We welcome you to our church, our worship, and to our parish life. Please know that whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on your journey in faith, there is a place for you here at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. All persons are invited to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. If you prefer not to receive communion, we invite you to come to the altar rail, cross your arms on your chest and receive the blessing of God. If you are unfamiliar with the Episcopal worship service, ask someone for help, or merely relax and enjoy the beauty and power of the service by observing what goes on.
Advent, which starts Sunday, December 1st, is a time when we are asked to “Hurry up and wait”. We must wait for Christmas just as we must wait for Christ’s return. Since both are imminent, we must stop procrastinating and get ready spiritually. So, if we haven’t already, this is the time to make spiritual practice part of our every day routine. But how can we do this when we live in such a busy, intensely fast paced world?
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Christmas in a Barn - Bigger and Better than last year!
Looking for a way to make Christmas more meaningful this year?
Join us in the stable on Christmas Eve at 4:00 to act out the Christmas Story, sing carols and enjoy refreshments – everyone participates!
** The barn is located at the Eggert’s Farm, 31 South Gale St., Westfield, NY **
Holy Land Pilgrimage
October 31 to November 10, 2014
Organized by Fr. Earle King and St. Martin‐in‐the‐Fields Episcopal Church, Grand Island.
• Walk in the steps of Jesus.
• Visit Bethlehem, Nazareth, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, the Sea of Galilee,
the Jordan River, the Dead Sea, Qumran.
• In Jerusalem, see Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock, Yad
Vashem, Western Wall, and walk the Way of the Cross.
• Visit three Episcopal Churches in the Diocese of Jerusalem, learning how
Anglican Christianity is thriving and serving.
• Participate in frequent worship opportunities, and much more
Cost ‐ $1625 plus air
Detailed information at www.stmartinsgi.org
Contact Fr. Earle King at 716‐773‐3335, or email@example.com
Amazon Order's Benefit St. Peter's
Every Amazon order can and will raise money for St. Peter's. With every order you place to Amazon, St. Peter's will receive a percentage of the proceed's. Please use the link provided for all your order's. Enjoy shopping and raising money at the same time!!! We appreciate your support. Click here for our link: Amazon Orders
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Sunday School welcomes all Children
St. Peter's is excited about the Sunday school Program for children pre-K - 3rd Grades. All other Children over the 3rd Grade age group are welcome to attend the Church Service, and special hand-outs will be made available. Down the road are future plans to implement and include our older children in attendance.
This year’s them is God’s MightyKingdom. Major bible stories and concepts will be taught through children and friendly multimedia workshops. This is St. Peter’s Third year using the rotation model of Christian education. The children will be involved through stories, crafts, music, drama, games, cooking, videos, and other educational media.
Using the introduction of the bible heroes and heroines * Daniel in the Lion’s Den * Queen Ester * Samson and Delilah * The First King Samuel * Joshua at Jericho * Hanna and David and * Mary, Mother of Jesus; they will be taught by learning about the Armor of God. Children will earn pieces of the armor by their attendance. They can also learn about the belt of Truth, the shield of Faith, the breastplate of Righteousness, the shoes of the Gospel of Peace, the helmet of Salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. Different members of our talented congregation will assist with this program.
Please come and join us as our Children begin and continue, on their own Journey of Faith for the next generation.
Prayer Shawls are available here at Saint Peter’s. If you are in need of a prayer shawl please contact the office. Pastor Virginia will meet with you and ensure that a shawl is made available to you, along with instruction. These shawls are free to those who are in need of them.
Coming to Saint Peter’s every Sunday or Thursday to follow and fulfill our spiritual path in life is wonderful. Our church home and family at Saint Peter’s is growing and becoming a place for everyone to feel safe and welcome. If you are interested in helping with any of the committee’s or just being a larger part of the church and service by giving your time, we would love to have you and your family volunteer.
We are always looking for parishioners that want to be more involved by welcoming them to do so. We always have room for our growing family.
Help Support the Community Kitchen!
Please help support the Westfield Community Kitchen. Food, voluntary services, and monetary donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. The Kitchen provides a necessary resource in our Community for Adults as well as Children to receive good meals.
We are looking for volunteers. Cooks are needed between the hours of 9 - 11AM (except Tuesdays). Kitchen help is needed between 10:30AM - 1:00PM. If you have any available time and would like to join the current team of dedicated and fun loving volunteers, you would be warmly welcomed. For questions, please contact either Scott Brasted at 753-6926 or Karin Cockram at 326-3436; e-mail the kitchen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participation in the Community Kitchen is a very rewarding experience!
- Coffee – Regular and Decaf
- Sweet & Low, Sugar, and Brown Sugar
- Spices – Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt, Thyme, Basil, Oregano, Parsley, Cumin, etc…(All spices needed)
- Paper Products – Small Plates, Large Plates, Napkins, Cupcake Papers, Tin Foil (Heavy Duty), Cupcake liners, Large & Medium Storage Bags.
- Vegetable Oil
- Onion Soup Mix (Dry)
- Beef Broth and Chicken Broth
- Muffin Mix
- Cake Mix
- Dish Soap
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Jerusalem Crossing is Bishop Franklin's blog - or online journal, of sorts. Through the "pages" of Jerusalem Crossing, Bishop Franklin plans to share his thoughts on various issues. He hopes you will leave your comments and ideas in return. Jerusalem Crossing, he hopes, will become a way for the entire diocese to be engaged in conversations that can help to keep us informed, broaden our horizons, build our community and ultimately help us to better serve God's purposes here in Western New York. New posts will be added on most Thursdays. You can view all posts made thus far at http://jerusalem-crossing.com