Acolyte Ministry for Youth – Still active!
Now that we are worshiping in person again, a great way for young folks in grades 3 and above to learn about worship is to participate as an Acolyte. Being an acolyte is not only a great way to serve the parish, but develops a sense of leadership and responsibility that will stay with the children throughout their lives. Acolytes may serve as crucifers, torch bearers and assist with the administering of the Holy Eucharist. If interested, please use the Contact Us form on this website.
Prior to the pandemic, Children’s Chapel was a worship, music and learning experience for children at the 10:30 service. Each Sunday, the children began with their families in church and then were led by the Crucifer to Children’s Chapel in the Education Suite immediately following the Gospel reading.
Chapel began with a structured liturgy designed especially for children including: opening song, prayer, devotion, and singing. Then, after a snack and a bathroom break, a special activity was offered that began about 11:20 a.m. Afterwards, parents picked up their children from the Education Suite.
Prior to the pandemic, we were partnering with Trinity Episcopal Parish and Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church.
Youth of all three parishes got to know one another as well as to learn and practice being a young disciple of Jesus Christ.
Some of our YYF Youth were acolytes and others were in the Treble Choir; some acted as ushers and nursery assistants and others were assistant Eucharistic Ministers.