The lector’s ministry is to present God’s Word to the people by reading the appointed lessons at a service and sometimes leading the Psalm if the choir is not present. The intercessor leads the Prayers of the People on behalf of the congregation.
Lectors and intercessors serve year-round at services at All Saints Parish, including the weekly Sunday Eucharist, Evensong, the Service of Solace and Hope, Lessons and Carols, Ash Wednesday, and all services during Holy Week.
During the pandemic, for most of a year, recordings—made at home by individual readers—of readings/prayers were part of limited, livestreamed services. Late in the spring of 2021, lectors and intercessors joyfully returned to in-person readings and prayers at services where the congregation is masked and observing social distancing.
The ministry of lectors and intercessors is open to everyone. Participants usually read several times during the calendar year. Anyone interested in becoming a lector/intercessor should contact Bonnie Randall who schedules lectors and intercessors after consulting the group via email.
Anyone interested in becoming a lector/intercessor should contact Bonnie Randall.