WELCOME TO SAINT PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

A diverse group of Christian believers, sharing faith journeys along many different paths.

St. Peter’s is now offering in-person worship at 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM each Sunday and 7:00 AM each Wednesday for all who are fully vaccinated. Now that Knox County has been designated as level orange for Covid spread, we will also require everyone to be masked. In order to keep everyone safe, we will ask for proof that you are fully vaccinated for admission to in-person worship. See more information on our Worship page.

Welcome to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome at St. Peter’s.

We are a diverse group of Christian believers, following the Way of Jesus by many different paths.  We welcome all people and all that you are – your questions, your doubts, your ideas, your passions, your stories, and your experiences – all those things that make you the unique person God has created you to be.  We believe that God invites us to grow spiritually, transforming our lives into ever more loving relationship with one another and all of creation.

As a small parish within the Episcopal Church, we are also a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion.  Our theology, worship, and organizational structures embody aspects of Roman Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, and Reformed Protestantism, which make us attractive to people from many different religious backgrounds who are seeking a spiritual community. Our worship encompasses ancient and contemporary forms of worship. We invite you to join us on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. to learn more about our worship, fellowship, and commitment to serving Christ in our neighborhood and the world.

We also invite you on Sundays to our Celtic Eucharist worship at 5:30 p.m. Drawn from the liturgical traditions of Iona and Northumbria, our service combines meditative silence, simplicity of utterance, and faithful commitment to care for the earth. This way of prayer, of opening oneself to God’s love, forgiveness, and hope – to the fullness of God’s presence in our lives – is hundreds of years old but also speaks with immediacy to the yearning of our hearts now.

You can also join us during the week for Morning Prayer or for a contemplative Eucharist on Wednesday mornings.

Sunday Worship Schedule
10:30 AM – Holy Eucharist, Rite II. In-person and live-streamed.

4:30 PM – Celtic Eucharist. In-person only.

Weekday Worship Schedule
Wednesday – Contemplative Eucharist, 7:00 AM.

See more information about our services on our Worship page.

Latest News

At Saint Peter's and in our community at large

Centering Prayer Group Temporarily Suspended

Given the current evidence that vaccinated and boostered persons are contracting the omicron virus, the Centering Pray group has made the decision to temporarily suspend meeting either in-person at the church (with masks) or via Zoom.  This decision will be re-evaluated pending future assessments of the risks of spreading or contracting the virus. This group

Sacred Ground 2022

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring this study program developed by The Episcopal Church that brings awareness of racial history in this country. Sessions will run every other Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00 PM on Zoom, beginning January 5. Registration closes on December 29.

Festival Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, September 19, at 5:30 PM. This beloved service ushers in the end of our Advent waiting and prepares us for Christmas in just five days.

Advent Quiet Day

Saturday, December 18, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, in the church. Lael will offer brief reflections on the hour, but this is really an opportunity for you to get away from the hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas season and enter into some quiet.

Advent and Christmas Services and Activities at St. Peter’s

See what’s happening at St. Peter’s in Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.

Thanksgiving Day Community Meal

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will continue its Thanksgiving tradition in a slightly different style due to Covid-19. Instead of the usual sit-down dinner in the church’s parish hall, the meal will be exclusively take-out. Come for dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Meals can be picked up at the parking lot entrance to the parish hall. Masks and social distancing required.

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Diocese-Wide Online Service

Loaves & Fishes – 4th Sunday of the Month

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National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) FaithNet Support Group

Narcotics Anonymous

Contemplative Eucharist

Narcotics Anonymous

Cornerstone – Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Way It Is – Alcoholics Anonymous

Loaves & Fishes – 1st Saturday of the Month

Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 AM

Loaves & Fishes – 1st Sunday of the Month

Celtic Eucharist, 4:30 PM

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Narcotics Anonymous

Contemplative Eucharist

Narcotics Anonymous

Feast of the Epiphany

Cornerstone – Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Way It Is – Alcoholics Anonymous

Centering Prayer Group – Temporarily Suspended

Loaves & Fishes – 2nd Saturday of the Month

Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 AM

Loaves & Fishes – 2nd Sunday of the Month

Celtic Eucharist, 4:30 PM

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Narcotics Anonymous

Contemplative Eucharist

Restorative Justice Project (RJP)

Narcotics Anonymous

Cornerstone – Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Way It Is – Alcoholics Anonymous

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Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 AM

Celtic Eucharist, 4:30 PM

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Narcotics Anonymous

Contemplative Eucharist

Narcotics Anonymous

Cornerstone – Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Way It Is – Alcoholics Anonymous

Centering Prayer Group – Temporarily Suspended

Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 AM

Loaves & Fishes – 4th Sunday of the Month

Celtic Eucharist, 4:30 PM

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National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) FaithNet Support Group

Narcotics Anonymous

Contemplative Eucharist

Narcotics Anonymous

Cornerstone – Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Way It Is – Alcoholics Anonymous

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Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:30 AM

Celtic Eucharist, 4:30 PM

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Narcotics Anonymous

Contemplative Eucharist

Narcotics Anonymous

Cornerstone – Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

The Way It Is – Alcoholics Anonymous

Loaves & Fishes – 1st Saturday of the Month

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