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To Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ;
To Prepare Disciples;
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  1. Noon Eucharist and Healing prayer
    5/31/17 12:00pm
  2. Morning Prayer
    6/1/17 08:00am
  3. Thursday Moring Bible Study
    6/1/17 09:30am
  4. 8 AM Holy Eucharist
    6/4/17 08:00am
  5. 10 AM Holy Eucharist
    6/4/17 10:00am
  6. Full Calendar

May Epistle


Click here to read the May Epistle.

Stained Glass is Back


April 6 2017. Bovard Studio is on site as I write this re-installing the windows that they have restored and are installing the new protective covers. They actually arrived last Wednesday the 29th of March and have worked through some very nasty weather. They have also worked some very long days. For example last Saturday they started at 6 am and worked until nearly 10:30 pm. Although there have been a few hiccups the work will be complete for Palm Sunday. If you have not yet seen the windows with the new covers on them you are in for a treat; they are quite beautiful. Removal of the old covers and installing the new covers with clear glass not only allows more light inside but you can now see the windows on the outside. The building itself looks drastically better without those old chalky covers.  I have to tell you that the windows are most beautiful at night when viewed from the outside when the lights are on in the church. Here is a link to the Stained Glass Window Page where you can find more information on this project.
https://www.stpetersmilford.org/about/our-stained-glass

Conrad Green
Junior Warden

April Epistle


Click here to read the April Epistle.

St. Peter's Announces New Rector


St. Peter's is happy to announce that the Rev. Matthew J. Lindeman will join us as rector in May.

 

Left to Right: Ruth, Anna, Matthew, and Jonah

Matt graduated with a BA in psychology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.  At Earlham he met his soon-to-be wife, Anna Einstein.  After being married for a year, Matt and Anna joined the Peace Corps to serve as youth development volunteers in El Salvador for two years, where Matt felt called to pursue theological training at Yale Divinity School. In 2009, they returned to Connecticut, and Anna began teaching at East Shore Middle School here in Milford.

Matt grew up as the son of two Episcopal priests, and has been saturated in the life of the church spending his childhood in Nebraska, and his teenage years in San Diego, California.  Matt has a strong passion for working with children and youth and has worked with them in and outside of church programs since graduating from college. He served for two years as interim director of the summer camp at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center, serving the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts while completing his Master’s degree.

After graduating in 2012 from Yale Divinity School, Matt served as a lay minister at Trinity Southport, while serving as a chaplain extern at Yale-New Haven Hospital with our very own Rev. Angela Rowley.  In the past five years Matt has had an energetic and successful ministry in Southport and is delighted to join us and serve as our pastor, priest, and teacher. Since being ordained in 2015 Matt has served in the capacity of Assistant Rector at Trinity.

Matt enjoys being on the water, whether surfing in Rhode Island, kayaking, or fly fishing here in Connecticut, and loves playing with his five year old son, Jonah and one year old daughter Ruth. 

The Lindemans are thrilled to join the St. Peter’s family in mid-May, and look forward to the journey ahead!

Thursday Morning Men's Bible Study


Thursday morning men's bible study meets at 7:00 a.m. at the Athenian, also known as the Shiny Diner in Milford.  You are welcome to join in, and do bring your bible!  

Tuesday Morning Bible Study


The Tuesday morning Bible study meets at 7:00 am.  Newcomers are always welcome!

Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study


 Women's Bible Study continues on Thursday, at 9:30 am.  We are studying Genesis. 

Altar Flowers


Flowers are a wonderful way to mark an event or a life, and help to support the ministry of St. Peter 's church parish.  Flowers may be given in memory of a loved one, in celebration of birthdays, anniversaries,graduations, births or any occasion that you would like to celebrate. The suggested offering is $30 to cover the cost of flowers, but any donation is accepted. If you are interested, please contact the Church office. 

Welcome

St. Peter’s was founded in 1764 as a parish of the Church of England.  St. Peter’s is an Episcopal Church, and a part of the world wide Anglican Communion.  We uphold the authority of scripture and seek to follow God's leading in our daily lives. We welcome all persons who are searching for meaning and purpose in their lives and who wish to learn more about the Christian faith.   We invite those who are seeking a spiritual home to affirm their faith and grow with us.

Inside St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s celebrates life, not only within our walls, but also outside in the local community and around the globe.

Christian Formation

Church School is available for children ages 3-11 at 10 a.m. on Sunday and younger children are cared for in the nursery. Visitors are encouraged to have children attend a class. One of the Greeters or Ushers can direct you to the nursery. The Church School aged children should begin in the service with their parents and will be brought up to their class by their teachers following the children's message. A youth program is also offered for children in Grades 6 – 12.

Bible Study

St. Peter’s offers adults the opportunity to grow in their faith through various bible study opportunities:

a Bible study that meets Tuesday mornings at 7:00-8:15 am is studying the book of Joshua.

a women's Bible Study that meets Thursday mornings 9:30-11:00.

a Wednesday evening study will be recessing until the fall.
 

Mission/Outreach

We are committed to serving the community by serving those in need through our various mission and outreach opportunities.

Local/Regional: 

Free monthly meals are served to the public. We have participated in Habitat for Humanity and Homefront – building and repairing homes locally.  We are a founding member of Milford Pastoral Counseling Center and Beth El Center.  We provide regular support to the Milford Food Bank.  We also provide backpacks and gifts at Christmas for children in need through our Giving Tree. Our Prayer Shawl group knits shawls for cancer patients, new moms and others in need of comfort and prayers. They also provide hats for the homeless and for cancer patients at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Global:

Since February 2008, St. Peter’s has sent parishioners to build a home for a family in Juarez, Mexico. Funds have been raised to sponsor at least 11 “arks” for Heifer International, providing livestock for families in developing countries.    Donations have also been given to support other mission efforts throughout the world.

 

Mission Trip to Juarez, Mexico

 

 To learn more about us:

On the web: www.stpetersmilford.org

Call the office to speak to a member of our staff: 
203-874-8562

Or email us at:  stpetersmilford@sbcglobal.net

Office Hours are:

Tuesday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.              

The Rev. Matthew Lindeman, our Rector may be reached by calling the church office or emailing him at: rector@stpetersmilford.org