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• Holy Communion - 10:30am with Summer Choir, Summer Sunday School and Child Care
Sunday, June 26th
Please join us this Sunday, June 26th at 10:30AM for a service of Holy Communion. The Rev. John L. Scott, III will be preaching and officiating Holy Communion. Fr. Scott is a retired priest in the Albany Episcopal Diocese and is the Hospital Chaplain for the Albany area hospitals.
The summer choir will be singing, with this week's anthem, "My eyes for beauty pine" by Herbert Howells. Summer Sunday School will take place and Child Care will be available.
Coffee Hour will take place following the service in the Pumpelly Room. All are invited.
Coffee Hour Volunteers: Coffee Hour is an important stewardship program of St. Peter’s. The volunteers this year: Gayle Hartz, Josephine Kamya, Robin LaPlante, Michele Lundberg, Donna Ohlman, Alice Sanigular, Susan Smith, Gloria Van Derpoel and Michele Vennard have provided us all with great treats and outstanding hospitality. It’s time to provide a summer break for all. Coffee Hour will begin again on Sunday, September 11th with the Sunday School providing their annual prayer pretzels. And beginning on Sunday, September 18th Coffee Hour will be hosted by the Daughter’s of the King. In the meantime, if you would like to become a Coffee Hour host, please reach out to Michele Vennard at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (518)858-0525 or (518)274-4989. Our final Coffee Hour for the summer will be on Sunday, July 3rd as a special welcome to Mother Christina Hunter - please plan to join us!
Summer Choir: Members of the parish are invited to join the singing of the summer choir, beginning Sunday, June 26th. We have a brief rehearsal at 9:45AM on Sundays to prepare music for the 10:30AM service. There is no audition, but the ability to follow musical notation is helpful.
LEM Lunch Meeting: Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a Lay Eucharistic Minister? We will be having a lunch meeting sometime in July when Mtr. Christina will be able to participate. We will go over all the duties and responsibilities involved in this Ministry. Anyone who is interested, or even mildly curious, is welcome to sit in with no obligation. If you have any questions please see Gordon Lattey or Susan Smith after any of the services.
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.
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.