Serving Our Church
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
Opportinities for Caring
10am every Monday morning, via zoom
Comforters Group prays for those in need, and then members participate in a study of Scriptures or an inspirational writing. Newcomers welcome.
St. Peter’s Caring Team
As the needs arise
This is a “virtual team” of parishioners who have put their email addresses on a list as part of the Caring Team and are notified when a fellow parishioner is in need of assistance. Caring Team members can then volunteer to help by responding to that email. To join the Caring Team, parishioners may send an email asking to be put on the Caring Team list to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph House Kitchen
Fourth Tuesday each month
St. Peter’s Kitchen 9am
Joseph House 10:30am
Volunteers from St. Peter’s take a turn each month at preparing and serving the lunch meal at Joseph House in Salisbury, a place where those in need can receive a free hot meal. Contact Jean Richmond for more information.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE
There is a need for volunteers for the following ministries: Altar Guild, Eucharistic Minister, Ushers, Hymn Boards setter, bulletin folders. Contact the Parish Office if you are able and willing to help.
Sign up to host a Coffee Hour after a Sunday morning worship. Coffee and supplies are provided. You set up, bring in some food, host and clean up. Sign up board is in the hallway outside the Parlor in the Parish House.
Community Emergency Shelter Project
The Community Emergency Shelter Project (CESP) is a community based effort using local church congregations on a rotating basis to provide safe, temporary, emergency, overnight shelter and hospitality to homeless adult males in the Salisbury area during the cold weather months of January through March. St. Peter’s is one of the original host sites and founding organizations.
CESP was originally coordinated in 2005 by Salisbury University’s Center for Family and Community Life. The sisters of Joseph House had taken emergency action to help Salisbury’s homeless population, but they saw a greater need that they were unable to fill long term. So, CESP fills a need in the coldest parts of the year.
St. Peter’s committed to volunteer in January 2021 for the centralized shelter and seeks to continue this ministry in 2022. We will be asking for volunteer help to staff throughout the nights, make meals, and donations for bedding materials. Please check back for specifics.
Lunch for Joseph House
On the fourth Tuesday of every month, St. Peter’s volunteers prepare lunch in the parish kitchen in the morning and volunteers take what they have made to Joseph House to serve to those in need. To help cook or serve, contact Jean Richmond.
Partnership with Wi-Middle School
St. Peter’s has partnered with the school down the street, Wicomico Middle School, to help those students in need and to show appreciation to the teachers and staff who serve the children of our community. Before the school season begins, St. Peter’s hosts Christmas in August to help provide clothing and supplies for those students in need. In December, St Peter’s provides gift cards to enable teachers and staff to shop for items to give needy families some presents and resources for Christmas.
Outreach Ministry of the Month
St. Peter’s Outreach Committee each month highlights an outreach ministry and encourages the congregation to learn more, and support that ministry. They could be ministries of the Episcopal Church, the diocese, the parish, or of our local community.
St. Peter’s participates regularly in downtown Salisbury’s 3rd Fridays. Sometimes we have a concert or tours of the church. Other times, we are outside fundraising or enjoying fellowship where Main Street meets St. Peter’s Street. And of course we are often cooking and serving food and drinks in our courtyard. See you there!