Being an acolyte is much more than just lighting candles. It teaches young people that they are an important part of the worship of God. This group of fourth through fifth grade children are trained to bring the light of Christ and the crucifer cross into the 8:25 a.m and 11:10 a.m. worship services and to properly extinguish them at the conclusion of the service. They also are trained to be of assistance when needed by the ministers and taught the basic elements of worship and religious symbolism.
We hope that by serving as an acolyte, these young persons will be filled with a sense of spiritual meaning and fulfillment. Through this experience they can make new friends, have fun, and through their commitment grow in service to our church.
The acolyte ministry originated from Old Testament times. The Scriptures tell us of the prophet Samuel assisting Eli the priest, and of Elijah being assisted by Elisha. The word “acolyte” comes from the Greek word “akolouthos,” which means a servant or attendant who waits on another.
Fourth graders will bring in the light and fifth graders will bring in the cross on most Sundays.
11140 Greenbay St.Houston, TX 77024
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