Worship

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The worship life at St. Peter’s centers around God’s Word and Sacraments.  We come to worship knowing that God has promised to come to us through the means of grace that He has given.  Therefore, we gather together as a community of believers to receive these gifts of faith.  There is no dress code for our worship services, however, we do ask that you dress modestly in respect and reverence for our Lord.

Early Service | 8:15 AM
At our early service, St. Peter’s celebrates the Divine Service using elements from Creative Worship published by Concordia Publishing House.

Sunday School Opening | 9:20 AM
We begin our Sunday School time together as a family. After our cookie/coffee time we begin our Sunday School hour in the fellowship hall where we pray, sing, collect our Mission and Ministry offering, and take attendance.

Sunday School | 9:30 AM
After Opening, we break into our individual classes.  We have classes for children age 3 through 2nd grade and 3rd grade through 6th grade. 7th grade are part of the adult class that meets in the sanctuary.  We do a variety of studies in our adult class including studying directly from Scripture, video series, doctrinal studies, etc.

Late Service | 10:30 AM
Our late service celebrates the Divine Service using the liturgy found in the Lutheran Service Book published by Concordia Publishing House.


A note about Communion:
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper in Early Service the second and fourth Sunday of the month and in Late Service the first and third Sunday of the month.  On Fifth Sundays and special occasions we have communion in both services.

As a confessional body, we believe what Scripture teaches concerning the Lord’s Supper.  In 1 Corinthians 11, Paul speaks of the divisions among the church and tells them that because of their division they are not receiving the Lord’s Supper as they ought.  Then he then tells the Corinthians that he delivered to them what he himself received from the Lord and warns that whoever eats the bread and drinks the cup in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord.  Lastly, Paul instructs the church to examine ourselves before we eat and drink so that we do not eat and drink unto judgement.

For this reason, we make us of the practice of close communion.  Therefore, we ask that if you do not share in our confession of faith as a member of an LCMS congregation, or a member of a denomination that  the LCMS is in altar and pulpit fellowship with, to please respect our doctrine and our practices and refrain from participating in the Lord’s Supper.  During the Lord’s Supper, we do ask that you join us in a prayer for the day when our Lord returns and all divisions will cease.

If you are a visitor who is a member of a congregation we are in fellowship with and want to partake in the Lord’s Supper, please speak with the pastor before the worship service.  If you have any other questions, please ask the pastor or an elder before or after the worship service.  You can also read more about our practice of communion here.