Liturgist Guide


Thank you so much for helping to lead the Collingswood Presbyterian Church in worship.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office.

You are scheduled to serve as the Liturgist on _______________________

You will general by asked to read the lesson(s) from the Old Testament, Psalms, or Epistles.  This will be sent to you during the week before you are serving as Liturgist.  If you notice any difficult words, consult a Bible Dictionary or call the pastor.  The Pastor will read the Gospel lesson.

It is appropriate (but not necessary) to say:

“Listen for the Word of God” before reading the scripture

and to say:

        “May God bless the reading of God’s holy Word”   or

This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God” after the reading.

Please wait to take your seat in the congregation until the next hymn.

In addition to the scripture lesson(s), you will also lead in the:

  • Call to Worship – usually a responsive reading.  (Do not begin with Good Morning)
  • Prayer of Confession – usually a printed prayer we pray aloud in unison.  Before   you begin the Prayer of Confession, you can say “Let us Pray.”
  • Words of Assurance – please read and conclude with “Amen.”

Please meet the pastor in the office at 10:20 a.m.

Thank you so much for being diligent in preparing to lead worship by practicing and making sure you are aware of what you will be doing.  We truly appreciate your willingness to participate in this way, and  know the congregation appreciates it as well. 


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