An acolyte is an assistant to the pastor in the public services. The acolyte duties are to light and to extinguish the altar candles, present the offerings at the altar, assist at communion, and assist at baptisms. They also will occasionally lead processionals with the processional cross. Altar Guild Assistants help the Altar Guild in preparing for the Lord’s Supper.
Acolytes and Altar Guild Assistants are assigned from the 7th and 8th grade Youth Confirmation classes. The pastors train them for their duties. Contact Pastor Dan Schneider for more information.