Ellen Priest's  River #7  on display as part of the  On Being American/Jazz Ryan Cohan's "The River"  exhibition in the Narthex and Living Room Galleries from now until June 6. 
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!
The Rev. Amandus J. Derr
Senior Pastor
  • Saint Peter's Parish Council is pleased to commit Saint Peter's to join Central Synagogue in giving a gift to the Midtown Islamic Center, damaged by fire last month. Some 600 people pray here every Friday, and more throughout the week. The Council hopes this one-time special collection can be presented at the close of Ramadan on June 4. Give online, or by check payable to "Saint Peter's Church,” write "Islamic Center" in the memo.

  • NYC Landmarks Conservancy's Sacred Sites Open House 2019 Medieval to Modern: Celebrating New York City's Religious Art and Architecture kicks off at Saint Peter’s Church on Monday, 13 at 6:30 p.m. with a special lecture titled “Rediscovering New York's Lost Sacred Sites” by the Conservancy's Glen Umberger. A reception and special small-group preview tours of the work in Nevelson Chapel follow the lecture. The event is free but advanced registration is required. Click HERE to register.

  • The Fiction Book Group will meet in Pastor Derr’s office on Sunday, May 19, to discuss Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Since we will be having a special brunch that day to honor Sam Hutcheson, the anticipated time of our meeting following brunch will be 2 pm rather than the usual 1:15. For those interested, the “read ahead” book is The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan.
Are you, or someone you know at Saint Peter’s, interested in serving on the Parish Council? Each spring, the Nominating Committee works to secure the names of congregational members interested in serving a three-year term on the Parish Council. The committee then will email a questionnaire to each potential candidate and set a time in late May/early June for interviews. Elections will be held at the Congregational meeting on June 23. Please contact any member of the committee with suggested names, including your own! They are Tracy Christensen; Dennis Frado; Justin List; Marisa Lohse; Catherine Russell; and Carolyn Wagner, chair. 
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