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No Darkness at All

St. Peter’s presents a Hymn Festival entitled “No Darkness at All” Saturday, February 22nd at 7pm. The evening will be a celebration of hymnody and theologically-centered readings from the Bible and other sources centered around the theme of God’s light shared with God’s people and the whole world. Hymn festivals are a development from the…

Leading the Musical Way

Who are those people up front singing, playing instruments, and ringing? Why are they doing that? At St. Peter’s we’re lucky to have no fewer than 6 choirs who meet regularly. Those groups, coupled with the New Day band, provide a lot of opportunities for there to be people up front making music during worship.…

Sitting Lightly

For those who were unable to be in their churches for whatever reason, including military service, radio could fill the spiritual vacuum. Via the medium of radio, people could join in worship both on Sundays and during the week. (James) Welch hoped that these programmes (sic) would be attractive to those – to use his…

It’s the Little Things

As the Director of Music at St. Peter’s, I feel called to help foster congregational singing and music-making to help people pray, praise, and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. So, I’m always interested in helping people see the depths of worship and how it connects to many aspects of our lives as Christians. First,…

Our Sages: Models for Our Worship

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 11 I’m not much for preaching on the Old Testament lessons that we read each week in church.  If you pay any attention to my sermons, you know that already.  I’ve always been most interested in talking about Jesus, from the pulpit. But when I started my sermon prep last week, and…

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes
Holy Things

To the bath and to the table, to the prayers and the word, I call every seeking soul. As we approach the time of year we call Holy Week, our thoughts turn toward the central things to our existence as Christians. Of course the stories we tell this time of year are important: the command…

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Church and IKEA

Church and IKEA. At first glance, you might think that these two entities are completely unrelated with absolutely no overlap. Church is certainly not about purchasing pieces of furniture of varying quality. Furthermore IKEA, meatballs aside, certainly doesn’t market itself as a religious experience. One phrase does unite these two polar opposites: some assembly required.…