Sermon and Announcements for Feb. 21, 2021

The sermon can be found here (YouTube).

Here are the lessons and sermon discussion questions (PDF).

We are having our Annual Meeting on February 21. You can read the reports from our ministry groups here (PDF). The agenda is on page 1.


We are now in the season of Lent. You can read about Lent and special practices for the season at this link.

PLEDGES for 2021: It is not too late to pledge to the important work of St. Peter’s for 2021. Here is a link to a letter from our Sr. Warden and Vestry. Your financial support of St. Peter’s mission is important.

PLEDGE: you can send in your pledge card to the church or send an email of intention to the church. Keep up on your pledge to the church in two ways during this time:  1. By sending a check to the church at 1719 N. 22nd St., Richmond Virginia, 23223 or our post office box at St. Peters, Church Hill PO Box 38754 Henrico, Virginia. 23231–9998.  2. Or giving online through the giving page on this website.

PREACHING ROTA: This link will take you our preaching rota/schedule (PDF) for the 1st quarter of 2021 (updated 2.22.21). Please keep our preachers in your prayers as they prepare. Here is the rota for the 2nd quarter of 2021 (PDF).

FOOD DISTRIBUTION and the FOOD BANK take place on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Food is available for pick up at 8:30 am on the Wednesdays.

BIBLE STUDY via Zoom each Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Email Lindsay Goodrich to join.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER is offered on the second and fourth Saturday at 3:00 PM on Zoom. Contact Nikki Fernandes to join.

THE SHARING CIRCLE is an opportunity for us to share our resources in needs with each other during this pandemic. Marc Lockhart is the contact person for the sharing circle.

St. Peters has started a sharing circle during this time of the coronavirus where we can connect parishioners who need things with those who can make them available. For example, if you need transportation, someone to run an errand for you, toilet paper, or advice on how to get something, we can connect you with someone in the parish who will provide those things. If you are in threat of eviction from your home or rental habitat,we would like to know and may be able to provide some assistance. Likewise, if you have something to offer like you can give a ride to someone, pick up groceries, want to host a zoom meeting for a craft activity that can be done while we are shut in, like cooking, baking or book club, feel free to let us know. Deacon Karla Hunt is available for pastoral needs if you would like a phone call to stay in touch, prayers by telephone, or something else. The sharing circle is open to all parishioners. If you’d like to participate with a request or with an offer, please contact Olivia Brown. All REQUESTS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.

From:   Standing Committee of the Diocese of Virginia

To:       Members of the Diocese of Virginia

Re:       Update on the Bishop Diocesan Search Process 

February 16, 2021

Since the annual convention in November, in addition to its regularly scheduled first-Thursday-of-the-month meetings, the Standing Committee has been steeped in learning about — and taking action on  —  the early responsibilities associated with the Bishop Diocesan search. We are grateful for the support provided by The Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley, Bishop for the Office of Pastoral Development and a member of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s staff. Among these early responsibilities is to hire an election consultant, whose role is to navigate the Search Committee through the myriad details of the search process — and, when the time comes, to serve as a guide to the Transition Committee through their process, as well. The Standing Committee interviewed four consultants for this role — two Virginia-based consultancies and two individuals referred to us by Bishop Ousley. We have hired The Rev. Dr. L. Ann Hallisey — one of the consultants from Bishop Ousley’s Office of Pastoral Development. The next step in our process will be to hear from those of you who are interested in serving as a member of the Search Committee. We are committed to ensuring that this Committee reflects the full diversity of the Diocese. Watch for a communication soon with a link to an online application, which will be offered in English, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. We look forward to hearing from many of you. An application process for the Transition Committee will be launched later this Spring or Summer; and, likewise, we are committed to ensuring that this Committee also reflects the full diversity of the Diocese. Thank you for your prayerful support as we continue this important work in the life of the Diocese. If you have questions or comments, please contact us at