Prayer, for us, is about inviting God into our lives and the lives of those we care about. God longs to be involved in everyone’s life and to help us live better lives but we also know that God does not force himself on to people and so waits for us to turn to him and ask.
Worship is not just the singing of songs or turning up to a church building with other Christians. Worship is a way of life. Worship is about letting God into our lives and changing us, leading us and using us. We do meet, however, to remind each other of what it means to ‘worship’ God but also to be a public sign of lives transformed by God’s love and mercy.
We gather together, as God’s family, on Sunday mornings at 10.15am. We have two ‘flavours’ of worship services:
1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays – Eucharist: This service is a traditional Eucharist service usually with hymns.
2nd and 4th Sundays – Family Service: This is a more informal service with a chance to share testimony and, on occasions we welcome new members into the family through baptism.
We also gather together on the 2nd and 4th Sunday in the afternoon, at 4pm, for a Contemplative Eucharist.
Please join us for any of these. You are always welcome!
We are committing to celebrating diversity in worship.
As well as continuing our current service pattern, we want to offer opportunities throughout the year to try different styles of worship both within Saint Peter’s life but also signposting to other opportunities, e.g. The Terminus Initiative, Mission Partnership and ecumenical partnership. We will also be looking to update the AV system to give flexibility and scope for new and different styles of worship to happen.
We are committing to increase the opportunities to engage in prayer.
We want to explore and actively seek to restart PrayerLife across the S8 Mission Partnership as well as advertise and develop the Whatsapp prayer group within the congregation. This should lead to increased involvement in both these activities/initiatives. We will also regularly review the different ways prayer is facilitated and resourced within congregational worship, allowing more space for various expressions of prayer (particularly ‘freestyle’, extemporary prayers) within worship services.