IMG_0774The ministry of acolyting at Grace Church is open to all young people in grades 4 through 12. Grades 4-7 are junior acolytes and their responsibility is lighting the candles prior to the service, carrying the torches in both the processional and the recessional, assisting in the set up of the altar rail for communion as well as assisting those members of the congregation that might need assistance leaving the communion rail and finally putting out the candles at the end of the service. Senior acolytes, grades 8-12, carry the cross in the processional and recessional as well as receive the communion elements and plate offering from the ushers and assist the rector as needed in preparing the bread and wine for communion. Training is available and we welcome all young people to join this very special youth ministry.