Sexagesima Sunday

This week at St. Peter’s, February 19 – 26, 2017:

February 19, Sexagesima: 8 a.m. Low Mass; 10 a.m. 1928 Book of Common Prayer Mass, Sermon, Church School, Coffee Hour. (Sexagesima Sunday is Eight Weeks before Easter, BCP pg. l)).

February 22, St. Joseph of Arimathea.

February 24, St. Matthias.

February 26, Quinquagesima: 8 a.m. Low Mass; 10 a.m. 1928 Book of Common Prayer Mass, Sermon, Church School, Coffee Hour. (Quinquagesima Sunday is Seven Weeks before Easter, (BCP pg l)).

SUNDAY BULLETIN: Sexagesima bulletin; NOTICES: Notices Sexagesima

Come worship with us,

Worship the Triune God who is Love,

Worship Him in Ancient Prayer, Soaring Song, in the Timeless Eucharistic Mystery!

We are St. Peter’s Parish of the Anglican Province of Christ the King,

A vibrant community of faith and a part of His Body.

Come and worship Him with us, in the beauty of holiness. Come and see!

Convenient parking: free, on-street and in our own lot. We are walking distance from Rockridge BART, near Highway 24, Broadway exit.

Come visit us!

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

March 1: Ash Wednesday, Mass @ 12:15 & 7:00 p.m.

March 3-5: Diocesan Lenten Retreat 2017:  Retreat 2017

March 12 @ 12:15 p.m.: St. Peter’s Parish Annual Meeting. 

May 9-13: Diocese of the Western States Synod 2017 will be held at the Lafayette Park Hotel. Bishop Ashman’s Call for SynodCALL FOR SYNOD 2017

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St. Peter’s Church School offers classes for age 3 through 12 and nursery for babies through two years. Come join us as we learn about God’s great love with inspiring stories and fun activities.

Bishop Morse Youth Summer Camp: July 2-7, 2017: 2017 Save the Date  A wonderful experience for our youth! Scholarships available. Let us know of any who would like to attend: sjatc@sbcglobal.net or the Diocesan Office at 510-841-3083.

The Christus Rex, our APCK newsletter, is here: Christus Rex-v9-n4-1

Archbishop Morrison‘s Christmas letter: Archbishop Morrison Letter Christmas 2016

St. Joseph’s Seminary Online Courses for Spring: Online Courses Flyer Spring 2017

St. Joseph’s Seminary announces Summer Session dates: July 17-28, 2017. More information to come.

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“Concerning Ceremony”

At. St. Peter’s, we celebrate Holy Communion using traditional Anglican forms of worship.  We worship this way, not for its own sake, nor just because we are used to it.  Keeping the old prayer book is not a matter of mere form for us.  It is one of substance.  The Liturgy is our conversation with God.  We say it in the soaring cadences of Shakespeare’s and Milton’s English because they best represent God to us and us to Him.

This is not a popular view at present.  Formal English is fast becoming a foreign language even among the educated.  But we believe this to be the most appropriate way in which to thank God for what He has done, is doing, and will do for us, and for all of humankind.

We are dedicated to continuing this way of worship because, in the Incarnation, Christ took on flesh, which He then gave for us on the Cross and now gives to us in the mystery of the Lord’s Supper.  The Eucharist is a window God opens for us and through which He feeds us His Body and His Blood.  In this sacred meal, we are uplifted and shown, ever so briefly, what our true, glorified life is like.  Though we will not enjoy it fully until His Kingdom comes, this life is in us now.  God put it there when we were Baptized, strengthened it when the Bishop confirmed us, and He nourishes it in us every time we celebrate the Holy Communion.  We are to leave His holy table spiritually refreshed and rededicated to fulfilling His principal commandment, that we love one another.

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