Sunday Services:


We offer two worship services each Sunday. At 9:00 AM we meet at Christ Church in Cow Bay and at 10:30 AM we meet at St. Peter's in Eastern Passage. 


Registration will continue to be required each week by calling 902-580-7629 or emailing epstpeters@gmail.com.


To find our services online, please visit our YouTube channel: St. Peter's YouTube Channel


You can also check out the Virtual Services page on our website to find written sermons to read and videos of our services.


*Please note that though Public Health has ended all restrictions applying to churches, as a Parish, we will continue to seat people in every second pew and require masks within the church. Our Indoor Worship Service Procedures (below) continue to apply.


Indoor Worship Service Procedures

Please respect the following guidelines when attending indoor worship:


  • Self-screen for illness before attending and do not attend if you are sick or have been directed to self-isolate by Public Health  
  • Respect social distance between bubbles when in the parking lot and the building
  • Sanitize your hands and sign in upon arrival at the building
  • Wear a mask
  • Allow a greeter to seat you and then remain in your assigned spot
  • Passing of the Peace must be done in place with a wave or verbal greeting
  • Communion will be distributed in the form of bread only and will be brought to you. When the celebrant delivers the bread to you, please wait until the celebrant has moved 6 feet away to remove your mask and consume the bread.
  • Follow directions on when to exit your pew, sanitizing your hands as you leave
  • The offering plate will not be passed. You are encouraged to continue to give electronically. An offering plate will be at the door if you wish to leave an envelope.
  • The washroom is available but you must wipe down the door knob, taps, toilet handle, light switch and anything else you touched after use
  • If you develop symptoms and are having a Covid-19 test within 2 weeks of attending a service, please advise the office. Your identity will be protected but we will need to take proper steps in response.


St. Peter's Anglican Cemetery


The cemetery is now closed for burials until Victoria Day weekend 2022. 


St. Peter's Anglican Cemetery is always open for visitation.


St. Peter's Cemetery continues to maintain the grounds; providing our regular perpetual care to the cemetery.


Please note that if you are having a memorial stone installed or repaired on a loved ones plot, you must notify the office of the work being done and before having someone work in the cemetery. 



Parish Council

Parish Council meetings are open to any member of the congregation to attend, to keep up with what happens in our parish. Unless you are a member of the Parish Council, however, you would not have a vote. If you do attend, we would ask that you remain respectful and quiet during the meeting. If you would like to speak at the meeting, please approach a member of council, preferably the Parish Council Secretary before the meeting to be added to the agenda. Minutes of the meetings will be made available online, and on paper by request from the office.


Parish Council is currently meeting electronically on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm, excluding July & August.


Prayer Shawls

We have a prayer shawl ministry in the parish, and always welcome new shawls! For those who don't know, a prayer shawl is given to a person in need (physically, mentally, spiritually, etc) as a reminder that they are loved, and that they are being prayed for. Our goal is to have some available to give out, whenever needed. When shawls are available, you’re welcome to take them for someone you know who is in need. If you knit or crochet, you’re welcome to make shawls in any pattern/colour you see fit. Just remember that the intention of these is that they would be big enough for people to wrap around themselves, as a comfort. There are some patterns available at the back of the church if you would like some guidance, or there are tonnes of patterns available online. You also may notice that there are some shawls in progress at the back of the church, with a simple pattern. You are welcome to pick these up and work on them at any time. The more hands, the merrier! Please return them to the basket when you’re finished working on them.




Bottle Cap Collection




You may have heard, but Eastern Passage is at the forefront of a new recycling project, recycling bottle caps! Matt’s Bottle Exchange is collecting

caps from “beverage containers, household cleaners, condiments, pills, milk containers – basically any cap that is approximately 2 inches or less in diameter. Give them a quick rinse if needed.” Keeping in line with the Season of Creation, if you’re unable to bring them to Matt’s yourself, we have a place set up where you can recycle them at the church! So save up your bottle caps from the landfill, and help with a small step in saving the planet.


Sunday School


We have an active Sunday School program during our 10:30 service at St. Peter's. Our Sunday School is a wonderful, caring group and children are always welcome to visit or join.


E-Bulletin

St. Peter's offers an e-bulletin by email. If you would like to receive a copy of our monthly bulletin by email, please email the office at stpeterschurch@ns.sympatico.ca and we will add you to the list. If you are currently receiving an e-bulletin and are not interested in that, please let us know as well.





Parish Office


April Office Hours

(temporary)


    Monday: Closed

    Tuesday:  Closed

    Wednesday:  Closed

    Thursday:  Closed

    Friday:  Closed

    Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm

    Sunday: Closed


The Parish Office is housed in St. Peter's, 

and is temporarily open only on Saturday mornings.


If these hours don't work for you, please 

contact the office to arrange an appointment on a weekday evening or Sunday afternoon.


More regular hours will resume the 2nd week of May.

Donating to St. Peters

If you'd like to make a donation to the parish, we are set up to receive donations by e-transfer (stpeterschurch@ns.sympatico.ca)! Simply include the following information in your e-transfer: Your full name and envelope number, or mailing address if you don't have an envelope number. In this way, you can receive a year-end tax receipt for your donation. This is a great way to make occasional or one-time donations. 














































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Message from the Rector: March 2022


Message from the Rector

Dear friends in Christ,


It seems we are in another season of change this month. On top of our Lenten season beginning on March 2, it was recently announced that provincial restrictions will be changing more quickly than originally planned, with many or all being lifted by March 21. We are still waiting to hear from the diocese as to what that will mean for us, but we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop once we know. For many, there may be an anxiety as we navigate these newest changes, but hopefully we will work through them thoughtfully and prayerfully, keeping the health and safety of all at the forefront of our minds.

 

The world has its eyes on Ukraine right now, and our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people. May we continue to hold them in our prayers. For those who are able, The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) has already provided $20 000 in assistance to this cause, and we continue to be able to donate through them. You can visit https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E344492QE&id=45 to donate. 

 

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, and offers an opportunity for us to reflect, repent, and return to right relationship with God. Our parish has created a wonderful devotional to use this Lenten season, following the Gospel of Luke. If you haven’t received a digital copy of it and would like one, or if you would like a printed copy, please reach out to the office or to Rev. Cate so that you can follow along. However you spend your Lent, may it be a holy and reflective one.

 

Peace,

Cate