Worship

Sunday mornings at 10 am, we gather to worship God (Father*, Son, and Holy Spirit). Generally, the service follows the same format each week, with a mixture of prayer, songs (some centuries old, some hundreds of years old, and some just a few years old), scripture readings, and listening to and for the Holy Spirit. Our services vary in tone (joyful, mournful, thoughtful, etc) and theme each week because we seek to be relevant to the complexities and circumstances of our lives and our world.

St. Peter is a multi-generational, socio-economically diverse community. You will find people dressed up, dressed casually, and everything in between. Children are warmly welcomed, valued, and encouraged to participate in age appropriate ways. For more information, see our Kids & Youth page.

Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month. All adults are welcome (but not required) to celebrate Communion with us. The bread is gluten/dairy/nut/egg free and you can choose between wine or juice. Our church’s children fully participate in Communion after they have taken a class in fourth grade. Children who have not yet taken a Communion class receive a blessing from the pastor and a snack. That said, please decide how it would be best for your child to participate in this meal.

After the service, we’d love for you to stay and enjoy some coffee (or other beverage... occasionally even adult beverages!), which we can’t promise will be as good as at your favorite coffee shop, but we hope the laughter and conversation will make up for it. Please feel free to ask questions of anyone; we love to share why St. Peter is a place we call home.

[*We stand alongside you if you are not able to comfortably call God “Father.” Particularly if this is because of an experience you had with men or with an earthly father, we take your pain as our own. You are not alone. We would love to walk with you in your journey to find spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. We believe Jesus offers us his peace and healing but we also acknowledge that we don’t always feel these blessings. While at St. Peter we do use some male language for God, we strive for a balance of male and female imagery and language for God, in part because we believe God is neither male nor female.]