Lay Liturgical Ministries
AcolytesAcolytes are people who assist the priest and deacon at the altar, and with all other aspects of worship. They carry the cross, torches and banners in procession, serve at the altar, and help with communion preparation. Open to ages 10 and up.
Lay Eucharistic MinistersLay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs for short, and also known by the older term Chalice Bearers) assist at communion by serving the wine. Open to adults and youth age 16 and up who have been confirmed.
Lay Eucharistic VisitorsLay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs for short) are Lay Eucharistic Ministers who have been further trained to take Communion and parish news to homebound parishioners.
LectorsLectors are people gifted for a ministry of reading the Bible worship. They are able to read clearly and loudly. They have a deep reverence for the Bible, and find joy in the ways God is revealed in Holy Scripture. Open to those age 10 and up.
Worship LeadersWorship Leaders (formerly called Lay Readers) are adults who engage in more rigorous and lengthy training, and who are then licensed to lead Morning or Evening Prayer and other services. They may also serve as a Lector, Lay Eucharistic Minister, or Lay Eucharistic Visitor.
For more information, please contact Candice Christensen, chair of the Liturgy and Music Committee, 651-429-8453.