CategoryWorship

Posts about our Worship at St. Peter’s. Each week we preview the topic for the coming Sunday, and occasionally we share writing from our Pastors and staff on the topic of Worship.

All Creation Sings

If you were at traditional worship services, or if you tuned into our livestream, you may have heard Pastor Martin Zimmann reference a number of hymnals during his sermon. Of course he mentioned the “green one” (Lutheran Book of Worship), the “blue one”, (With One Voice), the “cranberry one” (Evangelical Lutheran Worship), and the “purple…

Fall Worship Schedule

This summer, as we have been gathering in worship to sing, pray, and proclaim the liberating message of God’s grace, St. Peter’s staff and worship committee have been working toward a fall worship schedule. At the beginning of the summer, we had one idea of what that might look like and we have striven to…

Gathering Spaces: The Data

This summer has been one of renewal. As we have gathered together again to pray, praise God, and proclaim the resurrection I have rejoiced in our gathering. Personally, hearing God’s people sing again has been a great source of rejoicing. Despite our renewal, however, we are not completely “out of the woods” and have taken…

August Worship Update

Starting this week, our worship service continues to morph into something we are a bit more used to. First, we’ll return to the communion schedule we arrived at before the pandemic. 1st and 3rd Sundays, communion will be offered at the 8:00 service (and New Day when it is held regularly). 2nd and 4th Sundays,…

Outdoor Family Service

This Sunday our outdoor service takes on a different flavor. We’ll have our first “family service” of the summer. These services are meant to be very friendly to families with young kids. We’ll have more action during worship, music that is easy to learn in the moment, and prayer and praise in language that will…

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash This Sunday, we hear the parable of the mustard seed growing into a shrub. We’re reminded of the image of the tree of life, the tree that we equate with the cross upon which Jesus was crucified and destroyed death. We might expect the image for this grand reversal to be something…

Second Sunday after Pentecost

This Sunday marks the beginning of our summer worship schedule: 8:00 Indoor service, 9:45 livestream, and 11:00 outdoor service led by the New Day Band. We’re excited to be gathering together and to keep walking together on this grand experiment that is post-COVID church. Our readings this Sunday remind us that when we stand divided…

The Holy Trinity

With Easter and Pentecost behind us we look toward the summer. This Sunday, in addition to being Memorial Day weekend, is the Sunday when we celebrate one of those great mysteries of faith which defies explanation. The doctrine of the Holy Trinity, that our God is Three-in-One and One-in-Three, reminds us that there is a…

Updated Summer 2021 Worship Schedule FAQ

Greetings, everyone! After the CDC’s recommendations two weeks ago, we have some important updates to share regarding St. Peter’s Summer 2021 Worship offerings. The overall schedule remains unchanged as we are hoping to offer a mix of opportunities to worship that will hopefully capture as many comfort levels as possible. To recap, that’s an 8:00…

Day of Pentecost

On the 50th day of Easter, we celebrate that third, mysterious aspect of the Triune God, the Holy Spirit. We hear of the Holy Spirit being poured out and remember that this Spirit brings mercy to places we would probably otherwise not expect it. In this week’s readings a crowd of strangers speaking in many…