Serving as an acolyte is an important opportunity for our youth to participant in worship. Their responsibilities include acting as crucifers, torch bearers and servers, assisting the clergy during services. Children may be invited to become acolytes in 6th grade. Many continue to serve through high school.
This group of parishioners is responsible for preparing the altar for services, clearing the chancel and washing vessels after services. They are also responsible for (a) the maintenance of vestments, frontals and fair linens, and (b) the arranging and caring for the flowers, plants and floral decorations for services on Sunday and festival days.
Chalice Bearers are licensed by the Diocese to administer the chalice at the Eucharist and are invited to serve by the rector.
Lectors and Intercessors
Lectors read the Old and New Testament lessons at Sunday and weekday services. Intercessors read the Prayers of the People. Good readers of all ages are welcome to serve.
Ushers welcome those attending the service, distribute bulletins, organize the offering and assist during communion. Afterwards, they straighten up the sanctuary and count the offering.