What to Expect

Finding Us

St. Peter is across the street from Lake Zurich High School on Church Street. Parking is directly behind the church, accessible from either Church Street or Lions Drive. For directions to our church, click here.

 

Accessibility

Our main building - including the sanctuary - is handicap accessible, with several handicap parking spaces right outside the entrance closest to the parking lot (West entrance). There is also a covered area at the portico (North) entrance to allow for easy pickup and drop off for families or those in need of assistance. There are no steps or curbs in the parking lot or within the church building itself. Access to our Fellowship Hall on the lower level is provided by an elevator. In addition, we offer free valet parking at the front entrance for every Sunday service.

Unfortunately, our Christian Education wing is not handicap accessible at this time. We strive to accommodate anyone interested in attending programming at the church and try to make necessary arrangements whenever possible. Please contact our church office if you have concerns about accessibility issues.

 

Come as You Are

Feel free to “come as you are” to St. Peter. At the Sunday worship service, you will find people dressed up, dressed casually, or various stages in between! All are welcome here.

 

Once You’re Here

Because it is closest to the parking lot, most people use the West entrance. Since both church entrances - parking lot (West) and portico (North) - open directly into the church lobby, the sanctuary itself isn’t hard to find! Immediately upon entering, you’ll be greeted by one or two of our church members who can answer your questions and help direct you to where you want to go. You'll also find a number of pamphlets and other material about the United Church of Christ, and St. Peter in particular, in our lobby. Feel free to take any of those materials with you.

 

During the Service

As you enter the sanctuary, you’ll be handed the Sunday bulletin and order of service. Feel free to sit anywhere you like. At the end of each pew you’ll find a red pad where you can record your name, address, and phone number if you like. There are also cards you can use to request specific prayers or offer praise for your joys and concerns. Just put the completed cards in the collection plate.

 

Children are Welcome

Each Sunday during “children’s time,” children are invited to come forward and sit with the minister on the altar steps. Usually a story is told related to the day’s scripture readings, and the children and adults pray together. Afterward, during the school year, the children are welcome to go with teachers to Sunday School, or they are more than welcome to stay with their parents for the remainder of the Sunday service. In the summer, kids are welcome in our quiet worship space for kids, the Prayground.

Our congregation supports a full religious education program. Child care is offered for the youngest children during the service and Sunday School for school age children. For more information on children’s religious education, visit the Christian Education page of this website.

 

After the Service

We encourage visitors to meet with greeters and other members of the congregation for coffee, juice, and snacks after the service. Refreshments are in the Fireside Room, immediately across the hall from the sanctuary. Please feel free to ask questions of anyone; we will be happy to meet you and share with you our impressions and experiences at St. Peter.

 

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