Members Email of February 21, 2019

While it’s not quite the end of this blessedly-long Time after Epiphany, it is the end, for quite a while, of “ordinary time” at Saint Peter’s. Put differently, this is the last ‘"green Sunday" until June 23, 2019. But what Jesus does with us this Sunday is anything but ordinary, nourishing us with himself and teaching us, in word and example, the hardest teaching of all: love your enemies. Through this Sunday’s liturgies, we pray for peace.

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Members Email of February 14, 2019

This Sunday, we join with the crowds to hear Jesus teach. The words will be familiar; they appear to be the Sermon on the Mount. We need to listen carefully. In Luke’s telling transformation of the whole society is here.  

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Members Email of January 31, 2019

It’s popularly called “Candlemas” because of the liturgy includes worshipers lighting and extinguishing candles, taking off from the words “A Light to enlighten the nations” which we’ll hear in the Gospel.

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Members Email of January 24, 2019

We’re almost, but not quite, into the “ordinary’ Sundays after the Epiphany. This Sunday, we will bring 2019’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to a close. Next Sunday will be the 40th day after Christmas, aka, Candlemas, and we will celebrate the Presentation of Jesus, bring an end to all liturgical matters that draw us back toward Christmas and, with Jesus and the disciples, move inexorably toward Lent, Holy Week, and Easter.

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Members Email of January 17, 2019

This Sunday we observe the third of the historically-celebrated epiphanies of Jesus: Christ’s first miracle according to Saint John’s Gospel: changing of water into wine at the wedding at Cana. This is also the Sunday our nation commemorates the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and we commit ourselves to continue working for justice, especially racial justice…

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Members Email of January 10, 2019

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.  

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Members Email of January 3, 2019

This Sunday, January 6, 2019 is the Day of the Epiphany of our Lord and the principal Latinx celebration of Christ’s Nativity. It has been Saint Peter’s long-standing (15 year) tradition to celebrate the principal liturgy of the day — 11:00 a.m. — as a bilingual liturgy that is primarily in Spanish.

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Members Email of December 20, 2018

On December 23, the Fourth Sunday in Advent, we join the ‘first responders’ to Christ’s presence among us, uniting our songs with those of Mary, Mother of God; her kinswoman Elizabeth, and Elizabeth’s son John (soon to be called John the Baptist) who leaps for joy at the presence of Jesus among them.)

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