Entries by Elizabeth Lenti

Advent Lessons & Carols is Sunday

At St. Peter’s we continue the tradition of Lessons and Carols. Our carol service is modified for use in Advent instead of Christmas and we end our lessons with the story of the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel visits, and tells Mary she will become the mother of Jesus.

The Choir School Sings Sunday!

Early on the morning of June 14, the Boys Tour Choir, Girls Tour Choir, and the MasterSingers of The Choir School at St. Peter’s will gather in front of St. Peter’s, ready to embark on their annual summer tour. The staff and chaperones will quickly put everyone to work, loading the buses with suitcases, choir robes, risers, snacks, and all the many things that we will need for a week on the road.

Hymns

For those of us who grew up in the Episcopal Church, or in any liturgical tradition for that matter, the singing of hymns feels so commonplace that it is hard to imagine that it was ever any other way. The inclusion of the poetry of centuries of hymn-writers continues to enrich our worship.

With Gratitude

I am ever grateful for the welcoming community I’ve found here at St. Peter’s: on the staff, in the choir, and amongst the congregation as a whole. I am deeply grateful to all of you and for this community. With your support, I am confident in our ability to continue and grow the wonderful tradition of great music and liturgy that has already been so firmly established.

We Begin by Singing

Sometimes we struggle to find a place for our beliefs in the context of this world, and amidst the difficulties we sometimes face in our lives. And yet, we sing. We sing even when we are unsure. We begin by singing.