St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley is a place to gather in community for fun and socializing. Throughout the year, we host a number of events that knit our parish closer together and also provide opportunities for people from outside the parish to join us in fellowship.

Upcoming Events

March 13 – April 10
Wednesday Soup Suppers during Lent
6:00 p.m., Parish Hall
Soup supper followed by presentation and discussions.
March 13 – Father Mark Brown on developing a rule of life
March 20 – Asheq Fazlullah on correspondences between Muslim and Christian prayer practices
March 27 – Father Frank Kaminski on the Ignatian Examen
April 3 – Martin McElroy on tactile prayer
April 10 – The Rev. Dr. Howard Kempsell on spiritual direction

March 30, 2019
Italian Dinner
Benefits the Youth Ministry Mission Trip
6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Parish Hall
$15/person

and

Game Night
Immediately following the Italian dinner, Parish Hall
Join us for dinner or come only for games and some friendly competition, along with your favorite snack or dessert to share.

April 14, 2019
Palm Sunday Concert in the Barn
4:00 p.m. with special remarks at 3:30.

The choirs will present Karl Jenkins’ 2008 piece Stabat Mater. In their first performance of this Welsh composer’s work, the choirs will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra.

The sweeping emotions of the music portray the depth of the grief felt by the mother of Jesus. One listener describes the experience this way: “Using the languages of the period — Aramaic and early Arabic — Jenkins shows emotions through a 13th-century poem set to soaring music. The Middle Eastern emphasis with native percussion instruments interprets the story in heart-rending tones, emerging with a chorus of hope at the conclusion.”

Before the performance, Dr. Bruce Glenny, the St. Peter’s Choirmaster, will discuss the elements of Stabat Mater in special preview remarks at 3:30 p.m.  Following the performance, there will be Middle Eastern refreshments. Come enjoy an enriching musical experience and fellowship.

May 4, 2019
Kentucky Derby event
Benefits the Youth Ministry Mission Trip
Join us for this fun and festive spring event with a Kentucky Derby theme! Dinner will be served.

May 19, 2019
Car Wash
Benefits the Youth Ministry Mission Trip
Drop-off your car before services begin and pick it up after the annual meeting.