Saint Peterâ€™s Church is a welcoming and diverse evangelical catholic communion. This community's liturgical practice is rooted in the long and robust tradition of the church expressed in contemporary time and thoughtful innovation.
People of all different backgrounds find nourishment in and are welcome to take part fully in the life of this community.
Appointed textsThe texts for the festival of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle are:
1 Corinthians 12:27â€“31a
Saint John 1:43â€“51
The gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke include Bartholomew in their lists of the Twelve. Partly due to his connection with Philip, many scholars believe Bartholomew is probably the same person as Nathanael in John's Gospel. Nathanael is one of the first disciples called to "come and see" (John's version of "follow me"), and he
is present on the shore of the Sea of Tiberius when the risen Christ invites his friends to "come and have breakfast" (John 21:12).
Those words of God â€¦proclaim that God is at work in this mess of a world; that God has need of and work for us; that we are not irrelevant but treasured; that when we have the opportunity to do something good, â€¦to join the thousands who will, on September 21, march for a global response to climate change: we are called and needed to do it. That, in such a time as this, we are, not exiles, but treasured people who, with purpose and direction, are a holy people on God's way to build a better home.