Acolyte Schedule 2017-18
Children are asked to serve from the time they start 4th grade thru Confirmation.
March 25 (Palm Sunday)
March 29 (Maundy Thurs)
April 1 (Easter 6:30am)
April 1 (Easter 9am)
November 22 (Thanksgvng)
December 6 (Advent)
December 13 (Advent)
December 20 (Advent)
December 24 7pm
January 7, 2018
February 14 (Ash Wed.)
February 21 (Lent)
February 28 (Lent)
March 7 (Lent)
March 14 (Lent)
March 21 (Lent)
Please arrive 15-20 minutes before the service.
Candlelighter is hanging on the wall in Pastor’s study.
Robes can be found in several sizes in the Pastor’s closet
Parents should help Acolyte light the candlelighter.
Before you approach the altar, before stepping up, bow facing the cross.
Light right candle first, then left candle.
Walk to the step, step down, face the cross and bow.
Candelabras are lit during holidays, special occasions, or when Pastor asks you to
If lighting candlelabras, light the altar candles first, then light right candelabra, then left candelabra, start with candle closest to altar.
Sit with family during the service
When the last hymn is being sung, the candles should be extinguished.
Walk to the step, bow, step up and extinguish the right candle and then the left candle.
If candelabras are lit, start with the right candelabra, start with right candle and work towards altar.
Then go to left candelabra, start with left candle and work towards altar. Extinguish altar candles last.
Walk to the step, step down, face the cross and bow again
Walk back to the Pastor’s study and place the candlelighter back on the wall.
If you would like training on being an Acolyte, please contact Pastor Jacob.
It is your responsibility to trade with another acolyte if you cannot be at church the day you are assigned.
- Thank you