The central part of our parish life at St. Peter's  is coming together for worship.

Our Sunday worship is Holy Eucharist from the Book of Common Prayer for the Episcopal Church.  All are welcome to take part in worship every Sunday and on special feast days.  Come to St. Peter's and experience the beauty within.

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Psalm 95:1

Music is an important part of our worship and fellowship at St. Peter's Church

Adult Choir

St. Peter’s  Choir sings at the Sunday 11:00am Holy Eucharist Service and at special services, like Advent Lessons and Carols, the late Christmas Eve Service, and Maundy Thursday service.

The choir always welcomes new members.  Rehearsals are at 7pm Thursday evenings in the Choir Room, in the basement of the Parish House beginning on August 29 for the fall season!

The work of the choir brings some fine choral music to our worship and the congregation warmly receives its ministry. Often the choir sings an inspiring anthem in addition to other service music and hymns.

We also have soloists perform at various services and special occasions.

Please contact Choir Director Daniel Cherrix  for more information.

Grace Notes Bell Choir

Grace Notes Bells is St. Peter’s Handbell Choir. They perform at various services and concerts throughout the year.

Handbells have become a more regular feature in St. Peter’s worship with an intent to greatly support congregational involvement.

Grace Notes Bells rehearse Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:45 PM in the Hand Bell Choir Room, 2nd Floor of the Parish House. It’s fun to be with this companionable group. Won’t you consider serving at St. Peter’s in this way?

If you are interested in joining contact Hand Bell Choir Director Megan Fenoglietto.

Organ

St. Peter’s Anglican Organ , installed January 2018, completed August 2018 by the Walker Technical Company, Zionsville, Pennsylvania. Pipe samples are from organs built by the Ernest M. Skinner and Aeolian Skinner Organ Companies, Boston, Massachusetts; Holtkamp Organ Company, Cleveland, Ohio; and, J.W. Walker and Sons, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. This organ is a modern, American interpretation of the English, Anglican Organ, designed essentially as (1) an accompanying organ, while (2) rendering ceremonial music and repertoire thrillingly. The style was chosen because it (1) Musically fits the worship life of St. Peter’s, (2) It is indicative of the period/architecture of the building, and (3) The brick and mortar of the room are acoustically receptive to the warmth of this style.

The instrument is 61 ranks, over five divisions (Great, Swell, Pedal, Ethereal, Solo), speaking from the east wall into the nave, boasting a Tuba Imperial and Trumpet Heroique. It plays six 32’ and fourteen 16’ stops, 32 ranks of 8’ pitched stops, 15 solo reeds, and seven ranks of strings. It was commissioned by the Vestry in May 2017, to celebrate St. Peter’s 250th Anniversary Year, 2018. Walker Technical: Bob Walker, President. Consultants: Monte Maxwell, Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; T.J. Thomas, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lewis, Delaware; and, John Walker, FAGO, Baltimore, Maryland.

Services Times

All are welcome to join our congregation for worship at all of our services

Sunday Services

September thru May

7:45 am Traditional Worship with Holy Communion (Holy Eucharist, Rite I)

9:00 am Contemporary Worship (w/ Music) with Holy Communion (Holy Eucharist, Rite II)

11:00 am Traditional Worship– Sung Rite II Service with Holy Communion —  with music by St. Peter’s Choir and organ.

Weekday Services

Year round

Monday 9:30 am Prayer I

Tuesday 5:30 pm Prayer II
Wednesday 12:00 pm Eucharist with Healing Service
Thursday 5:30pm Prayer I
Friday 5:30pm Prayer I
Saturday 8:30am Prayer II

For special services, view worship calendar

Sunday Summer Schedule

Memorial Day thru Labor Day

8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite II w/ music

Have you considered placing flowers on the altar?

Sometimes it is the simple things in life that we overlook when life gets busy and at times, we may take for granted the many blessings that bring great joy to our lives and the lives of others   The altar flowers may just be one of those blessings that brings us joy but we just don’t think that much about them unless reminded how important they really are.  They are a beautiful and fragrant offering to God, they enhance our Sunday worship service, and are a great way to celebrate life’s major events such as birthdays, anniversaries, baptism’s and to remember those loved ones no longer with us. We see them on the altar every Sunday except during Advent and Lent and we just assume they will always be there.

In many instances, the flower arrangements that are a week old are used to make small arrangements to take to those homebound parishioners who are unable to attend Sunday service.   Those parishioners are extremely happy and grateful to receive them.   A double blessing!!   Yet many times, we just don’t think to reserve altar flowers, we may think it will be too expensive a proposition, or we just don’t know the process to reserve them.   With this in mind, an Altar Guild Flower brochure has been created to answer your questions about the process of reserving flowers.  It includes step by step instructions, phone numbers for local florists, as well as price points for flower arrangements and seasonal colors.  The Altar Guild encourages you to consider making an offering to this important ministry and we thank you in advance for your support!!!