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.
I am reminded each day how blessed I am to serve this community. Your creativity and support mean so much to me and to our staff in this season of uncertainty. Though we are physically distant, our spiritual connection as the Body of Christ remains strong.
This Easter, in a time of social distancing and global turmoil, Jesus is inviting us to meet him at the beginning. We are being invited to remember when we first met Jesus, when our lives were upended, when we first knew we were loved. Perhaps in going back to the beginning, in remembering where it all started for each of us, then we will be able to share the good news of Easter with our neighbors who need to hear a word of hope.
This world belongs to God, and so do you. As we enter the holiest season of the Church year, may we remember that there is nowhere we can go and nothing we can do that will separate us from God’s love.
Some parishioners have asked about taking communion during this time of physical separation. Learn more about “Spiritual Communion,” an early practice of the Church.
Dear People of St. Peter’s, Just last night our bishops directed all parishes in the Diocese of North Carolina to suspend in-person public worship and other gatherings through May 17 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The situation continues to change daily, and I pray that this will soon come to an end. Of course, …
This first Sunday in Lent, March 1, Bishop Porter Taylor will join us for the Parish Hall forum at 9:30 a.m. and to preach at the 10:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist.
On this Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, may we remember our identity as Beloved children of God, redeemed in the waters of baptism and marked as Christ’s own forever.
This Sunday, our diocesan bishop, the Right Reverend Sam Rodman, will visit St. Peter’s to baptize, confirm, receive, and reaffirm new Episcopalians. During his visit he will also bless the new aumbry. “But what is an aumbry,” you might ask?
The Becoming Episcopalian course, beginning this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the Library, is an annual class for adults preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation, for Reception, or for Reaffirmation. It is also a great opportunity to simply learn more about the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition. I hope those interested will join us for this annual formation opportunity.