High school youth serve as worship leaders for the 10:30 a.m. worship service, on Christmas Eve and Easter. On Sundays, September through May, a team of six acolytes leads the choir, lectors, and clergy in procession, and assists the clergy at the altar. Each team serves eight or nine times a year. Acolyte Masters are adult parishioners who train and shepherd each team, serving with them as needed. If your teen would like to serve as an Acolyte or you would like to serve as an Acolyte Master, please contact our Associate Rector, the Rev. Kelly Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children in 8th-12th grades read a scripture lesson or lead the congregation in reciting the psalm every other Sunday. On Sundays when Sunday School is not in session, younger children serve in this role. There are also opportunities for youth to usher during services. If your child would like to serve as a youth lector or usher, please contact our Director of Youth Ministry, Jillian Smith, at email@example.com.
The Choristers group brings together 3rd through 8th graders and gives them the opportunity to grow in the love of Christ and the Church through singing, music education and fellowship. They sing at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning service from September through May, at Christmas, and at other special services throughout the year. Practice is from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. on Thursday evenings. For more information, please contact David Sinden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Sandwich Makers
Our Children’s Ministry, the Sunshine Sandwich Makers, has had a ten year commitment to the Sunshine Ministries. Once a month St. Peter’s families make over 250 sandwiches to feed the homeless sheltered there in downtown St. Louis. St. Peter’s children are leading by example in Christian Service.
The annual Christmas pageant is always a special event, as the parish children share the nativity story during the 4:00 p.m. service. The children enact the Christmas gospel narrative, act as lectors, and provide the choral music for the service. For more information, please contact Ann Babington at email@example.com.