Regular Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Our Vocal Choir shares special music on the 1st and 3rd Sundays and our Alleluia Ringers handbell choir provides special music on the 4th Sunday. Our Contemporary Team leads our music on the 2nd Sunday from September thru May.
Evening Prayer: 5:00 p.m.
1st and 3rd Saturdays each month
This is a smaller gathering with a relaxed worship format.
All Sunday morning and Saturday evening services include Holy Communion. St Peter’s practices open communion and all baptized Christians are welcome to participate.
More about our worship services
Through worship, we gather as a community - a family of faith – to hear the Word of God, to praise our Lord, to offer prayers of thankfulness, healing and hope for those we know and love and for all of God’s world, and to receive absolution (forgiveness of sin) and the grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, through Holy Communion.
As our building would suggest, St Peter’s has a rich history of Lutheran tradition. We enjoy the symbolism and circumstance in the ritual and practice of traditional, liturgical worship. We also enjoy times of less formal worship and varied formats.
Lutherans believe that worship is not so much about what we do, but about what God is doing and our response to God’s action. Lutheran worship has a distinctive shape which speaks of the God who gathers us, forgives us, speaks to us, listens to us, strengthens us and sends us out as renewed people.
For St. Peter’s, worship follows this basic pattern common for Lutherans around the world. Our “traditional” framework (liturgy), shared by Christian churches down through the ages, often includes spoken or sung parts of the Bible which help us to focus on God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Lutherans have a rich heritage of singing together as we praise God and encourage one another. Traditional worship music is accompanied by pipe organ or keyboard and additional music is often shared by our vocal choir, handbell choir, and various musicians with brass and percussion for special music.
Our contemporary worship, held on the second Sundays of the month, also follows this same framework – We gather. We encounter God’s word. We share the meal from the Lord’s table – communion. And we are blessed and sent into the world as God’s people to be His light in the world. This service omits the sung liturgy and some of the more formal traditions. The songs are mostly from the top Christian contemporary music and we are led by an ensemble of vocalists with drums, bass, guitars and keyboard.
We also offer seasonal worship including Mid-Week Lenten services on Wednesday evenings and Holy Week services for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving. Throughout the year we hold a quarterly Service of Healing after Sunday worship service.
Our worship includes many of our members who serve as worship assistants, acolytes, readers, communion assistants, altar attendants, ushers and greeters as well as in the many talented and gifted musical teams.