Acolytes are trained to perform important functions in the worship service such as carrying the cross, lighting the candles and assisting clergy in preparation of the Eucharist. Please speak to Fr. Jeffrey or Richard Jundt if you are interested in serving.
The Altar Guild is the ministry of men and women who prepare and maintain the sacred vessels and vestments used in the church. Some of our members also help with floral arrangements and decorations for special occasions. Members are trained and assigned to a rotating team that is responsible for the services during a two week series. Serving on the Altar Guild, members say, is like preparing for a very special party--a feast--because you set the table and choose fine linen and candles or oil lights, the brass or silver vessels.
LAY EUCHARIST MINISTER
To serve St. Peter's church as a Lay Eucharistic Minister is a meaningful and fulfilling ministry. The opportunity to assist the celebrant during Holy Eucharist as a chalice bearer and lay reader is available to any church member who is in good standing and who wishes to be trained to perform these duties. Two LEM's are scheduled to serve at all of the Sunday morning services. The schedule for serving is published in the monthly newsletter. If you are interested in volunteering at any of our services, please speak to Fr. Jeff.
LAY EUCHARIST VISITOR
License from the Bishop is available to several members of the congregation to assist the Rector in visiting the sick and shut-ins in the congregation and to provide the Eucharist. If you are interested in serving in this ministry you must be a member in good standing, faithful in worship and devotion. If you are interested in pursuing this ministry, please speak to Fr. Jeff.
By reading the First Lesson and the Psalm at each Sunday morning service, this group of parishioners is given a meaningful way to participate in our services. Simple training is provided and each Lector has his or her own copy of the lectionary to keep at home in order to become familiar with the reading before the Sunday service. If you are interested, please speak with Fr. Jeff.
Ushers at our worship services are crucial participants in our liturgy. They welcome newcomers, help them find seats and assimilate into the service. Usher teams typically serve once a month and are essential to our ministry of hospitality.