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 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.  Readers 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.