August 28, 2014

What is the Episcopal Church?

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St. Luke's statement of policy for Safeguarding God's Children


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Scripture Lessons for Proper 17 Sunday

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edu/texts.php?id=157

 

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Lay Eucharistic Visitors

An LEV is a Lay Eucharistic Visitor. This designation has been established by the church to allow for lay people to visit the sick and shut-ins and to take consecrated bread and wine to them. The bread and wine has already been consecrated (or blessed) by the church priest, so it is in the same 'state' as that which we have in communion at church.
 
The person receiving the sacrament from an LEV is someone who is unable to come to church either for a short period of time, like for someone convelesing from an operation or some illness or it could be a person who probably will never be able to return to active worship at our church.
 
An established short service is used by the person administering the sacrament. The LEV does not need any 'credentials' to get started. They are trained by someone who is already an LEV.
 
The sick and shut-ins miss being in the community of St Lukes and they miss being able to take communion. LEV's are a blessing to them and these visits are greatly appreciated by the shut-ins.
 
Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Lay Eucharist Visitor Ministry, please contact the church 717-272-8251 or email us at info@stlukeslebanon.org