually meet on the fourth Sunday of the month at noon.

Vacation Bible School

Each summer, children gather for a couple hours each evening for one week to learn about Jesus! We sing, have snacks, do crafts, watch skits, hear Bible stories and have tons of fun. Volunteer sign-ups begin in late Spring, with child participant sign-ups to follow. 

Youth

Read more about our youth group, National Youth Gathering, and other events for preteens and teens, here!

WORSHIP SERVICES. Readers, Acolytes, Counters

Many hands are involved in preparing and carrying out a worship service. You can help by reading the selected Scriptures, acolyting (lighting the candles by the altar - specifically geared for our youth volunteers), or counting donations.

Ready to go? Sign up HERE.

SERVE ONE ANOTHER IN LOVE

Volunteer Interest Form

We do not require most volunteers to have experience, and we can provide training and guidance for any ministry area you are interested in exploring.

OUR GOAL at Mountain View is to bring the saving grace of Christ to His people. Through weekly worship, Bible studies, family activities, Sunday School, fellowship, outreach, and our preschool and elementary school, we aim to teach people about their Savior and surround them with a Cloud of Witnesses - a family of believers to love, support, and encourage them in their faith walk. Together, we enjoy the freedom we have in Christ and the joy found in the knowledge of our eternal salvation. Together we are connecting, caring, and sharing through Christ.

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