Welcome to St. Peter's Anglican Church
- St. Peter's is a Christian community seeking to love God, grow in faith, and serve the world.
- We invite you to join us.
The Parish of St. Peter is a Christian faith community in the Anglican tradition located in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba.
St. Peter's is committed to establishing relationships - with God and with one another. We believe that relationships are critical in our high-tech/low-touch world and we want to create an environment in which everyone has the opportunity for a life-changing relationship with God.
Growing in Faith Together
Adult Christian Education at St. Peter's
by Shelagh Balfour, Pastor of Christian Education
This fall, St. Peter’s will once again be launching into a year of adult Christian education. Books have been ordered and lessons are being planned. We will soon be gathering to sink our teeth into a study on collaboration which will help us grow into the new model of ministry here in the parish. This will be followed by sessions on stewardship and discerning our gifts as well as opportunities for fellowship and Bible study. Interspersed will be events like movie nights and the St. Peter’s Book Group.
Ongoing Christian education is an essential part of our life together in Christ for two main reasons: It helps us to grow and mature as Christians and it equips us to live the life we are called to in our baptism.
Daily Bible Readings
Have you ever wondered how to make Bible reading a part of your daily life? There are many ways to do this but one resource for Anglicans is the Daily Office Lectionary beginning on page 450 of the Book of Alternative Services (B.A.S). This resource offers daily Bible readings on a two year cycle.
Of course, not everyone has a B.A.S. at home so, for the convenience of our readers, St. Peter's is pleased to connect you with Forward Movement Daily Reading which provides readings for each day based on the Lectionary.
Collaborative Leadership Model at St. Peter's
Collaboration: The Identification, Release and Union of All the Gifts in Ministry for the Sake of Mission
On Wednesday evening, April 5th, about 35 people gathered for dinner and the evening, during which time we discussed St. Peter’s plan to begin our new Collaborative Leadership Model. We began with an opportunity for folks to identify why St. Peter’s is important to them, and we heard numerous positive comments throughout this discussion. People specified such things as hospitality, theological growth and depth, good worship, a place where acceptance is often found, and mission is carried out, as well as numerous other qualities too numerous to mention. It was made clear that people place a high value on the life, ministry, mission, and worship at St. Peter’s. This set the tone for the rest of the evening, as it affirmed that this vital faith community is called to discern a faithful way forward.
This faithful way forward is found in preparing the way for a Collaborative Leadership Model (CLM), and as we work towards a clear understanding of what this is, perhaps the best place to begin is with a definition. One definition of collaboration within the context of the church is: “The identification, release, and union of all the gifts in ministry for the sake of mission.” In other words, this CLM plans to increasingly honour, uphold, and equip the numerous ministries among the lay and ordained leaders and disciples at St. Peter’s. Rather than predominantly paying one person’s salary, increasing financial resources are released to support mission.
What's Coming at St. Peter's
Mark your calendars now for the various events and educational opportunities at St. Peter's this fall.
Atrium Soup Lunch, September 17, 2017 12:00 noon following worship
Hear the results of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd review and hear the plans for the Atrium for the coming year. The Rev. Canon Norman Collier will preach at morning worship and will discuss the results of the review at the soup lunch .
Fall 2017 Book Study - Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., September 19 to October 10.
Resuming Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Stella’s on Pembina. September book - Mothers and Others Strangers by Gina Sorell
Concert featuring Brochon Lom and Fair Warning September 29, 2017
This concert will be a fundraising event for St. Peter’s. Watch for details in the fall.
Special Evening Eucharist, Saturday September 30, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Experience an informal style of worship with music supported by guitar accompaniment.
Stewardship – Soup Lunch and Workshop October 15, 2017 Following worship.
Come and discover what stewardship really is and what it looks like at St. Peter’s. Mark your calendar now for this important event.
Fall Supper, October 21, 2017
At St. Peter’s we love to get together over a good meal. This will be an opportunity for the parish to have a relaxed social evening over dinner. Mark your calendar today and watch for details in the fall.