Sermon and Announcements for October 25, 2020

The sermon is available here. The lessons and questions for discussion are available at this link (PDF).

We meet on Sunday at noon via Zoom. If you would like to join us please send an email and we’ll send you the link. We’d love to meet you!

ST. PETER’S WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

For more information on our programs, to get a program link, and to volunteer please email us.

EVERGREEN EAST END CEMETERY CLEAN UP Saturday, October 31 from 9 am – 12 noon. Contact Jabriel Hasan.

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 hosted by Daniel and Lindsay.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER is offered on the second and fourth Saturday at 3:00 PM.

PLEDGE: you can 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 donor dash box on this website.

VOTING: SOULS TO THE POLLS. St. Peter’s is providing updates on voting for the November election. This information is posted here on our website and our Facebook page. If you need a ride to vote please contact us. We strongly encourage you to vote early either in-person at your local registrar’s office or by mail-in absentee ballot. Mail-ballots should be mailed by October 24 to ensure safe arrival by election day.

EVERGREEN CEMETERY CLEANUP: Volunteers from St. Peter’s participate in cleanup at this historic East End cemetery one Saturday a month. Dates and times are posted on our Facebook page.

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 October 18, 2020

The sermon can be found at this link.

The readings and questions for our Zoom discussions can be found at this link (PDF).

We meet on Sunday at noon via Zoom. If you would like to join us please send an email and we’ll send you the link. We’d love to meet you!

ST. PETER’S WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

For more information on our programs, to get a program link, and to volunteer please email us.

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 hosted by Daniel and Lindsay.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER is offered on the second and fourth Saturday at 3:00 PM.

PLEDGE: you can 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 donor dash box on this website.

VOTING: SOULS TO THE POLLS. St. Peter’s is providing updates on voting for the November election. This information is posted here on our website and our Facebook page. If you need a ride to vote please contact Olivia Brown. We strongly encourage you to vote early either in-person at your local registrar’s office or by mail-in absentee ballot. Mail-ballots should be mailed by October 24 to ensure safe arrival by election day.

EVERGREEN CEMETERY CLEANUP: Volunteers from St. Peter’s participate in cleanup at this historic East End cemetery one Saturday a month. Dates and times are posted on our Facebook page.

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 October 11, 2020

All are welcome to join us for our Zoom worship and fellowship on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Email us for the link.

You can watch the sermon at this link. The Bible readings and questions for discussion during Zoom are at this link (PDF document).

ST. PETER’S WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

For more information on our programs, to get a program link, and to volunteer please email us.

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 hosted by Daniel and Lindsay.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER is offered on the second and fourth Saturday at 3:00 PM.

PLEDGE: you can 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 donor dash box on this website.

VOTING: SOULS TO THE POLLS. St. Peter’s is providing updates on voting for the November election. This information is posted here on our website and our Facebook page. If you need a ride to vote please contact Olivia Brown. We strongly encourage you to vote early either in-person at your local registrar’s office or by mail-in absentee ballot. Mail-ballots should be mailed by October 19 to ensure safe arrival by election day.

EVERGREEN CEMETERY CLEANUP: Volunteers from St. Peter’s participate in cleanup at this historic East End cemetery one Saturday a month. Dates and times are posted on our Facebook page.

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 September 27, 2020

The sermon for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost is from the Rev. Deacon Karla Hunt. You can watch it here.

The readings are: Exodus 17:1-7 and Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 • Philippians 2:1-13 • Matthew 21:23-32

The Reverend Deacon Karla Hunt was ordained 29 September 2018 as a vocational deacon after 30+ years as a lay member at St. John’s Episcopal Church. She is a retired geologist with two adult daughters and a 13-month old granddaughter. She is also the leader of the pack of two lab mix ‘pound puppies.’ Deacon Karla has been with us here at St. Peter’s since August 2019 participating in the food distribution program, pastoral care and healing prayer.

We meet on Zoom at 12 noon each Sunday. We’d love to have you join us. Send us an email and we’ll send you the Zoom link.

St. Peter’s Weekly Announcements

For more information on our programs and to volunteer please email us.

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 hosted by Daniel and Lindsay.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER is offered on the second and fourth Saturday at 3:00 PM.

PLEDGE: you can 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 donor dash box on this website.

VOTING: SOULS TO THE POLLS. St. Peter’s is providing updates on voting for the November election. This information is posted here on our website and our Facebook page. We will also be offering rides for early in-person voting.

EVERGREEN CEMETERY CLEANUP: Volunteers from St. Peter’s participate in cleanup at this historic East End cemetery one Saturday a month. Dates and times are posted on our Facebook page.

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 for September 20, 2020

The sermon for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost can be found here. The preacher is Mr. Jabriel Hasan, a young adult member of St. Peter’s. Jabriel grew up at St Peter’s. He is currently attending seminary and in the discernment process with the Diocese of VA.

The readings for September 20 are:

Exodus 16:2-15 and Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45  • Philippians 1:21-30  • Matthew 20:1-16

We meet on Zoom at 12 noon each Sunday. We’d love to have you join us. Send us an email and we’ll send you the Zoom link.

ST. PETER’S WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

For more information on our programs and to volunteer please email us.

St. Peter’s is providing information on voting in this fall’s election. These updates are posted on this website and our Facebook page. We encourage everyone to check their registration information and polling place now OR register to vote. If you will be 18 by November 3 you can register now. Use this link. Early in-person voting is now open! Use the previous link to check the locations. St. Peter’s will be providing transportation for early voting. Stay tuned for more information.

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 hosted by Daniel and Lindsay. You can join by Zoom or phone.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER is offered on the second and fourth Saturday at 3:00 PM. You can join by Zoom or phone.

PLEDGE: you can 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 donor dash box on this website.

EVERGREEN CEMETERY CLEANUP: Volunteers from St. Peter’s participate in cleanup at this historic East End cemetery one Saturday a month. Dates and times are posted on our Facebook page.

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 for September 13, 2020

The sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost is from Romans 14:1-12. We are excited to have Anthony Gaboton as our preacher. You can watch the sermon here.

Anthony Gaboton Jr received his preachers’ license from Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY where he worked as a youth minister and was also a resident chaplain at New York Methodist Hospital. He is currently at St. Peter’s discerning ordination in the Episcopal church, where he has been attending since 2018. He is a newer resident of Richmond Hill and works in marketing. Anthony holds a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York, where he learned under the tutelage of black theologian James Cone, and a Masters of Theology from Emory University in Atlanta.

We meet on Zoom at 12 noon each Sunday. We’d love to have you join us. Send us an email and we’ll send you the Zoom link.

St. Peter’s Weekly Announcements

For more information on our programs and to volunteer please email us.

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 hosted by Daniel and Lindsay.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER is offered on the second and fourth Saturday at 3:00 PM.

PLEDGE: you can 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 donor dash box on this website.

EVERGREEN CEMETERY CLEANUP: Volunteers from St. Peter’s participate in cleanup at this historic East End cemetery one Saturday a month. Dates and times are posted on our Facebook page.

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.

Worship for Sunday, September 6

St. Peter’s will join with the 179 churches of the Diocese of Virginia for a Diocesan-Wide Sunday Service on Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, September 6

8:00 a.m. Premiere on Facebook and YouTube

10:00 a.m. Watch Party on Facebook

On Sunday, 6 September, we have a unique opportunity to gather online with our larger Episcopal family for a Diocesan-wide service of Morning Prayer led by our bishops. The sermon will be from Bishop Susan Goff.

There are 179 parishes in our Diocese of Virginia and more than 60,000 members. As an Episcopal parish, St. Peter’s is part of something larger than ourselves. Our diocese provides us with leadership, assistance and a sense of unity with fellow Episcopalians.

You can directly access the service on Sunday morning using either of these links: YouTube or Facebook.

The video will premiere at 8:00 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube, and there will be a diocesan-wide watch party on Facebook at 10:00 a.m. The video will remain on YouTube and Facebook for viewing at any later time.

PDF of the service bulletin in English and Spanish is also available for distribution.

There will be no Zoom Coffee Hour On September 6. We will resume this on Sunday, September 13.

Truth Sermon for August 30, 2020

Our preacher for August 30, the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, is Ms. Nikki Fernandes, a young adult member of St. Peter’s. Here is the link to her sermon. Here is a link to the Bible readings for August 30.

Nikki Fernandes is an active reader, thinker, teacher, dancer and wannabe writer.

She enjoys spending her time flipping through volumes of poetry with her cat Julia at her side or, in non-Covid times, hosting friends at her house for food, conversation and music.

She holds a Masters in English literature and teaches a critical thinking course for first year students at Virginia Commonwealth University. There, she loves finding creative ways for young adults to uncover their potential and form collaborative, encouraging communities with one another.

Born in Jersey and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia, she’s been a resident of Richmond for a little over ten years now. In the city, she spends her time teaching Zumba classes at the Robinson Theater in Church Hill, leading historical bike tours with Richmond Rides and partnering with Richmond Hill to help in retreat facilitation.

Her St. Peter’s community has helped her to feel like a valued member of a unique and lively church. Here, she has grown in her sense of freedom in the Spirit. She never feels forced to be present, but she always feels welcomed and regularly eager to be with the church family that she’s grown to love.

Gospel, Sermon and Announcements for August 23, 2020

While we cannot be together in person we are together spiritually and virtually by Zoom. If you would like to join us for our Zoom time together we meet on Sunday at 12:00 noon and are finished about 1:15 pm. Email the church and we will send you the Zoom link.

The gospel from Matthew 16: 13-20 can be found at this link.

The sermon can be found at this link. The preacher is the Rev. Lindon Eaves.

Lindon and his wife Sue grew up in Birmingham, England.  They went to the same elementary school but didn’t know it.  While they were still in High School, they met at a Church cricket match at a nearby psychiatric hospital in the summer of 1961. They went to church on New Year’s Day 1962 for their first date and married in 1968.

Sue trained as a teacher and Lindon as a priest at colleges outside Oxford, U.K. .  When Lindon was ordained they returned to Birmingham where Sue taught in High School and worked with adult literacy programs as Lindon began research towards his doctorate a genetics while assisting at a nearby parish church.    

They first visited Richmond in 1978 while Lindon was on sabbatical at MCV, returning to Oxford for two years before emigrating to Richmond in 1981 after Lindon was offered a faculty position in Human Genetics at VCU/MCV that Summer.

A friend introduced them to St. Peter’s where they were delighted with the openness, lack of stuffiness and sense of welcome they met when they crossed the door. Lindon went on to serve at Holy Comforter, Richmond   After the birth of their third child, Sue trained for the priesthood at Virginia Theological Seminary.  She was ordained in 1990 and served as the director of St. Catherine’s Upper School (where she had taught religion), became associate rector of St. James’ Richmond, served 12 years as Rector of St. Thomas’, Richmond before retiring from full-time ministry in 2013, later serving as Interim Rector for St. Paul’s, Richmond.

During this time, Lindon continued his research into the roles of genes and environment on human behavior while serving as a non-stipendiary priest at St.James’ and later St. Thomas’ where he continued to preach, celebrate and teach while playing an active role in the national dialogue between religion and science.

Although they still sound English, they are both American citizens and see Richmond as their home.  They have three children and three grand-children who all live in the United States. They are grateful they have been able to return to St. Peter’s where the Spirit is so alive and well.

ANNOUCEMENTS

FOOD DISTRIBUTION and the FOOD BANK takes place on the first and third Wednesday of each month. For more information contact Dr. Ron Carey.

BIBLE STUDY each Wednesday at 7:00 PM hosted by Daniel and Lindsay. Meeting ID: 92081906419. To call in, call this number: 646-558-8656 and meeting ID: 920 8190 6419. if you have any technical difficulties joining, call Daniel at 908 234 0376.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER is offered on the second and fourth Saturday at 3:00 PM. Please contact Nikki Fernandes with any prayer requests at nikkifernandes1@gmail.com or 757-880-9126 or contact Olivia Brown at 804-986-2298.

PLEDGE you can 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 donor dash box on our website.

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. Her phone number is 804–986–2298 and email is brownoe19@gmail.com
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 at 804-986-2298 (please leave a message if there’s no answer) or email brownoe19@gmail.com. All REQUESTS ARE CONFIDENTIAL. If you have any questions you can reach out to Olivia or anybody on the work team which includes the following: Karla, Daniel, Lindsay, Thom, Marc, Peter, Danny, and LaVerne.