Worship is shaped by the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and supplemental materials authorized by General Convention known as Enriching Our Worship. Each worshipper is given a Seasonal Booklet which has all the fixed texts for the season, and a Sunday bulletin with this week's readings, hymns, and announcements.
Saturdays, 5 pm - Holy Eucharist without music
Informal communion service with full sermon, which lasts about 45 minutes. Come as you are! Service are held in the chapel, which is reached through the Church, turning left at the pulpit, or through the outside entrance on the left side of the Church building.
Sundays, 8:00 am - Holy Eucharist with hymns
Communion service with sermon and two hymns. The organist plays a prelude and postlude. The service lasts about 50 minutes. A fellowship hour follows the service in the Parish Hall.
Sundays, 10:00 am - Holy Eucharist with Music
Optional nursery care for children through age 4 is provided from 8:45 am - 11:30 am. See an usher for directions.
This is our principal Sunday service as well as the one most attended by families. During the program year (September - June) there are hymns and additional music is offered by the choir, praise band, or a blend of the two. During summer, there are four hymns and the service takes about 65 minutes.
In place of a traditional Sunday School, St. Peter's offers Christian formation through periodic programs for children and youth as well as multi-generational activities for the congregation as a whole. Our holistic approach to formation recognizes that our understanding of our faith grows as we worship, gather in fellowship and outreach, and participate in learning opportunities. Confirmation classes for 7th and 8th graders continue to meet on a weekly basis. Learn more by visiting our Formation page.
Special & Seasonal Services
From the dramatic liturgies of Palm Sunday and Holy Week to the joyful services at Easter and Christmas, we offer a wide variety of special liturgies throughout the year. In addition to the Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter liturgies there are special services for St. Francis Day in early October, All Souls in early November, and other times of the year as announced. Special flower Memorials and Thanksgivings are also part of our seasonal services.
Fellowship Hour is offered after each service on Sunday, and includes lively conversation, light food, and excellent coffee (plus tea and lemonade for the kids). It is held in the Parish Hall and all are welcome to either or both opportunities. In July and August, there is Lemonade on the Lawn following the 10:00 service in addition to the standard 9:00 Fellowship Hour in the Parish Hall.