Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
• Archives Wednesday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
• Holy Communion - 8:30am
• Holy Communion (1st & 3rd Sundays) - 10:30am with the Choir, Sunday School and Child Care
• Morning Prayer (2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays) - 10:30am with the Choir, Sunday School and Child Care
Sunday, September 24th
Every Sunday we offer an 8:30AM and a 10:30AM service. The 8:30AM service is a Holy Communion Service. It is a "said service" with no music and takes place at the St. Mark's Altar. The 10:30AM service is a Holy Communion service on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and a Morning Prayer service on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month. This Sunday, September 24th will be a Morning Prayer Service. We hope you will join us for one of these Sunday services.
The full choir will be singing with this week's Offertory Anthem: "If ye love me" by Thomas Tallis and the Morning Prayer Chants from the 1982 Hymnal. Our Assistant Music Director, Malcolm Moran, will be playing organ for the 10:30AM service. Sunday School will take place and Child Care will be available.
Coffee hour will NOT be held on Sunday, September 24th due to the Annual Parish Picnic at the Rectory.
Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed: Enjoy St. Peter’s coffee hour? Then why not volunteer for hosting one or several this fall. Volunteers are still needed. There is a sign-up sheet in the kitchen as well as basic instructions and there is always a helping hand available. Please reach out to Michele Vennard at email@example.com, (518)274-4989 (home), (518)858-0525 (cell). Thank you.
Annual Parish Picnic: Please join us for the St. Peter’s Church Annual Parish Picnic at the Rectory, this Sunday, September 24th at 12:30PM. Chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass for the meal or a dessert. Please sign-up on the board located in the Pumpelly Room or you may RSVP to the church office to let us know you are coming and what you are bringing. Please call Ruth at (518)434-3502 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOME PET BLESSINGS: In honor of St. Francis’ Day, Mtr. Christina is offering to visit parishioners’ homes and offer pet blessings on Tuesday, October 3rd and Wednesday, October 4th. A signup sheet is located in the Pumpelly Room, or you can email Mtr. Christina at: email@example.com to arrange a visit time. Also, there is an option to have your pet’s name read during the Noon Wednesday Eucharist prayers on St. Francis’ Day.
First Communion, Baptism and Confirmation Classes Begin: Two sessions of a class to prep children for first Communion are scheduled for Sundays, October 15th and 29th after the 10:30AM service. Children in first grade and older are invited to prepare to receive Communion on All Saints’ Sunday, November 5th. In addition, Confirmation classes are beginning for Christians aged 13 and older. Please see Mtr. Christina if you have an interest in preparation for Baptism, Communion or Confirmation.
CHOIR STARTUP AND RECRUITMENT: Choir rehearsals have begun on the following schedule: TREBLES: Mondays 5PM to 6:15PM and Thursdays 5PM to 6:30PM; SATB: Thursdays 5:30PM to 7PM; FULL CHOIR: Sundays 9:30AM rehearsal for the 10:30AM service. We are in for an exciting and active musical season. We are eager to welcome new choristers to the choir and particularly urge boys and girls age 8 to grade 8 to join the Treble section of the choir. Please contact Mary Bon for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 518-339-5460.
Wednesday Lectionary Lunches: Bring a bag lunch and join Mtr. Christina in the Pumpelly Room after Noonday Prayer (at 12:30PM) for Lectionary Lunch. During this informal gathering, we’ll chat about any questions or observations you have regarding the day’s Bible readings (but no Biblical/spiritual topic is off limits!). Need the readings? Visit https://prayer.forwardmovement.org and click “Daily Readings.” Drinks will be provided.
Offering Envelopes for 2024: We are in the process of preparing a final list for the printers of those parishioners who wish to receive weekly Offering Envelopes for the first quarter 2024. Once again you will receive your contribution envelopes quarterly instead of the entire year all at once. Please review your envelopes for accuracy in your name and address. Should you wish to make any changes, or if you do not presently receive Offering Envelopes but would like to, or if you would like to discontinue your envelopes, please send your changes and/or information to Janice Chenot at email@example.com or call the church office at (518)434-3502. In order for you to receive your first quarter contribution envelopes by the first of the year, your changes must be received by Monday, October 30th.
Welcome to St. Peter's
St. Peter's is an active church with a rich history. With a faithful membership, St. Peter's seeks to worship God, to support the spiritual growth of all parishioners, to reach out to the surrounding community, and to preserve our unique Christian heritage for the benefit of future generations.
St. Peter's has served as an active center of worship for over 300 years. A member of the Diocese of Albany, St. Peter's existed before the formation of the Episcopal Church after the American Revolution. The current St. Peter's Church is the third structure in the parish's history, the first having been built in 1715.
Much of the life of the church takes place in the Guild House adjacent to the church, which houses the church offices, the Sunday school classrooms, the nursery, the choir room, the archives, a large auditorium with full kitchen, the Pumpelly Room parlor for receptions, and upper floor apartments.
To view the YouTube Videos for :
* Our Stories of God by Mtr. Christina Hunter
* Service Videos from 2020 and 2021 (during the Pandemic)
* Geoffrey Hoderath's Funeral Service
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