Liturgical Ministries

Worship the Lord in the beauty of his holiness. Psalm 96:9

Our worship depends on the faithful service of many who contribute their time and talents to support, assist and enhance the worship of God. People are invited to join any of these ministries.



Acolytes assist the priest during the Sunday service. This ministry is open to any young person, 12 years of age or older, and presents a wonderful opportunity for the youth of the parish to serve the Lord and the Church. Contact (training):  Father Anthony Puca at 973-226-6500.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild cares for the altar, sacred vessels and linens. They are responsible for preparing the sanctuary for worship. Contacts: Lisa Beland, Karen Mosher, or Lisa Grider.


Crucifers carry the procession cross during the 10 am service. Contact (training):  Father Anthony Puca at 973-226-6500.


Lectors serve by proclaiming scripture to the congregation during worship. They read the Old and New Testament lessons and the Prayers of the People during our worship. The lector at the 8:00 AM Sunday service also serves as acolyte and Eucharistic minister. Contact (training):  Father Anthony Puca at 973-226-6500.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Eucharistic visitors serve the congregation by assisting in the administration of Holy Communion during our Sunday services. Contact: Father Anthony Puca at 973-226-6500.


The usher performs a ministry of welcome by greeting, assisting people they enter the church or chapel, taking up the collection and assisting people during Holy Communion. Contact: Please call the office at 972-226-6500


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