Worship is at the heart and core of the life of a Christian. It gives shape to who we are and sustains us to walk humbly with our God. We call our time of worship the Divine Service because the primary action is of God serving us. For sure we respond to God during this time, but the action starts with God coming to us and serving us. So we hear God speaking to us in the Word. He invites us to confess our sins and receive his forgiveness. He speaks to us words of grace and mercy and he gives us guidance for life. We are also invited to his table where we hear and receive in a tangible way his mercy and are strengthened in our walk with him.
Having received from him we then respond in confession, song, and prayer. We seek to be honest with God confessing our sins. We praise Him for his mercy and the gracious salvation he gives to us in His Son, Jesus Christ. We eagerly hear His Word for we know that it is truth, it is the power of God to salvation, and it is the word of life. We also respond with an offering because it is our joy to give back to God a portion of what he has given to us. In addition, this offering is a token expression of our love for God and of our whole life of service. Our response doesn’t end with the Benediction but spills out into the pathways of our lives and we live in love toward God and others.
Worship at St. Peter is traditional, following the historic liturgies of Western Christianity. This puts us in touch with the millions of Christians that have gone before us worshiping God in a similar fashion. But most significantly, the liturgy is theological. It helps us to faithfully carry and share with this generation the truth of God passed down in the Scriptures and through the Church. The traditional liturgy gives us a trustworthy vehicle to faithfully receive and respond to our gracious God.
You are invited to worship at St. Peter. It is the source and sustenance of our faith and life.
The Divine Service is currently offered each Sunday at 9:30 am.
Midweek services are offered on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm during Advent and Lent.