If you are thinking about visiting St. Peter’s, we extend our warmest welcome to you. St. Peter’s is a joy-filled faith community in the St. Louis suburb of Ladue, seeking to know God in Christ and in each other, and to be transformed by our common life with Christ. We would love to have you join us in worship on Sunday, or for any of our other offerings throughout the week. We hope the following information will answer any questions you may have about your first time at St. Peter’s.
St. Peter’s is located on the corner of North Warson and Ladue Roads, at 110 North Warson Road. A Google map is available at the bottom right of this page to give directions from your location. Parking is available in front of, next to, and behind the main church, which is visible from the intersection. Our accessible entrance, with an elevator, is at the rear of the building.
If you park in front of or next to the main church building, the easiest way into the church is through the main doors facing the intersection. If you park at the rear of the church, near the elevator entrance, take the elevator to the first floor (marked ‘Church Offices and Sanctuary’) and then follow the hallway around to the right to enter the main sanctuary.
If you come to visit St. Peter’s, you will likely be greeted by a number of friendly faces excited to make your acquaintance! Ushers outside the main doors of the church will be happy to help you find your way around. If you would like to know some of the individuals involved in leading worship before coming, please feel free to see our clergy and staff here, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions before visiting! You may also notice that most of us are wearing name tags, which we hope is helpful to identify people. If you’d like to make one of your own, there are blank name tags on the welcome table in the undercroft (downstairs below the main church sanctuary).
Before/After the Service
You are welcome to attend our breakfast between the services (breakfast is held at 8:45, September through June). Breakfast takes place in the undercroft, and is a great way to meet clergy, parishioners, and other new members. You’ll see a basket for donations to cover the cost of breakfast, but breakfast is on us for visitors! In the months when breakfast is offered, the rector’s forum will also take place beginning at 9:15 in the undercroft, which covers a variety of topics of interest for Christians and inquirers.
Our worship consists of prayer, the reading of Scripture, the proclamation of Good News in the sermon, and the celebration of the Eucharist (also called Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper). Because this worship helps to unite us to God and to each other, it would be enriched by your presence among us. Most of the language of our worship comes from the Book of Common Prayer, the Episcopal Church’s prayer book, which contains some of the English language’s most beautifully written prayers. Music is an important and well-loved part of our services, and consists primarily of traditional hymnody and organ, and we are very proud of our fantastic musicians and choir members.
If you’ve come to St. Peter’s already, or are interested in finding more ways to get involved beyond worshiping with us, we have a number of other opportunities. We are involved with several different outreach ministries here in the local community that all are invited to participate in. For families with children, we have a number of programs for children and youth at St. Peter’s. For adults, we have a variety of Adult Formation and Fellowship offerings that we would love to have you join.
The Path to Membership
If you are interested in joining the community of St. Peter’s as a member and have been baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, then we simply ask that you fill out a New Member Form and have your letter of baptism transferred to our church office. If you are interested in becoming a member but have not yet been baptized, then please speak to any member of our clergy about baptism. All visitors and new members are invited to attend one of our Newcomers’ Classes, offered twice a year. These classes are good for those new to the community or those looking to reconnect. They will give you an introduction to the St. Peter’s community of faith, and offer an opportunity to meet other newcomers and discover the many ways to join in the life of the parish! For more information about Newcomers’ Classes, please contact the Rev. Ian Lasch at 314-993-2306, ext. 121, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to know more about St. Peter’s, either before or after visiting, please don’t hesitate to look at these additional resources:
- View our worship schedule.
- Visit our Facebook page.
- Sign up for our weekly SPECtrum electronic newsletter to stay in touch with parish life and announcements.
- Learn more about supporting St. Peter’s mission to serve God and others by looking at our stewardship programs.
Please don’t hesitate to contact any of our clergy or staff leadership if you have any additional questions which aren’t answered here.