As a member of The Episcopal Church, St. Peter’s is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity. Our worship is often called “liturgy.” One definition of liturgy is “the work of the people”, and it reminds us that worship is something a whole congregation takes up together. We stand, we kneel, we sit; we sing, we speak, we listen. The liturgy involves us all. And the liturgy involves all of our selves. Don’t worry if you don’t pick up everything right away. It is a process, and someone will be there to help you.
We’re a community that studies scripture together, celebrates communion together, and gathers for meals, laughter, and fun. And in doing these things, we find ourselves strengthened for our work in the world. Our duty as Christians does not stop once we leave St. Peter’s. We have several ministries where we serve Christ by ministering to those in need, seeking justice for the oppressed, and uplifting unheard voices in our community. From The Wisdom House Project, to the Food Pantry, to our Servant Leadership School- you will find St. Peter’s going out into the world.
With joy, St. Peter’s affirms the beauty of God’s diverse creation. Our community is grounded in the belief that All Are Welcome in this place. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or straight—we welcome you. Single, married, divorced or partnered—we welcome you. Age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, economic condition, physical or mental ability—there are no barriers or boundaries, we welcome you. Seeker and believer, questioning and curious, no matter where you are on your journey of faith, we welcome you.
As Senior Warden, I have the opportunity to help lead our parish through this time of transition in our Clergy Leadership. Wonderful things are happening on a daily basis at 925 Mitchell Street, and as school starts back, our fall programs will begin, and the sound of kids going back to school will fill the neighborhood. The Labyrinth Walk will be used to show the exciting things that are going on, and also to show the areas of opportunity that our Parish has as we plan our next steps in searching for a new Rector. I'm very thankful for strong and steady presence of our staff. - Senior Warden Karen McNutt