For centuries, acolytes have been an essential and integral part of worship. Acolytes are young men and women who serve as worship assistants to the pastor. Aspects of their ministry include: lighting the candles before worship and extinguishing them at the conclusion of worship carrying the cross for processionals, recessionals reading of the Holy Gospel …

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Lay Readers

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 The reading / proclamation of the Word of God is a very important aspect of worship. It is not the sole responsibility of the pastor. The ministry of the lay reader is open to all who enjoy the Word …

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Christ Lutheran History

The Christ Lutheran Christmas tree is decorated with Chrismons. The Chrismon Tree is a uniquely North American Lutheran tradition dating back to 1957. Chrismons, “ancient symbols for Christ or some part of Christ’s ministry: the dove descending down, fish, Celtic cross, Jerusalem cross, shepherd’s crook, chalice, shell and others.”  Lawrence Hull Stookey writes that “because …

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