Sacramental Life

Sacraments are outward, visible signs of the inward spiritual grace, given by Christ. Our life at St. Peter's is centered around the seven traditional sacraments:


Baptism is the first step of life in Jesus Christ. For those who wish to be baptized or have their child baptized, please request a Baptismal Intent Form at Guest St. Peter's or the church office.


It is customary to celebrate the Lord's supper at all of our services, unless noted. All those desiring Jesus Christ are invited to receive communion with us, regardless of age or faith background. It is customary to receive both the Body of Christ (bread) and the Blood of Christ (wine). If you do not wish to receive the common cup, please cross your arms in front of you.


Confirmation is making a mature commitment to follow Jesus Christ and receiving the laying on of hands by our Bishop. Preparation classes are required. Youth are invited to the confirmation process at sixth grade. Adult classes are also offered.


We believe that the Celebration of Marriage is very sacred - two people making a commitment under God to love, comfort and honor the other in times of joy and struggle until they are parted by death. For this reason, we require that one person must be an active member of the church. We also require marriage preparation classes with one of the clergy.


For those in need of healing in body, mind or spirit, or in need of the assurance of God's forgiveness, these two healing sacraments are encouraged.


For those feeling called to ordained ministry in the church, the discernment process begins in the church.

For more information on the Sacramental life of the church, or any of the above, please see one of the clergy.

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St. Peter's Episcopal Church

400 S. Old Litchfield Road
Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
P: (623) 935-3279
F: (623) 239-3304