Hello and thank you for looking for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church!
When you come up the driveway, parking is a little haphazard. Park where you like, usually along the edges of the driveway, or on the handicap spot on the asphalt. Some folks also park along the asphalt spaces.
The door is up the ramp. There is often a smiling greeter there to open the door, give you a bulletin and welcome you to the church. If you are a little new, the greeter will have you sit near someone who has been here awhile.
The bulletin explains page numbers, which book to use, and what the readings are. Bathrooms are on the right before the sanctuary, door to the offices is on the left, the second door on the left brings you into the Sanctuary. We try to be quiet before and after the service while the organist is playing. Coffee is available downstairs after the service.
The books we use include: a red Book of Common Prayer, and a blue Hymnal. Sometimes we sing hymns from different books, and these will be handed out with the bulletin. Page numbers will be announced during the service. Laughter is always present.
We share the Peace of Christ during the worship time, and it is a custom for everyone to touch everyone! There will be many hugs and welcomes. We bless, break, share the bread and wine at each service and all are welcome to God’s table. At the end of the service, we share ‘God moments’ with one another as a means of telling when we felt really close to God during the week. It is the liveliest part of the service!
Worship is a time to be open to God’s grace, healed of whatever needs healing, blessed to be God’s people in the world, and thankful for what we have to share. We worship God as Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier who continually calls us to re-formation into God’s people in the world.