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.
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.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a support group for individuals living with mental health challenges as well as family and friends, which includes a non-denominational spiritual component that many find helpful in recovery. All are welcome.
For more information please call Penelope at 207-975-6188 or go to the NAMI website.
September 10, Bishop Lane’s Visitation to St. Peter’s, ONE SERVICE ONLY at 9:00am with plenty of time afterwards to meet with the bishop as a parish family. This is our opportunity to share with him our life and work and ministry, and he is eager to hear from many of you. It is also our opportunity to contribute to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund. Bishop Lane’s Discretionary Fund is extremely valuable because it is the one unbudgeted mechanism he has for dispersing funds quickly to parishes in immediate emergency need. In addition to cash, you may contribute to this fund by writing a check to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and putting “BDF” in the memo line.