This coming Sunday we will celebrate the Feast of St. Peter in our worship services, showcase opportunities for joining our many areas of ministry at our Ministry Fair, and celebrate together at an outdoor block party on 7th Street.
We are very excited to open registration for our Parish Retreat to Kanuga, November 12-14, 2021!
I am very excited to officially announce that Lyn Holt and I are preparing to lead an adult pilgrimage to Greece and Rome on May 3-12, 2022!
On Pentecost we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, but the Spirit did not only come in a single moment to a particular group of people. The Spirit has been active throughout the last 2,000 years, coming to each of us individually and to our the Christian church as a whole.
2020 was a difficult year for all of us and 2021 will come with its own challenges, some ongoing and some new. As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, taking care of our mental and emotional health has become increasingly important. At 9:00 a.m. on January 10, 17, and 24 The Adult Forum will feature three mental health providers who are also members of St. Peter’s. Together, they will help us learn to stay well in stressful times.
The spiritual practice of writing is one way to create meaning out of chaos and to discover the Divine presence in the middle of it. Writing demands sustained attention and rewards with moments of clarity and reassurance. It is an act of prayer as old as our sacred scriptures.
This fall, we will have more Adult Formation opportunities than we have had over the last few years. It is my hope that there will be something for everyone!
I pray that we will continue to recognize God in the midst of the struggle. I pray that we will continue to say with Jacob, “I will not let you go, until you bless me.”
If there is one thing that has become absolutely clear to me over the last several months, it is how much we need one another.
We learn together, pray together, and work for justice together. Although we are physically separated right now, this work continues. I encourage you to spend time in prayer around what Jesus is calling you to do right now, and then find ways to turn that prayer into action.