About the Discernment Process

St. Peter’s Church is in the midst of a rector transition. In February, the Rev. Dr. Clarke French was appointed Priest-in-Charge of St. Peter’s Church, and we are currently in a period of discernment.

Discernment Prayer

Holy and immortal God, who has blessed and sustained us through the years, we stand before you at a time of transition in the life of St. Peter’s Church. We seek your guidance and help to lead us in the direction that will help us fulfill the life-giving ministry of your Church. Protect us from seeking our own will and all that prevents us from following where you may lead. Instill in us a right spirit of love and acceptance. Lead us to a faithful priest and pastor who will care for us and equip us for our ministries. And when we have discerned your will for us, give us the strength and courage to accept it and the resources to accomplish it. All this we ask in the name of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen

Further Details

If you have any questions about St. Peter’s Church Philadelphia or the rector transition, please contact Rector’s Warden Jay Newlin at [email protected].