A worship service proceeds best when the attention of the participants are focused solely on their bond with God, free from distraction during both the first part of the service — The Word of God — and the conduct of The Lord’s Supper — The Holy Eucharist.

To achieve this state of full attention to God requires attention to details of the liturgy so that the congregation can worship free from distraction. Lay ministers of many types work hard to achieve this. On the right there are links to webpages that describe the work of these groups.