Acolytes participate in the worship service by carrying a processional cross and lighting and extinguishing the Altar Candles. Before lighting the candles the Acolytes bow at the altar. This is an expression of humility and symbolizes Jesus coming into the presence of the worshiping community. Prior to leading the recessional at the end of the worship experience, the Acolytes relight their candle lighter. This symbolizes the light of Jesus Christ going out into the world where believers are called to serve.