Worship and Announcements for April 25, 2021

Please join us for our Live Zoom Worship Service on Sunday. We will begin our worship at 12:00 noon.  Our virtual doors will open at 11:55 a.m. If you need the Zoom link please email us.

Announcements

COMMUNITY GARDEN: Members of St. Peter’s will be working in the Woodville Community Garden at 28th and Tate on Saturday May 1 from 9 am – 1 pm. Work will include spring clean up and amending the beds. For more information email Lindsay Goodrich.

JUNETEENTH: St. Peter’s and St. John’s Episcopal Churches will host a joint gathering in commemoration of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, 2021.   Groups from each of our churches will plan, organize, and work together in the coming weeks.  We need volunteers in the following areas: Team One:  Worship; Team Two:   March for Unity  (from St. John’s to St. Peter’s)Team Three:  Gathering/Picnic (following March)Team Four:  Set Up and Clean Up. Please be advised that all of our planning will be done based upon COVID restrictions as set by the Diocese of VA.  

Initially our ZOOM planning will take 2-3 hours a week at the most.  There may be an increase in time as June 1st approaches. Much of this will be determined by the possible restrictions that we will encounter due to COVID.  Please be aware that if you are unable to volunteer to plan, you can support this effort by attending the gathering on June 19th. As groups meet, pray, and plan, our congregations will be kept informed via verbal and written announcements. Please email me if you would like to volunteer. 

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863.(Source and for additional information:  https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm)

KITCHEN AND PARISH HALL RENOVATION: We are moving forward with our plans for this work. We will be receiving a grant from the Diocese of Virginia. Members and friends will also be given the opportunity to contribute financially and through other means. Stay tuned for updates!

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. Food is packed on Tuesday afternoon. Contact Ron Cary for more information.

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.

What is 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.

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.