Dear People of St. Peter’s,
I am filled with gratitude following our Holy Week and Easter celebrations. What a joy it was to see so many of you in person and to worship with you from afar!
As we continue to recover from the pandemic and reopen our doors, new opportunities for worship are emerging in this resurrection season.
Beginning this Sunday, the Holy Eucharist will be offered in person at 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. for 75 pre-registered worshippers. The Holy Eucharist at 11:15 a.m. will also be livestreamed. You can register for in-person worship here.
Formation for adults and youth will continue on Zoom at 10:00 a.m., and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children will be offered at a variety of times on Zoom. Parents and guardians can contact Anna Hurdle, director of children’s formation, (email@example.com) for registration and more information.
The Day of Pentecost, Sunday May 23, will be our final day of formation classes until the fall. Beginning on May 23 our Sunday schedule will be as follows:
Holy Eucharist Rite I, 7:45 a.m. for 75 worshippers
A quiet, meditative service in the traditional language of the Prayer Book.
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 9:00 a.m. for 75 worshippers
A shorter service of Holy Eucharist with organ and soloist.
Formation for all ages, 10:00 a.m. on Zoom (September-May)
Holy Eucharist Rite II, 11:15 a.m. for 75 worshippers & by livestream video
A traditional service of Holy Eucharist with organ and soloist.
Evensong (2nd & 4th Sundays), 5:00 p.m. on Zoom
A traditional service of sung Evening Prayer in the English choral tradition.
For now, Holy Chow Sunday breakfast will remain on hiatus and Coffee Hour will remain on Zoom following the 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist.
In addition to the above Sunday schedule, the Daily Office of Morning and Evening Prayer will be offered Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. by Zoom, excluding Evening Prayer on Fridays.
We are exploring options for reopening our doors for private prayer, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., and for resuming the Holy Eucharist on select weekdays in the Chapel.
While this new schedule was born in the pandemic, it creates an opportunity to preserve what makes St. Peter’s so unique, while also expanding our opportunities to worship as we continue to grow. In addition, these expanded worship opportunities should provide space for all those who feel comfortable doing so, to worship in person.
In this Easter season, I ask you to consider how you might share your gifts with the parish as an usher, a lector, a member of the altar guild, a welcome host, or as a licensed Eucharistic minister. Stay tuned to the eNews in the coming weeks for additional opportunities to serve, grow, and worship together.
The Reverend Jacob E. Pierce, Rector