Celebration of Lay Ministries 2023

People from across the diocese gathered together for a service of Celebration of Lay Ministries with the Renewal of the Ministry of Eucharistic Assistants led by Bishop Kevin at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow today (19 August 2023).

The sermon was preached by the Rev Canon Gordon Fyfe, Bishop’s Advisor in Lay Ministries. A recording of the service will be available online in the following days.

We give thanks for the ministry of lay people across Glasgow and Galloway, and we pray:
Heavenly Father, your Son Jesus Christ came among us in humility and brought with him your promise to pour your Holy Spirit on all who are called to minister in your name: give your grace to these your servants; inflame them with the fire of your love; enlighten their minds, and grant them a vision of your will and purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

From the Makar of the Diocese:
O God let,
all the nations praise you.
One body, holy and sanctified.
One body, many parts.
One body, One blood.
Vines and fig trees.
Hallow walls, Holy people.

One body,
serving in holiness and truth.
One Identity, without crisis.
One cup offered,
One body broken.
Gathering all offerings
humble brokenness, in The One.

Called by The One
to walk together;
many people,
many regions,
as One Body.
Known through being known
named by The One.

north and south
east and west;
still and always as one
and with The One.
O God let,
all the nations praise you.