O God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come.
A happy and blessed New Year to you all. This week marks the Feast of the Epiphany, the start of a generous seven- week season marking the transition between the twelve days of Christmas and Ash Wednesday. The name Epiphany carries an abundance of connotations: revelation and realization and disclosure and manifestation, all with an element of surprise – a illumination of insight in which everything is transformed.
I’d like to encourage you to be in worship this weekend, either in person or through our Livestream. We will be celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany and The Baptism of Our Lord. Together we will recall and celebrate our adoption as God’s children and pray that the king of kings will guide our light this Epiphany and forever.
Updated COVID Protocols
· COVID-19 continues to surge around us, and the data from local officials clearly shows that we are experiencing a significant post-holiday surge in positive cases. With this in mind the Bishop sent out updated protocols for at least the month of January. https://www.diopa.
· St. Peter’s remains open for worship, most ministry activities, and classes. Community meals, and staff in the office.
· We encourage you to wear a well fitted KN95 mask or similar.
· If you are sick or experiencing symptoms of illness, please stay home and participate online until the symptoms pass, even if you test negative.
· We will suspend the social use of food and beverages (Coffee hour) through January and, depending on numbers, into February.
· As a reminder, you can watch current worship services on our website at www.saintpeterschurch.net on Sunday mornings at 10am. If you need help, please call Fr. Sam and I will be happy to help.
In the meantime, if you need pastoral care, home communion, or would like to have a conversation, I remain available to meet with you in person or on Zoom. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 302-252-8152.
I leave you with these words: what happens when our highest spiritual values feel so impotent in the face of this-worldly troubles?
O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home.
Fr. Samuel K. Ndungu