Ministry


Many dedicated parishioners work faithfully to serve God and the church.

Altar Guild members prepare the church for the Sunday liturgy and other special occasions, as well as set up for baptisms and funerals.

Mission Committee consists of The Vicar, Wardens, and eight parish members. They provide oversight for the finances of the church and serve as a council of advice for the Vicar.

Coffee Hour is prepared by Volunteers with refreshments for the after the 10 a.m. Mass each Sunday.

Communication is essential for the health of any church. The Lower Lights is our monthly newsletter, mailed to each member and friend of the parish.

Music and excellent musicianship are vital to the liturgy in an Episcopal church. Our organist, Ronald Kolla, is a graduate of Temple University with a Master's Degree in Music Theory. He is also a recent graduate of Law at Temple and is a Realtor!

Outreach ministry is a commitment St. Peter’s takes seriously to support our members and community. Besides the mandate of the Gospel to lead others into a relationship with Jesus Christ and bringing them into the community of faith, there is the Gospel challenge to attend to the needy.

Food items and monetary donations are collected weekly for the local food bank at St. Francis Roman Catholic Church. 

We believe that it is important to support the work of our Diocese. Because we have been blessed, we have always been able to fulfill our full pledge apportionment for the Diocese.

Each month the Mission Committee makes Outreach grants to churches and agencies who demonstrate sound stewardship practices and whose needs are urgent. Of late, it has become somewhat of a tradition to help support the summer camping program for the Choristers of Trinity Episcopal Church, Asbury Park. A special offering is received each year for The Fund for the Relief of Widows, Widowers, and Orphans of Clergy. 

Through the Vicar's Discretionary Account grants are given to persons in need, with special attention to need within our own church family. 

In the face of natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, thanks to the generosity of our members and friends we were able to make significant grants to those who suffered major loss. Our mission in the face of Katrina also involved a hands-on experience for six persons from the church, who flew to New Orleans to work in the devastated 9th Ward.

The "season" of 2018 witnessed an unique Outreach ministry to the Island community. Free bottles of water were made available daily for our Island joggers, walkers, and bikers. Hundreds of people made their way to our lovely garden for a brief respite from their activity, and to enjoy refreshing cold spring water.