Stewardship in the context of the church involves much more than our financial support of the parish. How we marshal our time and talents, as well as our treasure, to serve God and one another is vital to the health of both our parish community and the world we live in. From time to time the Stewardship Committee calls attention to unsung groups that contribute to our thriving parish.
Among those are the Readers who take part each Sunday in reading the Old Testament, leading the Psalm at the 8 a.m. service, reading the Epistle, and leading the Prayers of the People. Readers are expected to review the readings before the service to familiarize themselves not just with the content of the reading, but also with the cadence, as well as the pronunciation of unusual words. At the present time Readers at the 8 a.m. service serve about every three weeks, those at the 10:15 about every five.
Parishioners who wish to read are asked to “audition” before our priest and, perhaps, other readers before being added to the roster. (Now that we have a microphone, readers no longer have to project their voices to reach the back row, which was once a problem for some.) Anyone who is interested in being a reader should speak to Faye Ward, 322-8748, or Linda Dunson, 338-1166.