Pastoral Ministries

Provide services to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of St. Peter's church family
Prayer Ministry

Terry & Bob Merrill
Mildred Spencer
Wendy Lampe 
Will Ella Jackson 
Kathleen Young
Martha Wagner
Sandy Margist 
Paula Buckley 
Sandy Correll 
Jan & Doug Miller

The chain begins with Terry Merrill

It is very important that we do not break the chain. As you receive a call proceed to the next person. If you can not “connect” with the listed person/persons, please leave a message and proceed to the next person until contract is made. Everyone listed has voice mail and where the spouse is listed, both persons are involved in calling. If the spouse is not listed, they will inform the person involved in prayer, but you should proceed to the next listed person until contact with a listed person is made.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEV’s) are responsible for taking the Sunday Eucharist to parishioners who are not able to attend regular services in the parish due to illness. This ministry is usually performed immediately following the Sunday Eucharist. This is a licensed ministry within the Diocese of Delaware and requires that the candidate be a confirmed adult member in good standing and a licensed Lay Eucharistic Visitor. If you are interested in serving as a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, please email the church or call the church office at 653-9691.

Crisis Intervention

This committee provides meals for the sick and hospitality at funeral receptions

  • Sandy Correll (Chair person)
  • Terry Merrill
Emergency Calling Committee

This committee provides home and hospital visitations. The Pastoral Care Leader will notify committee members as needs arise.

Sandy Correll

Hospitality - Card Remembrance

Cards are sent, on behalf of St. Peter’s, to parishioners marking significant events in their lives.

Terry Merrill, Chairperson
Paula Buckley
Missy Vaughn

Parish Evangelism/New Member Ministry

The parish established an Evangelism Team, to focus on our evangelism/new member ministry, in the summer of 2010.

Our approach to this area of ministry has been influenced by two books: Transforming Evangelism written by David Gortner and Welcome! Tools & Techniques for New Member Ministry written by Andrew D. Weeks. Members of the Team also had the opportunity to attend a two-day workshop presented by Mr. Weeks.

We believe that evangelism is our natural expression of gratitude for God’s goodness in our individual lives and in our corporate life as a parish. As Gortner puts it, “Gratitude and wonder, born of grace, drive evangelism, propelling you outward beyond yourself to places you have not gone before. Your (faith) story compels you to give yourself to others, expressing in word and deed the wonder and delight of God’s love for you and all humanity.” Using this definition of evangelism, every member of the parish is, in fact, a member of the parish Evangelism Team.

As a Team we have establish two initial goals:

1. To develop and establish a small group home ministry program; and,
2. To develop and establish a new member ministry process through which prospective or new members of the parish will be warmly welcomed into the parish and, over time, fully included in the life of the parish.

Procedures for Ministry Expense Reimbursement
Voucher for Expense Reimbursement

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St. Peter’s Church

22N Union Street,
Smyrna, DE 19977

Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM