By Katherine Will
Music and Worship Coordinator
We at Grace are a people called to serve and we do it with an assortment of gifts in a variety of ways. One of those ways is by assisting in our liturgy each week, either as a Lector, a Lay Eucharistic Minister, an Acolyte, an Intercessor, or as an Usher.
The word “liturgy” comes from Greek roots and literally means “the work of the people”. And it takes many of us to do the work each week of leading and participating in our worship. We have moved past the days where worship belonged only to the ordained priests while the people watched; we are all part of the priesthood of believers, and we are able to contribute to our corporate worship. And for many, worship takes on a deeper meaning when they are participating in an active role within the service.
Most of the roles of service participants within our worship can be done with minimal training and by the very young or the very old. Descriptions of each of these roles can be found on the table in the commons. I invite you to check them out and consider which one you might be able to try. I am always available to answer questions, or provide training.
As we move through transition, the roles of our service participants become more important, helping to lead our parish in worship. I invite you to step up and take an active part!