Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church

June 27, 2021

Come Join Us in the Pews!
Masks Required**

Sunday Morning Schedule
9am Morning Prayer led by Aldon Hynes
Lector and Intercessor- Jessica Kott

If able, please print and bring your own Sunday leaflet of Music and Readings

Please join us after the service for coffee hour.
**  G&SP is following the "2 of 3 levels of protection rule" for safety from Covid 19, as recommended by our Bishops.  Details on these levels of protection can be found here 

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A Message from Rev. Bob


Hello Grace and St Peter’s,

Although this Sunday may seem to be just another summer Sunday at Grace and St. Peter’s, in truth it will be a milestone day as we begin our Transition Is The New Normal schedule.  Starting this Sunday, every fourth Sunday of the month will be a Morning Prayer service led by a parishioner.  As I have said elsewhere, I am very much looking forward to this new schedule—of course because, as a part time clergy person, it will give me a Sunday morning off every month, but more importantly, because it will give a number of our parishioners the opportunity to exercise and share their liturgical and homiletic (preaching) gifts. This coming Sunday, Aldon Hynes will preside and preach.  Anyone who knows Aldon will know that this is an excellent way to launch our Fourth Sunday series.

In addition to the above, on Sunday we will be welcoming visitors from St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Yalesville.  Some of you will recall that a contingent from St. John the Evangelist joined us when Bishop Ian visited Grace and St Peter’s the first Sunday of Lent.  If you are able, it would be great to see you on Sunday morning to worship together and to offer the folks from Yalesville the Grace and St. Peter’s trademark hospitality.

Then, on Monday evening, we will continue our Jesus’ Kingship of Kinship racial justice conversations led by George Black and Whitney Batson. Please join us on zoom at 7;00 for casual conversation and 7:15 for the focused discussion.  I will send out a link on Monday afternoon.

Lastly, I remind you that, for the present we will continue to follow our Bishops’s “2 out of 3”health recommendations:  When we worship indoors, we will continue to social distance and mask.  When we are outdoors for coffee hour, we no longer need to mask as long as we keep an appropriate distance between people from different households.  Thank you all for your continued willingness to prioritize the health and safety of all of our parishioners.



Dinner For A Dollar
10th Anniversary Celebration- A Success!

Our Dinner for a Dollar 10th Anniversary was a jovial event, filled with gratitude, music, and accolades from the D4$ community and town officials.  Mayor Leng proclaimed June 18th "Dinner for a Dollar Day" in the town of Hamden!  The links below provide "the rest of the story"- interviews, the Mayor's proclamation and congratulations from the Hamden Fire Department.

And a special thank you to our volunteers:
G&SP Dinner for a Dollar "Crew", The Ramblers, and the United Way of Greater New Haven with a special thanks to Mark Allegrini, Kate Darlin, and Dennis Velasquez.

And we are grateful for the support of local businesses:
Cakeworks (thanks Cindy Turner!!)
Kellies Kone Connection
Paul & Eddies Pizza
Townehouse Restaurant
Whitney Gardens

Here's to another 10 years- and more!

Newscast from NBC CT  
Proclamation from Mayor Leng
Letter from Hamden Assistant Fire Chief



Prayer List

Thank you to those who have contacted the office with names to remain on the list.  If you have yet to review the list, please do.  Names not requested to remain, will be removed next Sunday. 

Periodically we request parishioners to review the names on the prayer list to ensure that we have a correct listing of those in need of prayer and support.  We ask that you please review the prayer list at the bottom of this eNews, and contact the office to request that the name you submitted remains on the list.  Names which have not been asked to remain listed, will be removed on the first Sunday in July.  You may email Kim in the office at with your request.  Thank you!

May Vestry Minutes

Please click HERE to access  minutes recently approved by the Vestry



The Faith Study Group is venturing back into in-person gathering!  Our plan during these long days of early summer is to meet outdoors.  In case of inclement weather we have the option of continuing with Zoom.

The Faith Study Group has completed our extended journey through the book "Manna and Mercy" and will be choosing a new topic as we complete this one. 

If you are interested in joining the Faith Study Group, now might be a good time to do so.  To learn more, please contact Gretchen Pritchard at 203-624-2520 or  The group is always open to anyone who would like to take part.  No advance reading or "homework" is required for the discussions, and no questions about our Christian faith are too basic or too complicated.


We pray for our ministries at Arden House and Whitney Manor.  We pray for our Friday night dinner ministry.  We pray for the ministry of Christian Community Action in New Haven, and the families they serve.  We pray for our own parish of Grace and St. Peter's.

We pray for those in need of healing: 
Owen, Fran, Liam, Paula, Andy, Frank, Sharon, Dan, Glenn, Peter, Mary, Mac, Alice, MargeSandi, Micki, Matthew, Peter, Nancy, Judy, John, Chukky, Elsie, Joan, Charles,  Fiona, Marion, Dan, Debbie, Ellen, Nicole, Cassie, Phillip, Anthony, Mary-Anne, Margaret, Gwennie, Christy,  James, Pat L., Ed, Alicia, Sean, Diane, Debbie, Esther, Candice, and Verna.  We pray for those who mourn, and have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble.

Joining the Episcopal Church of Connecticut in the cycle of prayer, we pray for our own church of Grace and St. Peter’s; Grace Church, Old Saybrook; Good Shepherd, Orange; and St. Peter’s, Oxford;. We pray for summer chapels in New London, Norfolk, and Fenwick; summer, outdoor worship services; Vacation Bible Schools, parish- based summer camp programs and mission trips.
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