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GRACE & ST PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Welcomes You!

As of Sunday, June 6, we have returned to worshiping in our church, in person,
following our summer schedule: every Sunday at 9:00 am.

SUNDAY JUNE 13, 9:00 am
HOLY EUCHARIST WITH HYMNS

Please keep in mind that we will ask everyone to wear a mask
and to keep an appropriate distance from folks who are not members
of their own household. 
After the service, we will head out to the rectory backyard for coffee and conversation.  Depending on your comfort level and your vaccination status
you may or may not wish to remain masked at that time. 
More detailed instructions will be given at the service itself.

Online Access will continue via Zoom or Grace & St Peter’s Facebook Page.

 

We are grateful to St John’s, North Haven, for sharing their side lawn with us
for outdoor worship, July through October 2020, and April and May 2021!

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 till further notice.
Dinner for a Dollar is also offered on Saturdays,
at Hamden Plains United Methodist Church.

 

Details and Zoom links for livestreams and videos of our services and other events
continue to be provided to members by email and in our weekly e-News.

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

Stay in touch:

LINK TO CURRENT and archived eNEWS

 

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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COME, HOLY SPIRIT!

The feast of Pentecost, the “birthday of the Church,” recalls the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples seven weeks after Jesus’ resurrection.

Grace & St Peter’s marked this feast of the church by creating a video that celebrates the gifts and work of the Spirit in our journey as Jesus’ disciples during this challenging year.

This collaborative video, entitled “RUACH” (a Hebrew word with the multiple meanings of “spirit,” “breath,” and “wind”), includes many voices and images, proclaiming the Pentecost story and the Good News of Jesus’s victory over death in thirteen different languages, along with a gallery of photos, video clips, words, music and art.

Click here to download a “program” identifying the languages, sources,
and participants.

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.”


at Hamden Plains United Methodist Church
as Grace & St Peter’s Receives Recognition
for Community Outreach Ministries

WORSHIPING TOGETHER

SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE, SUMMER 2021

Current information is at the top of the home page.

 

9:00 am. In-Person Worship with Hymns

This service may be Holy Eucharist Rite II or Morning Prayer Rite II

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

We expect to begin offering Nursery Care and Sunday School again by the fall of 2021.

 

CONTACT US

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

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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.

 
 
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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.