Dear faithful people of Saint Peter’s Church:
“Good Shepherd Sunday” is this Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Maybe this year, more than ever, we can more easily recognize that each mass is “a table set in the presence of our enemies.” At each liturgy, we continue to pray for our fragile earth as we emphasize Environmental Care. The 10:00 a.m. Forum will feature Jack Anderson presenting on dance, specifically selections from American Ballet Theatre - please be sure to arrive on time since the dance presentations run long.
Pastor Stahler is in Manassas, Virginia this weekend presiding at the marriage of former Saint Peter’s Church member Temitayo Oyegbile and Franklin Chidi.
Please pray also for our Synod Assembly, meeting Thursday —Saturday, May 16-19, that we may choose a faithful Bishop:
Almighty God, giver of all good gifts, look on your church with grace and guide the minds of those who shall choose the bishop of our Metropolitan New York Synod, that we may receive a faithful servant who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Pastor John Damm's Mass of the Resurrection will take place here at Saint Peter's Church on Saturday, June 22, at 4:00 p.m. Please consider this an invitation to celebrate his life and legacy.
Please accept my thanks for your care and concern for me during my recent surgery and recovery. While I'm still moving slowly and have lots of doctor-ordered restrictions, I am experiencing none of the pain I experienced before. I've walked to church every day this week, the first time I've been physically able to do that in 10 months. I've a way to go yet, but the path ahead appears good. Thank you for your prayers, care and support!
Peace and Joy —— and Courage!