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In-person worship: October 4 & 18

Worship via CTV: October 11 & 25 

Church building access by appointment only

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Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the Thanksgiving Sunday (October 11) broadcast featuring inspirational music with special guest, vocalist Corey Linforth, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Corey Linforth is a Kitchener based soprano who sings a wide range of repertoire, but specializes in oratorio. In the past couple years, she has appeared as a soloist with The Talisker Players, The Annex Singers, Spiritus Ensemble, Guelph Chamber Choir, and many more. Corey also worked as a choral lead, music director, and organist in churches from over ten years, most recently for St. Andrew’s Hespeler Presbyterian.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!



0:35    OPENING

3:00    MUSIC 1        693 Come Ye Thankful People, Come

5:48    PRAYER  

6:24    MUSIC 2        Somebody Bigger than You and I (Lang, Heath, Burke)

9:12    READING      Deuteronomy 8:7-18 

11:11  MUSIC 3        508 As Rain from the Clouds

14:12  READING      Psalm 65

16:04  MUSIC 4        Now Robed in Cool Refreshing Green from Creation (Haydn)

21:27  GOSPEL       Luke 17:11-19

22:48  MUSIC 5        Te Deum (Bedard)


References: Dear Abby/Jeanne Phillips (via; James Wilde, Hilary Hayden, eds (Liturgical Conference); Barbara Brown Taylor (The Preaching Life); Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Michel Foucault (social           constructivism/various)

39:39  MUSIC 6        Dank sei Dir, Herr (Siegfried Ochs)

43:12  PRAYERS

46:09  MUSIC 7        694 Sing to the Lord of Harvest


This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Thom Shuman (lectionary liturgies); Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

54:07  MUSIC 8        879 For the Beauty of the Earth



St. Peter’s had planned to host a few public labyrinth walks in the coming months as a way to re-invite the community into the labyrinth space, and to revive labyrinth programming; due to social distancing, we have had to put the walks on hold for now.  However, this does not mean that we can’t take advantage of what the labyrinth has to offer, while we are staying close to home. Click Labyrinth in the navigation bar to find out more.

Church building access is limited by appointment only

In-person worship on October 4 & 18

Worship via CTV October 11 & 25



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Rev. Mark Ehlebracht

Mark became St. Peter's pastor in 2009 and the dress code at church has never been the same. Mark is a creative catalyst at St. Peter’s, which can be fun at times... Click image to see more.

Dr. Peter Nikiforuk
Director of Music

Peter Nikiforuk is a native of Brantford, Ontario, where he received his early musical training with Nan and Markwell Perry. Over the years, he has studied with John Tuttle, Robert Baker,... Click image to see more.

David Roth
Parish Administrator

David graduated from the Management and Administration Program of The Canadian Institute of Management and Administration at the University of Waterloo in 1988... Click image to see more.

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