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.

Second Sunday in Lent

Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow me. In the church we are now squarely in the season of Lent, a time of self-reflection, growth (after all Lent comes from an old word that means Spring), and listening to the teachings of Jesus and promises of God. This week we hear from the Gospel…

First Sunday in Lent

Having had a mountaintop experience last Sunday, with bright white lights, feelings of triumph, and display of power, this Sunday can feel like the exact opposite. As we begin our march toward the cross, the retelling of the Passion of Jesus, and our celebration of the resurrection, we may feel like we are wandering in…

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Jesus continues his ministry of healing and making people whole in this week’s reading from Mark — raising up Simon’s mother-in-law and a casting out demons from a whole host of people. Our reading from Isaiah this week foretells how the creator of the universe will care for the powerless and we sing about this…

Second Sunday after Epiphany

This week we start to see Jesus in action, calling disciples and foretelling great things to come. This week’s readings also feature the calling of Samuel and Psalm 139. The Psalm, reminds us that God knows us intimately, our going in our coming out, our rising and our resting. Jesus is shown to have similar…

Baptism of Our Lord

This week we celebrate the baptism of Jesus, a sign that God has claimed him as his own. At the same time, we remember our own baptisms and that God, the creator of the whole universe, has claimed us and calls us daughters and sons. In our baptism we heard God’s call to live among…

Advent 4

Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and free us from the sin that would keep us from you, we pray this week. This week our reading from Samuel foretells the rebuilding of the house of the Lord with the coming of a Savior. We hear in the Gospel that this rebuilding is made complete in…

Advent 3

Stir up the wills of your faithful people and open their ears is our cry this week. This week we hear more about John the Baptist and the baptisms he performs and we remember that in our baptism we have received a garment of joy. Having received this great gift, we celebrate in worship as…