Regular Worship Times

Summer Sunday Worship
Begins May 28, 2017
8:00 a.m. - Outdoor Communion Service
10:00 a.m. - Indoor Communion Service

Church Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Address and Contact

Saint Peter Lutheran Church
9300 E Belleview Ave.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

phone: 303.770.9300
fax: 303.770.9301

From I-225: Take exit 2B for Yosemite. Turn left at Yosemite, then turn left at Belleview.

From I-25: Take exit 199 for Belleview, then turn right at Belleview.

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Five Habits of Discipleship

At Saint Peter, we take very seriously the last words Jesus spoke to his disciples in St. Matthew’s Gospel. As they gathered on a mountaintop in Galilee some time shortly after the resurrection, he said:

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (St. Matthew 28:19-20)

With these words, Jesus directs us both to become disciples, and to help others become disciples. A disciple is one who follows, studies, and emulates a master. We become disciples of Jesus Christ by practicing habits of discipleship in our lives. Although discipleship can take many forms, the particular discipleship habits we promote at Saint Peter are:
* Daily Prayer and Bible Study
* Weekly Worship
* Monthly Service in the Community
* Generous Financial Support of Ministry
* Faith Nurture in a Small Group or Faith Partnership We encourage every member and participant at Saint Peter to practice these habits in their lives.

Daily Prayer and Bible Study
A disciple of Jesus Christ is one who has a daily discipline of studying God’s Word, and spending time with God in prayer. Studying the Bible can be a transforming experience, as we come to know God’s word and God’s will. Likewise with the discipline of prayer. As we spend intentional time each day in prayer, lifting up our fears and joys, our triumphs and defeats, we find that our spirit is strengthened and our relationship with God is deepened. We become more able to hear that still small voice of God that speaks to us.

Weekly Worship
A disciple of Jesus Christ is one who makes regular worship with God’s people a central component in the rhythm of life. In worship we hear the words of absolution as if coming from God’s own voice, Christ meets us in word and meal, the promises of our baptism are reaffirmed, and we join together with our brothers and sisters in faith, and offer ourselves to God that we might become instruments of love and grace and renewal for others. Worship is the lifeblood of a Christian, and so we commit ourselves to worshipping every week, and to preparing ourselves ahead of time for those times of worship.

Community Service
A disciple of Jesus Christ is one who understands that servanthood is a central component of the faithful life. One cannot be a disciple of Jesus without seeking to love and serve others as he did. At Saint Peter, we promote a minimum goal of one act of community service each month. Our lives become more Christ-like as we discover a purpose outside of ourselves

Generous Financial Support of Ministry
A disciple of Jesus Christ makes use of wealth to accomplish great things for the sake of the Gospel. The call to generosity, ultimately, is a call to obey the first commandment. We are to fear, love, and trust in God above all things (according to Martin Luther’s Small Catechism). And so disciples of Jesus develop habits of generosity, to guard against the possibility of trusting too much in our wealth. Generosity is not a burden that is imposed upon the Christian. It is the opportunity to say thank you to God, who has already provided so much. In that there is great joy, and a deep sense of meaning.

Faith Nurture in a Small Group or Faith Partnership
A disciple of Jesus Christ is one who gathers with others to support and strengthen one another for faithfulness. Making the commitment to grow with others often provides the discipline that we need to grow ourselves. At Saint Peter, active members belong to a small group or a ministry team, teach a Sunday school class, or meet with a faith partner for support and encouragement.

We commend these habits of discipleship to you, and trust that they will help you to grow in faith and in faithfulness.