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Lay Ministers/Lectors

Think of the lectors as the "town criers" of the church. At the appointed time during the service, the lectors read the Word of the Lord to the congregation. Anyone, young or old, can be a lector. Training is provided once a year for the group as a whole and individually as needed. All a potential lector needs is the desire to proclaim God’s word with reverence, clarity, and grace.

The position of Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM) is more involved. The Lay Eucharistic Minister assists the Priest with the service, primarily by leading the psalm and serving the chalice during Holy Eucharist. Any interested adult member can be a Lay Eucharistic Minister. Training is provided, and Lay Eucharistic Ministers are licensed by the bishop.

Contact Howard Anderson if you have questions are are interested in becomeing a LEM or Lector.

 

LEM/LEC SCHEDULE

January 26

First Lesson                              Ali Joy

Second Lesson                         Lindsey Smythe

Prayers of the People               Howard Anderson

Lay Eucharistic Minister            Jeanette Harrison


February 2

First Lesson                               Lindsey Smythe

Second Lesson                          Don Schubert

Prayers of the People                 Ruth Syman-May

Lay Eucharistic Minister              Paul Newell

 

February 9

First Lesson                               Howard Anderson

Second Lesson                          Ali Joy

Prayers of the People                Jeanette Harrison

Lay Eucharistic Minister             Michael Woods

 

February 16

First Lesson                                 Rick Alderman

Second Lesson                            Courtland Warfield

Prayers of the People                  Howard Anderson

Lay Eucharistic Minister              Jeanette Harrison

 

February 23

First Lesson                                 Tim Kestner

Second Lesson                            Taylor Kestner

Prayers of the People                  Jeanette Harrison

Lay Eucharistic Minister              Jessamy Austin

Note:  You can review your reading at http://www.lectionarypage.net/index.html