People often ask, “What do Episcopalians believe?” Well, the shortest answer is, “Come and see.” We have few doctrinal statements. We are not big on dogma. What we do have is our common life with God expressed in worship. How we worship therefore says a lot about what we believe. It begins with The Book of Common Prayer. Filled with the richness of our Anglican heritage—prayers, liturgies, psalms—it is the root of all our worship. Nearly every service we conduct comes directly from the BCP.
Every Sunday we celebrate the Holy Eucharist. Eucharist is just a fancy word for “Thanksgiving,” but you might know it as Communion, or Mass, or Lord’s Supper. In this meal we are joined with Christ’s profound sacrifice and are fed to do the work God has given us to do by receiving the body and blood of Jesus. The Eucharist is the core of our Sunday worship, in which we also sing, pray, and hear the stories of Scripture.
At St. Peter’s, our worship focuses on God, not us. We honor God with our time, our attention, and whatever is in our hearts. We lift it all up to the One who made us, loves us, and wants to be with us. If you’re interested in learning more about worship at St. Peter’s, email our Rector, Craig Swan.