2018 Youth Acolyte Schedule
|September 9, 2018||2||3||1,4|
|September 16, 2018||1||4||2,3|
|September 23, 2018||3||2||1,4|
|September 30, 2018||4||1||2,3|
|October 7, 2018||2||3||1,4|
|October 14, 2018||1||4||2,3|
|October 21, 2018||3||2||1,4|
|October 28, 2018||4||1||2,3|
|November 1, 2018||Homeless Requiem, 7 p.m.|
|November 4, 2018||2||3||1,4|
|November 11, 2018||1||4||2,3|
|November 18, 2018||3||2||1,4|
|November 25, 2018||4||1||2,3|
|December 2, 2018||2||3||1,4|
|December 9, 2018||1||4||2,3|
|December 16, 2018||3||2||1,4|
|December 23, 2018||4||1||2,3|
|December 24, 2018||Christmas Eve, Rehearsal 12/22 at 2:30 p.m.|
|December 30, 2018||Sign-Up Genius|
|January 6, 2019||Sign-Up Genius|
Acolyte Guidelines and Responsibilities
Be sure you have a copy of the current team schedule. The Senior acolyte captain for each week should check with each week’s team captain as to who will serve at the 7:45 a.m. service.
2. Looking Good!
Boys should wear slacks with dark socks and dress shoes or loafers (no running shoes, athletic shoes, sandals, shorts or jeans). Loafers are appropriate and black shoes are preferred.
Girls should wear appropriate shoes with skirts, dresses or slacks. (No flip-flops, spike heels, jeans or shorts). Black
shoes are preferred.
Your wardrobe should not be distracting.
Hair should be neatly combed, regardless of length or style.
No chewing gum!!!
And no cell phones, iPhones, iPods, iTouch, etc.!
Smiles are always welcome!
3. Arriving and Vesting
You must be vested and ready to serve 20 minutes before the service. Last minute arrivals and rushing around are disruptive to the worship experience.
Choose an alb of appropriate length and the proper color cincture representing your experience:
- Purple Cincture and Silver Cross Senior Captains
- Purple Cincture and Wooden Cross Team Captains
- White Cincture and Wooden Cross Juniors
- White Cincture Novice
Your cincture should be on your left.
Retrieve the processional crosses and torches from the ambulatory and go to the Narthex to await the start of the service.
4. During the Service
If you are seated in the ambulatory, keep quiet and respect those who are involved in the worship service. Keep the conversation whispered.
When you are seated in the chancel, sit up straight with both feet on the floor.
Pay attention and participate in the service. Remember we are here to worship.
5. A Few Reminders
Horseplay just doesn’t work when serving - before, during, or after the service.
At the conclusion of the service, hang up your alb and return your cincture to the storage shelves.
Being an acolyte is serious business when serving - but have fun being with your friends and classmates before and after the service.
6. Last Thing
You are very important to our worship experience and you are very much appreciated. Thank you for serving!