Thanks for volunteering to be a Lay Reader at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. Here’s a description of the duties we ask you to perform.
Father Wells will prepare a script for your use as lay reader and will bring it to worship. Arrive at the church at 10:20 am and check in with the ushers so they know you have arrived and are ready to serve. Take your seat in the nave with a bulletin and read over the scriptures you will be sharing. If you encounter a word that seems hard to pronounce, by all means ask for help. However, if you don’t have time to get help, remember this: if you don’t know how to pronounce it, chances are there is more than one “correct” pronunciation of it. So the best course is simply to make your best guess and practice saying it a few times so that when you read it, you won’t have to slow down or stumble over it.
You need not go to the lectern to share the Prayers of the People. You can simply stand at your seat. After the service, make sure you sign the service book in the sacristy in the column labeled “Lay Reader.”
Thank you for volunteering!