Sunday, July 19, is Pastor Andrew Terry’s last Sunday at St. Peter’s. He and his family will be moving to Texas where he will begin a new position with the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
Tiffany, Langston and I would like to invite you to join us for lunch on Sunday at noon at our usual Zoom coffee hour. We would like for you simply to prepare at home for a lunch. Or if you aren’t a lunch eater, then get yourself a snack. And let’s share a meal together virtually, while we enjoy the program prepared by a St. Peter’s committee, to say good-bye.
Jesus knew what he was doing when he gathered with friends for a simple meal at a time of departure. So we will follow his example on this my last Sunday with you all and enjoy some time together.
We will also be singing a familiar hymn, Will You Come and Follow Me? The PDF is here. We plan to put the lyrics on the Zoom meeting on Sunday but just in case that doesn’t work, you can open the PDF linked above.
The link to the reading from the Book of Exodus is here. Fr. Terry’s sermon is here.
We wish Fr. Terry, Tiffany and Langston safe travels to Texas and God’s peace as they settle into their new home and jobs. We love you and will miss you!
Here is the sermon for July 5, the 4th in our series “Pentecost and Protest”. The preacher is Ms. Nikki Fernandes, a young adult member of St. Peter’s. Nikki teaches English at VCU, and is the leader of our Intercessory Prayer Group.
A prayer for our country:
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Here is the link to the sermon for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, June 28. The sermon is by Anthony Gaboton, a young adult member of St. Peter’s. It is the 3rd in our series “Pentecost and Protest” featuring young adults from St. Peter’s.
Here is the link to the sermon for the June 21, the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost. The sermon is given by Diana Vasquez, a member of St. Peter’s, and the Director of Employment Services at re:work Richmond. We are pleased to offer sermons from some of our young African American members during June.
We are excited to offer a series of young adult preachers for the month of June. This Sunday’s sermon is from Jabriel Hasan. Jabriel is a young adult who has grown up at St. Peter’s. He is currently in seminary and in discernment for ordination with the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Jabriel brings a deep spirituality and a wide range of experiences to his preaching. We hope you’ll enjoy it.
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