Service Times

8:00AM – Eucharist
10:15AM – Choral Eucharist

Christmas Season at St. Peter’s

Christmas Services

Advent 4, December 24

10 a.m., Morning Prayer in the Chapel

Christmas Eve, December 24

4:30 p.m. – Family Service

9:40 p.m. – Musical Offering

10:00 p.m. – Festive Choral Eucharist

Christmas Day, December 25

10 a.m. – Worship in the Chapel

Our New Bishop

The Rt. Rev. John H. Taylor

The Rt. Rev. John H. Taylor began ministry as seventh bishop of the six-coounty Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on Dec. 1, 2017. Before his election, Taylor served as vicar of St. John Chrysostom Church and School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, beginning in 2004.

“To our divided nation, to those living in fear and uncertainty, to anyone yearning for a rich relationship with the God in Christ who loves everyone without reservation, The Episcopal Church throws its arms open,” Taylor said after the election was announced. “In our diverse, far-flung diocese, we are united in our baptismal pledge to strive for justice and peace among all people and to respect the dignity of every human being, especially those who are most vulnerable. I look forward with joy to serving alongside my fellow ministers — laypeople, deacons, priests and bishops — as we continue to proclaim the gospel in word and deed.”

A lifelong Episcopalian, Taylor was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1954, the son of journalists and formerly served as chief of staff to former President Richard M. Nixon and later as the executive director of the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Calif. He was ordained to the episcopate on July 8, 2017 at a service at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles County Music Center, with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry as chief consecrator.

Outreach

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Local Outreach

St. Peter’s is involved in over a dozen local agencies and outreach initiatives, including Beacon House recovery program, Harbor Interfaith, YWCA, Shawl House, Hope House, and Toberman House. In 2016 and 2017, we added two new ministries that specifially help low income and the unhoused in our community: Laundry Love and Family Promise. Whether you are looking for a weekly hands on ministry, or a way to give monthly or annually, there are numerous ways to serve through St. Peter’s!

http://www.familypromiseosb.org

http://laundrylove.org/find-a-location

Hampers of hope in Harbor City

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD)

Link to ERD’s Home Page

Episcopal Relief & Development supports local and world-wide, long-term initiatives that address poverty, hunger, disease, economic development and disaster response where the need is greatest. St. Peter’s has been an on going supporter of ERD, and is recognized annually for being in the top 2% of giving based on parish size. We invite you to learn more about this wonderful organization by clicking on the link above.

Our own Bill Seixas was recognized as on honorary Canon for his work in raising money for ERD programs at St. Peter’s. For 30+ years, Bill helped the parish raise between $14,000 – $17,000 each year. A copy of Bill’s letter from ERD and a picture of his certificate (click to enlarge) from the Bishop are listed below

ERD’s letter to the Bishop about Bill