Our Worship Services

Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’" (Luke 4: 8)

As of August 1, 2020, we welcome you to once again worship with us in person! However, our schedule has been modified.  We hold a Saturday evening service at 5 PM - which alternates weekly between a Rite I Eucharist and a Rite II Eucharist - and a Sunday morning service at 10 AM, which is a Rite II Eucharist with music (although there is no congregational singing at this time).  We are limited to 45 persons and require masks for ages 2+. Our services are streamed on St. Peter's YouTube for those who choose to worship from home.  Our most recent Sunday service is embedded here

Saturday 5:00 PM

In the sanctuary; no music

This contemplative service uses the same Bible lessons appointed for Sunday worship. The liturgy follows Rite II in the Book of Common Prayer, which uses contemporary English for celebrating the sacrament of Holy Eucharist each week.  Healing Prayers are offered before the service for those who desire laying-on-of-hands and anointing. On the first Saturday of the month, following worship (@ 6 PM), some congregation members choose to meet at Medport Diner for dinner and fellowship.

Sunday 7:45 AM

In the sanctuary; no music

This contemplative liturgy follows Rite 1 in The Book of Common Prayer, which uses traditional language ("thee" and "thou"), for celebrating the sacrament of Holy Eucharist each week.  After worship, the congregation gathers in Williams Hall for coffee.

Sunday 10:15 AM

In the sanctuary with music

Our primary Sunday worship service following Rite II in The Book of Common Prayer, with scripture readings, a sermon, prayers, Holy Communion, and music led by our organist and choir. The third Sunday is often a children's service with a presentation by a Sunday school class and a homily directed to the children. Children are encouraged to attend the entire worship service, but if parent or child needs a respite, our nursery offers care for infants and toddlers.  There is also "Children's Chapel" for preschool to grade 2 during the first half of the service (in our chapel) most weeks September to May.  After worship, you are invited to Williams Hall for coffee and light refreshments.

Wednesday 10:00 AM

In the Moore Memorial Chapel; no music

This celebration of Holy Eucharist focuses on Jesus’ ministry of healing in body, mind and spirit, offering laying on of hands and anointing for healing. The lessons are usually taken from appointed feast days (sometimes transferred) and the homily reflects on the various types of healing that can occur.

Special Services

Location and music vary

During the seasons of Advent (December) and Lent (March and the beginning of April), we offer Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer in the Moore Memorial Chapel, Monday through Friday. In Advent, we say Morning Prayer at 9:00 AM and Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM. In Lent, we say Morning Prayer at 9:00 AM, and Evening Prayer Monday through Thursday at 7:00 PM. On Fridays in Lent, we offer Stations of the Cross in the Sanctuary at 7:00 PM. 

Throughout the year there are important Feast or Fast days, like Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil and the Ascension of Jesus. Please check our event page to see all the details about where and the when the service will be held.

Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals

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