When We Worship

When We Worship

Our Sunday liturgy is called the Holy Eucharist.  The Eucharist is a service in which we hear God speaking to us through the words of the Bible, offer prayers for the life of the church and the world, and share in the sacrament of Holy Communion, the sacred meal of Christ’s Body and Blood made present in bread and wine. Baptized Christians of all traditions are welcome to share in the bread and wine.

Our worship is a modern expression of the most ancient traditions of the Church’s worship, speaking to today’s world through forms which date to the earliest days of the Church.

In addition to Sunday liturgies, we gather to pray and share the sacraments on various Holy Days throughout the year.  Often our Holy Day worship is accompanied by a festive parish supper.

Worship on Sundays

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
This service is a quiet and contemplative service offered in very traditional language which dates to the English Reformation of the sixteenth century.

10:15 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
This service is a joyful celebration offered in contemporary language, featuring music including congregational hymns.  Child care for infants and toddlers through age three is offered during the 10:15 AM service.

Please note: on various Sundays during the year only one worship service is scheduled. The Sunday of our Annual Parish Meeting is an example. To confirm upcoming service schedule, please check our Parish Calendar on the homepage.

Worship on Weekdays

Wednesday 8:30 AM Morning Prayer
This brief spoken service includes Psalms and readings from the Bible. Its focus is prayer for the needs of the church and the world. It is a perfect chance to pause in the middle of your week.

Baptisms and Weddings

The sacraments of baptism and marriage occur as a part of our wider life of worship, service, and prayer.  Those who are interested in rooting their family’s life in the community of Saint Peter’s Church are invited to contact the Parish Office at (815) 895-2227 to begin a conversation about Baptisms and Weddings.