The lector reads the Scripture lessons during the worship service. For some in the congregation, who read along in the pew Bibles, the lector leads the reading. For others, who prefer to listen, the lector reads to them.
Some Old Firsters admit to getting confused between the roles of lector and liturgist. In contrast to the lector, whose only role is to read the Scripture, the liturgist sits up front and helps the pastor during the entire service.
Serving as the liturgist is a ministry. We invite you to approach it prayerfully. We want to open this ministry up to as many people as possible, and also to support our liturgists in this “work of the people” (the root of liturgy from Greek).