WHO WE ARE:
Lectors are Parishioners over 16 years of age with a pleasant reading voice and a desire to participate in the Liturgy of the word.
Lay readers are licensed for a three period.
WHAT WE DO:
Lectors and Lay Readers read the Old Testament lesson, Psalm, and New Testament Lessons and lead the Prayers of the People during Liturgy of the Word in communion services.
Lay Readers may also be licensed to conduct morning and evening prayer services if directed to do so by the Rector.
WHEN AND WHERE WE MEET:
Training is offered each Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary.
WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME:
Lay Readers typically read at services on a three to four week rotation. Training for Lay Readers is offered each Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary.
WHOM DO I CONTACT:
Roger Earl 214-553-5256
Prayer for Lectors
Almighty God, whose blessed Son read the Holy Scriptures in the synagogue: Look graciously upon the lectors of your Church, and so enlighten them with wisdom and understanding that they may read your holy Word to the glory of your Name, and for the building up of your people; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Prayers for Licensed Lay Readers
Look with favor upon those whom you have called, O Lord, to be Lay Readers in your Church; and grant that they may be so filled with your Holy Spirit that, seeking your glory and the salvation of souls, they may minister your Word with steadfast devotion, and by the constancy of their faith and the innocency of their lives may adorn in all things the doctrine of Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen
“They read from the book, from the law of God, clearly; and they gave all the sense, so that the people understood the reading.”