Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
1 Corinthians 12:27 NIV

so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member
belongs to all the others.
Romans 12:5 NIV

We who are many are one body, because we all share one bread,
one cup.  The Book of Common Prayer

Lay Ministry


Members of the congregation who read aloud the Old and New Testament Lessons, the Psalm are Lectors. During special times of the church year, the lectors are asked to read portions of scripture applicable to the season. For example, lectors may be asked to participate in the dramatic reading of the Passion during Holy Week.

Eucharistic Ministers

The Eucharistic Ministers serve specific and important roles in the church according to the Canons of the Episcopal Church. They administer the elements (bread and wine) at any Celebration of the Holy Eucharist when there are not enough Priests or Deacons to serve the members of the congregation. The Eucharistic Ministers or EMs train for this job in their home parish. The Bishop grants each EM a license at the request of the parish Rector.