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Worship

August 9, 2020

Parishioner Vicki Odell and John Teraud
will lead 
St Peter’s
Morning Prayer Zoom Service

10:00 am

Join us at 9:45 for ZOOM tips.  
We will go over muting and un-muting, how to size your zoom page and service sheet to see them side by side!
Also – something new – you are invited to bring a candle to put beside your computer.  We will have a a brief candle lighting liturgy just before the first hymn. This is part of our effort in creating sacred space for worship!  Any size, any color, any fragrance is welcome!  But don’t forget the match!

There will be a virtual coffee hour after the service 

Click here to Download the Sunday Service Sheet  

The service sheet will not be displayed on the Zoom screenso please download the service sheet. You can also download it from our website.  If you cannot download it please notify [email protected] and we will send the service sheet by email.  We want to have the Zoom screen full of smiling faces so that we enjoy each other!

The Book of Common Prayer is online:
The Book of Common Prayer

Join the service via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86861684177?pwd=RkVFbDZKVXYreFZrVU45dnFpczRsZz09

(If asked, join with computer video and audio)

To join by phone, dial +1 646 558 8656 and use the meeting code 868 6168 4177 and then hit # and hit # again and then the password 286939 and hit # again.

If you cannot make it, this service will be streamed live on our Facebook page and the video will be available afterwards for viewing.


click here for online services with Bishop Shannon at 11 am

Click here  for the Holy Eucharist at the National Cathedral at 11:15 am

 

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News & Events

A Message from the Interim

Dear people of God,

The time for in person worship (outdoors) is nearing.  My hope is that we will be able to gather in person in the beauty of 200 Pleasant St. on the 15thand 16th.  Our services that weekend, whether in person or on ZOOM, will commemorate the life of Johnathan Myrick Daniels.  Jonathan was a native of Keene, New Hampshire and was often seen in Lyndon VT where his grandparents lived.  Jonathan was a seminary student at Episcopal Divinity School in 1965 when he traveled to Alabama in support of the civil rights movement.  When the life of a 14-year-old black girl, Ruby Sales, was threatened by a hostile white man, Jonathan threw himself in front of her saving her life and losing his own.

In this age of radical awakening to the depth and pervasiveness of racism in our thinking and in our institutions, we are inspired by the courage of people of Jonathan. He did not set out to be a martyr but only to act out of his spiritual and religious convictions to resist oppression and suffering.

In the coming weeks and months I hope that we can deepen our own conversation around racism by 1) exploring the history of the Episcopal Church and its toleration/support of racism and slavery,  2) examining our personal inculturation, passivity and toleration of injustice; and 3) begin to develop a course of action to actively resist the oppression of all people of color and class.   I personally have been moved and fed spiritually and intellectually by a book called “Anxious to Talk About It” by  Presbyterian Minister Carolyn B. Helsel and I invite you to explore this book with me – do let me know if you are interested: [email protected]

These will not be easy conversations.  But God’s call to wholeness, to repentance, to new birth and new life, ultimately cannot be resisted if our hearts and minds are open to be formed in the image of God.

May God stir our hearts, our minds, our imaginations and we strive to actively uphold and affirm the dignity of every human being and struggle to change those institutions and patterns of behavior that further oppression.

God’s peace be upon you – and I look forward to meeting you in person.

Angie

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Current Updates

1 day ago

So many thanks to all who cooked, baked, brought salads and packed up 'to go' food this evening at Second Congregational Church in Bennington. Second Congo church has been serving Sunday Suppers for years and St Peter's had a chance to lend a hand today. We packed up 80 meals plus a big tray of mac & cheese went to the Homeless Shelter. Whatever we do for the least of our brothers we do for Christ. Alleluia!

2 days ago

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