We believe worship is at the heart of the Christian life. As a community of believers, we gather each week to give thanks for what God's doing in our lives and world, and to hear again and again the fresh message of God's love for us. Fed in worship, we are sent out to share the good news of God's love in our daily lives.
At St. Peter Lutheran Church, we have three services each weekend. You are welcome at any service. Each service includes the same basic elements of hearing God's word proclaimed through Scripture and sermon, responding to God in music, and praying for our neighbors and the whole world. However, each of our three services has its own distinct flavor.
Worship Updates: On Sunday, August 26, we will be having 11:00 am outdoor worship at Perrin Park! We'll still have our regular 6:00 pm Saturday service, but 11:00 am outdoor worship will be our only Sunday service that weekend. After worship, we'll have a potluck followed by Sunday School kickoff games for the kids!
Our school-year schedule with worship services at 6:00 pm Saturday, 8:30 am and 11:00 am Sunday begins September 1/2.
Worship Service Schedule beginning September 6, 2018:
• Saturday at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall
• Sunday at 8:30 am in the Sanctuary - Traditional service from the green LBW hymnal
• Sunday at 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall - Praise service with weekly communion
You are invited to join us at any service to worship our Lord!
On Saturdays at 6:00 pm, we gather in the fellowship hall. The pattern for this service comes out of the Lutheran Book of Worship, as we begin with an evening prayer litany. This service usually features two or three hymns accompanied by piano, one or two Scripture readings, a sermon, and prayers.
On the first Sunday of the month, we also celebrate Holy Communion on Saturday night. Generally, Saturday services last around 30-45 minutes. Offering is not collected as part of this service, but gifts may be left in the basket on the hymnal cart.
For our most traditional Lutheran liturgical service, come join us during the school year in the sanctuary on Sunday morning at 8:30 (9:30 during the summer).
This service closely follows liturgical settings from the Lutheran Book of Worship hymnal. That means a sung kyrie, hymn of praise, and offertory, accompanied by organ.
In addition to the liturgy, we sing 3 or 4 hymns together.
Everything for the service is in the hymnal, so you can follow along and participate. Offering is received as part of the worship, and most weeks there is a children's message.
This service lasts about an hour. At Sunday traditional service, we celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.
Our third worship flavor during the school year is the Sunday 11:00 service (9:30 during the summer) in the fellowship hall. This service offers the most variety and space for creativity in worship.
We still follow the basic Lutheran service order, but you won't find a hymnal here. Everything you need for the service is projected, and music is led by guitar, piano, and singers. You might even find Pastor Daniel playing a drum!
Some might call this a praise service, or a contemporary worship style, but in reality, it's just another flavor of worship. We pray, hear readings from the Bible, sing, and at this service, we celebrate Holy Communion every week by intinction. Offering may be placed in the basket on the welcome table. This worship service usually lasts between 40-50 minutes.