Una casa de Oracion para TODOS
We are a House of Prayer for ALL People!
It is our understanding of God’s intention for us that we are called to be “A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLE”.
We base that statement on two authoritative biblical statements. The prophet Isaiah says precisely that in a fascinating passage in the 56th Chapter of Isaiah in which both eunuchs and foreigners are invited to the Messianic Banquet. This is a remarkable statement in a tradition that tended toward racial purity. Isaiah began to open the door to the Temple a very long time ago indeed.
Jesus continues the tradition of Isaiah when he drives out the money changers from the Temple, it is precisely this statement that he uses to clarify the purpose for which he comes to God’s place of prayer. Jesus says that his house shall be a “House of Prayer for ALL People”.(See Matthew 21:13, Mark 11:17 and Luke 19:46) It seems to us that we can say nothing less.
Among our Mission Projects are as follows:
St. Peter’s Winter Closet
We are open on the first Saturday of each month beginning in November, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.. We distribute outerwear for men, women, and children. We will open again for the first Saturday in November, 2015.
St. Peter’s is a gathering place for a number of groups that provide self help and support strategies. A.A. groups meet in our Church Hall on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 8:00 p.m..
African Development Through Drum and Dance
We are also delighted to be the host congregation for those who are learning the rhythms of West Africa and to support A3D. Mamadou and Debra Crosbie have both done so much for Salem and the North Shore area, and we welcome them to St. Peter’s.