As we planned for what we knew would be an unusual season, it became clear that Serenade needed to be part of that season. Though it will look different this year, Serenade 2021 will once again bring together friends of the Choir School, whose support is what continues to make our important work possible. We are excited to share our plans with you, and we hope you will plan to join us.
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Sunday Livestream & Virtual Coffee Hour. Plus this week’s news.
So much was lost, with little or no time to lament that which was lost. Because of the magnitude of these collective losses, the theme for these 2021 Lenten meditations is lament.
Lent is a time to embrace the wilderness. Lent is a season in which we are invited to examine our lives, our relationships with one another, and our relationship with God. In the wilderness, we encounter temptation and false promise, but we also encounter the Living God who invites us to follow the Way of Jesus instead of the ways of the world.
Each of our leaders believes in the importance of reminding our youth that the Good Shepherd loves them. We seek to support their parents’ efforts at home and build on the foundation they built in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. We are serious about proclaiming the Gospel for and with our youth.
We are approaching a year of being away from our beautifully prepared atria and materials as well as parish traditions and customs. Yet our children are not waiting, they continue to age and move into successive stages of development. The challenge has been with how to best meet the spiritual and vital needs of our children.
Since being asked to serve as Senior Warden this year, I have found myself reflecting on what St. Peter’s means to me and why St. Peter’s matters in today’s world. In the last year especially, despite mostly virtual gatherings, I find that St. Peter’s strikes a unique balance among the many community organizations with which I engage.
We are incredibly grateful! Thank you for embracing the White Beard Project and spreading joy in this challenging year.
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.
“When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled” – by Howard Thurman