~ IN-SERVICE MINISTRIES~

familiesIn-Service Ministries are ministries that are done during and around church services. We currently have 10 in-service ministries which are Acolyte, Altar Guild, Chalicist, Choir Member, Lay Reader, Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM), Usher, Sunday School Teacher, Nursery Attendant, and Coffee Hour Host(ess).

 

Acolyte:

Assist at the Holy Eucharist by leading processions, accepting the gifts from the ushers, and helping the priests during the service.

 

Altar Guild:

Two members prepare for the Sunday Holy Eucharist on Saturday and clean up after the various servieces.  There is training for new members.  Both women and men participate in the altar guild.

 

Chalicist:

Chalicists distribute the consecrated wine and grape juice to the congregation during the Eucharist.  Training for certification is required and provided.

 

Choir Member:

Choir members lead the congregation in the hymns and perform an anthem at each Sunday 10:15 service and certain special services throughout the "school year."  Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:30p.m and no audition is required.

 

Lay Reader:

Lay Readers present the Word of God to the congregation through the readings of the Old and New Testaments and the psalms.  They also lead the prayers of the people.  Two lay readers are assigned per Sunday and one can expect to participate once every three or four weeks.

 

Usher:

Ushers greet people as they enter into the church, gather the gifts from the people, and assist people as they approach the altar.

 

Sunday School Teacher:

Sunday School Teachers are responsible for preparing and conducting their class each Sunday morning. Children are divided into age groups and join together for special occassions (i.e. pageant rehearsal). No experience, only care and commitment are necessary!

 

Nursery Attendant:

Nursery Attendants act as a team of two to provide care during the 10:15 Sunday service.

 

Coffee Hour Host(ess):

Like to host parties?  Then try St. Peter's version of Starbucks.  Sign up for the post-Sunday service “coffee hour,” held in the Parish Hall. Create a theme, celebrate a holiday, or simply show your edible creativity.  Coffee Hour is a time of fellowship that is also ideal for welcoming visitors.