The word "Acolyte" is derived from the word "akolouthos," Greek for attendant or helper. At Trinity, the role of the acolyte is to assist the Priest by carrying one of the crosses, torches, or the Gospel Book. Usually, children and youth fill the positions.
Throughout the church year, the Altar Guild is responsible for the care and preparation of the altars, linens, brass, silver, candles and flowers. Both women and men are encouraged to join.
LECTORS, CHALICE BEARERS & EUCHARISTIC VISITORS
Lectors proclaim the Word of God by reading the assigned scriptures from both the Old and New Testament. Chalice Bearers assist with distributing the wine during Holy Communion. Lay Eucharistic Visitors are licensed by our Bishop to administer the consecrated bread and wine to those who are unable to come to church. These ministries require training.
The Music Ministry provides an opportunity to express faith-based participation enhancing our worship experience through song and instruments.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
A member of the congregation reads Prayers of the People during the Eucharist service. It is a way to serve God and your church family. It requires very little time or training.
GREETERS & USHERS
Forrest Denison & Sallye Allen Denison
Greeters meet guests and parishioners with a welcoming smile; responsibilities include setting out lemonade, coffee and donuts every week. Ushers hand out service bulletins, answer questions of visitors and newcomers, count the number of people in the congregation, collect and present the offering at the offertory and assist parishioners during communion.