Lay Ministers are called by the Book of Common Prayer to "take their place in the life, worship, and governance of the Church."
Lectors read the Scripture Lesson in the Church's liturgy as appointed to do so by the celebrant or officiant. No license is required for this ministry.
Eucharistic Ministers are licensed by the Bishop to administer the chalice at services where there are not a sufficient number of priests and deacons present to do so. They are referred to as LEM's.
Lay Readers are licensed by the Bishop, after a period of study, to read the Old Testament lesson, the Epistle, and the Intercessions during the Eucharist.
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