The Acolyte ministry at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church includes parishioners of all ages who serve at the Altar and assist the clergy. Acolytes participate in the services by leading the procession and recession carrying crosses, torches and banners; assisting with the preparation and clearing of the Altar and during the administration of communion; and sometimes holding the gospel book for the Deacon.
Our Acolytes also serve at special services, such as weddings, baptisms, ordinations and funerals. As you can see, Acolytes are servants in the true sense of the word, both in practice and as symbols. For more information about becoming an Acolyte, please contact Renee Yackira or Ellen Stevens.