The Reverend Robert Placer, our pastor invites you into the presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament
Has your church left you behind?
Standing firm in a changing world.
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1st John 2:15-16

These ancient words of warning from St. John are especially important today. Many churches and denominations are straying from the actual words of God as recorded in the Bible. Their leaders are conforming to the current age and thus they are conforming to the sinful desires of unrepentant sinners, leading them away from the teachings of Jesus Christ and Christian morality. Rather than standing firm on Christian doctrine, these churches are accommodating the new norms of today regarding marriage, co-habitation, children born out of wedlock, and issues about sexual identity confusion.

These accommodations to the secular spirit of our age are leading to decline in marriage, and indeed the destruction of the family unit of one man and one woman as one flesh with the blessing of children. Natural marriage has been redefined as no longer one flesh between one man and one woman, but as a combination of arrangements that include same sex partnerships which sometimes include children who are adopted or they are conceived through the use of surrogates.

Because of changes in the law regarding birth certificates, children no longer have the right to know the identity of their biological parents. The sexual revolution has left many victims in its wake. Instead of each baby welcomed as a unique creation and gift from God, children are killed in abortion clinics and child abuse cases are now routine police reports. The Christian Church at its best is always counter-cultural and does not regard the world or this present age as a friend or supporter, or as a source of morality.

In the First Century Roman Empire, Christians were counter-cultural turning the world upside down through their morality. Abortion of pre-born babies and abandonment of babies and children along Roman roads was legal, and a common practice. Christians gathered these abandoned babies and children, baptized them, and adopted them into their families. Within the body of Christ, the local Christian Church congregation, Christians were putting into practice a strict morality from the Ten Commandments so that pagans were attracted to this new life because this life was so counter-cultural. The entire faithful Church must return to its historic roots and as St. Paul teaches us: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service [of worship]. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God“ (Romans 12:1,2.).

Our minds are renewed and our bodies are offered up to God during our worship services when we hear the Bible read in the worship service and the doctrines of Holy Scripture preached and taught in the sermon and the catechism, and by receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We are not free yet from the power of sin but we are repentant sinners, and as Martin Luther said, “the whole life of a Christian is one of repentance.” (95 Theses)

We invite you to come to worship God with us and “hear His most Holy Word, and to ask for those things that are requisite and necessary, as well for the body, as the soul”
(Book of Common Prayer, Morning Prayer page 6, 1928 Edition).
Our Presiding Bishop of the Province, The Most Reverend Walter Grundorf
Most Reverend Walter Grundorf Bishop Grundorf addressed the aforementioned issues during his visit to Saint Peter the Apostle Anglican Church in 2017 to Confirm in the faith new members of our congregation. “I need not remind you if you are paying attention to the world around you, and particularly our country, the culture is changing rapidly. The drug epidemic is in every culture and corner of this country as people of all ages are looking for what they think will satisfy their loneliness and emptiness. How are we, as Traditional Anglicans, to meet the challenge of our country which is in moral decline and no longer thinks of itself as Christian? The “nones” or “none of the above” are now rapidly outpacing those who note that they are Christian. So many of those who list themselves as Christian rarely, if ever attend church. So, many of the mainline churches are closing because of lack of interest. I know of two cases where our congregations share the building with a mainline church, the host churches are closing and in one case we have bought the building. The answer is not trying to compete with the big box mega churches. In Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option, speaking of what seems to be the popular religious trend in the U.S., he states “…too many of our churches function as secular entertainment centers with religious morals slapped on top…Too many churches have succumbed to modernity, rejecting the wisdom of past ages, treating worship as a consumer activity, and allowing parishioners to function as unaccountable, atomized members. The sad truth is, when the world sees us, it fails to see anything different from non-believers. Christians often talk about reaching the culture without realizing that, having no distinct culture of their own, they have been co-opted by the secular culture they wish to evangelize. Without a substantial Christian culture, it’s no wonder that our children are forgetting what it means to be Christian, and no surprise that we are not bringing in new converts. If today’s churches are to survive the new Dark Age, they must stop being normal…By rediscovering the past, recovering liturgical worship and asceticism, centering our lives on the church community, and tightening church discipline, we will by God’s grace, again become the peculiar people we should have always been.” We, as traditional Anglicans, have the ingredients already at hand with our Prayer Book as a guide to Daily Worship, Eucharistic-centered congregational worship and the handbook for Christian formation. We must build community with our parish priest, active laity and an evangelical spirit of reaching out to others and being the vibrant Christian community. In a world which desperately needs our Lord Jesus Christ, we need not just to be in survival mode but instruments through whom the Holy Spirit can work not only in our own life but that of our family and others whom we welcome to our Community.”
Most Reverend Walter Grundorf
The Most Reverend Walter Grundorf, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of America and the Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Eastern United States

Bishop Todd Griffin
Bishop Todd Giffin is standing in the middle holding the shepherd’s staff.
Bishop Todd Giffin wrote: “The future of the Continuing Anglican Church will be different in the coming decades; that is certain. We must adapt in some ways to attract a new generation of believers that were never exposed to the Episcopal Church or any other Anglican manifestation. We have to change. Deep down we all know that. Reason tells us that. However, this does not mean a discard of Tradition, prayer books, missals or hymns. Tradition is the story of faithfulness. The Scriptures are themselves the stories of journeys that are made with God, and transformed by God. Our liturgy and polity have been tested by this journey. We sand on bedrock, not shifting sand.”
Youth Gathering The Anglican Legacy Camp is one of many youth ministries within the Anglican Province of America. We welcome and support the home schooling of children using our churches with Wi-Fi connections for home schoolers. We have a Wi-Fi connection at Saint Peter’s Church. In the local church all age groups should interact with each other because this is what we find in the New Testament Church. We warmly welcome you to join our church family as a member of the Body of Christ.

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Last updated - November 21, 2018.