At Home Worship Resources
Over the past two years St. Peter's has experienced many changes in the ways we worship as a church community.
When the lockdown began, we had to learn how to pray and worship virtually, and became more deeply connected as a faith community in the process. Thanks to an increasingly sophisticated use of technology and willing volunteers, we have been able to continue Sunday worship uninterrupted. What began with the rector leading services in the Chapel via her smartphone has turned into full online streaming in the Sanctuary using state of the art equipment.
While our church building is once again open for Sunday worship to everyone who is able to follow our COVID protocols, we continue to provide options for virtual worship. It is our hope that all who want to worship with us have the opportunity to do so in a safe environment.
Here is a list of opportunities to join us throughout the week. Please invite family members, friends and neighbors to be with us as we uphold you and your families in God's love.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10 AM
Click HERE to live stream the Sunday Holy Eucharist Services.
Click HERE for the service leaflet.
Click HERE for a PDF copy of the Book of Common Prayer.
Click HERE for the online version of the Book of Common Prayer.
Holy Eucharist Service at 9:30 AM. This service will include special healing prayers.
Click HERE to join us on our Zoom video platform.
Click HERE for a PDF copy of our Litany of Healing.
Click HERE to read the latest sermons.
A Post-Communion Prayer During a Time of Separation
Lord of the Feast, we thank you for gathering us as your people. We call to remembrance the many times we have been fed at your table and we lament our distance now. Be present Lord Jesus as you were present with your disciples, be known to us in the breaking of the bread, and may your Holy Spirit sustain us and all your Church until we can gather together again. We ask this for the sake of your love. Amen.
~Written by the Rev. Kevin Moroney
God of the present moment,
God who in Jesus stills the storm
and soothes the frantic heart;
bring hope and courage to all
who wait or work in uncertainty.
Bring hope that you will make them the equal
of whatever lies ahead.
Bring them courage to endure what cannot be avoided,
for your will is health and wholeness;
you are God, and we need you.
-Adapted from New Zealand Prayer Book
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night,
and give your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying,
soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous;
and all for your love's sake. Amen.
~ The Book of Common Prayer
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you;
and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three
are gathered together in his Name (even virtually) you will be in the midst of them:
Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us;
granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.
~ The Book of Common Prayer
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those who are vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between their health or
paying their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when
their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money
in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country
Let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms
around each other
Let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.
~A Prayer in a Time of Pandemic written by Cameron Wiggins Bellm