Being an acolyte is a service of honor to God and to the worshiping community. As acolytes bring in the light, they remind us that the light of Christ is present when we gather in the name of Christ. When they depart carrying the light, we remember that each of us carries the light of Christ out of the church and into the world.
The word acolyte is derived from the Greek word akolouthos, meaning companion, attendant, or helper. The ministry of acolytes has its roots in the Old Testament, where the prophet Samuel is seen assisting Eli, the Levite priest, and Elisha is seen assisting Elijah, the prophet.
Our acolytes are 3rd graders and older, and lead us in worship at the 11:00 worship service. Carol Bryant, the acolyte coordinator, provides training. Additional information is in the acolyte handbook. For more information, or to serve as an acolyte, please contact Carol or the church office.