The Mouse for
January 16, 2022
"All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses."

— 1 Cor. 12:11
Epiphany 2
Sermon: "Reconciled Diversity"

Sunday's texts continue to talk about covenant restoration. They are saying that this restoration is marked by a diversity of unifying (and edifying) gifts. Jesus frees us to be who God has made us to be. The Spirit unites a godly (and God-given) diversity in reconciled unity. We must identify the gifts God has given us and use them for the common good.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Morning Prayer & Sermon, 9:30 a.m.
(To access the livestream, click here.)

On January 16, St. Peter's will reopen for public worship, with the following restrictions:

  • Seating capacity is reduced by 50%
  • Please do not sit in roped-off pews
  • Please wear a mask
  • Congregational singing is permitted, softly, and while keeping your mask on

Thank you for your cooperation.
Vocalists this week

The vocalists this week are Torrie Larson, Doug Larson, Lillian Chapman.
Online Giving

St. Peter's is pleased to offer the convenience of online giving via our website. You may make a pledge payment or a one-time gift either by ACH or credit card. From the website menu, click on Serve > Make a gift online, or click here.
"The Work of Christmas"

When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.

From Howard Thurman’s The Mood of Christmas and Other Celebrations. Submitted by Betsy Shequine.
Flowers at St. Peter's

The floral guild is always grateful for donations. If you are interested in dedicating flowers in memoriam or for a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary, please send an email to with the date and the name(s) to whom you would like to dedicate the arrangements.

You can either send a check to St. Peter’s (PO Box 1502, Millbrook, NY 12545) or put the check in the weekly offering with "flowers" on the memo line. You may also add a dedication in the bulletin or leave it anonymous.
Parish Prayer List

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Collect for Epiphany 2

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that thy people, illumined by thy Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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