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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.

The Covenants of Lent – part 3

This article is a continuation of a series (beginning with parts one and two) which looks to explore how God is at work among God’s people from the lens of the prescribed old testament readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. Making promises, providing in times of need, and raising up leaders from unexpected places all…

Lent 3 – The Woman at the Well

Through the centuries, there have been many assumptions about the Samaritan Woman who Jesus encounters at the well. We read between the lines; if she had several husbands, she must have been unfaithful and Jesus knew she lived with a man who was not her husband! She was also considered less than because she was…

Lent 2 Worship Preview

So don’t be so surprised when I tell you that you have to be ‘born from above’—out of this world, so to speak. You know well enough how the wind blows this way and that. You hear it rustling through the trees, but you have no idea where it comes from or where it’s headed…

The Covenants of Lent – part 2

This article is a continuation of a series (beginning with part one) which looks to explore how God is at work among God’s people from the lens of the prescribed old testament readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. Making promises, providing in times of need, and raising up leaders from unexpected places all feature in…

Lent 1 Preview

“But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ Matthew 4:2 Today’s gospel tells of Jesus’ temptation in the desert. His forty-day fast becomes the basis of our Lenten pilgrimage. In the early church Lent was a time of intense preparation…

The Covenants of Lent – part 1

This year, the prescribed old testament readings from the Revised Common Lectionary (our worship readings for Sunday mornings) show God at work among God’s people. Making promises, providing in times of need, and raising up leaders from unexpected places all feature in these readings. How might these readings – and our accompanying songs – carry…

Transfiguration Sunday Preview

Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Matthew 17:1-2 Why do “bury” the Alleluias on Transfiguration Sunday? Based on the Hebrew word, hallelu…

Epiphany 6 Preview

“If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you…”  Deuteronomy 30:16 Much of Sunday’s Gospel reading echoes portions of the Ten Commandments.…