Prayer for a Pandemic (from St. Paul’s Church, Lexington, Ken., shared by the Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls)
May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close,
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country,
Let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbour.
by Walter Brueggemann A Way Other Than Our Own – Devotions for Lent. .
- The unafraid remember the neighbour, while the frightened are defending themselves from the neighbour.
- The unafraid are generous in the community, while the frightened, in their anxiety, must keep and store and accumulate, to make themselves safe.
- The unafraid commit acts of compassion and mercy, while the frightened do not notice those in need.
- The unafraid are committed to justice for the weak and the poor, while the frightened see them only as threats.
- The unafraid pray in the morning, care through the day, and rejoice at night in thanks and praise, while the frightened are endlessly restless and dissatisfied.
So dear people, each of you: The Lord through Isaiah says 'Do not fear! I have called you by name; you are mine!'
Creator God, in a world of fear and anxiety, you empower us to live lives of wholeness, lives that make the world whole and turn it right side up. Embolden us as those who know that they are called by your name.
St. Peter's historic significance and peaceful setting make an ideal venue for your special day.
You do not have to be a member of the congregation to have your wedding at St. Peters, although we welcome you to join our worship services and community events.
St. Peter’s has requested and received permission from the Bishop of Huron to perform same-sex marriages.
Please contact us for more information on wedding services.
St. Peter's Anglican Church
P.O. Box 184
Dutton, ON N0L 1J0
The Rev'd Canon Nick Wells
Anna Tokarz, Anne Brown
ACW President: Leslie Whittington-Carter
Tel: (519) 494-3282
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ALL SERVICES IN THE DIOCESE HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, including Holy Week and Easter services.
See Bishop Todd's letter here
June 7 - Anniversary service and Cemetery Decoration Sunday. Service 3 pm. Ham dinner 4:30 -6:30 pm.
June 20 - special Concert -- watch for details!
August 3 - Colonel Talbot Day
Oct. 17 - Ghost Walk