Do you feel an emptiness in your heart -- a place where you think something should be, but you aren't sure what it is? In the 4th century a man named Augustine said, "God, our hearts are restless until they rest in you." Perhaps that sense of absence in your heart is reminding you of your desperate longing to be filled up by God's presence. That is the biggest void in our souls, the one we try to fill with all the mindless distractions of this world: food, clothing, work, alcohol...you know...stuff.
In my life I have discovered the amazing peace that comes from filling that hole with Christ. At St. Peter's we seek to experience the Christ who makes us whole: who heals and feeds and sends us out to do his amazing and important work in the world. Every Sunday that happens in our Worship. Each week we gather as a community to worship the living God, be fed by God's holy meal, and give thanks for everything we have in our lives. We also learn: from cradle to grave we are called to engage with our minds as well as our hearts in the pursuit of God's holy truth. We call this Formation. We also gather together because we understand that following Christ happens best in a Community. And because we take the teachings and life of Jesus seriously, we strive to reach out to others in acts of Social Justice, to our local community, our state and the rest of the world.
What do people wear?
South County Casual-you'll see t-shirts and suits and everything in between.
Is there childcare?
Yes! St. Peter's offers childcare in our professionally staffed Nursery from 9-11:30 every Sunday morning. But children are welcomed and encouraged to attend any and all of our services, as well as Sunday School.
What is a service like?
Every Sunday, we share together in the Holy Eucharist (aka "Mass"). In this sacrament, we receive the Body of Christ, and we also become the Body of Christ. All of our services include prayers, preaching, and communion.
Is there Sunday School?
Absolutely. St. Peter's takes education for all ages seriously. If you have children, they are welcome to attend Sunday School. There is also an Adult Forum class for adults, usually taught by Casey, and Youth Group for teens.
What do you do to become a "member" of St. Peter's?
Did you know that if you have been baptized, you're already a member of the Church? Being a member of a particular congregation means placing your name officially on the rolls. In the Episcopal Church, joining a local parish means giving your name and the fact (and date, if known) of your baptism; you can call the Church Office (783-4623) to start this process.
How do I get to know other parishioners?
Come to a 10:15 service, and then stick around for Coffee Hour afterward. Coffee Hour is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with others in the relaxed atmosphere of the Parish Hall. It also helps to fill out a Welcome Card when you visit, so someone can get in touch with you personally.
What's the wedding policy at St. Peter's?
Christian marriage is a sacred relationship between two people and within a community. Therefore, if you want to be married at St. Peter's, we ask that you be a part of our life together. All those interested in having a wedding at St. Peter's are encouraged to read the customary.