An Usher is an official whose business is to introduce strangers, or to walk before person of rank, a forerunner and a doorkeeper.
A church usher is an officer of the church he or she serves. The church usher helps the Pastor to make the service a success by putting the congregation in the right frame of mind to receive the message. The usher meets the people with a pleasant smile, a warm welcome, and directs them to comfortable seats. He/She also sees to it that perfect order is kept in and around the church at all times during the services.
Ushers are forerunners, for they prepare the church for the guests by being the first to arrive at the church, they receive the order of the day from the Pastor, they see that the church is in proper condition to receive the guest, they see that hymnals, fans, church literature, collection envelopes, and any other items that are to be distributed to the congregation are in their proper places. Church ushers are missionaries for the church for they perpetuate the spirit throughout the congregation.
Frank Palmer & John Fedus -- Ushers
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Names to Come -- Ushers