Sometimes prayer is a ritual act. 


Today, many of us are greeted by a persistent grayness in the sky around us. The clouds are thick. The sun is hidden.  


Today, some of us feel a dreariness in our souls. 


Today, some of us hurt, but we’re not even sure why. 


And yet, today, there is hope, and it can be found in the simple act of lighting a candle. 


Our pastors reflect on the impact of the Supreme Court decision on June 24 and the worship service on June 26. Pastors Lori Bievenour and Dakota Roberts hold personal and professional values that make the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade problematic at best, devastating at worst. Both are exploring their own emotions and wrestling with how these developments affect their bodies, their futures, their relationships, their ministries. Lori & Dakota are available to process such realities with individuals and the wider community affiliated with St. Peter’s UCC, and they are committed to doing so with the Covenant of Welcome as their guide.