Learning and Prayer

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. (Psalm 25:4)

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Sunday School

Sunday School

Sunday School for pre-K through high school confirmation runs September-May.  In 2023-24, we offer a multi-age class for PreK-5th grade every Sunday from 9-10AM.  Our 6th-8th graders meet monthly for a Lunch & Learn with Reverend Valerie, normally on the 3rd Sunday of the month 11:30-12:30.  We have some teens working towards Confirmation this June.  Our leaders are volunteers who are dedicated to imparting God's love to our children. We encourage all families to participate as much as possible and to let us know how we can support your family's Christian Formation!  Sunday School registration form 

For Children during Worship: Families are encouraged to attend worship with their children of all ages. We have a Pray-Ground near the front for young children 5 and under; a prayer station nearby for children to illuminate a votive; Pew Bags for children; and Children's Chapel on the 2nd Sunday of the month (Sept.-May) during the 10:15 service, in our chapel.

We have recently discontinued offering Nursery Care during our 10:15 AM service twice per month due to a lack of usage.  However, if you would like nursery care, please contact tiffany.myers@stpetersmedford.org, and we will try to provide it again. Parents can use the nursery room with their little ones whenever they wish.  If, God willing, we are blessed with children coming to our 10:15 AM Sunday worship, Reverend Valerie will again offer a Children's Homily on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Adult Study

We offer a Bible Study for adults on Wednesday mornings from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, led by Reverend Valerie, which meets in our church library.  Topics have included the Psalms, women in the Bible, the parables, and difficult words of Jesus, and Reiki.  We welcome participation any time, so don't hesitate to come or to contact us with questions! No previous knowledge of the Bible is required.

From time to time, an evening study for adults is offered, either in person or via Zoom.  For example, in 2023, we held an in-person study of paintings that depicted the Gospels of Lent, and a Zoom study of the book of Proverbs.  There are periodic multi-generational events, too, such as a workshop for families to make Advent wreaths.  And we encourage all to participate when we have a special activity on Sundays to do or to take home, such as doves for International Peace Day or a reflection for Pentecost.

Special Seasonal Prayers

Morning/evening prayer in Advent and Lent.

Stations of the Cross in Lent

Vigil at the Altar of Repose Maundy Thursday-Good Friday

Prayer vine

Request prayers for you, a family member or a friend

St. Peter’s Prayer Vine members pray daily for the healing and protection of all whose names are submitted to us. Names are kept on St. Peter’s Intercessory Prayer List for one month unless renewed. To request prayer for yourself or another, please list the name and need in the binder located in the narthex or contact the Parish Administrator (office@stpetersmedford.org / 609-654-2963). All prayer requests are confidential to the members of the Prayer Vine and clergy.

Prayer vine
Labyrinth

Labyrinth

A Labyrinth is designed to allow us to walk a pilgrimage with Jesus by following a designated path from the outside to the inside of the design and then back out again. It represents the long journeys that people took from their homes in Medieval Europe to the Holy Land so that they could walk in the steps of Jesus. This was a long and sometimes dangerous journey. You are invited to walk our outdoor Labyrinth to meditate on whatever is on your heart and mind in order to find your way to Jesus and God.