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.

Current Schedule Update

Beginning Sunday,  September 13th, weekly service will be as follows:

Rite I 8:00 AM

Rite II 10:00 AM

ZOOM service 11:00 AM

Nursery service will not be available at this time.

The church and Waterman Hall have been deep cleaned and the carpet was cleaned as well.  Entry to the church will be through the front door only and exiting will be through the side door.  (In the event you are not able to use the stairs, an exception will be made to use the side door with the ramp). Waterman Hall will be available for restroom use only.  Only one person in the rest rooms at a time.  The kitchen door will be locked so you will want to park in the front of the church. 

Face masks must be worn when entering the church.  Reserved signs will be on the pews available for use, and you will be able to sit only with your family. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available if you forget yours. Hands must be sanitized before accepting communion.  Wine will not be given.  Fr. Georges and Fr. Mark will wash and sanitize their hands before giving communion.  Please leave your mask on until you return to your pew to take your communion.  Everyone should follow social distancing of 6’ apart. Marks on the carpet will indicate a distance of 6’.  No handshakes or hugs during the Peace, please, just a sign of peace.  Bulletins will be on the usher’s table in the back of the church.  Your name will be on the bulletin, so you will touch only your own.  Bulletins should be taken home or placed in the recycle bin in the back of the church – please do not leave in the pews.  We will not be passing the baskets for your offering, please place your envelopes and offerings in the basket provided, or mail to the church office. The pews and doors will be wiped down after each service.

Unfortunately, we are not able to have singing at this time. Larry and Sarah will provide organ music for the Prelude and Postlude.  There will be no coffee hour and you are asked leave the church building as soon as the service is over.

These precautions are for your safety and should be adhered to.  Thank you all for your understanding as we work to open our church in this new environment. Please call the office if you have any questions.

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.