Members Email of September 5, 2019

We begin this Program Year this Sunday, the Thirteenth after Pentecost, with Prayer of the Day: Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with your continual help, that in all our works, begun, continued and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name; and finally, by your mercy, bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who, lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

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Our Ministry Together in the Year Ahead

Ever since the Mass of the Resurrection for Pastor Damm last June, I’ve been urged by a variety of people — colleagues, bishops, Saint Peter’s leaders and members — to state, as accurately and definitively as possible, the expectations and mutually agreed-upon timeline for the conclusion of our ministry together; the transition to a new pastor; and Carole’s and my plans for our next adventure in our life together.

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Members Email of August 29, 2019

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” That’s the way the first sentence of this Sunday’s second reading from Hebrews 13 is translated in the King James Version of the Bible. It’s a good way to conclude, and begin a Program Year, which is what we do on September 1 of every year…

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Members Email of August 22, 2019

As we gather at Christ’s table on August 25, the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, two of our readings focus our attention on the city, summoning all to “love and serve the city” and presenting us with a template for that loving and serving: “Zion, the city of the living God.”

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Members Email of August 8, 2019

On August 11, the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Jesus makes this clear ”It’s all about the table at which God gathers everyone and the “table etiquette” is determined solely by God. Needless to say, at Christ’s table people of every time and every place and every background are welcome!

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Members Email of August 1, 2019

Today, August 1, marks the beginning of my twenty-third year of ministry with the people of Saint Peter’s Church. All day, I’ve been giving God thanks and praise for all of you and all we’ve been able to do together to “creatively shape life in the city.”

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Members Email of July 1, 2019

Saint Peter’s Church is closed from Thursday, July 4 through Saturday, July 6. There are no meetings or programs at the church during this holiday break. July 7 is the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost and on this day Jesus surprises his followers with the power they have through him to defeat the forces of evil in the world.

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Members Email of June 27, 2019

This Sunday at Saint Peter’s Church, we celebrate our name day by observing the Day of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (June 29). I was in Rome for this festival last year and found myself remarkably near the altar for the outdoor mass -- an up-close view of the liturgical celebration.

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Members Email of June 6, 2019

The Day of Pentecost, Easter’s 50th day, this Sunday, June 9, celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit, the primary gift that is ours through Christ’s death, resurrection and ascension. It is the Spirit that creates faith, inspires love, and empowers courageous action in us…

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Members Email of May 16, 2019

On the Fifth Sunday of Easter, God’s people begin to hear about what it means to live a resurrected life. On this Sunday, we will particularly be giving God thanks for Edward “Sam” Hutcheson, who will be leaving our staff after 25 years of service on this day…

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