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, October 1st
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, October 1st will be a Holy Communion 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: "Draw us in the Spirit's tether" by Harold Friedell, the Communion Motet: "Come, my Way" by Harold Friedell, and the Missa Secunda Holy Communion Service by Hans-Leo Hassler. Sunday School will take place and Child Care will be available.
Coffee will be offered in the Pumpelly Room following the 10:30AM service. All are welcome.
HOME PET BLESSINGS: In honor of St. Francis’ Day, Mtr. Christina is offering to visit parishioners’ homes and offer pet blessings this Tuesday, October 3rd and this Wednesday, October 4th. A signup sheet is located in the Pumpelly Room, or you can email Mtr. Christina at: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Wednesday Noon Worship Returns: On the first Wednesday of each month (October 4th), St. Peter’s offers a said Holy Communion service at 12:05PM in St. Mark’s Chapel. On the other Wednesdays of each month at 12:05PM, a short service of Noonday Prayer will be said in St. Mark’s Chapel. All are welcome!
FAREWELL CELEBRATION: Please join us as we say thank you and good bye to Mary Bon. Next Sunday, October 8th will be Mary’s last day with St. Peter’s Church and all are invited to a light lunch in the Parish Hall following the 10:30AM service. We thank Mary for her time and commitment to the choir and the church and especially for becoming the Interim Organist and Choir Director after Neil’s passing.
Anglican Prayer Beads Class: Two sessions of a class on making and praying with Anglican Prayer Beads are scheduled for October as part of the St. Peter's Prayer School. The first is Sunday, October 8th following the 10:30AM service and the second is Wednesday, October 11th at 12:30PM. All are welcome!
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.
Vision 2112 and Taste of History Potluck -- Sunday, Oct. 22: "What is God calling us to do?" All are welcome to gather after the 10:30AM service on Sunday, October 22nd to discuss what God is calling us as a church today that will lead us one day to our 400th anniversary in the year 2112. Attendees are invited to bring a dish to share that has a personal story attached to it -- perhaps about the person who gave you the recipe or about a special memory the dish has for you. Signups will be in the Pumpelly Room.
ANGELS IN TRAINING: This month the Angels in Training will feed the hungry at St. Francis Mission on Saturday, October 14th and again on Saturday, October 21st from 11AM to 1PM. Please consider helping for these 2 hours and give back to those less fortunate.
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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