UPDATE 2 Feb. 2016: A write-up about our Evening Prayer Service http://episcopalwny.org/eggertsville-churches-come-together-in-worship
To close out 2016’s Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity, the congregations of St. Benedict’s R.C. Church, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will conduct a shared, Evening Prayer Service . The date is Sunday, January 24, beginning at 6pm, and will be held at St. Peter’s- located at 205 Longmeadow Rd. in Eggertsville. Please Join us!
The clergies, musicians, laity, and choral groups from both churches will participate in this unique endeavor, in response to a joint letter calling for a collaborative effort to serve our community- generated by both Bishop William Franklin of the Episcopal Diocese of WNY, and Bishop Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
Lay people and deacons from both churches in 2015 had been meeting to generate a response to last year’s joint letter, which recently resulted in a Thanksgiving Dinner for foreign ESL students that meet at St. Peter’s.
It is hoped that this collaborative service and continued meetings between the two churches will generate more joint ventures in the areas of outreach ministries to the surrounding Eggertsville area, and to the wider WNY community.