St. Peter’s will offer Ashes to Go in downtown Rockland during the day on Ash Wednesday, February 26. We will again be joining up with our friends from Nativity Lutheran. Ashes to Go is a practice of bringing the important traditions of our faith out from behind church walls and into the places we need them every day. We especially need reminders of forgiveness in the tough places of our working lives.
Tuesday, February 25, in the Parish Hall. Mark your calendars now. The ECW hosts this special festive lunch for the community of Rockland, with pancakes, sausage, syrup, fruit and sherbet. All are invited to this traditional feast before the season of Lent begins the next day, Ash Wednesday, February 26. Tickets will be available at the door.
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Celebrating 200 years as God’s people in Maine: Honoring our Past, Embracing the Present and Building our Future.
All are welcome to come to St. Peter’s on Christmas Day for a community dinner sponsored by Adas Yoshuran Synagogue. Appetizers will be served at noon and dinner at 1:00 PM. Come for turkey with all the fixings along with music and carol-singing. The dinner is free and open to all.
The season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 1. See what’s going on at St. Peter’s during this season and on into Christmas.
December 1, 9:00 am, 5:30 pm, First Sunday of Advent
December 8, 9:00 am, 5:30 pm, Second Sunday of Advent
December 15, 9:00 am, 5:30 pm, Third Sunday of Advent
December 21, 9:00 am – 1:00 p.m. Advent Quiet Day
December 22, 9:00 am, Fourth Sunday of Advent
10:00 am, Greening of the Church
5:30 pm, Festival Service of Lessons and Carols
December 24, 8:00 pm, Christmas Eve, Festive Candlelight Eucharist with Choir
December 25,10:30 am, Christmas Day, Festive Eucharist for the Nativity of our Lord
12:30 pm Community Christmas Meal
December 29, 9:00 am, Christmas I, Holy Eucharist
January 5, 9:00 am, Christmas II, Holy Eucharist
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One of Richard’s foundational convictions is that God—who is Love—is with and in us and all of creation. But we’ve been conditioned or taught to see ourselves as separate from God and each other. Contemplation opens our hearts to experience this union and become an embodied presence of healing and creativity in our world. As Quaker author and elder Parker Palmer suggests, ask these important questions: “What do we want to let go of? What do we desire to give ourselves to?”
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The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Brown, will preside at St. Peter’s at a service of Holy Confirmation and Holy Eucharist on Sunday, October 13.
On this day we gather as one parish family so there will be ONE service only at 9:00 AM. All are welcome to join us on this joyous occasion.
Creation Care Month at St. Peter’s coming in September – For the five Sundays between September 8 and October 6, we will focus our Sunday liturgies, our readings and sermons, and hear invited guests talk with us on the topic of Creation Care. What does the Bible say about how faithful people are to understand this earth and the universe around us? What does right relationship with all of God’s creatures look like? In what ways does our tradition support and challenge us to live more faithfully in the world regarding this planet and its ecological systems? Please stay tuned for this exciting phase in our parish life of worship and ministry.