Worship Schedule

Weekly Services

 

10:00 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with the choir or folk group held in the sanctuary.

 

9:30 a.m. Wednesday Holy Eucharist and Healing Service held in the chapel.

Monthly Services

 

10 a.m. Special Sunday Children’s Service geared towards children and families.

 

7 p.m. Taizé Service on Third Thursday, bimonthly. The 2018 dates are January 18, March 15, May 17, September 20 and November 15.  This is a contemplative service of brief Scripture readings, prayers, chants, and periods of silence.

Seasonal Services

 

Advent and Lent

 

Evening Prayer, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel.  This is a twenty minute service of prayer, scripture reading, and quiet contemplation.

Lenten Stations of the Cross, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.  We use Kathrin Burleson’s paintings and accompanying reflections from her book, The Soul’s Journey, to journey with Jesus and to contemplate the meaning of the cross for ourselves.

​Christmas Services

 

Christmas Eve

 

5:00 p.m. – Christmas Pageant and Holy Eucharist.

9:30 p.m. – Carols of Christmas led by Adult Choir and Bell Choir.

10:00 p.m. – Candlelight Holy Eucharist.

 

Christmas Day

 

11 a.m. – Holy Eucharist with Christmas carols.

Sunday after Christmas

10:00 a.m. Christmas Lessons and Carols with Holy Communion.

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday

10 a.m. Liturgy of the palms and reading of the Passion Gospel with special music.  Weather permitting we begin in The Memorial Courtyard.

Maundy Thursday

 

6:30 p.m. service in the parish hall and sanctuary. The first part of the service will include foot washing, the celebration of the Eucharist, and a simple meal. Then we will go into the sanctuary for the stripping of the altar. We will recall Jesus’ last meal with his disciples, his last night in the Garden of Gethsemane, his betrayal, and his arrest.

Garden of Repose

We offer the opportunity to experience those last hours of Jesus’ earthy life by creating a Garden of Repose in our  chapel. Adorned with flowers and candles in the chapel will be open until midnight on Maundy Thursday and from 6 a.m. until after the Tenebrae service on Good Friday. The Garden of Repose is designed to bring us closer to the experience of the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus invited his most trusted disciples to “watch with him and pray.” Please come and pray, light candles, sit in silence and in the beauty of the garden and wait as Jesus had asked his disciples to do with him on his last earthly night.

Good Friday

12 p.m. Community Way of the Cross Walk: We will begin at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and walk to Lighthouse Fellowship United Methodist Church. Along the way we will carry the cross, read scripture and pray together.

                                                   

5:30 p.m. Family Service: This is an offering geared towards our children and their families. In this brief, informal service we will retell the story of Good Friday in language appropriate for  children, have interactive opportunities for kids to offer prayers before the cross and  remember together that Easter is coming! All are welcome to worship with us.

                                                                                                                         

7:30 p.m. Tenebrae Service: We will contemplate the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross through Scripture readings, music, prayers, and silence.No Holy Eucharist at this service.

Easter Sunday

10 a.m. Joyous celebration of our Lord’s resurrection; Flowering of the Cross; Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus; Easter Egg Hunt for the children after the 10 a.m. service.

*All children are invited to be in worship to take part in the Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday celebrations. There will be no Sunday School but Nursery Care is available for these two Sundays.

Other Services

Watch the website for dates and times.

Blessing of the Animals

 

To celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis on October 4th and to give thanks for all of God’s creation, we offer a Sunday service where everyone is invited to bring a furred, feathered, four-legged and stuffed animal friends to receive a blessing.

Advent Lessons and Carols

 

This service is based on one that has been sung annually since 1918 at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England. Through music and Scripture readings, the service explores the meaning of the season: the longing for the Messiah and the realization of that hope found in the Incarnation of Christ.

 

All Saints’ Day

On this Sunday we celebrate one of the great feast days in the church year.  It is an opportunity for each of us to give thanks for all those in our own lives who have been witnesses to the Good News and to remember all those we love but see no longer. To help us celebrate each year we have a Jazz Ensemble lead the music

Blue Christmas Service in Advent

 

This is a quiet, contemplative, candlelight service of prayers, scripture and music. It allows the opportunity to be in God’s presence for those of us who mourn, or who simply feel a need to await the coming of the Christ Child in contemplation and solemnity. Please join us in this service of quiet reflection, remembrance, comfort and hope.

Outdoor Service and Picnic

At the end of the school year we host our annual outdoor service and picnic. We meet for worship under the trees at 10 a.m. in Ft. Washington State Park in Flourtown and then we share in a picnic lunch together. Graduates are honored at this service, as well. This is an especially fun day for all families and kids.

Rally Day

We kick off a new program year together on this Sunday with a celebration of our children and youth including a blessing of their backpacks. Without A Paddle Bluegrass Band plays during our service and at our fellowship time afterwards. We also enjoy a potluck lunch with a bounce house, games and fun for kids and adults alike!

St. Nicholas Celebration

                                                                                                           

This is a special Children’s service in which we celebrate St. Nicholas’ Feast Day and have a visit from the Bishop himself!!

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

654 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

(215) 887-1765

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