Worship and Faith
The faith of the people of Saint Peter's
Episcopal Church is grounded in the desire to follow the call
and the teachings of Jesus Christ. As a church we affirm the
centrality of scripture and tradition as expressed in the Creeds
(statements of faith) of the early church and our God-given reason.
An introduction to Christianity
and the Church as understood by the Episcopal Church may be
found here. An
important part of our Episcopal tradition is its comprehensiveness
that is expressed in a diversity of interpretations of Christianity
and styles of worship.
Worship is extremely important to
our Episcopal tradition and Saint Peter's. It is through worship
that we express the unity that embraces our diversity. Worship
is the foundational act as a church — the gathered community.
Saint Peter's worship is grounded in the Book of Common Prayer
of the Episcopal Church and its supplements. The Holy Eucharist
— also called Holy Communion, the Mass, or the Lord's Supper
— is our principal service of worship, and communion is open
to all who feel called to partake. We offer a variety of worship styles. Our
5 PM Saturday service is an abbreviated and informal service
of worship. The 8 AM is a traditional said service. Our 9
AM Wee Believers Service is designed for families with young children
(six and under). Our 10 AM service is a choral service
of Holy Communion with hymns and music by the choirs of Saint
Peter's. Please explore this section, the information
for newcomers and the music
pages for additional information on our worship.
If you have any questions
about our faith or worship, please e-mail the Interim Rector, Father Barrie Bates at 973-226-6500.