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April 9, 2021

Beloved in Christ,
It was an absolute joy to celebrate Holy Week and Easter in-person at St. Peter’s last week. Granted, there were concessions we had to make to keep each other safe, but we were able to join in prayer and worship, re-membering our Lord’s passion, death and resurrection together. Sharing that time and space with you – some of whom I have not seen in person for over a year! – illuminated for me the importance of our incarnate nature. Being in person makes a difference! God knew this and became incarnate in Jesus Christ and experienced all our mortal life involves, including death.

Now we celebrate the 50 days of Easter as we live into the reality of Jesus’ victory over death. This feels very poignant as we, in New Jersey, are dealing with both a surge of new COVID-19 infections and more than a third of the population with at least one shot of vaccine. It is important that we acknowledge that both of these facts are true. We must remain diligent in our efforts and continue to do our part to overcome this virus.

We will continue to require facemasks to be worn at all times while at St. Peter’s, even outside. We will continue to maintain 6 feet of physical distance between those not in our immunologic bubble. Even if you are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after the 2nd shot, for the majority of people), we need to maintain these safety measures. We must always be ready to welcome a guest or stranger and we will not treat them differently from our members.

I thank you for your perseverance and pray we all continue to keep each other safe as we pray and worship together. This is how we love one another.

With Easter Joy,
Rev. Valerie+

The Rev. Canon Valerie L. Balling

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                        04 Apr 21 Easter Sunday

                        03 Apr 21 Holy Saturday      02 Apr 21 Good Friday      01 Apr 21 Maundy Thursday M. Lavengood

                        31 Mar 21 Holy Wednesday      30 Mar 21 Holy Tuesday      29 Mar 21 Holy Monday B Cecchini

                        28 Mar 2021 Palm Sunday      21 Mar 2021        14 Mar 2021      07 Mar 2021

                        28 Feb 2021    21 Feb 2021      17 Feb 2021 Ash Wednesday      14 Feb 2021      07 Feb 2021

                        31 Jan 2021      23 Jan 2021      17 Jan 2021      10 Jan 2021      03 Jan 2021

                        2020 Christmas Day      2020 Christmas Eve      20 December 2020      13 Dec 2020      06 Dec 2020

                        29 Nov 2020      Thanksgiving 2020      15 Nov 2020      08 Nov 2020      01 Nov 2020

                        24 Oct 2020      17 Oct 2020      11 Oct 2020  B Cecchini      4 Oct 2020

                        27 Sept 2020        20 Sept 2020      13 Sept 2020       06 Sept 2020

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March 2021 Good News

February 2021 Good News

January 2021 Good News

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