A lay person trained in reading scripture who is appointed by the clergy to read lessons or lead the Prayers of the People. The term is from the Latin, “to read.” There is no license required for this lay ministry. A lector may also be known as a reader. Readers may choose to serve at 8, 9, or 11 AM Sunday services, and may be asked to serve at special services during the year such as Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, or Christmas Eve. Lectors may also choose to only read lessons from the lectern or the Prayers of the People. Our online ministry scheduler makes this process easy to navigate.