Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) are members of the congregation who assist the rector in administering the sacraments of Holy Communion, that is, the consecrated bread and wine.
In general, LEMs are recommended by the parish priest to the Bishop of the Diocese, who grants them a three-year license to practice the ministry. This license is often renewed at the priest’s discretion for subsequent three-year terms.
LEMs receive periodic training by the priest. Please contact the office if you desire more details about this servant ministry.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors have the privilege of carrying the Eucharist directly from our Sunday Service to those of our members who are ill or infirm. Since we are One Body together in Christ, we share the One Body and Blood together.
If you feel called to this loving ministry of pastoral care, please contact the church office at 706-745-0607 about how to become licensed by the bishop.
There is training available–brief, loving guidance that we are always glad to share with future participants in this ministry.
Currently, the Lay Eucharistic Visitors for St. Clare’s are Nancy Olexick (Lay Chaplain) , Sandy Bell, and Joan Grashof. We serve on a rotating basis, loving our servant call.