O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (Collect for the Third Sunday of Easter)
In celebration of the resurrection, followers of Jesus are called individually to journey deeper into Christ in both Word and Sacrament. The Word of the Lord revealed in the Holy Scriptures and the Blessed Sacrament revealed in the breaking of the bread create the perfect spread for feasting on the risen Lord.
Eastertide invites all who make their spiritual home at St. Peter’s, newcomers and all who seek to know more about God, to engage this feast on a weekly if not daily basis. On Sundays and weekdays, we offer formation classes and the Holy Eucharist so that disciples might equip themselves better with what is necessary to proclaim the good news of God in Christ. God’s food in the form of scripture, bread, and wine is sufficient to fill us with sustainable knowledge and nourishment.
If you are reading this and have not participated in a Sunday or weekday option for spiritual growth, such as the Sunday Scripture Study Class or Rector’s Forum, centering prayer, bible studies, and noonday Eucharist (Tuesday, Thursday), please start doing so and bring others. Any and all that we do will feed us and make us whole. The table is spread and I hope to join you and many others there.
– The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector