Posted on in Celebrating our Ministries by The Rev. David Marshall
On Sunday we heard the story of the temptation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden read by Elizabeth P. She brought the reading to life with her interpretation. We heard the slithery deceit of the serpent and the innocence of Eve, and then felt the drop in our stomachs as Adam and Eve broke their relationship with God through their disobedience.
The beauty of a good reading is that it carries meaning all by itself. We don’t need an explanation or a homily to get value from a well-interpreted reading. I believe that good reading elevates our worship and even gives the preacher a more solid place to stand as she or he offers a homily.
The ministry of reader, or lector, is a wonderful way to contribute to our worship. I offer thanks to the readers of St. Dunstan’s Church for their worship ministry.
If you would like to participate as a reader, please speak with Alice Marshall, who coordinates the readers. We will schedule a readers’ training in the next couple of weeks, so now is a great time to join the team.
Yours in Christ,