Prepare the Seating Area (Nave).
To prepare the seating area you,
o align all Bibles and worship hymnals uniformly in the pews,
o remove all trash and discarded chapel bulletins from the pews, and
o fill the holy water fonts (receptacles) with holy water.
Prepare the Entrance Area (Narthex).
Follow the steps below when you prepare the entrance area:
o Place the offertory table (if one is used) in the center of the entrance area of the chapel.
(Covering the offertory table with a linen cloth is optional.)
o Place the following items on the offertory table (if one is used): two cruets (one filled with wine
and one filled with water), ciborium, host plate containing small hosts, and tongs. If the
offertory table is not used, the tongs would be omitted and all other items would be placed on
the credence table. There is no prescribed arrangement for the offertory table.
o Place the missalettes and chapel bulletins on a small table in the entrance area. The usher or
chaplain assistant will give a copy of each item to each worshipper.
o Remove all trash such as old bulletins, song sheets from the pews and the pew racks.
o Align the Bibles, and hymnals uniformly in the pews.
o Inspect the entrance area for cleanliness.
o Ensure the sound system is operational, when one is used.
Identify and Layout the Chaplain's vestments.
A chaplain may wear the military uniform, vestments, or other appropriate attire established by church
law or faith group practice when conducting religious services. In addition, the chaplain's scarf, stole,
or tallit may be worn with the uniform, vestments, or other appropriate attire when conducting services.
Any vestments the chaplain wears are intended to reflect the chaplain's role as a religious leader.