GRACE & ST PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Welcomes You!


Until further notice, we will not be holding public worship services. 
We are worshiping together virtually via live-streaming.  
Details and links for livestreamed services, “virtual coffee hours,”
and other interactive events, are provided to members by email.

Videos of recent services are posted here and on Facebook.  
We invite you to “attend” a virtual worship service any time you are able.


Video: Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Word) for Trinity Sunday, June 7

All are welcome at our weekly Dinner for a Dollar,
from 6:00 to 7:00 pm every Friday. 
Service is on a take-out basis for the duration of the pandemic emergency. 
Dinner for a Dollar is also offered on Saturdays,
at Hamden Plains United Methodist Church.

Download a list of food resources in Hamden


Download a list of COVID-19 testing sites in New Haven (no doctor referral needed; you do not need to be a New Haven resident, show symptoms, or have a known exposure)

If you are in need of prayer, counsel, or other help at this difficult time,
or  would like to know more about Grace & St Peter’s,
please contact the church office at 203-248-4338,
or use the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of this page.

Stay in touch: Rev. Bob’s messages to the congregation

We are a Christian community welcoming and accepting of all people
for worship, praise, fellowship and prayer.
We strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.

 
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Hamden Action Now held a peaceful protest on Sunday, June 7, in front of Hamden Town Hall.

We signaled our support with posters and other messaging, and set up a table on the front lawn with water bottles, and another with an electrical connection and cables for charging phones. The church building was open for those who needed access to a bathroom. Several parish members staffed this station.

Check our Photo Gallery for more pictures and information!





 

Grace and St Peter’s supports all those who peacefully seek and work for the healing, reconciliation and transformation

of our communities.

“No one is free until we are all free.” 
- The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.



EPISCOPAL BISHOPS IN NEW ENGLAND RESPOND
TO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PHOTO OP IN FRONT OF ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, LAFAYETTE SQUARE, WASHINGTON, DC

“Our church may rightly feel outraged and insulted by having the symbols of our faith used as a set prop in a cynical political drama.  The real abomination before us, however, is the continued oppression of and violence against people of color in this nation.  Let us reserve and focus the energies of our indignation to serve our Lord Jesus Christ’s higher purpose: to extend love and mercy and justice for all, and especially for those whose life, liberty, and very humanity is threatened by the persistent sin of systemic racism and the contagion of white supremacy.”




 

This video is a sharing of our parish gifts for Pentecost on the theme of “What have you been up to while staying at (or near) home for the past several weeks?”

Thanks to all who contributed. Thanks to Chloe Barajas for the opening song
(You Raise Me Up by B. Graham and R. Lovland).

 
 

Pastoral Message from the Rev. Robert Bergner, Priest-in-Charge

Dear Grace and St Peter’s,


In accordance with the Town of Hamden’s response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the health of our community, Grace & St Peter’s has suspended public worship for the duration of the crisis.

Until further notice, we will experience worship in a new way.  I will lead a “virtual” service of Morning Prayer on Sunday mornings, which will be videotaped and posted on the Grace and St. Peter’s Facebook page and website later that morning. The videos will be posted indefinitely, so you may join in when you are available.


Please take note, also, that Dinner for a Dollar will be serving carry out meals only until communal meals are again considered safe.  Upcoming parish meetings and activities have been cancelled until further notice. 


If you are not feeling well, please do contact your healthcare provider.  Please let the church office know and tell us how we can be of help (office@graceandstpeters.org, 203-248-4338).


In closing, I offer a prayer and salutation from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry:


God of the present moment,

God who in Jesus stills the storm

and soothes the frantic heart;

bring hope and courage to all

who wait or work in uncertainty.


Bring hope that you will make them the equal

of whatever lies ahead.


Bring them courage to endure what cannot be avoided,

for your will is health and wholeness;

you are God, and we need you.


This we pray in Christ our Lord. Amen.


God love you. God bless you. May God hold us all in God’s almighty hands of love.


Peace and stay well,


Bob+

 
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GRACE & ST PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH


AT THE CROSSROADS

Centerville, Hamden, CT

at the corner of Whitney and Dixwell Avenues, across from Hamden Town Hall


Grace & St Peter’s is a wonderfully kind, generous and welcoming community, worshiping together …  serving our neighbors …  sharing God’s love.

 

WORSHIPING TOGETHER

NORMAL SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

Suspended for the duration of the coronavirus crisis
Current information is at the top of the home page.


8 a.m. Contemplative Service - Holy Eucharist Rite I 

9:45 a.m. Sunday School for children ages 5 to 12

10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II

Nursery care is also available at this service, though babies and children are always welcome in the church during worship.

Children join the full congregation after the sermon, to share in the gifts of bread and wine.

After the service of worship, we enjoy some relaxed conversation with coffee and refreshments.  All are invited!


 
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There is a small parking lot behind the church, and parking is also available on Sundays in the lot behind the DeMatteo building, next door to the church grounds. 

Enter the DeMatteo lot by the driveway right next to the church’s EXIT driveway.

 

WE ARE A CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

... welcoming and accepting of all people  for worship, praise, fellowship and prayer. 

We strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.

SERVING OUR NEIGHBORS

At Grace & St Peter’s, we bring the Gospel into the world, giving our time and hearts to doing God’s work.

Every Friday night we host a dinner for the community. We have many regular guests that come to enjoy the great home-cooked meal and friendly conversations.

We also participate in many other outreach ministries in the Hamden-New Haven area.

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SHARING GOD’S LOVE

Our congregation is lively and diverse.  We come together in worship, service and fellowship: to share our lives, to support each other, to learn from each other, and to have fun together!

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THE REVEREND
ROBERT BERGNER,
PRIEST-IN-CHARGE

We are called to love and support each other, to share each other’s joys and sorrows, to pray for one another, to encourage one another and to comfort one another.

We are called to gather together in worship, to sing, to pray, and to hear and reflect on scripture, to break bread
and share the Body of Christ.

We are called to go out into the world,
to serve our neighbors and to share
the good news of God’s love and Christ’s victory over sin and death.

Click here to read Rev. Bob’s blog, “Thoughts from the Center Aisle”


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HISTORY

Grace and St. Peter’s is the product of the merger of two parishes in 1990. St. Peter’s did not exist until 1958, but the history of Grace Church stretches back 200 years before the merger, when our nation was newly independent, the Episcopal Church USA had only recently established its own constitution and structure apart from the Church of England, and the town of Hamden was little more than a dusty crisscrossing of paths in the countryside. 

 
 
 

CONTACT US

Let us know you’re out there! Contact Grace & St Peter's Episcopal today.

 
 

GRACE & ST PETER’S

(203) 248-4338

2927 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06518, USA

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