The forty days of Lent are a time when Christians join Jesus in the wilderness. It serves as a time for us to return to the Sacred Presence, to the God who has never left us, even if we have left God. Lent is a time to renew classic disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving (all done in secret), as a way of returning to our true life. All of this is designed to renew a right spirit within us and to prepare us for a deeper appreciation of Jesus’ passion (what he was most passionate about), his death, and ultimately his resurrection at Easter.
Our community Thanksgiving Dinner will be from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 26. It will be the same traditional meal, including roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, cranberry sauce, and lots of pies, but all served as a take-out meal.
Please join us online on Monday, October 11, at 10:00 AM, for a special online service for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. You may watch at any time, but if you’d like to pray with us as a congregation, we invite you to begin the service at 10:00.
Watch his sermon, “What Did Jesus Do?” delivered at the House of Bishops meeting on September 16, 2020.
Beauty isn’t all about just nice loveliness. Beauty is about more rounded, substantial becoming. So I think beauty, in that sense, is about an emerging fullness, a greater sense of grace and elegance, a deeper sense of depth, and also a kind of homecoming for the enriched memory of your unfolding life. (John O’Donohue)
A letter from our rector. After careful planning and prayerful deliberation, I am pleased to announce that we will resume in-person Sunday worship at St. Peter’s on August 2, 2020. We have been and will continue to follow the guidelines from the Diocese of Maine, Governor Mills, and the Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC) during the pandemic. In this pastoral letter, I want to give you a sense of how we can resume worship safely and what to expect.
Our thoughts and prayers inform our actions. “Advocacy Tools for Loving Your Neighbor” on Thursday, July 9, from 12:30-2:00 PM is an online training event jointly hosted by The Episcopal Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to equip you.