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So, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith. (Galatians 6: 10)

Find a ministry and get involved at St. Peter's

At St. Peter's, we have many ministries in which parishioners feel a connection to God and to others, both within St. Peter's and outside our walls.  Whether it is on a monthly basis during worship, once in a while around the property or in the community through an outreach event, we welcome all ages to join in on one or more ministry.  Which ministries is God calling you to? If you'd like to volunteer in a ministry that is not listed here, please contact the church office.

Hover over or tap the ministry name for more information.

Altar Guild

Altar Guild is a ministry that prepares our sanctuary for all services. Wine and wafers and vessels are set out, hymns posted, candles filled with oil, specific brass items polished, and linens and frontals are in good order. Your work is done with team members once a month. Time commitment is about two to three hours a month. Let this be your ministry for your church. Come join our friendly group!

Acolyte

The Acolytes of St. Peter's provide the youth of the church the opportunity to participate in the worship service and serve at the altar with the clergy. In this way, the young people of our parish learn the meaning of service and strengthen their commitment to the life of the church.  Acolytes at our Sunday 10:15 service serve once per month, on average.  Training is provided for all new acolytes.  Ages 8 and up are welcome to join this important ministry.  

Eucharistic Minister

Eucharistic Ministers reverently serve the consecrated elements at celebrations of the Holy Eucharist, serve as lectors/intercessors, and assist the clergy in preparing the Altar. Each Eucharistic Minister serves approximately once a month and on major Holy Days. They are licensed by the bishop and supervised by Deacon Helen.

Eucharistic Visitors

Eucharistic Visitors carry Holy Communion to those unable to attend services due to illness or disability. In doing so, they form a living link between the congregation and the person being visited. Eucharistic Visitors are licensed by the bishop and supervised by Deacon Helen.

Lector

Lectors share God’s word during worship services by reading scripture aloud or by leading the psalm. When leading the Prayers of the People, they serve as intercessors. They serve at weekend services on a monthly rotating schedule and on major Holy Days. Please speak with Reverend Valerie, Deacon Helen, or Lisa Minerd if you are interested in joining this ministry.

Choir

"When you sing, you pray twice." Led by our Music Director Brendan Moore, we are a small but dedicated group - and we're always happy to add new members! The choir offers an anthem and leads the congregation in hymns for the 10:15 AM Sunday service.  We rehearse every other Wednesday evening from 7:30-9PM (at latest). If you love to sing, join us!

Community Ministries

St. Peter’s community outreach provides basic necessities to neighbors in need. Ministries include ongoing food donations to folks served by the Christian Caring Center, cooking & serving for the breakfast program at St. Paul’s in Camden, caps and blankets for newborns, clothing collections, and school supplies/backpacks and Christmas gifts for kids at Oaks Integrated Care. Ideas for new ministries are always welcome.

Breakfast program at St. Paul's in Camden

On the second Sunday of each month, a group of parishioners goes to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Camden to cook breakfast for any who show up.  Many who come are homeless or food insecure.  We provide all of the food and the training--you just need to show up and we will find a job for you! This is a great ministry for teens.

Property & Grounds

The Property & Grounds ministries strive to maintain the upkeep, repairs, replacements, safety and improvements to the facilities and grounds of St. Peter's.  Volunteers are always welcome and needed to help keep our grounds weeded, etc. This work is done on behalf of our own congregation, but also for the comfort of our visitors, guests and outside organizations that utilize our spaces.

Fundraising

Fundraising is a ministry whose purpose is to help support St. Peter's ministries, building, and operating budget. We try to put the "fun" in fundraising with events like Designer Bag Bingo and Battle of the Bands, as well as events like rummage sales and a pumpkin patch .

St. Peter's Prayer Vine

St. Peter’s Prayer Vine members’ daily prayers form an invisible web of solace and support for those in need of God’s healing and protection. Prayer requests and regular updates are emailed or telephoned to all members. Please contact Reverend Valerie or Deacon Helen if you are interested in joining this important ministry.

Stewardship

Welcome to Stewardship. We are all stewards of our church and congregation. Each of us is responsible to become better acquainted with the opportunities to take care of anything from money to kitchen care, to caring for each other in so many different ways. Volunteers are needed to help plan events which encourage parishioners to give of their time, talent and treasure, such as the annual Consecration Sunday.

Sunday School teacher

The ministry of our Sunday School teachers is to share their love of Jesus with the children and youth of our parish. We provide training and support for those who teach, as well as curriculum to use each week. Currently, we have a multi-age classroom for PreK-5th grade, a middle school Lunch & Learn, and Children's Chapel (which is during our 10:15 service). If you are interested in helping out with any of these, or in starting a youth group, please contact our Director of Christian Formation, Tiffany Myers.

Parish Life volunteers organize fellowship activities for church members, family, friends, and the community. Popular events include the annual picnic, ice cream social, soup and sandwich potluck, Shrove Tuesday supper, pet photo contest, coffee hour, and field trips to area attractions. You can help plan such events or sign up to host a coffee hour after one of our Sunday worship services.

International Outreach Team

The International Outreach Team (IOT) follows our Baptismal vow to seek and serve Christ in all persons by leading our congregation in reaching out to the poor and oppressed living beyond our borders. We actively support St. Peter’s companion relationship with Redemption School, Haiti, and the work of Episcopal Relief & Development. Meetings are the 3rd Sunday of the month, following the 10:15am service. Please see Deacon Helen or any IOT member for more information.