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Sermon Series: “The Big Story”

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most important event in the history of the human race.  On that first Easter morning, angels at the empty tomb told the women, “Go quickly and tell his disciples, he has been raised from the dead.’”  And so, for more than 2,000 years, this wondrous news has been shared again and again.  This is an important story.  It is thestory of what God has done for us.  Join us during this season of Easter for a sermon series entitled “The Big Story,” as we celebrate the greatest story ever told.

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Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; John 20:1-18

Sunday, April 8, 2018
1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Acts 3:12-19; Luke 24:36b-48

Worship services are at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Holy Week 2018

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.

March 31, 8:00pm
We gather for communion as we await the Good News of the resurrection.

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!

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A Spring Thing – Easter Egg Hunt and More!

Join us for a FREE Family Event!

Bring the kids out to St. Peter’s for these free Easter festivities:

Easter Egg Hunt (5th grade and younger) for Candy and Prizes!

Free Hot Dog Lunch!

Bounce Houses!

Face Painting!


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It’s fun for the whole family!


Saturday, March 24

Rain or shine!

The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11:30 – don’t be late!

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
111 Hodges Street, Morehead City

Everyone is welcome!

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Sermon Series: “Time for Your Annual Checkup!”

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, the Church enters into the season of Lent, a season of forty days, not counting Sundays.  The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.  Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter.  Each year, Lent gives us an opportunity to take stock of our spiritual health, and see where we need to make adjustments to our way of living.

Join us during this season of self-examination and reflection as Pastor Karl presents a Lenten sermon series entitled, “Time for Your Annual Checkup!”

annual checkup postSunday, February 18, 2018
Psalm 25:1-10; Mark 1:9-15″

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Psalm 22:23-31; Mark 8:31-38″

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Exodus 20:1-7; John 2:13-22

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-33

Worship services are at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.


Sermon Series: Called to Share

Being a believer is about more than getting into heaven one day.  As followers of Christ, we join a long list of individuals who received a call from God to go and share with others people what God wanted them to hear.  Join us, starting Sunday, January 14, 2018, for a four-part sermon series entitled “Called to Share.”  We will learn about God’s call upon the lives of people like Samuel, Jonah, Moses, and, of course, the Apostle Paul, how they each responded to that call, and what happened when they decided to go and share what God had revealed to them.  Come and hear what God has to say through the stories of these men of old – it might just change your view of what YOU are called to do!

calledtotell-postSunday, January 14
1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20)

Sunday, January 21
Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Sunday, January 28
Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Sunday, February 4
1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.



Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

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.

christmasevefeatureSunday, December 24, 2016
7:00 pm

Special Announcement

Although the weather forecast is calling for rain at the Morehead City Christmas Parade, our “Come and See” event planned for 1:00-3:00 p.m. following the parade WILL happen as scheduled.  Don’t let inclement weather spoil your day – come out to St. Peter’s for a great afternoon of FREE family fun!

Click here for more details!


Longest Night

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.


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Sermon Series: What It’s Really All About

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.

Sermon Series 3 PostSunday, 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!

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!