how  we  worship

The faith community of St. Peter's gathers several times a week to offer praise and thanks to God and to be nurtured and challenged in its spiritual growth through worship. Our celebrations are marked by a spirit of joy, warmth and reverence. Exceptional music and thoughtful, provocative preaching enliven our Sunday experience of our beautiful Episcopal liturgy.


This is a Eucharistically-centered parish, celebrating the Holy Eucharist several times per week.


The Laying on of Hands and Anointing, with prayers for healing, are offered during the Communion portion of most Eucharists. At the Sunday services if you wish to receive unction or to share a special prayer request, please meet a member of the clergy during the distribution of Communion.

 

All God's people are welcomed to the Lord's Table to receive the Holy Sacrament of Communion, 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.

services


WEEKLY SERVICES

  


Holy Eucharist is Celebrated


Saturday:          5 p.m.

Sunday:             8 a.m. (with organ) 

                          10 a.m. (with choir) in the Sanctuary

                          10:15 a.m.  Iona Service in the Parish Hall

                             (will return in September)

Wednesday:     7:00 p. m. 

Thursday:         12 p.m. at The Moorings (formerly Cadbury) in Lewes




Special Services: Scroll below

Thank you for Joining  us !

Sunday May 1, 2022  at 10 a.m. St. Peter's held church in the wild. We met for service on Camp Arrowhead beach.  We are planning another Wild Church . We will have more information about that soon.
After the service S.P.Y and their families met to discuss some options for future pilgrimages and missions.  


We discussed  local missions and future pilgrimages.

Taizé, France

A small portion of the Camino

Visit a reservation in either Minnesota or South Dakota

The National Cathedral in Washington D.C.


sung compline

Dates to be determined.


Join our Adult Choir in a short contemplative service of evening  worship. Compline is the last service of the Daily Office typically celebrated by religious orders. Compline consists of psalms, short scripture passages, an office hymn, a canticle (Nunc Dimittis), a litany, collects and additional prayers, sung to plainsong chant. 

In keeping with the earliest practices of the monastic communities, Compline is offered when the work of the day is completed, and the quietness of evening settles over the hearts and minds of those who have come together in thankfulness for the blessings of the day which has passed and in anticipation of God's gift of a new day. 

The service is about 20 minutes and sung by the adult choir of St. Peter's. 


Compline Service Leaflet [PDF]

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

ACOLYTES

Acolytes are trained to perform important functions in the worship service such as carrying the cross, lighting the candles and assisting clergy in preparation of the Eucharist.  Please speak to Fr. Jeffrey or Richard Jundt  if you are interested in serving.


ALTAR GUILD

The Altar Guild is the ministry of men and women who prepare and maintain the sacred vessels and vestments used in the church.  Some of our members also help with floral arrangements and decorations for special occasions.  Members are trained and assigned to a rotating team that is responsible for the services during a two week series.  Serving on the Altar Guild, members say, is like preparing for a very special party--a feast--because you set the table and choose fine linen and candles or oil lights, the brass or silver vessels.


LAY EUCHARIST MINISTER

To serve St. Peter's church as a Lay Eucharistic Minister is a meaningful and fulfilling ministry.  The opportunity to assist the celebrant during Holy Eucharist as a chalice bearer and lay reader is available to any church member who is in good standing and who wishes to be trained to perform these duties.  Two LEM's are scheduled to serve at all of the Sunday morning services.  The schedule for serving is published in the monthly newsletter.  If you are interested in volunteering at any of our services, please speak to Fr. Jeff.


LAY EUCHARIST VISITOR

License from the Bishop is available to several members of the congregation to assist the Rector in visiting the sick and shut-ins in the congregation and to provide the Eucharist.  If you are interested in serving in this ministry you must be a member in good standing, faithful in worship and devotion.  If you are interested in pursuing this ministry, please speak to Fr. Jeff.


LECTOR

By reading the First Lesson and the Psalm at each Sunday morning service, this group of parishioners is given a meaningful way to participate in our services.  Simple training is provided and each Lector has his or her own copy of the lectionary to keep at home in order to become familiar with the reading before the Sunday service.  If you are interested, please speak with Fr. Jeff.


USHER

Ushers at our worship services are crucial participants in our liturgy.  They welcome newcomers, help them find seats and assimilate into the service.  Usher teams typically serve once a month and are essential to our ministry of hospitality.