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Blessing of the Animals
Blessing of the Animals @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 1 all-day
Blessing of the Animals @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with the Blessing of the Animals. Bring your dog, cat or other non-human companion to receive  blessing during both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.
Worship Service 9:00 am
Worship Service @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am
All are welcome at our 9 a.m. worship service with Eucharist and sermon, a peaceful and inspiring start to the day. There will be laying on of hands and healing prayers on the second Sunday of each month.
Views from the Pews: I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me 10:00 am
Views from the Pews: I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me @ St. Peter's School Auditorium (second floor)
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Please join parishioners Sanjay Nath and Gail Trimble, as well as other members the Saint Peter’s Refugee Welcoming Committee, to learn about their experience of befriending a recently-arrived refugee family from Bhutan. St. Peter’s evolving relationship with this remarkable family has been a powerful inter-cultural exchange that has re-defined hospitality, home, and belonging for all who’ve been involved. Sanjay and Gail will share stories and reflections from the time they’ve spent getting to know our new friends from Bhutan and answer your questions about refugee resettlement. [email protected] is the adult education hour on Sunday mornings at St. Peter’s. We try to offer a wide range of programming to engage your mind and your spirit, and we hope you’ll join us as often as you’re able.
Worship Service with Music 11:00 am
Worship Service with Music @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Worship Service with Music @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
A beautiful service with with Eucharist, choir and organ. There will be laying on of hands and healing prayers on the second Sunday of each month.
Tour of St. Peter’s Church 1:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter’s Church @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter's Church @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
St. Peter’s historic church building and grounds are usually open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The churchyard is often open until 7 p.m. in the summer months. Tour guides are available between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays to talk with visitors and answer questions. No advance reservations are necessary. In addition to the guides, there are audio tours available of both the church interior and the churchyard. The audio tours are accessible by phone at 215-554-6161. The tours are free, except for any charges from your cell phone company. Occasionally the church and tour guide schedule varies; please call the parish office at 215-925-5968 in advance of your visit to confirm that the church will be open and a tour guide will be available. Click here to learn more about the history of St. Peter’s Church.
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Food Cupboard: preparation 4:00 pm
Food Cupboard: preparation @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. Every Tuesday from 4-5 .m. and Thursday from 5-6 p.m., volunteers gather at the St. Peter’s parish house at 313 Pine Street to unpack, sort, organize and store pallets of food we receive from Philabundance. All helpful hands are welcome, regardless of age. Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
Book Group 7:30 pm
Book Group @ TBA
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm
St. Peter’s Book Group meets monthly in a member’s home to discuss a book, movie or occasionally a play. This month’s selection: “Being Mortal” by Atull Gawande. If you’d like to join the Book Group, contact Ann Wilkerson for more information. All are welcome!
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TNT Brews & Beliefs 7:00 pm
TNT Brews & Beliefs @ Bainbridge Street Barrel House
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Those in their 20s and 30s are invited to gather for warm fellowship and conversation about the things that matter most in our lives. What’s on tap? Good drinks, lots of laughter, and a chance to reflect on big questions with other curious, interesting people. TNT is an informal gathering of those in their Twenties and Thirties or thereabouts who worship at St. Peter’s. We gather for fellowship and fun. It’s a great opportunity to get to know some others. These talks will always be laid back and are aimed at creating some space for us to discuss questions related to our beliefs over brews at a local bar. Bring a friend and join us.  
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Food Cupboard: preparation 5:00 pm
Food Cupboard: preparation @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. Every Tuesday from 4-5 .m. and Thursday from 5-6 p.m., volunteers gather at the St. Peter’s parish house at 313 Pine Street to unpack, sort, organize and store pallets of food we receive from Philabundance. All helpful hands are welcome, regardless of age.   Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
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St. Peter’s Food Cupboard 8:00 am
St. Peter’s Food Cupboard @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
St. Peter's Food Cupboard @ St. Peter's Parish House | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. On Saturdays, volunteers arrive at 7:45 a.m. to help prepare the food for our clients, and then serve food and operate the Food Cupboard from 8-10 a.m. There are also volunteer opportunities for Mandarin and Cantonese interpreters.   Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
Tour of St. Peter’s Church 11:00 am
Tour of St. Peter’s Church @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter's Church @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
St. Peter’s historic church building and grounds are usually open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The churchyard is often open until 7 p.m. in the summer months. Tour guides are available between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays to talk with visitors and answer questions. No advance reservations are necessary. In addition to the guides, there are audio tours available of both the church interior and the churchyard. The audio tours are accessible by phone at 215-554-6161. The tours are free, except for any charges from your cell phone company. Occasionally the church and tour guide schedule varies; please call the parish office at 215-925-5968 in advance of your visit to confirm that the church will be open and a tour guide will be available. Click here to learn more about the history of St. Peter’s Church.
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Children & Family Service 9:00 am
Children & Family Service @ St. Peter's School auditorium (second floor)
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Children & Family Service @ St. Peter's School auditorium (second floor) | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Every Sunday at 9 a.m., we gather together to sing, to hear God’s word, to pray, and to share Holy Communion. Our popular Family Service is a lively and informal service popular with children ages 2-6 and their families. By actively participating in all parts of the service, kids feel welcomed, nurtured and important! Following Communion, the children engage in doing some aspect of our faith, through a craft, game, or service project. Afterward, all are welcome to enjoy snacks & drinks and get to know one another. The Family Service is held in the second-floor auditorium of St. Peter’s School, adjacent to the church. The entrance to the school is in the parking lot off Lombard Street.
Worship Service 9:00 am
Worship Service @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am
All are welcome at our 9 a.m. worship service with Eucharist and sermon, a peaceful and inspiring start to the day. There will be laying on of hands and healing prayers on the second Sunday of each month.
Perspectives on Social Justice: Prison Reform or Prison Abolition 10:00 am
Perspectives on Social Justice: Prison Reform or Prison Abolition @ St. Peter's School Auditorium (second floor)
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Mass incarceration presents a moral crisis. What is the proper theological response? Surveying the way religious ideas were involved in prison growth and the way religious communities have been responding to prison growth, this talk considers ways forward. Vincent Lloyd is Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University. He is the author of Black Natural Law (Oxford University Press, 2016), and he co-edits the journal Political Theology. [email protected] is the adult education hour on Sunday mornings at St. Peter’s. We try to offer a wide range of programming to engage your mind and your spirit, and we hope you’ll join us as often as you’re able.
Worship Service with Music 11:00 am
Worship Service with Music @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Worship Service with Music @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
A beautiful service with with Eucharist, choir and organ. There will be laying on of hands and healing prayers on the second Sunday of each month.
St. Peter’s Youth Group 12:30 pm
St. Peter’s Youth Group @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Youth grades 6-12 meet for fun, fellowship, service projects, and to discuss issues facing students and how God is at work in our day-to-day lives. St. Peter’s Youth Group will explore and reflect on the “big ideas” and themes of faith through community building, storytelling, discussion, and ritual prayer and reflection experiences.
Tour of St. Peter’s Church 1:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter’s Church @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter's Church @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
St. Peter’s historic church building and grounds are usually open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The churchyard is often open until 7 p.m. in the summer months. Tour guides are available between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays to talk with visitors and answer questions. No advance reservations are necessary. In addition to the guides, there are audio tours available of both the church interior and the churchyard. The audio tours are accessible by phone at 215-554-6161. The tours are free, except for any charges from your cell phone company. Occasionally the church and tour guide schedule varies; please call the parish office at 215-925-5968 in advance of your visit to confirm that the church will be open and a tour guide will be available. Click here to learn more about the history of St. Peter’s Church.
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Anti-Racism Workshop: Undoing White Supremacy 6:30 pm
Anti-Racism Workshop: Undoing White Supremacy @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Do you want to become a stronger and more articulate advocate for racial justice?  Have you been wondering how to get more involved in working to combat racism and white supremacy?  Are you interested in looking closely at yourself and your communities to discover how racism functions in the world around you?  If so, please sign up here for this in-depth, experiential workshop! This is the first of a series of three workshops St. Peter’s planning during this program year.  So get in on the ground floor and begin building skills that will help you to become a more effective advocate and change-maker.  This workshop will be facilitated by Toby Fraser, a trainer for SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) who has worked in both Philadelphia and Houston to help white folks build the skills and capacity needed to address white supremacy. Toby has been active in grassroots organizing since 2001, and he has facilitated hundreds of workshops on a wide range of topics. Toby is currently the Community Education Manager at Lutheran Settlement House.  He conducts and oversees trainings throughout the Philadelphia region focused on supporting survivors of domestic violence and dismantling toxic masculinity.
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Food Cupboard: preparation 4:00 pm
Food Cupboard: preparation @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. Every Tuesday from 4-5 .m. and Thursday from 5-6 p.m., volunteers gather at the St. Peter’s parish house at 313 Pine Street to unpack, sort, organize and store pallets of food we receive from Philabundance. All helpful hands are welcome, regardless of age. Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
Knitting Group 5:00 pm
Knitting Group @ TBA
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Knitting Group @ TBA | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Join this lively group of St. Peter’s parishioners for knitting, crocheting, mending, etc.—or just come for conversation and refreshments! Bring your knitting or come for instruction if you’ve been thinking of learning to knit. Beginners welcome!
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Food Cupboard: preparation 5:00 pm
Food Cupboard: preparation @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. Every Tuesday from 4-5 .m. and Thursday from 5-6 p.m., volunteers gather at the St. Peter’s parish house at 313 Pine Street to unpack, sort, organize and store pallets of food we receive from Philabundance. All helpful hands are welcome, regardless of age.   Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
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St. Peter’s Food Cupboard 8:00 am
St. Peter’s Food Cupboard @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
St. Peter's Food Cupboard @ St. Peter's Parish House | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. On Saturdays, volunteers arrive at 7:45 a.m. to help prepare the food for our clients, and then serve food and operate the Food Cupboard from 8-10 a.m. There are also volunteer opportunities for Mandarin and Cantonese interpreters.   Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
Churchyard Gardeners 10:00 am
Churchyard Gardeners @ St. Peter's Churchyard
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Churchyard Gardeners @ St. Peter's Churchyard | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Volunteers are needed to help prune seasonal plants, remove ivy, plant annuals, rake leaves, and general upkeep of the garden and grounds. The churchyard which surrounds St. Peter’s Church at 3rd and Pine Streets is a green oasis in the Society Hill neighborhood and is enjoyed by the entire community for its beautiful scenery and its history. The tranquil churchyard is the burial site for many notable Philadelphians, including painter Charles Willson Peale and war hero Stephen Decatur. No experience is necessary—our gardening group is a welcoming bunch! The group meets from March through November, generally once a month on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
Tour of St. Peter’s Church 11:00 am
Tour of St. Peter’s Church @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter's Church @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
St. Peter’s historic church building and grounds are usually open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The churchyard is often open until 7 p.m. in the summer months. Tour guides are available between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays to talk with visitors and answer questions. No advance reservations are necessary. In addition to the guides, there are audio tours available of both the church interior and the churchyard. The audio tours are accessible by phone at 215-554-6161. The tours are free, except for any charges from your cell phone company. Occasionally the church and tour guide schedule varies; please call the parish office at 215-925-5968 in advance of your visit to confirm that the church will be open and a tour guide will be available. Click here to learn more about the history of St. Peter’s Church.
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Children & Family Service 9:00 am
Children & Family Service @ St. Peter's School auditorium (second floor)
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Children & Family Service @ St. Peter's School auditorium (second floor) | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Every Sunday at 9 a.m., we gather together to sing, to hear God’s word, to pray, and to share Holy Communion. Our popular Family Service is a lively and informal service popular with children ages 2-6 and their families. By actively participating in all parts of the service, kids feel welcomed, nurtured and important! Following Communion, the children engage in doing some aspect of our faith, through a craft, game, or service project. Afterward, all are welcome to enjoy snacks & drinks and get to know one another. The Family Service is held in the second-floor auditorium of St. Peter’s School, adjacent to the church. The entrance to the school is in the parking lot off Lombard Street.
Worship Service 9:00 am
Worship Service @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am
All are welcome at our 9 a.m. worship service with Eucharist and sermon, a peaceful and inspiring start to the day. There will be laying on of hands and healing prayers on the second Sunday of each month.
Christians, Jews, and the Biblical Past 10:00 am
Christians, Jews, and the Biblical Past @ St. Peter's School Auditorium (second floor)
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
In this first of two sessions on the historical context of early Christianity, we will explore the material and social context of the earliest churches, as related to their Israelite past. The texts that became collectively known as the New Testament lean heavily on the literature of ancient Israel and Second Temple Judaism. In many ways they are indistinguishable from the concerns and anxieties of those texts. What did it mean for these groups to see their religious practice as rooted in Jewish soil, but distinct from the practice of contemporary Jews? Matt Chalmers is a PhD candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation explores often overlooked representations of Samaritans in ancient Christian and Jewish texts. He serves as Week in Review editor at ancientjewreview.com, is a fan of wild interdisciplinary scope, and tweets with only occasionally alarming regularity. [email protected] is the adult education hour on Sunday mornings at St. Peter’s. We try to offer a wide range of programming to engage your mind and your spirit, and we hope you’ll join us as often as you’re able.
Welcome Coffee & Conversation 10:00 am
Welcome Coffee & Conversation @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Once a month, St. Peter’s hosts Coffee & Conversation, an opportunity for you to ask questions and for us to get to know you better. If you are considering making St. Peter’s your church home, we invite you to attend! No need to register.  
Worship Service with Music 11:00 am
Worship Service with Music @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Worship Service with Music @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
A beautiful service with with Eucharist, choir and organ. There will be laying on of hands and healing prayers on the second Sunday of each month.
VIA (Forties & Fifties Group) 12:45 pm
VIA (Forties & Fifties Group) @ Kanella Grill
Oct 15 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
VIA will get together and go to Kanella Grill at 10th and Spruce on October 15th after church. Kanella is a BYOB, Greek/Cypriot restaurant: www.kanellagrill.com. Please contact Tina Hogan at [email protected] or 267-760-0710 so that we can get a head count. The name “Via” was chosen as the name of our group because of its translation as “the way,” which inspired images of a road or a shared path. Recognizing that faith-based friendships are powerful and life enriching, it symbolizes the journey that we are traveling together.
Churchyard Gardeners 1:00 pm
Churchyard Gardeners @ St. Peter's Churchyard
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Churchyard Gardeners @ St. Peter's Churchyard | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Volunteers are needed to help prune seasonal plants, remove ivy, plant annuals, rake leaves, and general upkeep of the garden and grounds. The churchyard which surrounds St. Peter’s Church at 3rd and Pine Streets is a green oasis in the Society Hill neighborhood and is enjoyed by the entire community for its beautiful scenery and its history. The tranquil churchyard is the burial site for many notable Philadelphians, including painter Charles Willson Peale and war hero Stephen Decatur. No experience is necessary—our gardening group is a welcoming bunch! The group meets from March through November, generally once a month on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
Tour of St. Peter’s Church 1:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter’s Church @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter's Church @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
St. Peter’s historic church building and grounds are usually open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The churchyard is often open until 7 p.m. in the summer months. Tour guides are available between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays to talk with visitors and answer questions. No advance reservations are necessary. In addition to the guides, there are audio tours available of both the church interior and the churchyard. The audio tours are accessible by phone at 215-554-6161. The tours are free, except for any charges from your cell phone company. Occasionally the church and tour guide schedule varies; please call the parish office at 215-925-5968 in advance of your visit to confirm that the church will be open and a tour guide will be available. Click here to learn more about the history of St. Peter’s Church.
Candlelit Compline Service 7:00 pm
Candlelit Compline Service @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Candlelit Compline Service @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
This ancient service of plainchant and contemplative prayer provides an opportunity for silence and reflection in the quiet, candlelit space of St. Peter’s Church. Our daily lives are full of activity and multi-tasking and hurrying. Come join us for a half hour of quiet and calm. What is Compline? The service originated in southern Europe and the Middle East during the first 600 years of Christianity. The music for Compline is based on Roman chant and consists mostly of plainsong, with the incorporation of some polyphonic motets. The 30-minute service is sung seamlessly throughout with only a few spoken parts. In keeping with the earliest practices of the monastic communities, Compline is offered at the end of the day as the quietness of evening settles over the hearts and minds of those gathered. What can I expect? As you enter St. Peter’s Church, you will find a quiet and darkened church lit by candles. You’re joining other people for silence and interior reflection. Feel comfortable to make your own space and allow the ancient texts and chants to enfold you. At the close of the service, the choir retires quietly and the people depart in silence just as they arrived. Who is welcome? People from all ages and walks of life have been drawn to Compline, especially in recent decades. All are welcome—the hip and no-so-hip, religious and religion-averse. Dress comfortably. Come as you are. Allow the ancient texts and chants to enfold you, and depart renewed and comforted. Listen to a one-minute clip of St. Peter’s Compline Choir:
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St. Peter’s Women 6:00 pm
St. Peter’s Women @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
All are invited to gather for conversation, conviviality, and the opportunity for cross-generational friendships. Please join us at 313 Pine from 6-7:30 on any or all of the following dates: October 16, November 13, December 11. Kat McGee, Allison Baker, Cordelia Biddle, Emy Halpert
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Food Cupboard: preparation 4:00 pm
Food Cupboard: preparation @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. Every Tuesday from 4-5 .m. and Thursday from 5-6 p.m., volunteers gather at the St. Peter’s parish house at 313 Pine Street to unpack, sort, organize and store pallets of food we receive from Philabundance. All helpful hands are welcome, regardless of age. Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
House Church Gathering 6:15 pm
House Church Gathering @ Maureen & Bill Cass's house
Oct 17 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Registration for this House Church will open at the beginning of October. You’re invited to pray with your community in a different way and an opportunity to expand your circle of St. Peter’s relationships. Although this is a different way of gathering as church for many of us, house church is certainly not a new concept; homes were the dominant place of worship for the earliest Christians. As Acts 2:46 reminds us, Jesus’s followers “broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.” Each house church host will be ready to welcome you starting at 6:15, and worship will begin promptly at 6:30 with a liturgy that includes Bible readings, prayers, and Communion. Following the liturgy, we will share a meal and conversation together, deepening our sense of connection to one another and to God. The host will provide a main dish, and attendees are asked to provide sides, desserts, and beverages.
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Sages Gathering: Some of Paul’s Places 12:30 pm
Sages Gathering: Some of Paul’s Places @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Sages are an energetic group of people who meet monthly on a Wednesday for lunch and discussion. All ages are welcome to attend. Bring your own brown bag lunch! At this Sages gathering, parishioners Dick and Margaret Ullman will be our guests. They will start at St. Stephen’s Gate in Jerusalem where Paul held the cloaks of those who stoned St. Stephen. Then we’ll have a look at the Damascus Gate through which he passed on the way to his mystical, blinding conversion experience. Next: Ephesus, Troas, Athens, and Corinth. Finally, Caesarea Maritima, where Paul embarked on his journey to Rome, and then Rome itself. Dick is assembling a power point presentation. He will also include a few comments on a map of Paul’s Missionary Journeys and the challenges in doing an “in-the-footsteps-of-St.-Paul” tour today. Margaret will provide color commentary.
TNT Supper & Scripture 7:00 pm
TNT Supper & Scripture @ TBA
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
TNT is an informal gathering of those in their 20s and 30s who worship at St. Peter’s. Supper & Scripture is a monthly gathering, hosted in the homes of our members. We gather for a meal, fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. All are welcome, even if you’ve never been to another TNT gathering.
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Food Cupboard: preparation 5:00 pm
Food Cupboard: preparation @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. Every Tuesday from 4-5 .m. and Thursday from 5-6 p.m., volunteers gather at the St. Peter’s parish house at 313 Pine Street to unpack, sort, organize and store pallets of food we receive from Philabundance. All helpful hands are welcome, regardless of age.   Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
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St. Peter’s Food Cupboard 8:00 am
St. Peter’s Food Cupboard @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
St. Peter's Food Cupboard @ St. Peter's Parish House | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. On Saturdays, volunteers arrive at 7:45 a.m. to help prepare the food for our clients, and then serve food and operate the Food Cupboard from 8-10 a.m. There are also volunteer opportunities for Mandarin and Cantonese interpreters.   Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
Tour of St. Peter’s Church 11:00 am
Tour of St. Peter’s Church @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter's Church @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
St. Peter’s historic church building and grounds are usually open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The churchyard is often open until 7 p.m. in the summer months. Tour guides are available between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays to talk with visitors and answer questions. No advance reservations are necessary. In addition to the guides, there are audio tours available of both the church interior and the churchyard. The audio tours are accessible by phone at 215-554-6161. The tours are free, except for any charges from your cell phone company. Occasionally the church and tour guide schedule varies; please call the parish office at 215-925-5968 in advance of your visit to confirm that the church will be open and a tour guide will be available. Click here to learn more about the history of St. Peter’s Church.
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Children & Family Service 9:00 am
Children & Family Service @ St. Peter's School auditorium (second floor)
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Children & Family Service @ St. Peter's School auditorium (second floor) | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Every Sunday at 9 a.m., we gather together to sing, to hear God’s word, to pray, and to share Holy Communion. Our popular Family Service is a lively and informal service popular with children ages 2-6 and their families. By actively participating in all parts of the service, kids feel welcomed, nurtured and important! Following Communion, the children engage in doing some aspect of our faith, through a craft, game, or service project. Afterward, all are welcome to enjoy snacks & drinks and get to know one another. The Family Service is held in the second-floor auditorium of St. Peter’s School, adjacent to the church. The entrance to the school is in the parking lot off Lombard Street.
Worship Service 9:00 am
Worship Service @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am
All are welcome at our 9 a.m. worship service with Eucharist and sermon, a peaceful and inspiring start to the day. There will be laying on of hands and healing prayers on the second Sunday of each month.
All-Parish Gathering 10:00 am
All-Parish Gathering @ St. Peter's School Auditorium
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Worship Service with Music 11:15 am
Worship Service with Music @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 22 @ 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Worship Service with Music @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
A beautiful service with with Eucharist, choir and organ. There will be laying on of hands and healing prayers on the second Sunday of each month.
On Being 12:15 pm
On Being @ St. Peter's School
Oct 22 @ 12:15 pm
An informal opportunity for conversation based on the NPR series of the same name, this group discusses what they heard on the program. We each listen to or read the transcript of Krista Tippett interviewing someone who traffics deliberately in the big questions of life — could be a physicist, poet, priest, philosopher, or whatever. That interview is where our discussions start — but could wind up far afield while still considering the big question at hand. You can download or listen to the interview online or listen to it on WHYY 90.9 FM Sunday morning at 7 a.m. This group meets monthly at 12:15 p.m. on the first floor of St. Peter’s School. Newcomers are welcome!
Tour of St. Peter’s Church 1:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter’s Church @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter's Church @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
St. Peter’s historic church building and grounds are usually open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The churchyard is often open until 7 p.m. in the summer months. Tour guides are available between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays to talk with visitors and answer questions. No advance reservations are necessary. In addition to the guides, there are audio tours available of both the church interior and the churchyard. The audio tours are accessible by phone at 215-554-6161. The tours are free, except for any charges from your cell phone company. Occasionally the church and tour guide schedule varies; please call the parish office at 215-925-5968 in advance of your visit to confirm that the church will be open and a tour guide will be available. Click here to learn more about the history of St. Peter’s Church.
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Food Cupboard: preparation 4:00 pm
Food Cupboard: preparation @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. Every Tuesday from 4-5 .m. and Thursday from 5-6 p.m., volunteers gather at the St. Peter’s parish house at 313 Pine Street to unpack, sort, organize and store pallets of food we receive from Philabundance. All helpful hands are welcome, regardless of age. Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
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Food Cupboard: preparation 5:00 pm
Food Cupboard: preparation @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. Every Tuesday from 4-5 .m. and Thursday from 5-6 p.m., volunteers gather at the St. Peter’s parish house at 313 Pine Street to unpack, sort, organize and store pallets of food we receive from Philabundance. All helpful hands are welcome, regardless of age.   Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
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St. Peter’s Food Cupboard 8:00 am
St. Peter’s Food Cupboard @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
St. Peter's Food Cupboard @ St. Peter's Parish House | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. On Saturdays, volunteers arrive at 7:45 a.m. to help prepare the food for our clients, and then serve food and operate the Food Cupboard from 8-10 a.m. There are also volunteer opportunities for Mandarin and Cantonese interpreters.   Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *
Tour of St. Peter’s Church 11:00 am
Tour of St. Peter’s Church @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter's Church @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
St. Peter’s historic church building and grounds are usually open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The churchyard is often open until 7 p.m. in the summer months. Tour guides are available between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays to talk with visitors and answer questions. No advance reservations are necessary. In addition to the guides, there are audio tours available of both the church interior and the churchyard. The audio tours are accessible by phone at 215-554-6161. The tours are free, except for any charges from your cell phone company. Occasionally the church and tour guide schedule varies; please call the parish office at 215-925-5968 in advance of your visit to confirm that the church will be open and a tour guide will be available. Click here to learn more about the history of St. Peter’s Church.
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Children & Family Service 9:00 am
Children & Family Service @ St. Peter's School auditorium (second floor)
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Children & Family Service @ St. Peter's School auditorium (second floor) | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Every Sunday at 9 a.m., we gather together to sing, to hear God’s word, to pray, and to share Holy Communion. Our popular Family Service is a lively and informal service popular with children ages 2-6 and their families. By actively participating in all parts of the service, kids feel welcomed, nurtured and important! Following Communion, the children engage in doing some aspect of our faith, through a craft, game, or service project. Afterward, all are welcome to enjoy snacks & drinks and get to know one another. The Family Service is held in the second-floor auditorium of St. Peter’s School, adjacent to the church. The entrance to the school is in the parking lot off Lombard Street.
Worship Service 9:00 am
Worship Service @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am
All are welcome at our 9 a.m. worship service with Eucharist and sermon, a peaceful and inspiring start to the day. There will be laying on of hands and healing prayers on the second Sunday of each month.
Early Christians and the Roman Empire 10:00 am
Early Christians and the Roman Empire @ St. Peter's School Auditorium (second floor)
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
  In this second of two sessions on the historical context of early Christianity, we explore some Greco-Roman context to help imagine the world of the ancient churches. One of the earliest images of Jesus crucified, for example, appears inscribed on a magical amulet, a category of religious objects not traditionally associated with Christianity. Since Christianity was to later become the dominant religion within the later Roman Empire, what did it mean for these churches to call themselves Christian within a larger Mediterranean world? Matt Chalmers is a PhD candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation explores often overlooked representations of Samaritans in ancient Christian and Jewish texts. He serves as Week in Review editor at ancientjewreview.com, is a fan of wild interdisciplinary scope, and tweets with only occasionally alarming regularity. [email protected] is the adult education hour on Sunday mornings at St. Peter’s. We try to offer a wide range of programming to engage your mind and your spirit, and we hope you’ll join us as often as you’re able.
Worship Service with Music 11:00 am
Worship Service with Music @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Worship Service with Music @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
A beautiful service with with Eucharist, choir and organ. There will be laying on of hands and healing prayers on the second Sunday of each month.
St. Peter’s Youth Group 12:30 pm
St. Peter’s Youth Group @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Youth grades 6-12 meet for fun, fellowship, service projects, and to discuss issues facing students and how God is at work in our day-to-day lives. St. Peter’s Youth Group will explore and reflect on the “big ideas” and themes of faith through community building, storytelling, discussion, and ritual prayer and reflection experiences.
Tour of St. Peter’s Church 1:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter’s Church @ St. Peter's Church
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tour of St. Peter's Church @ St. Peter's Church | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
St. Peter’s historic church building and grounds are usually open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The churchyard is often open until 7 p.m. in the summer months. Tour guides are available between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays to talk with visitors and answer questions. No advance reservations are necessary. In addition to the guides, there are audio tours available of both the church interior and the churchyard. The audio tours are accessible by phone at 215-554-6161. The tours are free, except for any charges from your cell phone company. Occasionally the church and tour guide schedule varies; please call the parish office at 215-925-5968 in advance of your visit to confirm that the church will be open and a tour guide will be available. Click here to learn more about the history of St. Peter’s Church.
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Food Cupboard: preparation 4:00 pm
Food Cupboard: preparation @ St. Peter's Parish House
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In 1987, someone knocked on the doors of St. Peter’s Church and asked for food. This simple question sparked the creation of the St. Peter’s Food Cupboard, which now serves an average of 180 families each week. The Food Cupboard is managed by more than 100 volunteers from the church, neighborhood and community. Individuals as well as groups from universities, youth groups and schools are welcome. Some jobs require heavy lifting, but others do not. Every Tuesday from 4-5 .m. and Thursday from 5-6 p.m., volunteers gather at the St. Peter’s parish house at 313 Pine Street to unpack, sort, organize and store pallets of food we receive from Philabundance. All helpful hands are welcome, regardless of age. Sign Up to Receive Information on How to Volunteer: * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name *