The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field

The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field is the rector of St. Peter's Church.

Practicing Resurrection

[sermon url=”//www.buzzsprout.com/22019/219674-practicing-resurrection.mp3″ static=”true”] Read Wendell Berry’s Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front. I recently had the privilege of being on retreat for a few days at a beautiful place where there are acres of forests and fields all sloping down to a wide river. There is pretty much no cell phone service and no internet connection …

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God’s Love Story

[sermon url=”//www.buzzsprout.com/22019/212359-god-s-love-story.mp3″ static=”true”] Genesis 1:1-13 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God …

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Church School Starts September 21

This year, church school for grades 1-6 will follow a new, comprehensive three-year Episcopal curriculum called Weaving God’s Promises. This first year is called Weaving Our Faith and focuses on: The story of our salvation and our story from the fall of humankind to our redemption by Jesus Christ and how we fit into this …

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Uncovering and Making Known

Humans are, in a sense, a collection of stories-stories about what has happened to us and about who we are. Our stories can be fairly accurate reflections or they can be a little, or even more than a little, off base. Sometimes, if we are lucky, others will point out to us when our inner story seems to be out of whack with our outer story. But sometimes not and we, both as individuals and as institutions fumble on cocooned in our own mythical narrative-harboring a blind spot that threatens to engulf us.

Life Together in the Rain

On March 28, members of the St. Peter’s Eat, Pray, Laugh group gathered at Wapiti, our Diocesan retreat center in Maryland, for a weekend of prayer and reflection. One of the attendees, Barbara Tobin, wrote this account of the experience: “Pouring rain, a roaring fire, a panoramic view of the Chesapeake, good Christian friends, good …

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