St. Peter’s Lutheran Church has two weekly worship services, Saturday at 5 pm in our Good Shepherd Chapel and Sunday at 10 am in our main sanctuary. Seasonal mid-week worship takes place during Advent, Lent and Holy Week. Click here for info.
Worship is the center of our lives together at St. Peter’s where Holy Communion is celebrated weekly at both services and everyone—without exception—is invited to receive the bread and wine.
Because it is Christ’s table, we open it to all. We gather as a community, usually beginning each service with an announcement of forgiveness or a remembrance of our baptism. We hear the Word of God read in the Old and New Testaments, proclaimed in sermons, and sung in traditional hymns, global music, or songs with profound new poetry. Lutherans love to sing; God invites us all to lift up our voice in praise to our Lord!
We pray for the needs of the world, our neighbors, and ourselves, trusting that God always hears our prayers. We practice generosity by offering our resources for the work of God’s church. After we’ve shared the peace of Christ, we gather at the table to receive bread and wine, Christ’s own body and blood offered to all of us, without condition, for those who have great faith and those who wish they had more.
Finally, we are sent into the world to be agents of resurrection, empowered to serve our neighbor with compassion, humility, and justice.
St Peter’s is known for their large selection of musical groups. Each week a different group provides a musical selection at our 10 am service on Sunday.
We have a place for everyone. Speak to either Richard Whitten or Laurie Haddock if you are interested in joining one of our groups.
- Jubilate Choir – adult choir that performs traditional musical selections.
- Family Choir – intergenerational choir that performs more contemporary selections. Members range in age from late 70’s to 8 years old.
- Brass Ensemble – this ensemble performs on holidays and selected Sundays during the year.
- Bell Choir – our ringers range in age and have varied musical abilities. Anyone can learn to participate in this enthusiastic group.
For 2023 we share this holy week with our sisters and brothers from Gloria Dei and King of Kings.
Palm Sunday – April 2nd at Gloria Dei at 10:30 am
Procession with palms and reading of the passion at both our Saturday and Sunday regularly scheduled services.
Sunday School meets at 10 am at Gloria Dei.
Maundy Thursday – April 6th at St. Peter’s at 6:30 pm
Agape Meal- Discover the scriptural origins of our Holy Eucharist as we share. a meal together.
Followed by Stripping of Altar in preparation for Good Friday follows service.
Good Friday – April 7th
Stations of the Cross walk beginning at 12 pm. Starts at Gloria Dei this year.
Gloria Dei and St. Peter’s take turns hosting this annual walk between our churches; stopping for readings of each station of the cross. Lunch follows the walk.
Tenebrae at King of Kings at 7:30 pm
Tenebrae service of light to darkness – Walking with Jesus to the cross, and tomb, in readings and song.
Easter Vigil – April 8th at St. Peter’s at 7:30 pm
Traditional service of readings and hymns telling God’s actions in history from creation through Christ’s resurrection, begins outside the chapel with lighting of new fire.
Easter – We celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord with Alleluias at a sunrise service at 6:30 am and a family festival service at 10 am.
At the beginning of September we gather to kick off our fall programming with a service focused on the children.
Blessing of Animals
Each year we gather on the lawn in honor of St. Francis to bless our furry, and not so furry, friends in a short service of prayer and individual blessings. (usually first Sunday of October)
Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service at 7:30 pm followed by coffee and cake. We give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives!April 2
Lighting of the Advent wreath candles at the beginning of each weekly service as we prepare for the coming of our Lord.
Midweek services on Wednesdays at 1pm and at 7:30pm which is preceded by a soup and sandwich meal.
Blue Christmas Dec 21 at 7:30 pm
Christmas Eve at 8 pm
A Family friendly Service of familiar hymns with candle lighting during “Silent Night”.
All of our choirs participate to celebrate the birth of our Savior.
Christmas Day at 10 am
A traditional Sunday Service.
Shrove Tuesday at 6 pm
The evening before Ash Wednesday we gather for prayers and a feast of pancakes Blueberry, Banana, Pumpkin, Chocolate Chip, (and of course plain pancakes too!) are enjoyed as we share in the tradition of using up our “sugars & fats” in preparation for Lent. Games for the kids are followed by burning the palms from last Palm Sunday to be prepared for Ash Wednesday.
Services at 1 pm and 7:30 pm with Holy Communion and imposition of ashes.
Midweek services on Wednesdays at 1pm on zoom and at 7:30 pm in person.
Quiet days are held during both Advent and Lent. They are led by Louise Litke and they offer participants a morning of quiet scripture and meditation on a seasonal theme.
Life Passages & Sacraments
St. Peter’s is blessed to walk with you through all of life’s passages. Please call or contact the church office to schedule a meeting with Pastor Rebecca.
We welcome people into God’s family through the sacrament of Holy Baptism during one of our worship services. Please speak to our pastor and arrange a meeting to discuss planning for this important sacrament.
The sacrament of Holy Communion is most commonly offered to youth in grade three. Parents should speak with pastor if they feel their child is ready at an earlier or a later age. Preparation consists of a workshop with parents and their child where they discover the meaning of communion and bake communion bread.
Students in 7th grade and up are invited into a 2 -year program of preparation to Affirm their Baptism. Click here for more info.
Couples wishing to be married at St. Peter’s are asked to set up pre-marriage consultation with our pastor. Please speak with someone at the church before finalizing your weddings plans.
Pastor will help family members in arranging for the funeral of loved ones. St. Peter’s recommends that the funeral take place in church for faithful Christians; however pastor will work with you on prayers and funerals held at funeral homes.
*NOTE: Please contact the church prior to finalizing arrangements with the funeral home or wedding venue.