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March 29 Readings are found here

Here is today’s homily from The Reverend Marthe Dyner

March 29 Lent5


From Bishop Shannon:

I invite all members of our diocesan household to gather on Zoom at 8:00 a.m. each day (except Sunday) for Morning Prayer and 8:00 p.m. each day for Compline. I will also be offering Sunday prayer services on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. You can join us at: https://zoom.us/j/531110497 (or dial by phone: 646-876-9923, code 531110497#). Please  join us if you are able.



People are joining this service by praying together from their homes. If you want to be a part of this prayer group send your email address to [email protected] and we’ll send you the evening prayers and readings for the day.

Evening Prayer 5 – 5:30 pm
Contemplative Prayer 5:30 – 6:30 pm


There will be no Thursday service until further notice

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News & Events

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Food for the Soul by John Terauds


The following online links have been provided by the Episcopal Church:

The Book of Common Prayer.

Living Lent Meditations


Other places to join in worship are here:

The Washington National Cathedral will continue to stream live services on Sundays at 11:15.

Morning Service of Prayer 7 am Monday–Saturday
Evening Service of Prayer 7 pm Monday–Saturday

St John the Divine in New York City  at 9 and 11 on Sundays
St Clement’s in Philadelphia
Saturday and Sunday at 10 am
Monday – Friday 12:10 pm



Thank you for using the compost bucket in the kitchen!  We are saving a lot of food from the landfill and are creating great ingredients for our spring garden soil.  All food scraps and paper towels, napkins,  should go into this bucket and then it can then be emptied into the bin outside the kitchen door. Please continue to help our Mother Earth by returning food to the earth!

Photo/Image Policy for St Peter’s Church:
The Vestry would like folks to re-read the church’s photo policy. Parents have to sign an “opt in” form in order for us to use children’s photos in print and on-line. Adults  have to sign an “opt out” form if they do not want their picture to be published. The policy and forms are on the bulletin board.

Send your announcements to [email protected] to be included in the weekly email and to promptly have your information on this web site.

Click here for the Diocesan calendar of events

Click here for the Mountain , the Diocesan newsletter, or you can find printed copies on the table outside the rector’s office.

Food Shelf Items:The BROC food/household ministry for next week is canned meat and toothpaste. Please put items in the shopping cart at back of the sanctuary. Any additional items are always appreciated. Thank you.

If you are Hospitalized: Because of the HIPAA laws, hospitals are not allowed to notify the Church of your admission. Please call the Church to let us know that you have been admitted to the hospital

Send your news and announcements to [email protected] to be included in the weekly email and to have your information on this web site.

Go to the Diocesan website for state wide events and news.

Go to ENS for world wide news.

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Current Updates

3 days ago

Here is this week's Food for the Soul, inspired by this Sunday's Gospel reading for the Fifth Sunday in Lent.
It comes in two parts.
The first is visual in the attached photo.
Here is the text for the second one:

Our Gospel reading this week is John 11:1-45.
Read it through once.
Now read it again and pause to insert yourself into the action:
•What is Jesus doing, and how does He react to the messenger?
•How do the disciples feel about returning to Jerusalem?
•Imagine the state of ... See more

4 days ago

We're sad to report that we have to suspend our plans for more prayer walks until Gov. Scott lifts the order to stay at home. Our prayers are for everyone to stay well and be safe.
If there is anything you would like to see posted here while the church needs to stay closed, please let us know by commenting on this post!
(The painting is "Celebrating the Moments," by Sister Nancy Earle, a member of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God)

5 days ago

The Episcopal church has provided these links:

The Book of Common Prayer.


Living Lent Meditations.


1 week ago
St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Instead of having regular worship today, we went on an outdoor prayer walk, respecting social distancing. It could not have been a nicer day, and we had a great turnout. This will be our new Sunday normal at St Peter's in Bennington for a little while.

It was a beautiful day for our first Prayer Walk, at the required 6-feet space between us, contemplating the word John Terauds prayed before we started.
We'll do it again next Sunday, March 29 - join us! - - Canceled until restrictions on activities are lifted

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