St. Peter’s available as warming station, serving free dinner tonight in Morristown


 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on South Street in Morristown will serve a free dinner of lasagna, meatballs, salad and brownies at 6 p.m. today, Nov. 1, in the parish hall. All are welcome.

The parish hall has electricity and is open as a warming station. The church also is serving hot food and beverages this afternoon. Anyone in need of warmth, food, conversation or to recharge laptops, phones or other electronic devices is welcome. The church does not, however, have Internet service.

Rector Janet Broderick reports that, if someone can provide a long cable to extend hookup from a house on campus, the church will be able to provide cable television to monitor news reports.

POWERING UP: Morristown residents warm up and power up at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Photo by Sharon Sheridan
POWERING UP: Morristown residents warm up and power up at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Sharon Sheridan

This morning, she and Assistant Rector Melissa Hall provided hot coffee, danish and Halloween candy to folks waiting in long lines for gasoline in town. They also have checked on local parishioners, including one family who had a tree fall on the roof of the house.

Today marks the celebration of All Saints, a day traditionally when Christians celebrate all of the saints — including loved ones — who have died. But during the weekly 12:10 p.m. Thursday Eucharist at St. Peter’s, Hall said she wanted to celebrate the saints still here — all of the people reaching out in various ways, large and small, to help their neighbors during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The day’s Gospel reading recounted part of the story of Jesus’ raising of Lazarus from the dead.

“We are in the tomb,” Hall preached. “But we are living the Resurrection.”

The church staff can be reached at 973-538-0555.



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