Liturgical Ministries

  • Acolytes Youth grades 8-12 are trained to light the altar candles, hold the Gospel Book in the Gospel procession , receive the offerings, receive the elements, and assist the priest in setting the communion table.
  • Crucifers Men and women trained to carry the cross at the head of the processional, at the gospel reading, and at the recessional.
  • Ushers Men and women whose ministry is largely one of hospitality. Their duties include distribution of service leaflets, assistance in seating, gathering and presenting the offering, signaling when to proceed to the altar rail, and recording attendance and the offering.
  • Altar Guild Members of the Altar Guild care for the sacred vessels used in worship. Their responsibilities include provision for the bread and wine, candles, flowers, tending to fair linens and hangings. They prepare all things necessary for the celebration of the Eucharist.

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