Acolytes assist in worship by lighting and extinguishing the altar candles. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12). Lighting the two candles on the altar represents that Jesus was both a human being and God. Since ancient times, light and fire have reminded people that God is here with us. When you bring the light into the Sanctuary and light the candles, you are reminding the congregation of God’s presence with us in our worship service.