Participation in Worship

Worship St James Manotick

Participation in Worship

Most important is your own prayerful participation as a member of the worshiping congregation.  In addition, there are other ways in which volunteers may assist during the service itself:

Lay Readers:
Lay readers occasionally preach and lead a service when the Rector is away. Lay Readers also act as Lay Assistants.

Lay Assistants:
The Lay Assistant assists the priest at the service by reading the lessons (at the 8:15 service only), reading the prayers, guiding the server, helping with the administration of the sacrament and the clean-up after the Eucharist.

Lay Administrators:
Lay Administrators are members of the congregation who assist with the chalice during communion.

The server also acts as the Crucifer in processions as well as assisting at the altar.

Lectors read the Old Testament and New Testament lessons at both services.

Sidespeople hand out pew bulletins to parishioners and visitors when they enter the church, seat people when required, and take up the offering.

Members of the choir lead in the music of worship to the glory of God.

If you wish to help with any of these ministries, please see the parish priest.