The Ministry of EM and Lector
A Eucharistic Minister (EM): A lay person authorized to administer the consecrated elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. A Eucharistic Minister acts under the direction of a deacon, if any, or otherwise, the member of the clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith. EMs may be called upon to serve during other services such as weddings or funerals.
Lector: A lay person trained in reading scripture who is appointed by the clergy person in charge of the congregation to read lessons or lead the prayers of the people. The term is from the Latin, “to read.” There is no license required for this lay ministry. A lector may also be known as a reader. They are called upon to serve not only at weekly worship but during Holy Week, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and for other special services.
Responsibilities: Volunteer to serve at least one service per quarter
Requirements: Desire to seek and serve Christ. For more information, contact Caroline Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-263-2521