Welcome to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

chruch-frontWomen, men, and children; persons of every color, culture, age, ability, economic status, sexual and affectional orientation. All are welcome here at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
We invite you to browse this site and we hope that you will find something that moves you to join us in the worship of the Creator God, the companionship and example of Jesus Christ, and the guiding inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

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 Regular Sunday Worship Schedule

(September 11 – June 18)

  • 10:00 am Holy Eucharist with Choir
  • 10:00 am Sunday School (ages 3-11)
  • 11:15 am Coffee Fellowship

Summer Worship Schedule (June 25 – September 3, 2017)

  • 9:00 am Holy Eucharist
  • 10:15 am Coffee Fellowship

Invitation to Join our Choir!

ALL are welcome to join St. Peter’s Choir! Every level of musical ability and time commitment are welcome, from those who have sung in choir before to those who are new. Rehearsals are conveniently scheduled for Sunday mornings at 9:15. Join in as the choir sings Sunday anthems, and begins preparations for special Christmas music which includes John Rutter’s beautiful Magnificat. The choir will be commissioned in October.  See Hector Hernandez, Organist and Choir Director, or Rev. Elizabeth.

        “The One who Sings Prays Twice” (attr. St. Augustine)

Thrift Shop – OPEN!

Come shop our unique Thrift Shop every TUESDAY, 10am – 4pm and look for clothes, accessories, shoes, purses, belts, jewelry, hats, socks, and scarves. Maybe you’ll find a bargain such as never worn scarves, including infinity and pashminas, many still in their packaging. They make great gifts! And there are collectibles, household goods, linens, knitting/sewing supplies, sports equipment, books, art, movies, music, art and school supplies, electronics, toys, and games.

Thrift Shop hours: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We donate bags and boxes of donations to other outreach groups, such as the Apostle’s House, the Vietnam Veterans, and the United War Veterans Council. At this time, we are not accepting book donations, as they have them in abundance. If interested in volunteering, please email thriftshop@stpetersliv.com


Upcoming Events

Family Worship & Blessing of the AnimalsOn Sunday, September 25, we will have Family Worship and our Blessing of the Animals. (stuffed animals included!). There will be no Sunday School.

Be a Worship Assistant!

All young people ages 8 and up are invited to become assistants in our Sunday worship services. Jobs include carrying the cross (Crucifer), helping at the altar (Acolyte), carrying a candle (Torchbearer), as well as reading lessons and saying the Prayers of the People (Lector.) If you’d like to learn these jobs – or even just see what they’re like – come to the Worship Assistant Training on Sunday, September 25 following worship. We’ll meet in the church.

Living Generously: Stewardship

On October 2, St. Peter’s begins a six-week annual giving campaign: Living Generously. Each Sunday the bulletin will include meditations from fellow Episcopalians about how God’s abundant gifts have touched their lives. We’ll share our own stories and consider how we are called to respond to God’s awesome generosity. On November 6, we’ll gather our pledge cards to celebrate our commitment to St. Peter’s, and the glory of God.

Choir Commissioning   Will be on Sunday, October 9 .

Fall Fellowship Dinner Mark your calendars now for Sunday, October 9 @ 4:30pm.  Details will follow!

Soup Kitchen—St. Peter’s Hosting   Mark your calendars now to help serve, clean up and bring needed supplies on Saturday, November 19, to Christine’s Kitchen in West Orange. The need is great and your help is needed!

Going Local at St. Peter’s:  As we continue on the journey of meeting God in our neighborhoods, our Going Local Team is encouraging all members of the congregation to engage in conversation with neighbors, friends, and strangers wherever we find ourselves this summer. To get you started, you can find great questions for conversation here: While you’re there, browse the StoryCorps site and listen to some interviews to be inspired about the power of peoples’ stories. You can listen to an interview of Deb Coonce here, and Rev. Elizabeth here:

Going Local in the Diocese:  On Saturday, June 11, our GL Team met with the other five GL teams in the Diocese to share their experiences of meeting God in their neighborhoods. You can learn more about this important mission ministry HERE.  Many thanks to our committed, courageous team, Ginger McArthur, Ruth Portela, and Angie Ratkowitz.

Celebrating 100 years at St. Peters, along with 90 years of service for Boy Scout Troop #12.  Sunday, Nov. 27th will be the celebration Eucharist Service at 10am, followed by a luncheon at The Hanover Manor. Mark your calendars!