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St. Peter’s Church

There's a Place for You Here

Feed your spirit

In-person worship

at 49 Queen Street North

Sundays 10AM

Bilingual In-Person Christmas Eve

4PM & 7PM

In-Person Christmas Day

10AM

Worship via CTV:

November 28, December 12 & 26

at 10AM 

Christmas Eve at 11:30PM

Peace, Friends.

Here is a quick, but important, update on gathering in-person at St. Peter’s. Ensuring high rates of vaccination remains the most important way to protect public health during the pandemic and reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support strengthened safety measures against COVID-19, in addition to the masking already in place, beginning November 28, 2021 (Advent I), everyone who is vaccine eligible entering the St. Peter’s building, must provide proof of vaccination.

As one can imagine, planning things like worship during a pandemic can be tricky. You’re faced with a lot of tough choices, one of which is how to navigate gatherings with people who may or may not be vaccinated for COVID-19. We’ve stressed about this a lot, and have come to the decision that, in order to ensure worship and programming is as safe as possible, all those participating in-person at 49 Queen St who are eligible must be fully vaccinated. We understand that this may mean that we can’t do things like worship in-person with various people. We’re deeply saddened by that. But as a Board Leadership team we just do not feel comfortable taking additional risk, and sincerely hope that you understand this decision; it was not one made without consideration.

And so, here are some signs you’ll see at 49 Queen St. North:

Hi Friend,

I’m glad we can be with you today in mediated fashion through a curated experience of music, liturgy, song, word, and prayer around the themes of lament and thanksgiving. “For many it will be right to give voice together to the loss and sadness we have shared, allowing us to cry out together to God, to lament what cannot be regained, to hear again God’s promise, and to give thanks for God’s steadfast love. Though we grieve with sadness for things which cannot be restored, we look to the future with hope in Christ in whom all things are made new.”
 
We are pleased to offer this video for you to use this day or at your convenience as you feed your Spirit.

Sending good vibes your way.

Take care and stay safe. 

 

This service and preface is crafted and adapted, with thanks, from The Methodist Church, United Kingdom, and the Church of England (Prayers of Lament, Thanksgiving and Restoration). Reflection (adapted) with thanks: Jake Owensby.

NEED TECH SUPPORT?

There’s a new program called enTECH@home that provides phone- and email-based tech support to anyone who may need a bit of technology help. This service is entirely free, and run by University of Waterloo student volunteers. 

“We are happy to provide support to anyone who contacts us – this service is available to you no matter where you live or how old you are. We are happy to provide support to community members living in retirement homes and long-term care homes.”

Services are currently only offered in English. We are looking into providing support in other languages.

Common issues include:

  • Problems with video calling
  • Setting up an email account
  • How to use YouTube
  • Joining online religious services
  • Other technology issues

A volunteer will make two attempts to contact you, after which we would ask you to reconnect with us and provide your updated availability. (http://www.entech.club, accessed Feb18,21)

Details are in enTECH’s graphic below.   

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Rev. Mark Ehlebracht
Pastor

Mark became St. Peter's pastor in 2009 and the dress code at church has never been the same. Mark is a creative catalyst at St. Peter’s, which can be fun at times... Click image to see more.

Dr. Peter Nikiforuk
Director of Music

Peter Nikiforuk is a native of Brantford, Ontario, where he received his early musical training with Nan and Markwell Perry. Over the years, he has studied with John Tuttle, Robert Baker,... Click image to see more.

David Roth
Parish Administrator

David graduated from the Management and Administration Program of The Canadian Institute of Management and Administration at the University of Waterloo in 1988... Click image to see more.

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Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We are here to support any woman experiencing violence. Alternatively, visit http://ow.ly/zAif50GWvtb for information about the Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.

Hey people,
It's been a rough year (thank you captain obvious)
So how about putting a little oh-la-la in our pandemic fa-la-las.

Time-conscious
Pandemic mindful
Hope filled
Live event

Sunday Dec 12 - 3PM
Donations for @FoodBankWatReg welcome!

Register:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/christmas-concert-2021-tickets-216398913977