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.

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

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

Bible Study | 9:30 AM


A note about Communion:
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper in the Traditional Service every first and third Sunday of the month, and at the Contemporary Service every second and fourth Sunday of the month.  When there is a fifth Sunday in a month we do not celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

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 this they are not receiving the Lord’s Supper as they ought.  He then tells the Corinthians that he delivered to them what he himself received from the Lord, and warns them that whoever eats the bread and drinks the cup in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord.  Paul then instructs them to examine themselves before they eat and drink so that they do not eat and drink unto their 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.