EXTRA — The Mouse
May 1, 2021
"Fire and hail, snow and vapours: wind
and storm, fulfilling his word."
—Ps. 148:8
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with the community:
Tree falls, narrowly missing church; Damage appears minimal; Morning Prayer will be said in Parish Hall tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. (8:00 a.m. cancelled)

[LITHGOW, N. Y.] A tree fell during yesterday's high winds, narrowly missing the church, but damaging the porch and narthex.

"This could have been a catastrophe," The Rev. Jake Dell, vicar, said. "We are very lucky. It couldn't have landed in a better spot," he continued, adding that the Sexton's family was home when it happened, and saw the tree come down.

No one was injured by the falling limbs and branches and damage appears to be minimal. The tree now lies on its side, directly in front of the church.

Morning Prayer will be said tomorrow in the Parish House at 9:30 a.m. Child care will be offered during the service (please RSVP to Marie Scagnelli at churchschoolatsaintpeters@gmail.com). Coffee hour will follow the service.

"At 35% capacity, the Parish House can accommodate up to 43 people," the Vicar said. Extra folding chairs are available he noted. "Unfortunately, the Parish House does not allow for live-streaming the service," he added.

The 8 a.m. service of Holy Communion is cancelled.
Top rows: three views of the church and fallen tree; Bottom: the Parish Hall ready for Morning Prayer tomorrow.
A Thanksgiving for the Church

Almighty God, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to reconcile the world to yourself: We praise and bless you for those whom you have sent in the power of the Spirit to preach the Gospel to all nations. We thank you that in all parts of the earth a community of love has been gathered together by their prayers and labors, and that in every place your servants call upon your Name; for the kingdom and the power
and the glory are yours for ever. Amen. (BCP, p. 838)
Text or call the Vicar at (845) 745-8160 for prayer or a pastoral visit.

The Vicar's email address is: jwdell2@pm.me.
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