Prayers of the People: We invite you to communicate to us your individual prayer requests which will remain on this list for one month (and, yes, you may add them again). Please email your prayer requests to Susan at email@example.com or write them on the list as you enter Church on Sunday.
This week we ask for prayers for the following: the Phillips family, Zion Hicks, the Rodgers family, Grace and her family, Brenda, Dobie Lee and family, Jerrold Owens, Julie, Mrs. Rose, Imelda, Gail, Bruce Campbell, Ingrid Seus, George, Robert, Joe, Mark Racas, Lena, the victims of all gun violence, peace for Cameroon, Sudan and Syria, Lon Hodge, the Rodgers family, Bill, Benjamin, and Tony.
And for those who have died: Tom Cihi, Kathleen (Kathy)Reid, Georgia Rodgers, Gale Rockwell
Prayer Ministry: The prayer ministry team will be led by Thomas Woodman. Immediately following the Sunday service, there will be an opportunity to receive prayer at the left side altar by one of the prayer ministers who will be wearing wooden crosses.
St. Peter's Children's Ministry (for ages 3 and up) will be held during the 10:00am service. The children will be with their families until the Collect of the Day and then follow the Children's Ministry Coordinator to the Parish House. (They will return for communion).
Winter Warm-up Drive: as the cold weather sets in, let’s gather some warm gear for the needy. We will be collecting donations (new items only) of hats, scarves, gloves, and socks until Sunday, December 8. Please place your donation in the basket provided at the back of church on Sunday or bring to the Parish House during the week. Donations will benefit folks at Bowery Mission and Ecclesia Ministries. Thanks! -Deacon Denise
Christmas Tree Lighting Party, Saturday, Dec 7, 5-7 pm: Join us as we kick off the Advent and Christmas season with the lighting of our Christmas tree! There will be caroling, hot chocolate, cookies and crafts. All are welcome!
Stewardship 2020: We ask you to prayerfully consider your stewardship commitment for the coming year. Pledge cards can be returned to an usher or mailed to the church.
Can't make it to church but would like to make a commitment to St. Peter's? Please contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212 929 2390.
Interested in being baptized or confirmed? Bishop Shin will visit St. Peter's for the Celebration of a New Beginning service on January 11 and we will make space in the service for any baptisms and confirmations. Contact Christine at email@example.com for info and questions.
Foundations Class continues on Sunday mornings at 11:30am in the rectory following Morning Coffee. Drop-in for one class or more classes. RSVP to Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 1, Nicene Creed - Gregory Conarroe, Area Director for NYC, FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools)
December 8, Service & Gifts - Lisha Epperson, M.Div. Union Theological Seminary; Pastoral Fellow, St. Peter's Chelsea
Celebration of a New Journey Please save the date: January 11, 2020, 3:00pm Join us for this special service with Bishop Allen Shin, Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of New York. He will commission our entire congregation and Christine as our new priest-in-charge for this new season in the life of St. Peter's. More details to follow soon!
Volunteer Opportunities: If anyone is interested in Lay Ministry in any of these areas, please speak with Michelle Howard (email@example.com): Lector, Greeter, Usher, Prayer Leader, Acolyte, Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM), Coffee Host, Sacristan. These are all wonderful ways to deepen your spirituality by participating in providing beautiful liturgy for our parish.
In town for Christmas? If so, we would love some help with the Christmas and Christmas Eve services! If you are able to help serve in any role (greeter, LEM, host, etc.), please reach out to Michelle Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interested in joining our incredible food pantry team? Please contact Alice Blount-Fenney at email@example.com or call the parish office (212-929-2390) for more information on how you can help.
Wednesday Nights at St. Peter's: Prayer Walk 6:00pm Join Thomas for a walk in the community. Using prayer as a way of being attentive to what God is doing in the neighborhood. If you've never done it before, I highly encourage you to join!
Evening Prayer has moved to Wednesday nights at 6:30pm! The service will be held in the rectory. If you are interested in leading Evening Prayer, please contact Lisha Epperson Lisha.firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Time: Join us from 7-8:30pm on Wednesday nights after Evening Prayer as we experiment with building community at St. Peter's over the next few months! Here's what is coming up:
ADVENT SERIES-MEDITATIONS ON THE MAGNIFICAT. Join us December 4,11 and 18 (come for any or all). Let by Deacon Denise, we will explore the Song of Mary and what it means for us. Class will meet at 7:00pm, following 6:30pm Evening Prayer.
Events at St. Peter's: St. Peter's is bustling with activity seven days a week. From 12-step groups to poetry and play readings, photographers, Senior Fit, orchestral, choral and ensemble groups. There are St. Peter's- sponsored events as well as outside rentals. It seems like a week doesn't go by without a special performance in the church.
Ongoing Weekly meetings: Chelsea Mornings (AA), Mon-Sat, 8:00am-9:00am Chelsea Mornings at Night (AA) Mon 7:00-8:00pm Senior Fit, Tuesdays, 10:00am SLAA, Tuesdays, 6:30pm; Wednesdays 730pm and Fridays 9:30 am (SLAA meetings are men only)
Weekly Services: Holy Eucharist; Sundays at 10:00am Evening Prayer: Wednesdays at 6:30pm (Please note new day)
Theatre and the Arts: Atlantic Theater discount for St. Peter's! Pulitzer-winning playwright Stephen Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy, Jesus Hopped the A Train) has a new work Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven opening November 14. The Atlantic is offering a special discount of $37 tickets for St. Peter's members before December 9. Christine and Jimmy are attending the Dec 1 show at 2:00pm. Contact Christine at email@example.com about the discount.
Come see our own Lisha Epperson on Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 pm when she joins the Trinity Movement Choir in their performance of the dance/oratorio Book of Job with music by the Grammy-nominated Trinity Choir, asking the question why good people suffer. The performance will be held at historic St. Paul's Chapel in Manhattan across from the World Trade Center site at Broadway and Fulton. It is offered as a gift to the community, with no charge.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:00 pm: Theatre of the Elephant & St. Peter’s Chelsea present a staged reading: “TWO VISITS ABOUT TWO VISITATIONS”--Mary & Joseph seek help from Cousin Elizabeth & Temple Priest Zachariah, when Mary discovers she really is going to have a baby! Includes the inspiring “Magnificat” and, of course, an Angel! COME JOIN US!
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella with our very own Tyler Chang! Tyler is a student of dance at Laguardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts and will be dancing in this production December 5-15. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online www.laguardiahs.tix.com.