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St. Peter’s & St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
70 Pemberton Street
Providence, RI 02908

 
The Rev. Maryalice Sullivan, Vicar
The Rev. James W. Kelliher, Deacon
Aurora Emdjian, Organist
Bradley Marshall, Sign Language Interpreter
Catherine Calistra, Parish Administrator
 
Holy Eucharist, celebrated @ 10:00am, Sunday mornings
The church is open for quiet prayer on

Wed. and Fri. between 9am and 2pm

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A Glimpse into the heart of an inner city church
 
 It is summer, hot and sticky,
Vacation Bible School has just begun
In a small church, an oasis of hope
Surrounded by a vast ocean of poverty.
 
The morning is going well,
Happy voices, busy hands, voices gathered in song,
The singing and laughter attracts a small child,
He wonders in, slips into the crowd, becomes one with the others.
 
Who is he, where does he come from,
A mystery to be solved,
Follow him home; knock on the door
The door opened to a room filled with putrid air.
 
The adults drifting around, lost in the drug filled haze,
A baby crawls on the floor,
Her diaper so filled that it is ready to explode
No one there knew the child was missing.
 
Paper work filled out,
And he becomes for that week one of us,
A brief rest-bit from the tomb of poverty,
A light in his dark world.  Amen

Maryalice

Block Party Update
Date: September 7, 2019
Time: 3pm-6pm
 
Menu: Hot dogs & Hamburgers
            Chips
            Finger deserts
            Water & Fruit Punch
 
There will be crafts, games, hopefully a fire truck, and maybe some Shriner Clowns and lots of fun!
 
Everyone needed to help to make this a success!

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Deliver those for whom we pray, O God, especially Lillian, Reba, Karl, Justin, Louise, James, June, Rossie & Lynn Anna Mae, Bruce, Michael, Everleigh, Bob, Francis, Barbara, Mary, Ann,  Louis, David, Richard, Walter, Scarlet, Brad, Robin, Pat, Linda, Betsy, Mark, Alan, Gary, Robert, Laura, Jennifer, Lynn, Bobbie, Mike, and Our Homebound: Dot, Helen, Gail and Dawn. 

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Food Pantry Collection  The Third Sunday of the month, but donations are welcome anytime.  The Food Pantry will be open Saturday, July 27, Noon- 1:30. Suggestions: Canned fruits / Spaghetti Sauce / Easy-open pouches and cans with pop-tabs / Cereals & Soups.


This summer St. Peter’s and St. Andrew’s will read What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hanna-Attisha which is the 2019 Reading Across RI book. It is a critically acclaimed story from a physician's (the author's) point-of-view confronting the impact of the Flint water crisis in her community. Book discussion is scheduled for Friday, September 6, 6 p.m., Parish Hall.  Refreshments will be provided.  Everyone is welcome and encourage your friends to read the bood, also.
Christmas in July....it's time to start thinking about our Christmas Fair.  Saturday, November 16 save this date on your calendar.  Shortly we will be having some gathering sessions to begin crafting the fair.

 

Our sign now welcomes all in both Spanish and English.  It is a small step to begin to welcome the community in which we are now living into this holy space.  It is a way of being co-creators with our God to make all things new.  
Please remember to go to the website (www.stpeters-standrews.org) and use the Amazon Smile when you are shopping on-line.