Lay Readers
1. During the last few lines of the Affirmation of Faith, begin making your way forward to the pulpit.
 
2. Begin the reading by telling the congregation what book of the Bible, chapter, and verses the scripture passage comes from.
 
3. Read with a clear voice, and speak into the microphone.
 
4. Finish the scripture reading with the call and response of, “This is the Word of God, for us, the People of God (Thanks be to God).”