Church Of Our Saviour
200 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, Florida
Lay Reader  Lay Reader 
Lay Readers
For centuries, church communities have chosen people for the task of reading Scriptures at worship. To be a reader or lector is more than just fulfilling a task, it is a calling and a spiritual discipline. Reading is a commitment to effective sharing of Scripture during our worship services. It is a commitment to preparing oneself so that one’s reading becomes a vehicle for God’s Word.

A Lay Reader is a story teller who enjoys reading in public and has the gift to read clearly and persuasively. Good liturgy is well rehearsed, so it is important that Lay Readers be disciplined to prepare by practicing the readings before arriving at the worship service.

A schedule of Lay Readers is prepared a month in advance and the readings for the month are mailed by the Church Secretary to the volunteers at least a week before the scheduled  commitment.  Also, Pronunciation Guides for those tongue-twistingly unfamiliar names and places are also available online.


Time Requirement: Prior to the worship service, approximately 30 minutes.