As we navigate our way through challenging times, St. Peter’s is charting a course that will enhance our ability to be a virtual community while gradually offering in-person opportunities to connect with one another. We continue to offer one Sunday morning live stream prayer service, virtual gatherings through Zoom meetings, special resources for children and families, and curated spiritual resources. In-person gatherings have been suspended until further notice.
Please know that we miss you and are praying for you.
Sunday Service Offerings & Other Virtual Events
- 10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Prayer Rite Two service leaflet. View on Facebook live. No in-person gathering until further notice.
- Book of Common Prayer
Repeating Virtual Offerings:
- Sunday Coffee Hour. Following the 10:00 a.m. service, we will be hosting a coffee hour via Zoom. Refer to Keynotes for the link or contact Chris.
- Daily Noonday Prayer. To help keep us grounded in this time, Chris and Abigail have added daily Noonday prayer to our offerings. This will be available on Facebook live at 12:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
- Wednesday Morning Prayer and Bible Study. This will take place via Zoom or conference call. If you wish to participate, please email Chris for information.
- Thursday Prayer Group. Meets every Thursday. Email Chris for Zoom information.
- Gathering of Men. Please join Cliff every Friday at 8 a.m. via Zoom. All men in the parish are invited to this virtual morning gathering. If you would like to join this group, please refer to the most recent Keynotes for details.
Outdoor In-person Events
Atwater Walks – Mondays at 9:30 a.m.
Join Abigail for a 45-60 minute walk through the neighborhood adjacent to St. Peter’s each Monday at 9:30 a.m., weather permitting of course. Limit of 4 people. Please email Abigail if you wish to attend.
Sunday School and Families
Offerings for Children:
- Sunday materials for children continue to be emailed to families each Saturday. The materials are interesting approaches to the same scriptures heard in each Sunday’s service. Other possibilities for activities and crafts are emailed occasionally. From time-to-time events are scheduled for children at church or via Zoom. Anyone who would like to receive these emails may send an email request.
- Bedtime Stories has returned! Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas or winter story books are the upcoming themes. Story reading will resume on Thursday, November 25 with Thanksgiving at the Tapletons! The stories will be available via Facebook at 7:00 p.m. each evening, as before. If you are interested in recording yourself reading your favorite seasonal story to share on our Facebook page, please contact Abigail at email@example.com or or Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offerings for Youth:
Youth group Zoom meeting – Check with Chris for the current schedule.
If you or a loved one are in need of pastoral care, please contact the Church Office at 610-644-2261. For more information about pastoral care go here.
Daily Noonday Prayer is available to help keep us grounded during this time. Please join us virtually on Facebook live at 12:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Private Prayer – If you wish to spend time in either the historic church or bank barn for private prayer, please email Abigail to make arrangements.
Taking Care of Oneself During Pandemic
In addition to the resources below, we are considering offering a Zoom discussion on the topic of mental health during this time of global pandemic. Please email Abigail if you are interested and would like to attend.
Parishioner Brendan Hickey is a disaster and crisis mental heath volunteer with several agencies, an accredited suicide prevention specialist, and a school psychologist, currently being deployed to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts. He blogs about his experience and his tips for navigating a pandemic at aconspiracyofyoungravens.com in an ongoing series called “Scenes from a Pandemic.”
Helen Ockenden is a parishioner and retired registered nurse. She offers several suggestions for things to do to make this time easier on you and your family. See her video.
Betsy Bouvel, MS, NCC, LPC, is a psychotherapist and a parishioner at St. Peter’s. She shares strategies for reducing feelings of stress and anxiety. View her video.
Holly O’Connell, Executive Director of A Path to Hope, visited us in October to offer guidance and support to parents and caregivers navigating the mental healthcare system, to bring awareness of this medical issue and open up dialogue, and to improve access to information and affordable resources available in our community. Here she connects us with mental health resources easily accessible for those who need to reach out for help in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. https://youtu.be/lkRjNATdQpY