Acolytes are an integral part of services in the Episcopal Church. Adults as well as children serve as acolytes in nearly all Holy Eucharists. Children may participate in this ministry when they are six years and older. Acolytes carry the processional cross, hold the Altar book for the priest, receive the people's offering and the bread and wine, carry the processional torches and bear incense when needed. The tradition offers a wonderful way for one to understand worship according to Episcopal tradition and to be involved in the very center of our life as a community of the living Christ. The contact person for this ministry is Debbie Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org). Check the newsletter for the acolyte roster.