Health and Healing Ministries

Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.’'
Luke 10:9

Wholeness of mind, body and spirit is God's will for us. Jesus Christ calls Saint Peter's Episcopal Church to participate with increasing fullness in his ministry of healing. Through programs of discernment, education and personal support the Health Cabinet seeks to enhance the congregation's experience and healing power of Jesus Christ.

The Health and Healing Ministries offer a variety of services. Please contact the parish office at 973-226-6500 for information or assistance.

 

Healing Service

A healing service is conducted on Wednesday at noon from September to June. This service is an opportunity to experience the Ministry of the Word, the Laying On of Hands, and Holy Communion (most weeks).

 

Parish Nurse

The Parish Nurse helps parishioners with health related needs, acts as a counselor, educator and advocate. The nurse makes hospital, nursing home and home visitations; coordinates and administers programs and offers general support to the parish as needed. This lay minister also coordinates the health and healing ministries.

 

Lay Pastoral Callers

Lay Pastoral Callers visit parishioners in a variety of settings to offer companionship and an opportunity for those unable to attend services to remain part of the church family.

 

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Take Holy Communion and the Sunday Gospel reading to those unable to worship at church.

 

Angel Food Ministers

Volunteers prepare and/or deliver meals to those in need to show support and concern of the parish community.

 

Prayer Chain Ministers

Offer special prayers for those specifically requested by parishioners.

 

Transportation Ministers

Provide rides to and from church and events when needed.

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Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
271 Roseland Avenue
Essex Fells, NJ 07021
Phone: 973.226.6500
Fax: 973.226.5477