Parish Life at St. Peter's
While we follow through on our Baptismal Vows to "seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves," we also nourish our own Christian community right here at St. Peter's, with prayer, service, and fellowship.
Prayer and Pastoral Care
St. Peter's supports an active prayer ministry for members and others through intercessory and healing prayer. Prayers for healing and the laying on of hands are provided in worships services on the 3rd Sunday of each month, and a parish prayer list is maintained and prayed for regularly.
This is a ministry serving our homebound and other seniors. We provide regular opportunities for fellowship at St. Peter's, such as game afternoons and potlucks, as well as visits to Hudson Manor and other care facilities.
St. Peter's has a rich and beautiful music program that relies on participation from our members! Our choir, band, and bell choirs are wonderful ways to share a musical gift with the St. Peter's community and to enrich our worship.
Part of being in a Christian community is to follow the example Jesus sets us when he breaks bread with his apostles throughout the Gospels. We gather in community in fellowship each Sunday, and on other occasions throughout the year, such as potlucks on Stewardship Sunday (Nov) and the Annual Meeting (Jan), and special events such as the Agape Reception before the Maundy Thursday service (Holy Week).
Another way the members of St. Peter's support each other is through service in worship. Without these ministries, worship would not be as rich and inclusive. Ushers help people move around during the service, and acolytes serve at the Altar, which the Altar Guild prepares. Lectors amplify the Word of God in the service, and Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Chalice Bearers help distribute the bread and wine of communion to all who partake.