Regular Schedule

Office Hours

• Office
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

• Archives                                                                                            Wednesday: 9:30am - 12:30pm


• Holy Communion - 8:30am

• Holy Communion (1st & 3rd Sundays) - 10:30am                         with the Choir, Sunday School and Child Care

• Morning Prayer (2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays) - 10:30am                 with the Choir, Sunday School and Child Care

Palm Sunday, April 2nd

Every Sunday we offer an 8:30AM and a 10:30AM service. The 8:30AM service is a Holy Communion Service. It is a "said service" with no music and takes place at the St. Mark's Altar. The 10:30AM service is a Holy Communion service on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and a Morning Prayer service on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month. This Sunday, April 2nd will be a Holy Communion Service. The narrative Gospel Reading for Palm Sunday will be done at both services. We hope you will join us for one of these Sunday services.

The full choir will be singing with this week's Offertory Anthem: "Christus factus est" by Anton Bruckner, the Communion Motet: "A Litanty" by William Walton and the Missa Secunda Communion Service by Hans-Leo Hassler. At the recessional the choir will form the traditional Palm Sunday Cross to "Ride on! ride on in majesty" by R. Wagner. The Sunday School children will be coloring Easter eggs and Child Care will be available.

Coffee Hour will be offered in the Pumpelly Room following the 10:30AM service. All are welcome.


ANGELS IN TRAINING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Due to the Easter Egg Hunt and the Angels in Training falling on the same day at the same time, Laura Saffares will not be able to participate in feeding the needy. Therefore, she is looking for some volunteers to help the Angels in Training at the St. Francis Mission on Saturday, April 8th from 11AM to 1PM. We thank you, in advance, for your help.

Easter Egg Coloring: On Sunday, April 2nd the Sunday School children will be coloring Easter eggs during the 10:30AM service. Please allow them to dress in "old clothes" - but just in case, there will be a small number of smocks available. We hope all of the children will join in this fun event!

Easter Lily Requests: Parishioners and friends wishing to place lilies on the altar at Easter to honor, show thanks, or remember loved ones are asked to complete an Easter Lily Form and return it to the church office with your donation no later than Palm Sunday, April 2nd. Suggested donation is $25. The form is included in your leaflet every Sunday during Lent and was included in your March Newsletter. The form may also be downloaded and printed out from the church website. Click on "Info Center" on the tab at the top, and then click on "Special Event Forms" and click on the "Download" button for the "2023 Easter Lily Request Form" and then print it out.

PASSION AND LAMENT - GOOD FRIDAY MUSIC: On Good Friday, April 7th at 1:15 PM following the Noon service, the St. Peter’s Choir accompanied by orchestra will present PASSION AND LAMENT, a program of musical selections interwoven with The Seven Last Words of Christ. The music will include works of J.S. Bach, Handel, Greene, Casals, and Walton. All are welcome to attend as your schedule allows, free of charge.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt: All are welcome to join the Sunday School children on Saturday, April 8th for the annual St. Peter’s Easter Egg Hunt. The festivities will begin at 11AM at the Rectory located at 8 Loudon Heights South, Loudonville, NY 12211. Please be sure to bring a basket and a friend!

Crop Walk: Save the Date - Sunday, May 7th!: St. Peter’s Church is, yet again, participating in the John U. Miller Memorial CROP Hunger Walk in Albany, to be held May 7, 2023. Albany’s 2023 Walk will take place in person, departing from the First Lutheran Church, 646 State Street, Albany at 1:30PM with registration beginning at 12:30PM. Please contact Maria Holden at msholden1@aol.com if you would like to join the St. Peter’s team of walkers. If you prefer, you may walk in your own neighborhood any time during the month of May. To contribute to Albany's CROP Walk and support our team, please visit our new team web page at: https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2023/team/st-peters-episcopal-church-albany CROP Hunger Walks are community-based walk events held in cities and towns across the US to raise funds to respond to hunger, poverty, displacement, and disaster around the globe. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised go to the host community to support local hunger fighting efforts. Hunger is one of the greatest injustices facing our world and our own community. Ending hunger is possible, and it is possible in our lifetime. Thank you for supporting the St. Peter’s Team and CROP Walk 2023!

Welcome to St. Peter's

St. Peter's is an active church with a rich history. With a faithful membership, St. Peter's seeks to worship God, to support the spiritual growth of all parishioners, to reach out to the surrounding community, and to preserve our unique Christian heritage for the benefit of future generations.

St. Peter's has served as an active center of worship for over 300 years. A member of the Diocese of Albany, St. Peter's existed before the formation of the Episcopal Church after the American Revolution. The current St. Peter's Church is the third structure in the parish's history, the first having been built in 1715.

Much of the life of the church takes place in the Guild House adjacent to the church, which houses the church offices, the Sunday school classrooms, the nursery, the choir room, the archives, a large auditorium with full kitchen, the Pumpelly Room parlor for receptions, and upper floor apartments.

Stained Glass Ceiling
St. Peter's
St. Peters Stained Glass
The seven-sided Apse
St. Peters
Bell Tower

Holy Week Schedule

April 2nd:  Palm Sunday                                                          8:30AM ~ Holy Communion Service                              10:30AM ~ Choral Holy Communion Service

April 6th:  Maundy Thursday                                              7:30PM ~ Holy Communion w/ Stripping of the Altars

April 7th:  Good Friday                                                       12:00PM ~ Liturgy w/ Comm. from  reserved sacrament     1:15PM ~ PASSION AND LAMENT - a musical program    presented by the St. Peter’s choir with orchestra.

April 8th:  Holy Saturday                                                  8:30AM ~ Liturgy                                                             11:00AM ~ Egg Hunt at the Rectory

April 9th:  Easter Sunday                                                8:30AM ~ Choral Holy Communion Service                          10:30AM ~ Choral Holy Communion Service, Child Care

Our Stories of God

Below are links to Mtr. Christina Hunter's sermons in a series on "Our Stories of God at St. Peter’s Church, Albany". The series ran for 8 weeks beginning September 18th and concluded on All Saints’ Sunday, November 6th.

09/18/22: Jesus is in the Midst of our Stories


09/25/22: Rich and Poor - Horatio Potter


10/02/22: Faith and Thomas Barclay


10/16/22: Jacob and Harry's Chicken


           10/23/22: The Pharisee, the tax collector,                  and Philip Schuyler


10/30/22: Zacchaeus and the "English Church"


11/06/22: All Saints: For beauty and for glory


Neil K. Keen

Organist & Choirmaster

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Our beloved organist and choirmaster, Neil Keen passed away on Saturday, August 27th, 2022. His obituary can be found by clicking on the link below.


At Neil's funeral, Mtr. Christina Hunter read a remembrance letter that Fr. Paul Hartt wrote. To view this letter click the link below.


Contact Information

Phone (518) 434-3502
Email Us

Video Archive

To view the Service YouTube Videos

from 2020 and 2021 please click the link below: