Worship Leaders are licensed by the Diocese to Officiate at the Daily Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer, Compline, or other special services at which a priest is not required. They also assist the priest at services of Holy Eucharist at Grace Church in various ways: reading the Second Lesson, leading the Psalm (if not being chanted) and often the Prayers of the People. Worship Leaders often provide the services acolytes usually perform when present: crucifer, candle lighting and extinguishing, collecting the Offering and assisting the priest at the altar during Holy Eucharist. Worship Leaders and Eucharistic Ministers administer the chalices during the distribution of the elements at Communion.
Some training is necessary before one can be licensed by the Diocese, but serving as Worship Leader is a rewarding ministry and we encourage anyone who feels such an inclination to please talk to Vicar Nancy.