The author "has spent her life in the Episcopal Church and devoted her heart and soul to the work of the Altar Guild. In this extraordinary personal reflection, Hobey weaves the essence of Altar Guild ministry and shows it to be work, faith and vocation. Using the great model of St. Mary Magdalene's life and service, biblical reflection and spiritual grounding in the questions raised by the Church's liturgical year, Hobey shows a poignant and powerful life lived in service to the church". -- back cover.
Contents: Altar Guild Ministry -- A Model: St. Mary Magdalene -- Bringing Scripture to Life -- The Personal Gift of Service to God -- Asking the Questions That Build Us Up to Serve: The Church Year in Context -- About the Author.
Author, is an Episcopal lay woman who "was for several years Director of the Altar Guild in Southern Ohio and subsequently served as President of the National Altar Guild Association from 1997 to 2000". -- p. 24.