Being an Acolyte

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Why do we have acolytes?. Acolytes bring…. Celebration. Reverence. Anticipation. . to the service by.... . leading. !. Before the Service. Check schedule/newsletter for when you are signed up. If unable to acolyte, find a replacement & contact the church office either by phone or email. ID: 393941 Download Presentation

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Being an Acolyte




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Being an Acolyte

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Why do we have acolytes?

Acolytes bring…CelebrationReverenceAnticipation to the service by... leading!

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Before the Service

Check schedule/newsletter for when you are signed upIf unable to acolyte, find a replacement & contact the church office either by phone or emailFor questions or concerns, contact the acolyte trainerCheck the church website if you are unsure when the service starts (especially for holidays)Be 10-15 min. early so you can get readyFind a robe in the sacristy Get the candle lighter

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Entering

Formal order of entering: 1) assisting minister 2) acolyte3) pastor

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Why do we light candles?

The lighting of candles in worship is symbolic of Jesus coming to be in a worshipping community. Just as the Israelites were guided through the desert by a pillar of fire, we too are led by Christ--the light of the world!

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Candles

Lighting Candles: 1) Front table candles, right to left2) Back altar candles (candelabras):- Right side candles, bottom to top- Left side candles, bottom to top3) Christ (Paschal) candle to be lit only for the following:- The Baptism of Our Lord Sunday - Easter Sunday- All Saints Sunday - A baptism- The Season of Easter - A funeral

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Offering

Take the offering plates from the ushers and place them on the left side of the altar, itself, behind the altar table.

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Continuous Communion

Take wood tray and follow behind the assisting minister (order: pastor, assisting minister, acolyte) to collect used communion cups.When the tray is full (or when the assisting minister switches his/her tray), switch it outThe assisting minister will move to the other side of Pastor about halfway through communion, just follow his/her lead.The pastor will give you and the assisting minister communion after the congregation. After that, you can sit back down.

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Kneeling Communion

Take wood tray and follow behind the assisting minister (order: pastor, assisting minister, acolyte) to collect used communion cups.When the tray is full (or when the assisting minister switches his/her tray), switch it outYou will be moving back and forth between the two sidesThe pastor will give you and the assisting minister communion after the congregation. After that, you can sit back down.

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Service End

After the pastor and the assisting minister walk out, you need to extinguish all of the candles with the candle snuffer, being careful not to push too far down on the candle (this pushes the wick into the wax).Once you finish extinguishing the candles, go to the sacristy and hang up the robe (neatly) and candle lighter where you found them.

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Any questions?

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http://acolytetraining.weebly.com/prezi-review.html

Click on (or copy and paste into the url address bar) the link above to navigate to the review section of the acolyte training website. Note that you may need to exit full screen/presentation mode first in order for the link to work.

Time to review!

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