What Was I Thinking?

May 9, 2016 Today is "no cane Monday"!  I am delighted to not have to be relying on crutches or cane any more. I still walk a bit like a penguin, but that will change. Today was a productive day in the gym and at the desk (the mental gym). I try to be an honest...

“Grace delayed is not grace denied”

“Grace delayed is not grace denied.”  This phrase has been repeating itself in my head since a valued colleague and mentor wrote these words to me early in the week.  I had been asking him, in my prideful way, for reassurance about my failure to publish more than one...

Post-Shoah Theology

Holocaust Remembrance Day: May 4, 2016   On your calendar, you may notice that today, May 4, is Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). Hebrew: Day of “Destruction” or “Calamity” Not only is it of inestimable social importance to mark the lives and cultural...

The Givenness of Things –Marilynne Robinson

The Givenness of Things: Essays. Marilynne Robinson. (New York: Farrar, Strauss, &Giroux, 2015) I was startled to see this book of essays among our Church Library Collection; it is infrequent that I find companionship with those who also love the most discursive...

Honoring Our Veterans: Past & Present

Prepared by William T. Henderson for the Veteran’s Day portion of worship at St. Peter’s, November 2002 Eighty-four years ago (97 this year) on November 1918, the guns fell silent in France as the Armistice was signed at 11:00 a.m. in the Western European Time Zone. ...

Connections – November 2015 Newsletter

Inside this issue: Rev. Dr. Jennifer Little Cookiefest Craft & Cookie Fair A Grateful Remembrance Sesquicentennial Brunch Office Reminders Rev. Dr. Jennifer Little Brothers and Sisters, greetings to you in the name of Jesus the Christ! What a wonderful day All...

Connections – October 2015 Newsletter

Inside this issue: Rev. Dr. Jennifer Little Chicken Noodle Dinner St. Peter's Keepsake A Grateful Remembrance St. Peter's Remembers: Rev. Wallace "Wally" Reifsteck Sesquicentennial Brunch Office Reminders Rev. Dr. Jennifer Little Grace and peace to you Brothers and...

Parish Nursing—Whole Person Health Care

In the March issue of the newsletter we explored the ways church records reveal health care issues of members and the community and how these records documented the devastation of illnesses such as diphtheria, cholera, typhoid fever, or measles.  A more detailed look...

Prayer Shawl Ministry an Outreach of Health Ministry

Compassion and the love of knitting and crocheting form the foundation for the spiritual practice known as the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  In this ministry, the person knitting or crocheting a shawl prays for the recipient as they are making it.  The shawl is then given...

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord (Psalm 100)

 Although St. Peter’s new church on Russell Street was not totally ready for occupancy, the first service was held in that location on the first Sunday in April, 1957.  With the move, attendance increased from around 200 per Sunday to 375 by January, 1958.  Facilities...

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