Christmas 2020

Please tune in at 4:30 and 7:30 to listen and watch prerecorded music by all our choirs. Our Music Department has been working hard to continue our tradition of pre-service Christmas music and carols.

Holy Eucharist Livestream
5:00 p.m. Family Service
Click here to go directly to the livestream – the stream begins at 4:30 with music.
Or access it via our YouTube channel.

8:00 p.m. Candlelight Service
Click here to go directly to the livestream – the stream begins at 7:30 with music.
Or access it via our YouTube channel.

The bulletin for both services will post later.

Christmas Eve Fellowship
Join parishioners for 30 minutes of Christmas music and fellowship (using the chat feature) via Zoom.

Click here for the Zoom gathering after the 5:00 p.m. service. (Please bring a candle.)

Click here for the Zoom gathering after the 8:00 p.m. service (Please bring a candle.)

Last Collection Date:
December 19: 10 AM to 12 PM

Click here for more information

Annual Godzilla Jack-o-Bowl
Sunday, October 25
1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

e-mail Emily at [email protected] for more information

**Godzilla is St. Peter’s youth group for 6th through 12th grade.

St. Peter’s Youth Organized Clothing Drive

Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25,
10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Where: St. Peter’s Parking Lot (no contact drop-off)
What Charity: The Clothesline for Arlington Kids
Needed Items:
· Everyday school/home clothes in excellent condition in Size 4T to Adult (Teen Styles Only–Coats, jogger pants and bras are particularly needed)
· Clean sneakers in excellent condition

Click here for more information.

2020 Advent Calendar Sale

Our Advent calendars sale has gone online this year. Please click the below link to fill out an order form.

Click here to place your order.

Contact the parish office if you have any questions.

St. Peter’s 2021 Pledge Campaign

Click here to view Fr. Craig’s October 4 Sermon concerning Stewardship

Click here to pledge for the 2021 giving year.

You can also email [email protected] with any questions or your pledge.

It is a Christian obligation to vote, and more than that, it is the
church’s responsibility to help get souls to the polls.”

-Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Click on your county of residence for more information.
Arlington Alexandria District of Columbia
Falls Church Fairfax County

Click here for the Episcopal Church’s Voting Toolkit

Food Drive!
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Benefiting Our Lady Queen of Peace Food Pantry

DRIVE BY St. Peter’s parking lot for a no-contact drop off!

Our Lady Queen of Peace continues to help hundreds in the Arlington community who are in need of food during the pandemic.

Needed Items:
· Boxed cereal (sugar free or low sugar)
· Plastic jars of pasta sauce: please try to purchase the smallest jars available

Pick up a few extra boxes, jars on your next grocery trip and bring them to St. Peter’s on October 6. If you have any questions, please contact Nikol Hoover.

Food Drive!
Wednesday, August 12
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Benefiting St. Charles Borromeo Church in Clarendon.
DRIVE BY St. Peter’s parking lot for a no-contact drop off!

St. Charles provides weekly supplemental groceries to those in need, and has seen a significant increase in need since the start of Covid-19. 

Items Needed
· Boxed cereal and pasta
· Canned or plastic jars: pasta sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit
(in own juice), tuna, chicken, entrees such as ravioli, peanut butter, jelly

Pick up a few extra boxes, cans or jars on your next grocery trip and bring them to St. Peter’s on August 12. If you have any questions, please email Beth Schroeder.

Cereal &
Peanut Butter Drive
July 28, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Low-sugar (or no sugar) cereals are preferred, and these brands are favorites: Rice Krispies, Chex, Cheerios, Corn Flakes. The food pantry tries to avoid bagged cereal because it just gets crushed. Peanut butter in plastic jars is preferred. 

(Drive by)
Cereal Drive

Tuesday, June 23
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Come through the St. Peter’s parking lot for a no-contact drop off!

Needed: Low-sugar (or no sugar) cereals are preferred, and these brands are favorites: Rice Krispies, Chex, Cheerios, Corn Flakes. And the food pantry tries to avoid bagged cereal because it just gets crushed.

This benefits the Our Lady Queen of Peace Food Pantry in South Arlington.

Embarking on a Family Journey Towards Anti-Racism

Thursday, June 18, 2020
7:30 p.m.

with Ann Hazzard, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist & Associate Professor Emeritus Dept. of Pediatrics,
Emory School of Medicine

Click here to be directed to the Zoom meeting.

Recent events have inspired many of us towards personal reflection and community engagement around racial injustice.  We are offering a webinar for adults to facilitate this journey.   Our speaker is the co-author of an award-winning picture book that introduces children to racial injustice.   The webinar will cover:

1. Why it’s important to discuss race and injustice within families
2. How to use children’s literature to facilitate helpful conversations
3. Overcoming your own anxiety about tackling sensitive topics
4. Ways to put anti-racism into action

Wednesday Evening
Zoom Adult Study

Join our rector, Dr. Craig A. Phillips, Ph.D. as he takes a deeper looking into the work of N.T. Wright and Michael Bird, The New Testament in its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians

For more information please click here.

Help AFAC, Help Others

You can help Arlingtonians who are       going hungry during the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) urgently needs these canned foods: soups, tuna, tomato products and vegetables, especially beans. They are putting together thousands of uniform grab and go bags so they only need these items. Drop off your donation outside Madison Community Center, 3829 N Stafford St., on Sat, May 30 or Sun, May 31. 

Easter Sunday

Live stream of Easter worship service begins at 10:00 a.m.** on 4/12/2020
Click here.

Click here for the bulletin.

**Please note that YouTube says the service will go live April 12, 10:00 p.m. The service WILL BEGIN at 10:00 a.m.

Click here for the video of the Maundy Thursday service.

Click here for information about the service.


Due to the directive that all Diocese of Virginia churches cancel group gatherings we are sad to announce that we will not hold performances of Joseph in March.

Please check back for any rescheduling dates.

Come As You Are
Evening Services

Spring 2020

On the SECOND & FOURTH Sundays of the month St. Peter’s will hold Holy Eucharist services at 5:00 p.m.

**Please note there will be NO 5:00 p.m. services on March 22 and during the month of April. AND May 10 Thank you.**

May 24
June 14 and 28

Ash Wednesday Service
February 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

February 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 24, Christmas Eve

4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m.

(All evening services will be preceded by
a half-hour of Christmas music and carols.)

WED , December 25, Christmas Day

10:00 a.m.

Sunday School Christmas Pageant

Sunday, December 15
during the 9:00 a.m. service.

All are welcome!

Audition Calls for
St. Peter’s Production of

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Audition Dates:
Saturday, December 7,
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 8,
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

St. Peter’s productions welcomes youth 2nd grade through 12th grade. Auditions for solo parts are for middle school and high school students. Questions? Email [email protected]

St. Peter’s 29th Annual


Sunday, December 8, 2019
7:30 p.m.

Admission is free.

Donations Accepted

Contributions to help defray the cost of hiring the orchestra and renting the harpsichord would be greatly appreciated.

Thanksgiving Day Service

Thursday, November 28 @ 10:00 a.m.

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Ash Wednesday Service
6:30 p.m.

Shrove Tuesday: March 5
Pancake Supper
6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Click here for more information about this delightful worship service.

Save the Date!! 

St. Peter’s will initiate its first Living Compass Wellness Circle this fall, meeting on September 9. 16, 21 and 30 and October 14 and 21.  The meetings will take place following the 11:00 am service (approximately 12:15 p.m.) and will last for one hour. Please contact Kathi O’Neill or Meta Phillips if you are interested in participating: [email protected] or [email protected]

Join the Love Quilt Project on their journey to South Africa 

THIS COULD BE THE MOST REWARDING VACATION YOU’LL EVER TAKE .  Help us deliver Love Quilts to vulnerable children in South Africa November 16th and 17th, 2018.  Take a volunteer vacation to South Africa to wrap the children of Leamogetswe Safety Home in the warmth of a Love Quilt. You’ll be giving love and a better future to these children, many affected by the HIV / AIDS pandemic. After the quilt delivery in Pretoria with the Love Quilt Project team, you’ll be free to explore the beauty and wonder of South Africa including areas such as Victoria Falls, Kruger National Park, Cape Town and Wine Country.  This unique trip is sponsored by South African Airways Vacations with discounted travel packages just for the Love Quilt Project.  All flights travel to Johannesburg but are open-ended with additional destinations and return dates, so you can individualize your visit.  To find out more about these travel packages visit Or call us at 703-244-8499. Sign up soon as space is limited!

Guess what?  We have our 2019 Shrine Mont DATES: April 26-28, 2019.  MARK THOSE CALENDARS!!

As we let the pace of summer linger for as long as we can, we are back to our 3-service format: 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Adult Forums are from 10-11 a.m. and Sunday School starts on September 9th–10:00 a.m.  Call the office to register your children! 703-536-6606

Adult Forums for Summer 2018This summer (July and August) we will be holding discussions on the day’s readings for the Adult Forums at 9:00 a.m. Clergy and various St. Peter’s parishioners will lead participants in a discussion on the New Testament, Old Testament, the Psalm, and or the Gospel for that day. If you are interested in leading any of these discussions please contact Kathi O’Neill to schedule a day to lead.You can find the appointed readings on the following website:

St. Peter’s Youth Mission Trip to West Virginia!

They have returned to Arlington!  I imagine this amazing group of people changing the world one relationship at a time…MORE TO COME!!

Every spring, St. Peter’s heads to Orkney Springs, Virginia for their parish retreat at the bucolic and WONDERFUL Shrine Mont.  There is something for everyone at Shrine Mont, and the weekend festivities start with the St. Peter’s Pedalers trek from Arlington.  This illustrious group share the spirit of St. Peter’s throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

St. Peter’s is renowned for it’s theatrical productions that are spiritual gifts from the players (2nd grade through high school seniors) to the audience.  Every two years the magic happens-the Deep Magic–that brings one of three plays to life: Narnia (pictured here), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (coming in 2020) and Godspell (2022). Over 150 children and adults come together to present these stories in spectacular fashion.