Christmas reminds us that God comes into the world not with stormy triumph and might, but with quietness, unexpectedly, wrapped in humility and grace. God is revealed not through the birth of kings and generals, but in the face of a poor peasant baby, born in a stable. In a world not too unlike our own, a world filled with uncertainty and fear, God reveals perfect love through the simple and unsophisticated birth of Jesus.
On Sunday, October 25, we will welcome one of our bishops to St. Peter’s, the VI Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina, the Right Reverend Anne Hodges-Copple. Bishop Anne will join us for a virtual visitation this year, but the day will feature many of the familiar offerings during a bishop’s visit.
I am excited to announce that on Sunday, October 18, at 1:00 p.m., we will offer an outdoor service of Holy Eucharist on 7th Street beside the church.
This is perhaps one of the strangest beginnings to a new program year in the history of our parish. Yet, unprecedented moments provide new opportunities!
We will gather again as a faith community, with glorious liturgy and inspiring music, as soon as it’s safe to do so.
You don’t have to walk on water. Trust the One who can. Do not be afraid.
The Church is a place of redemption, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Judgment and condemnation is not our mission. That alone belongs to God. Let weed and wheat grow together.
Read some announcements and updates on our ministry together.
St. Peter’s is an amazing and diverse parish, comprised of individuals and families from many racial and socio-economic backgrounds. For some, this work of justice-seeking and truth-telling will be hard. For others, our work may seem too slow. But we are called to this work together, called to learn to navigate this path of love.
While this season is difficult for each of us in a variety of ways, keeping physical distance is an act of love. We are still loving one another, though we cannot physically embrace.