newcomers

As the Rector and Pastor of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, I would like to welcome you to our parish webpage! We are glad you have found us and want you to know that if you are looking for a spiritual home, you would be most welcome in our community.


In the past few years, we have redoubled our efforts to welcome newcomers into our midst. We hosted a dinner for everyone who began worshiping with us in the previous two years. It was a fun evening of fellowship and getting to know one another. We have enjoyed a Newcomers' Sunset Cruise for the past two years.  

To all of our newcomers, a sincere and hearty WELCOME!

Things to Know About Us

ABOUT OUR SERVICE                            


WORSHIP SCHEDULE

                                                                                  

To help enrich your worship experience with us, we offer the following suggestions for your guidance: 


In an effort to conserve and promote eco-friendly habits, you can download the Sunday Bulletin on our website. To do so, click here to download a PDF copy. You may also bring your device to church; log onto “StPetersChurch-guest," (password “Episcopal”) and download the PDF before the service. 


 † Most of the liturgy can be followed in your service booklet. However, if the service is new to you, do not hesitate to ask anyone for assistance! 


 † At several points in the service, you will notice people kneeling, others standing, or seated. We are given this choice and you should feel free to do whichever is the most appropriate for you. All are correct. 


 † All God’s people are welcome to receive Communion in the Episcopal Church, including children. The ushers will help direct you to the Communion rail. If physical limitations make it difficult for you to come to the rail, please let an usher know and we will be happy to bring Communion to you in your pew. 


 † To receive the wafer, cross your hands, palm up, and the wafer will be placed in your hand. To receive the chalice, lightly steady the cup with your hand and help direct it to your lips. If you do not wish to receive the chalice, simply cross your arms over your chest. If you need a gluten-free wafer, please speak to one of the clergy before service. 


 † Laying on of Hands and Anointing for Healing is offered during the Communion portion of most Sunday services. If you wish to receive unction or to share a special prayer request during administration of Communion, please meet a member of the clergy in the Chapel to the right of the Altar. 


 † The presence, sounds and activities of children are welcome in our service! In the back of the church are activity packets for children to use in the pews. There is a rocking chair for parents. The ushers will direct you. 


 † Godly Play is our Sunday School for age 3 to 5th grade on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:00 on the lower level of the Parish Hall. Please direct questions to Jessica Potter at 645-8479 or by email


 † Restrooms are available in the Narthex and the Parish Hall. An usher can give you directions. 


 † If you need assistance with hearing devices, please let a member of the clergy know. 


 † Be sure to join us for Coffee Hour! Just follow the brick path [and the people] to our Parish Hall. You'll be glad you did--you will feel at ease and find our parishioners to be friendly and happy to meet you. 

INVITE + WELCOME + CONNECT

Invite- Welcome- Connect is a Diocesan sponsored ministry of transformation that “equips and empowers congregations and individuals to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness rooted in the gospel directive to “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). The creator of the program, Mary Foster Parmer, says “the vision of Invite, Welcome, Connect is to change the culture of the Episcopal Church to move from maintenance to mission.”

Our small committee at St. Peter’s needs members to help grow this important ministry. We were side-lined during the Pandemic, but now that we are back to in-person worship we have made some beginning steps, starting with usher and greeter guides. We will be working on ways to invite, welcome and ultimately connect newcomers as we go forward.

If you are interested in joining this ministry, or have questions, please contact on of the following people:

John Mears  

Carol Blye   

Suzanne Crager

                                                   Click here for information on Getting Connected.

NEWCOMERS CRUISE

St. Peter's hosts a cruise  to welcome newcomers. It is a great way to meet staff, members, and people who are new to the parish.  Join us for drinks, light snacks, and great conversation. We can't wait to see you there.  

Newcomers Cruise 2021