[Luke 21:13]

Covid-19 Information

Good News! Parish Office Staff Is Recovering!

Good News!  The parish office staff are recovering from Covid-19.  Fr. Jim has recovered to the extent that he is resuming Wednesday evening Compline and Sunday morning Morning Prayer from his home. Orders of service can be found on the Worship page (https://stpeters.rocks/wordpress/worship/) under "Upcoming Services."  If you missed a service, you can find links to the recorded service on the Services and Reflections page (https://stpeters.rocks/wordpress/explore/services-and-sermons/).

The recovery process will take some time.  The office will remain closed for their protection and ours. As one member of the staff wrote, "It is really a bad sickness."  However, email messages and phone messages will be answered as the staff gain the health to respond.

We are delighted in their recovery and pray that it may continue without damaging residual effects to their health.  We should all be diligent in practicing social distancing, hand washing, and wearing masks in public to safeguard one another.  Most important we should pray for those unfortunately infected by the virus.

[July 17, 2020 by Jo-Mae Maris, Webmaster]

Fr. Jim's Message about Impact of Covid-19 on Parish Office

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On June 30, 2020, Fr. Jim sent an email giving us the sad news that two member of the parish office have tested positive for Covid-19.  A third member of the parish office staff has symptoms of the novel corona virus.  We pray for them and hold them in our hearts.

As a result of all three of them being ill, live streaming services are cancelled until further notice.  However, Fr. Jim encourages us to attend online services provided by other churches.  To help you locate a service, here are some suggestions.

+ All Saints Episcopal Church, Corpus Christi: Information about their online services can be found at https://www.allsaints-cc.org/ and https://episcopalchurch.org/parish/all-saints-episcopal-church-corpus-christi-tx.

+ St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Corpus Christi: Information about their online services can be found at https://www.episcopalassetmap.org/dioceses/diocese-west-texas/list/st-bartholomews-episcopal-church.

+ St. Mark's Episcopal Church, San Antonio: Information about their online services can be found at https://www.stmarks-sa.org/updates/.

+ The National Cathedral: Information about their online services can be found at https://cathedral.org/worship/.

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Fr. Jim's Message on Postponing In-person Worship

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[Recorded Message]

Father Jim discusses the changing status of Covid-19 cases in this area and the resultant decision to postpone in-person services.

To read the post on this site, click the image to the left.  To watch the video, click on the "Recorded Message" link above.

St. Peter's Phase II Protocols

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[Revised St. Peters Phase 2 Guidelines.pdf]

The Protocols describes what to expect at St. Peter's Episcopal Church when social distancing compliant in-person worship services resume.

To read the post on this site, click the image to the left.  To read or download the Guidelines, click pdf file link above.

Diocese of West Texas Guidelines for Phased Reopening

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[Diocese_of_West_Texas_Guidelines_for_Phased_Reopening.pdf]

The Guidelines describe the four phases of reopening and specify minimum standards for modified (limited) reopening for in-person worship services.

To read the post on this site, click the image to the left.  To read or download the Guidelines, click pdf file link above.

Phases

Phase 1

Phase 1 is the “Stay at Home Orders and Work Safe.” This is the phase St. Peter’s has been in and is currently in, as of June 10, 2020.

Phase 2

Phase 2 is the modified return to in-person public worship. When these begin, online worship will continue in some form for those of us (the Webmaster included) in the high risk group that do not feel comfortable with public gatherings.

Phase 3

Phase 3 will be the return to full public worship services and operations of the Ministry Center.

Phase 4

Phase 4 will be a “Time for Reflection.” During this time we can evaluate what we learned and how we can better serve God.

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