An Acolyte serves God through their service in the church. Acolyte means “one who serves.”
Acolytes are the service participants who carry the crosses, candles and other items in procession and who help in a number of important ways throughout the service. They are instrumental in helping the services to run smoothly and assist the celebrant (the priest in charge of a worship service) at God’s Table and the congregation throughout the service.
Becoming an acolyte is a great way to get involved and to learn more about Episcopal worship. Acolyte service is open to anyone in or around the fourth grade or above. Periodic mandatory training sessions are required. We welcome anyone who is interested in serving or finding out more about Acolytes.