Lectors and Lay Worship Leaders

As part of the ministry of the laity at St. Mary’s, we have a large number of members who
participate in the services by reading lessons, the Psalms, and leading the Prayers of the
People. These are the Lectors and Intercessors. As with so many of our opportunities, this
ministry is open to any member after a brief training session.  Lectors and Intercessors are
placed on a rotating roster to ensure that everyone gets a chance to serve.

Additionally, some members are trained and licensed by the Diocese as Lay Worship Leaders.
They are uniquely empowered to conduct some services of the Daily Office of the Episcopal
church, including Morning and Evening Prayer, which St. Mary’s uses on occasion.

For more information about being trained for one of these ministries, please contact our