A lay reader is a member of the congregation who assists in the worship service. At St. Stephen’s, we have lay readers, who read the Bible lessons, the responsive psalm, and the Prayers of the People. Lay readers do not robe and usually read the lessons and the psalm from the lectern while reading the Prayers of the People from their place among the congregation.
Jo Ann Don
Any adult or older youth may be a lay reader. The selected readings are provided to scheduled lay readers prior to the week of their assignment. Training is provided to anyone interested in this ministry to help them feel comfortable in their roles. If you are interested in this important ministry or have questions or comments, please contact Rett Rich of the Lay Readers Guild or contact the church office.