Sunday, December 8, 6:00-7:00 pm: Join us for a candle-lit service of special choral music, Advent readings, and beloved Advent hymns in this year’s Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols. This warm and beautiful service expresses our longing for Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, to be born again in our hearts and prepares for the celebration of his birth at Christmas.Light refreshments to follow the service.
Welcome to Saint Peter’s!
Saint Peter’s has been a place of ministry and mercy in the heart of Central Square for 175 years, and God willing, we have only just begun! We are committed to following the way of Jesus, a journey that sustains us amid the changes and chances of life.
We invite you to join us on a Sunday morning for lively worship with sermon and music, on a Wednesday evening for a contemplative service and our Adult Forum, on a Saturday afternoon as we feed our hungry neighbors, or perhaps at a concert or other event in our sanctuary. If what you read here speaks to you, then come and see!
Scenes from Our Church Life
The Reclaiming Jesus Statement
Saint Peter's endorses "Reclaiming Jesus, A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis," a statement endorsed by Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and leader of the Episcopal Church USA, and other prominent religious leaders on Ash Wednesday, 2018.
Prayer of the Week
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Sunday, December 1: Saint Peter’s is once again partnering with local organizations to provide gifts to those in need. Please take one or more tags from the tree and buy the gift written on each tag’s back. This year our gifts will be going to Casa Myrna and hTransition House. Both organizations are devoted to ending the cycle of domestic violence. Gifts are due by December 20, and please do not wrap gifts.
Sunday, December 1, 10:30 – 11:00 am: Children will be making Advent wreaths in the undercroft during the first part of the service. Greenery and candles will be provided. For those new to this tradition, an advent wreath is a small hoop of greenery that holds four candles representing the four Sundays of the Advent season. These candles are lit in succession on these Sundays as a reminder and witness that Christ, the Light of the World, is coming into the world.