Layreaders perform several important functions in the Sunday worship service.
- Lay Eucharistic Ministers (sometimes abbreviated “LEM”) are licensed by the Bishop to assist in administering the chalice during communion. Currently, LEMs also read portions of Scripture in the worship service (usually the Old Testament and the Psalm.).
- Lectors are appointed by the pastor to read portions of scripture in worship.
- Intercessors are appointed by the pastor to lead the Prayers of the People in worship.