Time: 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Location: St. Peter's by-the-Sea
Have you ever wondered what the difference between the 8 am service and the 10:30 am service ?
Is it just the music ?
Is 8 am just for early birds ?
Is 10:30 am for those with kids ?
Join us for this service to see what it’s all about. (Hint: it’s none of the above)
It’s all about the Liturgy!
We will be thanking all of those Rite II Lectors, the servers, the ushers and greeters, acolytes and vergers who faithful serve this service as well as those devoted attendees who love the more contemporary language the Rite II service offers.
Lectors are members of the congregation who participate in the reading of the lessons at the Sunday morning services and at other special services.
More commonly referred to as “Chalice Bearers”, the servers are laypersons authorized to administer the consecrated elements at a celebration of the Holy Eucharist. In addition, they participate in bearing the Gospel and assisting at the altar. The Eucharistic ministers work closely with the acolytes, vergers and clergy to ensure that all parts of each service run smoothly. They serve at the Sunday morning services and at other special services during the year.
Ushers and greeters welcome all who attend services and hand out service programs and announcements. Offering assistance with the offertory, managing communion lines, and bearing the oblations for communion. All ages are welcome to serve.
Vergers are lay ministers who assists the clergy in the conduct of public worship, especially in the marshaling of processions. The history of the verger dates back to the middle ages when the verger was the “Protector of the Procession”, with virge (mace) in hand, he would literally clear the way if necessary.
Acolytes work in concert with Father Patrick and the Eucharistic Ministers in a variety of ways: bearing torches, carrying a processional cross, carrying the Gospel and assisting during communion. Whether participating in the Sunday worship services or in special festival services, our acolytes are always ready to serve with enthusiasm and dedication. Acolyting is open anyone in fifth grade or up.
Contact the church office if you’re
interested in reading, serving, greeting or ushering and more