What to Expect

Sunday worship: 9:00 a.m.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently worshiping online via Zoom (link) or Facebook Live (link). To get on our mailing list and receive updates about our worship, please email the church office at stpeterluthelca@sbcglobal.net.

Here are a few things to expect...

  • We're not here to critique anyone's fashion choices. Many folks will be dressed casually (e.g. jeans). The person leading worship will most likely be wearing one of these funny collars and a long white robe as distinctive markers of their role in the service.
  • Our service is based on ancient forms of worship, with a pattern of spoken and sung prayers, hymns, and responses that we follow every week. Within that pattern, though, there is a lot of room for variation.
  • We like to sing! The Lutheran church has been called "the singing church" because of our rich traditions of praising God and expressing our faith in song. Hymns are usually accompanied by organ or piano when we are in the building. We haven't figured out how to make that happen gracefully on Zoom yet.
  • People will be sitting, standing, and kneeling at various points in the service. Please feel free to move and position your body however you are able, though.
  • Holy Communion is celebrated every week. We believe that Communion is the true body and blood of Christ, present and received in, with, and under the bread and wine/juice. Jesus is the host at this meal, and he invites all who are hungry and thirsty to come to the table.
  • We have both wine and grape juice available, as well as gluten-free wafers. When we worship online, you are invited to have your own elements (bread of some sort + wine or juice) available at home.
  • Children are always welcome for the entire service. We do have a "cry room" available if your little one needs a quiet space, though.
  • There will be time for fellowship after church--Zoom chat right now, and once we're back in person and the risk of contagion is lower, refreshments (coffee and snacks) after the service.
  • There is parking (including accessible parking) off 9th St. and Peach St.
 
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