The acolyte ministry stems from Old Testament times. The Scriptures tell of the Prophet Samuel assisting Eli the priest and of Elijah being assisted by Elisha. The New Testament illustrates early Christian adoption of this custom, retained to the present day as the honored office of acolyte. Acolytes are the youth of our congregation in Grades 5 through 12 who feel called to play a leadership role in our worship service. They serve as examples for worshipers, leaders of the congregation during the service, and assistants for the clergy and lay ministers. Acolytes participate in all phases of the rites and ceremonies at St. Paul’s Parish. The acolyte ministry gives our youth an opportunity to assume a leadership position in the Parish, learn our traditions, and to actively participate in its services in a very unique and memorable way.

This Calendar, arranged by Sunday date, shows team assignments for upcoming weeks.