New Worship Format

Our Sunday worship continues to be on Zoom – Sundays at 12:00 noon. The format has changed and we now do a live service. This service, which is a modified form of Morning Prayer, has music, three readings from Scripture, prayers, creed and live sermon. It lasts about 45 minutes. It is followed by a time to visit and chat.

We would love to have you join us. Send us an email and we’ll send you the Zoom link.

Here is our schedule for Holy Week:

Palm Sunday Service, March 28th at 12 noon 

Rev. Dorothy will be our preacher

On Palm Sunday, March 28th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. members may come by St. Peter’s to pick up a Palm and receive a prayer/blessing.  Please wear a mask even if you have been vaccinated.

Maundy Thursday Service – April 1st, 6:00 pm 

The Rev. Laura Inscoe will be our preacher

Good Friday Service – April 2nd, 6:00 p.m.

Rev. Dorothy will be our preacher

Easter Sunday Service, April 4th, at 12 noon

Rev. Dorothy will be our preacher

Worship and Announcements for Feb. 28, 2021

On Sunday we will begin our Zoom Live Worship Service. The Lessons and Questions for discussion can be found here.. The sermon will be live. Following our service those who desire may stay online to participate in a modified “Coffee Hour.”  We will begin our worship at 12:00 noon.  Our virtual doors will open at 11:55 a.m.  If you would like to join us and don’t have the link, email us and we’ll send it to you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. 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.

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.

ANNOUCEMENTS

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.

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.

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 standingcommittee@thediocese.net.

Information for the Season of Lent 2021

Wednesday, February 17 through Saturday, April 3rd

The heart of the matter is the matter of the heart.

The forty days of Lent are from Ash Wednesday though Holy Saturday omitting Sundays.  Historically these days were spent as a time of the preparation for baptismal candidates .  During Lent, all Christians are invited “to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word” (BCP, p. 265). 

“Remember my brother/sister/sibling that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

A sobering reminder of our humanity is pronounced as ashes are placed upon our foreheads in this season.  As we are surrounded by the fruit of pandemic and crisis we have more than enough reason to hasten to the arms and grace of God.

Suggestions for the use of these 40 days:

+Pray (gather prayer concerns weekly from family and/or friends)

+Read a daily devotional (in print are online)

+Read scripture (suggestion begin in the Old Testament Genesis 1 and in the New Testament: John 1)

+Listen to hymns, gospels, instrumental tunes that feed and refresh your spirit

If we embrace this season with anticipation and joy, the fruit of God’s grace will be evident.  Each day that we are alive is a priceless gift.  Let us go through this season giving thanks, praying for one another, learning to trust in God, and leaning into the fellowship that we share as a family of believers. 

Prayers to Prepare Your Heart

(select one per day; consider writing a prayer) 

Prayer of Thomas Merton

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.

“I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”  Amen.

Psalm 46:10a (sit quietly, palms on your lap, take deep breaths, read slowly)

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am …

Be still and know …

Be still … 

Be …

Prayer for Humility (an AA – Prayer — Cleveland)

Lord, I am far too much influenced by what people think of me.

Which means that I am always pretending to be either richer or smarter or nicer than I really am.

Please prevent me from trying to attract attention.

Don’t let me gloat over praise on the one hand or be discouraged by criticism on the other.

Nor let me waste time weaving imaginary situations in which the most heroic, charming, witty person present is myself. 

Show me how to be humble of heart like You.  Amen.

Bible Studies through Lent

From the Episcopal Church Website

Lent 1:  https://www.episcopalchurch.org/bible_study/bible-study-lent-1-b-february-21-2021/

Lent 2:

Lent 3:

Lent 4:

Lent 5:

(The Revised Common Lectionary readings are the same as they were on this Sunday in 2018)

Palm Sunday:

(The Revised Common Lectionary readings are the same as they were on this Sunday in 2018)

Maundy Thursday:

(The Revised Common Lectionary readings are the same for Maundy Thursday)

Good Friday:

(The Revised Common Lectionary Readings are the same for Good Friday)

Easter Vigil

Readings and devotional thoughts will be posted in Holy Week.

_________

Here is the booklet of daily devotional reading written by the residents and staff of Westminster Canterbury, Richmond.

Sermon and Announcements for Feb. 14, 2021

This is the last Sunday of Epiphany. It began on Jan. 7th “The Feast of the Epiphany” when we celebrate that the Magi arrived and presented gifts to the Christ Child and that the good news that Jesus revealed God to all people.  The word “epiphany” comes from a Greek word meaning, “showing forth, appearance, manifestation, revelation.”  The season of Epiphany will end on Ash Wednesday, February 17 this year. We will then enter the season of Lent. Stay tuned for more information on Lent!

We continue to gather virtually by Zoom. If you would like to join us on Sunday, send us an email and we’ll send you the link.

The video of the sermon from the Rev. Laura Inscoe can be found here (YouTube.)

The Lessons and Discussion Questions (PDF) are here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s Annual meeting will be held virtually through zoom on Sunday, February 21, 2021 beginning at 12 pm.  There will be reports from special groups, senior and junior wardens, treasurer and Interim Priest Rev. Dorothy White.  Here is the agenda. Reports listed will be available for your review during this coming week.

Questions may be submitted for answering during the meeting by using  – www.stpeterschurchhill@gmail.com.

We look forward to your participation

Our Ash Wednesday service will be held on Wednesday, February 17 at 6 pm on Zoom. A link will be sent to the congregation.

PLEDGES for 2021: We’re excited to continue our stewardship pledge campaign 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 for the 1st quarter of 2021. Please keep our preachers in your prayers as they prepare.

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. Olivia Brown 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.

Sermon and Announcements for Feb. 7, 2021

We are now in the season of Epiphany. It began on Jan. 7th “The Feast of the Epiphany” when we celebrate that the Magi arrived and presented gifts to the Christ Child and that the good news that Jesus revealed God to all people.  The word “epiphany” comes from a Greek word meaning, “showing forth, appearance, manifestation, revelation.”  The season of Epiphany will end on Ash Wednesday, February 17 this year. We will then enter the season of Lent. Stay tuned for more information on Lent!

We continue to gather virtually by Zoom. If you would like to join us on Sunday, send us an email and we’ll send you the link.

Here are the Lessons and Questions (PDF) for Discussion. Please note to read them prior to Sunday morning as some require preparation.

Here (YouTube) is the sermon from the Rev. Dr. Dorothy White.

PLEDGES for 2021: We’re excited to announce our stewardship pledge campaign 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 for the 1st quarter of 2021. Please keep our preachers in your prayers as they prepare.

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. Olivia Brown 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.

Sermon & Announcements for Jan. 31, 2021

We are now in the season of Epiphany. It began on Jan. 7th “The Feast of the Epiphany” when we celebrate that the Magi arrived and presented gifts to the Christ Child and that the good news that Jesus revealed God to all people.  The word “epiphany” comes from a Greek word meaning, “showing forth, appearance, manifestation, revelation.”  The season of Epiphany will end on Ash Wednesday, February 17 this year. We will then enter the season of Lent.

We continue to gather virtually by Zoom. If you would like to join us on Sunday, send us an email and we’ll send you the link.

Here are the Lessons and Questions for Discussion (PDF). Please read prior to Sunday.

Here is the link to the sermon on YouTube.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLEDGES for 2021: We’re excited to announce our stewardship pledge campaign 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 for the 1st quarter of 2021. Please keep our preachers in your prayers as they prepare.

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. Olivia Brown 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.