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Blessing of the Animals

St. Francis loved all of God’s creatures, and so do we. Bring your pet (or favorite stuffed animal) for a blessing at this brief service outdoors, weather permitting, at 10:00 a.m. on the grounds of St. Peter’s and the playground. In the even of rain, the service will be held in St. Peter’s parish hall.

Celtic Evening Eucharist

Our Celtic worship, drawn from the liturgical traditions of Iona and Northumbria, combines meditative silence, simplicity of utterance, and the faithful commitment of care for the earth. This way of prayer of opening oneself to God’s love, God’s forgiveness, and God’s 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.

Holy Eucharist with Music – One Morning Service Only

Holy Eucharist with Music – One Morning Service Only

The Vestry invites you to hear the recommendations of the Future Directions Task Force after the service.

Worship is central to our life as a Christian community here at St. Peter’s Church and we provide several differing styles of services to appeal to a wide range of people.

On Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. (10:00 during the summer) we celebrate Holy Eucharist Rite II a modern English vernacular service with music.  On the first Sunday of each month the lay leadership roles are filled by the parish youth, the sermon is geared toward the children who are invited to stand with the celebrant at the altar during the Eucharistic Prayer of consecration.

Diocesan Council meets at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Diocesan Council meets at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

According to Canon 15, “Diocesan Council is a decision-making body of the Diocese of Maine that is comprised of two elected members from each of the eight diocesan Areas…The Diocesan Council shall administer and carry out the work of the Episcopal Church within the Diocese of Maine, subject to such directions as the Diocesan Convention may give.”

On Friday, September 8 and all day Saturday, September 9, Diocesan Council will gather at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland Maine for meetings and discussions. And on Sunday, September 10, the whole parish family of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will worship together as Bishop Stephen Lane officiates Holy Eucharist.

If you would like to read some more information about how Diocesan Council serves the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, you’re welcome to go to the Episcopal Diocese of Maine website by clicking this link: Diocesan Council.