Lay Eucharistic Ministers & Acolytes

At the time of Communion, the Book of Common Prayer states, “the ministers receive the Sacrament in both kinds, and then immediately deliver it to the people”. However, the word “minister” makes no distinction between lay and ordained people; all baptized Christians are ministers. At Trinity the Lay Eucharistic Ministers assist the clergy in administering Holy Communion, yet on any given day this may mean that they are asked by the Rector to distribute the wine or the bread. Serving God’s table in this way is a reminder that we are all called to the “Supper of the Lamb”. In addition, periodically the LEMs are asked to bring the Sacrament to those who are unable to attend services when the Rector is unable to do so.

Acolytes at Trinity are ministers of the altar.  As soon as children are old enough to learn how to serve they are welcome to join the altar party.  Adults are also encouraged to serve as acolytes.


Acolytes lead the procession …


Palm Sunday begins in Houghton Hall …


Lay Eucharist Minister Schedule (PDF)

You can use the following instructions to add/subscribe to the Lay Eucharist Minister schedule on your mobile devices.  Updates on this calendar will then automatically appear on your devices.

For iPhone/iPad Users: Simply <click here> from your device’s browser and then tap on Subscribe.

For Android Users:
1. Open Google Calendar. You can only add a calendar using a link from a computer, not the app.
2. On the left side, find “Other calendars” and click the down arrow.
3. Select Add by URL.
4. Enter the calendar’s address in the field provided. The address needs to be the ICAL link from above.
5. Click Add calendar. The calendar will appear on the left side under “Other calendars.”

Note: It might take up to 12 hours for changes to show in your Google Calendar.

For more information on adding calendars, <click here>