Abby Zonies's "Dripping Wet in Purple", now on display in the Narthex Gallery as part of her exhibition The Liberation Series until March 21.
Dear faithful people of Saint Peter’s Church:

This weekend promises several exciting and joyful events.
  • On Friday, January 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m., VOICES AT SAINT PETER’S, a cabaret of poetry, music & comedy
  • On Saturday, January 12, 11:00 a.m., Mass with the Ordination of John Keogh with reception to follow
  • On Sunday, January 13, all our liturgies celebrate the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pastor John Keogh will preside at the 11:00 a.m. mass, his first mass as an ordained pastor in Christ’s Church and Cantor Bálint Karosi and our Saint Peter's Choir will return as well.
  • 10:00 a.m. Forum will be led by the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Linman and will be the first of a two-part series entitled “Luther’s Wisdom on Preaching from His Quotable Quotes.”
  • 6:00 p.m. Jazz Vespers will feature the "Immigrantet" with Juan Diego Villalobos on vibraphone, Adam O’Farrill on trumpet, Edward Pérez on bass and Daniel Prim on drums.

Mass for Peace resumes this Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Study resumes this Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. This series from Living the Questions is entitled Science, Religion and Evolving Faith. This week’s topic: Toward Healing the Rift.

  • Friday, January 18, 6:00 p.m. Memorial for Nancy Purnell
  • Friday, January 25, 3:00 p.m. Memorial for William Craig
  • Saturday, January 26, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CONFIRMATION INSTRUCTION #1
  • Saturday, January 26, 4:00 p.m. Memorial Organ Recital for Christine Frese
  • Organist Dr. Bálint Karosi will perform at Trinity Episcopal Church 651 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT (steps away from the Southport station on MetroNorth’s New Haven line)
  • Sunday, January 27, 11:00 a.m. Mass Farewell & Godspeed for Kathy and Dr. Thomas Schmidt
  • Saturday, February 2, 11:00 a.m. Mass of the Resurrection: Arthur “Jim” Burt

Pastor Jared Stahler is one of 12 pastors of the Metropolitan New York Synod to have been chosen by the Synod’s GATHERED Strategic Planning Committee’s Leadership Development Team to attend a week-long workshop, the California Lutheran Pastor’s Executive Skills Workshop at Spirit in the Desert retreat center, Carefree, Arizona beginning January 14. This is part 1 of a 3-part annual series.  

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN FEBRUARY will be dedicated to community work together to prepare documents needed to begin the process of calling a new pastor. Each evening will begin with Mass/Misa at 6:00 p.m. followed by a meal and conversation on our Mission Site Profile. Please watch for details.

SAINT PETER’S PARISH TRIP to Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Krakow is now scheduled for October 17-29, 2019. Airfare is $720 per person plus trip cost of $3200 per person (double occupancy.) If you wish to receive detailed information and didn’t get an email from me about this, please contact me at

Peace and Courage!
The Rev. Amandus J. Derr
Senior Pastor
  • The Fiction Book Discussion Group will next meet on Sunday, January 27, 2019 after brunch (roughly 1:15 p.m.) to discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. We will meet in Pastor Derr's office. This is a longer book, so no "read ahead" title this time! But we welcome suggestions for books to read and discuss, and all are welcome to join us!
  • If you have a title to suggest and/or want to be on the book discussion email list, please email Kit Kreilick at:

  • Are you interested in serving as a lay voting member from Saint Peter’s Church at the 2019 ANNUAL ASSEMBLY Metropolitan New York Synod Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18, 2019 Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown, New York? The theme for this assembly is CARE FOR CREATION and the major agenda item will be the election of a new bishop. If you are interested in serving, please contact President Christopher Vergara,

  • The reception for the opening of Abby Zonies' The Liberation Series exhibit will take place on Thursday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m.
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