St. Peter’s United Methodist Church offers the following opportunities for worship during Holy Week:
March 25, 8:30 and 11:00am.
Our Service of Worship celebrates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem
and the beginning of the week leading up to His crucifixion.
March 28, 6:00pm.
We gather for our weekly Service of Holy Communion.
March 29, 7:00pm.
We gather on this night to remember Jesus’ last meal with His disciples
and His gift of Holy Communion.
March 30, 6:00pm
We glimpse the burial and death of Jesus with a processional
as we carry a wooden cross from the church to Mitchell Village Park.
EASTER VIGIL COMMUNION
March 31, 8:00pm
We gather for communion as we await the Good News of the resurrection.
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
April 1, 6:30am, Mitchell Village Park.
We celebrate the risen Christ with a service of praise and proclamation at water’s edge.
Following the service, a light breakfast will be offered in the parsonage yard.
(In case of rain, both the Sunrise Service and the breakfast will be moved to the church.)
Services of Worship
April 1, 8:30am and 11:00am.
Sunday School at 9:45am.
We celebrate the Good News of the resurrection!
Please join us!
On December 24, St. Peter’s will hold a special Christmas Eve worship service. Join us as we raise our voices in song on this most joyous evening to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Come and hear the ancient Gospels bring to life the story of that night so long ago when God’s love came down in the person of a tiny baby born; marvel at how a meager cattle stall became the birthplace of salvation; experience God’s gift of forgiveness as we gather around the Lord’s Table; and celebrate with us as we share the Light of Christ with one another and welcome the True Light into the world.
Sunday, December 24, 2016
The Longest Night Service of Worship will take place at St. Peter’s UMC on Thursday, December 21, at 7:00pm.
The Longest Night Service is a time to recognize that Christmas can be a bittersweet time of the year. The constant refrain we hear during the holidays about getting together with family reminds many people of what and whom they have lost, or what they never had. Broken relationships, financial and job worries, ill health, the pain of isolation – all of these can make one feel alone in the midst of the festivities of the holidays. The Longest Night Service is an opportunity to acknowledge your sadness and concerns before God in the sacred space of worship. It’s an opportunity to know God’s presence during this season and to sense and experience the love of others. It’s an opportunity to experience a meditative worship service that gives time for remembering, sharing our hurting places with God and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ.
Join with us to hear scripture, offer prayers for healing and wholeness, and to hear songs that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who grieve, for those who struggle. Come and find God’s light in the darkness of the longest night of the year.
Everyone is welcome.
The weeks leading up to Christmas are a time of preparation. We busy ourselves with addressing Christmas cards, attending holiday gatherings, and searching for that perfect Christmas gift to buy for someone we love. Churches prepare by putting up decorations, rehearsing special music, and helping children practice for the annual Christmas play. Christmas will be here on December 25, whether we’re ready or not! Do we ever get so busy preparing for Christmas that we lose sight of what this season – Advent – is really all about?
Join us on Sunday mornings during Advent for a sermon series entitled “What It’s Really About.” Remember, Advent is a season of preparation – a time for us to prepare our hearts for the coming of our Lord.
Sunday, December 3 - Isaiah 64:1-9; Mark 13:24-37
Sunday, December 10 - Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8
Sunday, December 17 – Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; John 1:6-8, 19-28
Sunday, December 24 – Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; Luke 1:26-38
Worship is weekly at at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
We will have regular morning worship services on Sunday, December 24,
as well as a candlelight Christmas Eve service that evening at 7:00 p.m.
Come and See!
FREE Family Event!
Are you and your family planning to attend the
2017 Morehead City Christmas Parade?
Don’t let the end of the parade mean the end of your day of holiday fun!
After the parade, come to St. Peter’s UMC for an afternoon of festivities!
Free Hot Dog Lunch!
Coloring Contest with Prizes!
Face Painting with Skeedaddle the Clown!
A Train Ride to Bethlehem!
There’s something for everyone!
Saturday, December 9,
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
rain or shine!
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
111 Hodges Street, Morehead City NC 28557
We’re located right behind the State Employees’ Credit Union
and the Holiday Inn Express!
Watch for us in the Christmas Parade!
Join us at St. Peter’s for a special worship service honoring
Fire and Safety, Law Enforcement,
and Emergency Services personnel.
Sunday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m.
We will offer prayers for all first responders and their families, as we acknowledge the sacrifices they make to ensure the safety of our community.
Immediately following the service, everyone is invited to a time of fellowship over ice cream.
The message of the Gospel is a message of power. It is a message of love and selflessness. It is a message of hope. And it is a message of triumph! Join us on Sunday mornings during October and November for a sermon series on 1 Thessalonians in which Pastor Karl explores the power of God’s Word, and the calling for all followers of Christ to share it.
Sunday, October 22 - 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Sunday, October 29 - 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13
Sunday, November 12 – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Sunday, November 29 – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Worship is weekly at at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, November 5, is Homecoming.
We will have a guest preacher that morning,
and only one worship service at 10:30 a.m.
St. Peter’s Homecoming is Sunday, November 5.
Join us as we welcome our special guest speaker,
Rev. Ben Ball
of Broad Creek United Methodist Church.
We will have one service of worship that day.
Sunday School will begin at 9:30,
Worship will begin at 10:30.
A covered-dish luncheon will follow.
Please mark your calendars!
Join us for a wonderful day of worship, good food and great fellowship!
There will be a Trunk or Treat at St. Peter’s UMC
on Sunday, October 29, starting at 6:00pm.
Parents are invited to bring their children to this family-friendly event where trick-or-treaters can go from trunk to trunk gathering goodies. Non-scary costumes are welcome, and all children are invited to come! This event is open to the public.
For parents of Pioneer Clubs children:
Pioneer Clubs will begin at 4:30 pm this day only!
For St. Peter’s adults:
Your help is needed! To make this event a great success, we need volunteers to bring their car and a bowl full of candy. Decorate the trunk of your car, and park in the gravel lot behind the fellowship hall. Thanks in advance for your help!
Join us on Sunday mornings during September and October as Pastor Karl offers a sermon series on the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Philippians.
As Christians, we are called to follow Jesus, adhere to His teachings, and share His love. Is the life we live worthy of that calling? Come and hear what the Apostle Paul has to say about humility, perseverance, and holding on to what is good.
Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:45.