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GRACE & ST PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Welcomes You!

We are once again gathering for worship every Sunday morning
in our historic sanctuary.

Face masks are required inside the church.


SUNDAY DECEMBER 5

 

Second Sunday of Advent

HOLY EUCHARIST at 9:00 am

Celebrant and Preacher

The Rev. Robert Bergner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sundays of Advent are a journey from emptiness to joy, and Advent ends with the celebration of Christmas, and then the Twelve Days of Christmas and the feast of Epiphany, with the light of Christ revealed to all nations.

This Advent at Grace & St Peter’s, instead of preparing a scripted Christmas pageant, we are gathering to discern and create a celebration of this journey in our own lives.

On the four Sundays of Advent, after church and coffee hour, those who wish to can return to the sanctuary to spend quiet time with scripture, images, and/or music, and (using a series of prompts to get us started) we have a chance to set down in our own words, images, or other forms of expression, some of the ways this journey has played out in our own hearts and lives. 

We can do this as individuals or form into cooperative groups.  We can keep our responses private or share them.

Those who wish to share their words may also invite Bob to set them to music.

Those who are still hesitant to come to church in person are also invited to take part in this process.  The actual gatherings will not be zoomed, but the weekly eNews will contain a downloadable version for personal meditation and sharing.

It is our hope that at the end of these four weeks, a celebration will be held at some point during the Twelve Days of Christmas, bringing together these expressions and responses to God’s holy work of coming among us to share our human weakness and show us the way to new life and hope.

For information on Grace & St Peter’s Sunday School,
and/or to register your child, please contact Allison Batson.

 

All are welcome at our weekly Dinner for a Dollar,
from 6:00 to 7:00 pm every Friday.
Limited sit-down service indoors
Takeout is still available as an option.
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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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.

 
 

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. 

 
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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.

CONTACT US

2927 Dixwell Avenue (P. O. Box 185065)
Hamden, CT  06518


   203-248-4338

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