Lay Worship Leaders and Supply Pastors of the NWPA Synod
TIPS FOR CONTACTING A LAY WORSHIP LEADER OR SUPPLY PASTOR+
-Make contact as far in advance as possible.
-Provide your worship supply with the following information: - Location of your worship site – good, clear directions or a map - Times of services - Information about your liturgy: setting used, hymns chosen, any important changes, any special events for the day, if an assisting minister, lector or other worship leaders will take part, special prayer requests, etc. - If there are any additional responsibilities before services, during Christian Education hour, or after the morning services are concluded.
-Whenever possible, provide a worship bulletin or folder before Sunday morning.
-Make arrangements for the church building to be open and have someone available to greet the worship leader.
-If cancellation of service(s) is possible due to weather or other emergency, please notify the worship leader as soon as possible.
-Please compensate your worship supply leader according to synod guidelines:
As of July 1,2015 the new rate is as follows:
*$125 for 1 service, $25 for each additional service occurring on the same day
*$125 per service occurring on different days or overnight accommodations and breakfast
EXAMPLE 1: Saturday evening service = $125; Sunday morning service = $125 or
EXAMPLE 2: Saturday evening & Sunday morning = $150 plus overnight accommodations and breakfast
Mileage reimbursement announced by the IRS starting January 1, 2022 will be (58.5 cents per mile) This rate changes every year, please double check the IRS website for current rates.
Lay Worship Leaders - may NOT preside at Holy Communion*
*The persons listed below have not been authorized to preside at Holy Communion or distribute the sacrament.