Our Worship Team is led by the rector and includes all clergy, the music director, and the lay leaders of our various Altar Ministry teams. This team reviews our worship program, designs and evaluates our services, and plans for future worship services. We try to insure that worship is serving the needs of our members, is consistent with our traditions, is supportive of our Values andVision, is a joyful expression of our faith and keeps God as the center and focus of our lives.
ACOLYTES (Contact Woody Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org)- A team of adults directs, trains and oversees the acolyte program. The Acolytes assist clergy with worship as crucifer, server or torcher. They usually start while in the 5th grade and continue through the 12th grade. Acolytes serve at the 9:00 a.m. service on average one Sunday a month and at the monthly Evensong service at 5:00 pm on the first Sunday of each month.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS aka Chalice Bearers (Contact Woody Hayes at email@example.com) Help clergy distribute communion at worship, serve as acolyte when necessary. This ministry requires completion of a training program offered at St. Peter’s. If licensed as Eucharistic Visitor will take communion to the sick and shut in. If licensed as Worship Leader will lead worship services at skilled nursing facilities and senior residences near St. Peter's.
ALTAR GUILD (Contact Dorothy Roll at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gloria ElGhoroury at email@example.com)- Prepares the church for all worship services, caring for vestments, vessels and all worship equipment and supplies. The Altar Guild provides all decoration and floral arrangements for our worship and works in multiple person teams with training offered at St. Peter’s. Many Altar Guild members also serve as our Wedding Guild.
USHERS (Contact Tom Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org)- Ushers assist worshipers by giving directions, guiding them to seats, offering bulletins, being available when needed, etc. They collect the tithes and offerings, and straighten the church after worship. All are invited into this ministry, including youth, singles, couples and families. Ushers serve at each of the regular Sunday service, at Holy Day services, and occasionally at funeral services. Ushers usually serve once each month. - Training is on-the-job (OJT) with an experienced crew.
WEDDING GUILD (Contact Kathy Ringrose at email@example.com)- This team assists clergy with all weddings. The Wedding Guild provides information and guidance to all prospective matrimonial couples and their families and serves as a resource to participants during the pre-marital and wedding process.
LECTORS (Contact Jay Hansen at VLC-JWH@sbcglobal.net)- Read or lead the reading of lessons, psalms and prayers of the people in public worship. Lectors receive training in public reading offered at St. Peter’s.
WORSHIP LEADERS (Contact Fr. Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org)- Worship leaders lead a variety of public worship services in the absence of clergy. They may work with Eucharistic Visitors to lead worship services at skilled nursing facilities and senior residences. They must complete a diocesan training program (offered at St. Peter’s) and be licensed by the Bishop.