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• Holy Communion - 10:30am with Full Choir,                    Sunday School and Child Care


  Funeral Service for Frank Spath    May 15th, 2022 at 12:30PM

Our beloved and cherished parishioner Frank Spath entered into eternal life this past Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The funeral service will be held at St. Peter's Church this Sunday, May 15th at 12:30PM. The Rev. Paul J. Hartt, former Rector of St. Peter's Church, will be the officiant. The service will be a full Choral Holy Communion Christian Burial Service.

Frank's full obituary can be found at: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/timesunion-albany/name/frank-spath-obituary?pid=201981667


Sunday, May 15th

Please join us this Sunday, May 15th at 10:30AM for a Morning Prayer service. Dr. John Davis will be preaching on "Love One Another". John is a Lay Preacher licensed by the Albany Episcopal Diocese.

The full choir will be singing, Sunday School will take place and Child Care will be available.

Coffee Hour will be held in the Pumpelly Room following the service. All are welcome.

Announcements

ANNUAL BBQ: On Saturday, May 28th (Memorial Day weekend), The Albany Damien Center will hold its annual BBQ, sponsored by a group of people from St. Peter’s Church along with family and friends. It started in 2011 as a way to make one summer weekend a little more special for the Damien Center members and grew every year until the pandemic shut it down in 2020. We had a smaller party last year but this year we are barreling into the season with as many bells and whistles as we can manage, and we would really welcome your help.  A core group from St. Peter’s including Cathy Schunk, Diana Martin, Frank and Debby Spath, and Sharon DeBonis have been doing this together for many years, along with occasional guest appearances by such luminaries as John Cerniglia. Our friends and families pitch in as well but we can always use more help, especially with making dishes ahead of time or prepping, serving, and cleaning up on the day. Grillers are always welcome! Salads and desserts are especially helpful. This year the BBQ has the support of our Outreach Committee as well. For more information or to volunteer please contact Sharon DeBonis at (518)237-1871 or email her at: scdebonis@verizon.net

Beaver Cross: Registration for Beaver Cross Summer Camp is officially open! Get ready for the summer by securing your place at the Diocesan summer camp. Beaver Cross has been Building Community in Christ since 1964. Camp activities include: Christian teaching, high ropes & low ropes course, swimming, worship, crafts, archery, sports, camp-wide games and more! To register online, please visit: www.beavercrossministries.org

154th Annual Diocesan Convention & Youth Rally: June 3rd - 5th, spend the weekend with hundreds of friends from the Diocese of Albany at Silver Bay, the beautiful YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center on gorgeous Lake George. In addition to the official business of the diocese, enjoy workshops, worship, fellowship, music, recreation, entertainment, exhibits and more! Programming and fun for people of all ages!  For more information and to register please visit: https://albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/convention2022/. The deadline to register is May 22nd.

Video Archive

To view the Service YouTube Videos from 2020 and 2021 please click the link below:

StPetersChurchAlbany.org/video-archive/

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.

Chancel
Stained Glass Ceiling
St. Peter's
St. Peters Stained Glass
The seven-sided Apse
St. Peters
Bell Tower

Clergy Announcement

The Vestry is delighted to announce that Mother Christina Hunter has accepted our call to become Priest-in-Charge at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. She will assume the role of Priest-in-Charge in early July 2022.

As Priest-in-Charge, Mother Christina will perform the same responsibilities and functions as a Rector, under an initial two-year agreement. After 18 months, the Vestry, together with Mother Christina, will evaluate the relationship with the hope and intention of calling her as our Rector at that time. While this type of relationship is new to us at St. Peter’s, it is very common in the Episcopal Church and recommended to parishes and candidates alike as an effective launch to what will hopefully be a long-term relationship.

Many of you will remember Mother Christina and her husband Father Paul Hunter from their time here in the summer of 2021. In two short months, Mother Christina made an indelible impression on us with her unwavering service to Christ, our community, and our parish. She deeply appreciates our worship and music traditions. She believes that change is best accomplished collaboratively in the church. For these reasons and many more, we were thrilled when we learned that she was interested in returning to St. Peter’s with her young family to serve in this Priest-in Charge role.

The Vestry will share updates and additional information about the Hunters and this exciting new chapter in our history in the coming weeks.

The Vestry

 

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