The role of the Acolyte has long been a part of worship in the Christian Church, having been recorded back to a letter written by Pope Cornelius to Fabius of Antioch in 252 A.D. Acolytes assist in worship as crucifers in the procession, as well as torch bearers and holders of the Gospel book from which the Deacon reads in the assembly of the congregation. Other tasks include handing the offering plates to the ushers and sometimes assisting with the preparation for Holy Communion. Many young people from Good Shepherd have served in this capacity over the years, and we would like to offer this opportunity once again.
If your child(ren) is in 5th grade or higher and would like to serve as an acolyte, training will take place after the 10 am worship on Sunday, September 8th. Given the limited classroom time during Sunday School, children will serve as acolytes on the first Sunday of the month at the new Multi-Generational Mission Sunday worship as well as at services for Christmas and Easter. I hope you will plan to join us on September 8th for the training.