7:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist/Rite I: This service is a celebration of the Rite I Liturgy with the use of historic and traditional language. This service does not include music.
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist/Rite II: This is a service designed and intended for families with young children. Often our “little people” desire to make a joyful noise unto the Lord; their youthful exuberance is welcomed and accepted at this service. The music is designed and selected for family participation. The nursery is available during this service.
11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist/Rite II: This service is a formal celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the traditional manner of the Episcopal church. This service includes our parish choir, during the school year, who lend their voices in singing the psalms, hymns and other service music. The nursery is also available during this service.
4:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist/Rite II/Canterbury Service: This service is geared toward the University of Mississippi’s student community “the Episcopal Church at Ole Miss.” This service is a gathering of students, faculty and others, who wish to attend and participate in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Our college Chaplain leads this service, which includes music led by a guitarist.
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist/Rite II/in Spanish: This celebration of the Holy Eucharist is conducted in the Spanish. It is a part of St. Peter’s various Hispanic ministries. It also serves as an avenue for non-Spanish speakers to connect with the liturgy as well as our Hispanic parishioners.
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist/Healing Service: At this service, we combine the sacramental rite of “laying on of hands” with the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, asking for healing and to be fed at God’s altar. The laying on of hands, and anointing with oil, has long been seen as a sacramental act of healing in the Episcopal Church. This service is followed by dinner in the Parish Hall.
In the Episcopal tradition, we believe that our worship and our liturgy is the “work of the people.” While certain portions of the services are reserved for the ordained ministers, St. Peter’s invites for an involved participation by lay people in the form of Lay Eucharistic Ministers, lectors, acolytes, ushers and others. To get involved at St. Peter’s, check out our ministries page.