In this time of world-wide crisis, St. Peter’s is not able to gather for worship or any activity. While we cannot be together in person, we can hear the Word of God, share messages, music, reflections, and hold each other in prayer.
On this page we will post some videos to help keep you going through these challenging times. As always, should you feel (mentally) stressed and find yourself in need of supportive conversation, please feel free to reach out to Pastor Mark via email firstname.lastname@example.org or at (519) 591-1551
On May 10 we had ourselves a good ol’ fashioned hymn sing featuring Daniel Lichti. Acclaimed as one of Canada’s finest concert and oratorio singers, Mr. Lichti continues to build on his stellar career with major symphonic, choral and concert organizations worldwide, that include: Canadian Opera Company, at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, L’Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec, Opera Atelier, Edmonton Opera and Opera Hamilton. His concerts have been heard on the CBC, BBC, and NPR networks and he has performed in concert with the Symphony Orchestras of San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Vancouver, Cleveland, Edmonton, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo and Newark; with Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Canadian Chambre Ensemble, Theatre of Early Music, Philharmonia Baroque of San Francisco, Les Violons du Roy and Tafelmusik. Until 2017 he served as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Voice for the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. We are delighted that Daniel joined us to sing some wonderful hymns and to include a wonderful choral prelude introduction to We All Are One in Mission composed by Jeff Enns. Jeff Enns is a composer from Elmira just north of Waterloo. He is the brother of Jennifer Enns Modolo who sang for us on Palm Sunday. He composed this chorale prelude on the beautiful Finnish folktune Kuortane for Peter Nikiforuk in 2010.
Happy watching and singing!
Blessed Assurance 0:00
Opening Prayer 4:53
Great is Thy Faithfulness 5:45
Psalm 31 8:50
My Life Flows on in Endless Song 9:52
Gospel Reading 12:12
How Great Thou Art 14:17
When Peace Like a River 30:21
Apostles’ Creed 33:20
O Master Let Me Walk with Thee 34:21
Prayer Requests & Lord’s Prayer 36:16
Beautiful Savior 38:55
Good News Stories 41:15
We All Are One in Mission 44:30
Benediction & Thank You 49:38
Amazing Grace & Extro 50:14
Acknowledgements: Music: Denis Bédard – Pater Noster (Peter Nikiforuk, organ) JS Bach – Ich habe genug (Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo soprano, Peter Nikiforuk, organ) used with permission; Congregational worship excerpts are from past broadcasts; Message references: Jake Owensby – Looking for God in Messy Places; Nadia Bolz Weber – Cranky, Beautiful Faith: For irregular (and regular) people and (Easter) Beyond Chocolate and New Bedding
Message references: Jake Owensby – Looking for God in Messy Places; Tara Brach – Radical Acceptance; John Petrenka – The Road to Emmaus; Seamus Heaney – The Cure at Troy; Nadia Bolz Weber – While it was Still Dark; Various Masterclasses (masterclass.com) – esp. Neil deGrasse Tyson; Archbishop Desmond Tutu & The Dalai Lama in The Book of Joy.
Message references: Barbara Brown Taylor – God in Pain; Jake Owensby – Looking for God in Messy Places; Shannon Kershner – Palm Sunday; Nadia Bolz Weber – patheos.com; Hymns arrangements/hamonizations: Evangelical Lutheran Worship and Michael Hassell’s Jazz Sunday Morning as well as Mark Ehlebracht.
ALL IN-PERSON WORSHIP IS SUSPENDED
All are welcome at our Sunday service at 10:00 am located at 49 Queen St. North, Kitchener, ON. A warm, uplifting and re-affirming experience awaits you featuring music, song, and messages for adults and children alike. Worship at St. Peter’s is crafted to be EPIC (Experiential, Participatory, Image-rich, and Connecting).
What to Expect During a Service
- Our worship includes instrumental music on an organ and piano supplemented by other instruments.
- Our choir sings inspirational music in a variety of styles.
- You are invited to sing from a hymnal during some songs. Just ask someone next to you if you can’t find the right page.
- We take communion most Sundays. All are welcome at God’s table.
- An offering will be taken, you are welcome to contribute but not expected to.
Common themes in our liturgical service include:
- Celebration that anticipates the transformative power of God.
- Thanksgiving and assurance that leads to a deeper awareness of who God is and what God is doing.
- Insight and discovery leading to discernment of one’s own call into mission and ministry.
- Integration of all personal missions of the church into one body of Christ.
- Awakening to destiny and coaching ways of discipleship.
- Profound sense of self-worth and purpose overflows into a commitment of generosity.
- Joyful discontent motivates people to leave the service intent on sharing faith and new life in the wider community.
Join us before the service for refreshments and conversation.
Sunday Morning Learning
Children are precious to us! During the service, children from toddlers to grade 6 will be escorted to bright, colourful classrooms on the second floor and supervised by caring teachers. The Sunday School Team will captivate your child’s heart and imagination as they present God’s Word in fun and innovative ways.
There is parking available for approximately 30 cars in St. Peter’s parking garage located at the front right-hand side of the church on Queen Street. Please honour the signed reserved spaces for the pastors (24/7). There is also a 5-car designated wheelchair parking area on the north side (Weber Street side) of the church building directly off of Queen Street that accesses directly into the church narthex (foyer). Downtown parking is free on Sundays in the City along the streets and in the following parking areas: the parking lot off of Queen Street between Duke & King Streets, the Duke & Ontario Streets Parking Garage, and the Market Square Parking Garage (first 2 hours are free). Details of downtown parking.
Watch Our Service on TV
St. Peter’s Worship services can now be seen across Canada, usually on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at 10:00AM EDT via CTV
Bell Fibe: 201/1201
Bell Satellite: 584/1505
Rogers Cable: 12/109/518
Shaw Direct: 67/369
The broadcasting of St. Peter’s worship service through CTV Southwestern Ontario has been a vital part of the witness ministry at St. Peter’s for more than 50 years.
It all began with the televising of a Christmas Eve service in the late fifties. Shortly after in 1961, the service was regularly broadcast on the second and fourth Sunday of each month with neighbouring St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, broadcasting on the first and third Sundays. Since that first broadcast more than 1,200 Lutheran services of worship have been televised across the CTV viewing area of South-western Ontario.
The television ministry is one way in which the St. Peter’s community witnesses it’s faith and proclaims the Gospel – the good news of God’s love, forgiveness and salvation. It also provides a means for all who are home-bound and recuperating from an illness to join in worship with a faith community. A growing number of viewers are also worshipping with us as they vacation at a cottage, campground or resort in the viewing area.
If you wish to financially support the television ministry or if you wish to receive a copy of the weekly worship bulletin please contact us at: