updated: November 20, 2020
Spiritual, Worship, and Pastoral Care Resources
Episcopal Church Foundation: Resources from across the wider church and beyond. Dozens of links to many sources and much information.
- Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices – Blogs – COVID-19 Resources
- ECCT: Episcopal Church in CT resources. Several current resources.
- Update from Bishops (5/8/2020) – Click to download PDF
- Update on COVID-19 Directions from Bishops (5/12/20)
Weekly Live-streaming Services: The National Cathedral in Washington conducts weekly Sunday worship live. They also upload other weekly worship services.
St. Peter’s Weekly Services
Update: November 20th – Starting Sunday November 22nd, we will be returning to virtual services only for the time being. We will broadcast line on Facebook at 10 AM, and then the video will be uploaded to our YouTube channel. We will post an update when this schedule changes.
Starting on November 1st, we will be returning to our 2 services at 8 and 10 AM in the church hall. All Covid-19 safety protocols will be observed, including temperature checks, mask wearing, hand sanitizing, social distancing, and increased cleaning of chairs and surfaces between services.
We will be broadcasting live services on Our Facebook Page at 10 AM ET. We will also be uploading the video afterwards to our YouTube channel. If you have a smart television and watch services like Netflix or Hulu you also have access to YouTube channel in the same place. Below is the link to these recorded complete weekly services with Father Ron during this time.
If you want to follow along in the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), you may view the BCP Online, or download the BCP (PDF). For the Hymnals being sung, you may View the Hymnal Online to sing or follow along.
We at St. Peter’s have an active, caring Prayer Group who are called to raise up in prayer people who are suffering in body or mind, or are distressed for any reason.
Names can be submitted to the office by clicking HERE, by phone (860-228-3244), by email:
or by post (St. Peter’s, P.O. Box 513, Hebron CT 06248). The office may be closed due to Covid-19 (Corona) but the messages are forwarded and received remotely. The names of the people submitted for our prayers will remain confidential.
We will be identifying those in our parish in special need of ongoing phone support with our pastoral care team and Father Ron. If you need to reach Father Ron via phone or text, his cell phone is: 860-280-8526
Our response can best be measured by what we do to alleviate the human suffering and need as a result of this crisis. While several folks have given ideas, we thought we’d begin with helping several community organizations providing direct services in the surrounding towns. Below are some specific needs we’ve identified where you can help. Importantly, as needs change or other groups step forward we will update this list.
1. HIHS Hebron: Continues to request grocery gift cards vs. food items. The virtual food drive is now live! You may sign in via Google, Facebook, or email address by Clicking This Link. They are attempting to increase signage to indicate their location. April has seen an increase of 80-100 new people needing food support. Hours are 9 am to 7 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. They are providing 120 weekend food/snack bags for students. All services are open to ALL towns.
2. Colchester Food Bank: Like Hebron, Colchester is not looking for food collections, rather they are encouraging gift cards for food to help their clients. You can send them to Colchester Food Bank, Town Hall, 127 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT 06415.
3. Andover Food Bank: Food pantry is open per calendar schedule and they are accepting grocery gift cards.
4. Marlborough Food Bank: Is still accepting food items, for which Fr. Ron has placed a gray box in our parking lot.
5. Columbia Food Bank: Food pantry is supporting 45-60 seniors, who are struggling with health issues prohibiting canned goods that contain salt. Food is being delivered to them, at this point, and the request is for no salt canned goods, and milk, bread, eggs that can be left with Bernadette Derring at Beckish Senior Center on Tuesdays from 8-3. All calls are forwarded to her cell so you can reach her by calling Beckish at 860-228-0759 Grocery gift cards also welcome.
6. No Freeze Shelter: We’ve supported the shelter with meals but they are suspended. They have asked for donations of hand sanitize, anti-bacterial soap, bleach, paper towels, toilet paper or cleaning products. You can bring them to church and placing them in the No Freeze shelter bin outside the parish hall door.
7. Mansfield Mobile Foodshare moved locations to E.O. Smith High School.
National, State and Local Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Connecticut 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Resources
- File for Unemployment Benefits in CT
- March 20th Executive Order from Governor Lamont
- Essential Business Guidelines from state of CT
Town of Hebron: You can find various links to updates, including the emergency proclamation by our Town Manger here: https://www.hebronct.com/