Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Bishop Hector Monterroso

Please join us as we celebrate with Bishop Monterroso!


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A native of Guatemala, the Rt. Rev. Hector Monterroso served as bishop of Costa Rica for 14 years before becoming bishop assistant in the Diocese of Texas, July 1, 2017.

His father’s professional soccer career proved to be an opener for him in gathering people to a new worshiping community. “My training in the seminary did not include how to [plant] new churches,” he said, but with his inherited soccer skills, he soon made headway. “People couldn’t believe that a priest could play soccer. I visited many small towns where the people came to learn that I was the priest of the new church. Many young people came to the church to meet and to play on my soccer team. Eventually, we had our own soccer team sponsored by the Episcopal Church. It was good advertising,” he laughed.

In addition to his experience as a missionary, and as Bishop of Costa Rica, Bishop Monterroso also served as Secretary General of Province IX (1986-2000); as editor of the Revista Anglicanos for 16 years, a magazine that served the Hispanic diaspora in the Anglican Communion; and as Secretary General of the Anglican Church of the Central Region of America. During his tenure in Costa Rica, he secured its financial stability, increased the number of clergy from seven to 29, assured that most congregations were self-sustaining, and gained governmental recognition and support for many of the Diocese’s programs. 

In Texas, Bishop Monterroso will continue to strengthen the growth in both Hispanic congregations as well as new missional communities and church plants. He will visit 45 congregations during the year; primarily in the southern region of the Diocese of Texas; chair the board of St. Vincent’s House, a social service agency in Galveston; support growth of multicultural presence in all congregations and help to create a strategy for new ethnic church plants and missional communities. Additionally, Assistant Bishop Monterroso will work to identify vocational leaders within the Hispanic congregations.

Bishop Monterroso earned an engineering degree and attended seminary at night while working for a rum company. He was ordained as a deacon in 1986, a priest in 1987 in the Diocese of Guatemala and consecrated as the Bishop of Costa Rica on June 7, 2003. He and his wife, Sandra Cardona, have two grown children: María Beatriz, a medical doctor in Costa Rica, and Héctor Ramón, a civil engineer.

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Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

Confession of St. Peter

The Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle

The confession of Peter is recorded in the Gospel According to Matthew (16:16), "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." The liturgical celebration of Peter's confession is celebrated on Jan. 18. It is a major feast in the Prayer Book calendar. This observance was first included in the 1979 BCP. The date is that of an ancient Gallican feast called "the Chair of Saint Peter." It honored Peter as the head of the Roman Catholic Church as well as his chair of episcopal authority. Contemporary observance of the Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle marks the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The martyrdom of St. Peter and St. Paul is commemorated on June 29.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church will celebrate The Confession at the service on January 21st. 

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Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

LAGO VISTA CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

 

2017 Annual Lago Vista Christmas Tree Lighting Event!
Friday, December 1st - 6-8 pm

Lago Vista City Hall, 5803 Thunderbird St, Lago Vista

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"....It's the most wonderful time of the year,
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you be of good cheer,
It's the most wonderful time of the year..."

St. Peter's is proud to support this community event and will man a booth to hand out 1000 cookies.  If you are interested in donating cookies or wish to help in the booth please let us know.

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Nov
19
8:45 AM08:45

Bible Study

"The Discovery Series: A Christian Journey". It will begin with a three-part series on Episcopal Worship, focusing on the history, traditions, and unique practices of the Episcopal Church. It will explore who ministers are, the Sacraments, rites and ceremonies of the church, The Book of Common Prayer, and Episcopal Church governance.

Everyone is welcome to come to this Bible Study. We hope to see all of you there.

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Nov
12
8:45 AM08:45

Bible Study

"The Discovery Series: A Christian Journey". It will begin with a three-part series on Episcopal Worship, focusing on the history, traditions, and unique practices of the Episcopal Church. It will explore who ministers are, the Sacraments, rites and ceremonies of the church, The Book of Common Prayer, and Episcopal Church governance.

Everyone is welcome to come to this Bible Study. We hope to see all of you there.

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Nov
5
8:45 AM08:45

Bible Study

"The Discovery Series: A Christian Journey". It will begin with a three-part series on Episcopal Worship, focusing on the history, traditions, and unique practices of the Episcopal Church. It will explore who ministers are, the Sacraments, rites and ceremonies of the church, The Book of Common Prayer, and Episcopal Church governance.

Everyone is welcome to come to this Bible Study. We hope to see all of you there.

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Oct
29
8:45 AM08:45

Bible Study

"The Discovery Series: A Christian Journey". It will begin with a three-part series on Episcopal Worship, focusing on the history, traditions, and unique practices of the Episcopal Church. It will explore who ministers are, the Sacraments, rites and ceremonies of the church, The Book of Common Prayer, and Episcopal Church governance.

Everyone is welcome to come to this Bible Study. We hope to see all of you there.

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Oct
22
8:45 AM08:45

Bible Study

"The Discovery Series: A Christian Journey". It will begin with a three-part series on Episcopal Worship, focusing on the history, traditions, and unique practices of the Episcopal Church. It will explore who ministers are, the Sacraments, rites and ceremonies of the church, The Book of Common Prayer, and Episcopal Church governance.

Everyone is welcome to come to this Bible Study. We hope to see all of you there.

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