Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church

July 11, 2021

9am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Masks Required Inside**
Rev. Bob Presiding
Lector and Intercessor- Mark Mahaffy

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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This Sunday!
Join the walk and/or volunteer at G&SP

Details below

As the Peace Walk ends at the Police Department (across the street from G&SP), Rev. Bob has kindly offered the use of our church to provide water and restrooms to the attendees.  We are looking for 2-3 volunteers to be available at the church from 4-6pm on Sunday to "host" at the church.  Please email Kim if you are able to help.




  •  FREE program hosted at Albertus Magnus College July 19 - August 13
  • 80 spots available for Rising 1st through 4th grade students 
  • All day program from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm  breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided 
  • Focus on academics, enrichment, play, arts, and culture- program materials provided

Horizons is offering an incredible, FREE opportunity for New Haven public school students to join four weeks of academics, art, play, and field trips! Horizons at Albertus Magnus College is an award-winning summer learning program for 80 students in rising 1st through 4th grade who are eligible for free and reduced lunch. After a difficult year of school due to COVID, NOW is the time for parents to take advantage of summer learning programs to accelerate recovery.

 Registration fee is $25 and can be waived based on financial circumstances. The program runs daily from 8:30am-3pm, Monday-Friday on the campus of Albertus Magnus College. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided, along with all program materials, and a t-shirt.  Preference of enrollment will be given to students eligible for free and reduced lunch.  There are 80 spots available, and participants are asked to attend all program dates in full. 

With some students facing up to a year’s worth of learning loss, summer learning programs like Horizons are more important than ever to help students recover academically, mentally, and emotionally. Horizons students join a joyful learning community dedicated to helping them succeed and discover their passions, and return each summer until 8th grade, forming long-term relationships with their teachers and peers. Horizons classrooms are grounded in best practices in youth development, and teachers create their curriculum based on the needs and interests of their students. Horizons students consistently gain 8-12 weeks of reading and math skills over the typical 6-week summer session, and show more positive attitudes toward learning, themselves, and their peers.

Horizons at Albertus Magnus College is an affiliate of Horizons National, whose mission is to advance educational equity by building long-term partnerships with students, families, communities, and schools to create experiences outside of school that inspire the joy of learning.

Click here to complete an application

Jesus' Kingship of Kinship Meeting
Monday, July 12th at 7pm

 Rev. Bob will email zoom information the morning of the meeting.  Please join us!


Meeting on Tuesday

The Faith Study Group has returned to in-person gathering!  Our plan during these long days of early summer is to meet outdoors when possible, with (masked) indoor meeting as a fallback in case of inclement weather.

On June 22 we gathered at the home of Bernadette Jackson for refreshments and conversation.  It was a delight to mingle and chat once again while enjoying Bernadette’s gracious hospitality.

The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at the home of Arnie and Gretchen Pritchard, 19 Colony Road in New Haven.

The July 13 meeting will be the last in our extended journey through the book "Manna and Mercy" by Daniel Erlander, a graphic-style tour through the entire story of God's relationship with humankind as told in the Bible.  The group is looking at new topics and will make a final choice at that meeting. 

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.


Swords to Plowshares in the News

Click here for an article in the Hartford Courant

Wrist Watch Found
A watch was left in the upstairs bathroom at the church.  Contact Kim in the office if you believe it may be yours:  203-248-4338 or


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:
Earl, Owen, Fran, Fiona, Marion, Cassie, Ed, Debbie, Elsie, Chukky, Alicia and Onyii. 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; Christ Church, Pomfret; Trinity, Portland; and St. James’, Poquetanuck.  We pray for ECCT and parish committees on investments, stewardship, planned giving, insurance, and personnel policy.
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