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.

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…

Seventh Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Can you believe it is already the seventh Sunday of Easter? We’ve been raising our alleluia shouts about the resurrection for seven weeks now and are no less excited this week than we were on Easter Sunday! This week, Jesus leaves the disciples, and us, with a…

Summer 2021 Worship Schedule FAQ

NOTE: This FAQ was created and published prior to the CDC’s May 13th recommendations. Information below may be subject to change. We hope to continue to update you with worship plans for the 2021 summer schedule. If you have questions, please reach out to your church leaders. St. Peter’s worship schedule is changing and you…

Sixth Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” With one week left to shout our Easter alleluias, we continue our cries of joy! This week, we hear Jesus talk to his disciples about abiding in love. We may think of the servant-love of Jesus in many situations, but John’s call here seems to guide us…