Acolytes show us that how we worship God as a church expresses both who we understand ourselves to be and what we are called to do. Acolytes show us how to be "doers" of the word (James 1:22) in service to God and others. Youth and adult acolytes participate in Sunday worship services, memorial services, evensongs, weddings and special services, as well as holy days such as Easter and Christmas. They are responsible for carrying important symbols of the church, such as the cross, the Gospel and the torches (the light of Christ) as well as helping the other liturgical ministers serve all who come to God’s table.
Lectors, Intercessors, Eucharistic Ministers and Eucharistic Visitors are visible signs of our work together as a church, both in proclaiming the good news of God to the world and in serving all whom God calls to the table. During worship services, adult and youth lectors take the lead in proclaiming the readings from Holy Scripture and leading the congregation in the Prayers of the People. The Eucharistic ministers and visitors assist the priests in administering the sacraments of holy communion, the consecrated bread and wine. They also take the sacraments to those who are ill, infirm or in nursing homes or otherwise unable to attend the Eucharist.