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HONORING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONSECRATION OF ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY
(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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   HONORING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONSECRATION OF ST. PETER'S 
               EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY

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                      HON. RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor St. Peter's 
Episcopal Church located in the Town of Morristown, Morris County, New 
Jersey, as it celebrates the 100th Anniversary of its consecration.
  On January 1, 1827, 38 men and women gathered at the Morristown 
Baptist Church to incorporate St. Peter's Episcopal Church. After 
naming the church's first permanent rector, ground for the new church 
was broken in May of 1828, making it the first stone building in 
Morristown. By 1881, the original building was becoming inadequate for 
the growing congregation, and under the supervision of a member of the 
congregation, plans were made for a new church building. On April 11, 
1887, ground broke for the new St. Peter's Episcopal Church and the 
corner stone was laid on All Saints' Day that same year.
  To finance construction, the new church was built in four stages. The 
first two steps, completed in 1892, included the sanctuary, chapel, 
choir crossings, vestries and nave. The tower was completed in 1908 and 
the parish hall in 1911. On November 2, 1911 the new St. Peter's 
Episcopal Church building was officially consecrated.
  St. Peter's is a place of welcome and comfort to those in need. 
Outreach and ministries are cornerstones of the church that reach into 
the community. St. Peter's has either been a founder or founding member 
of vital organizations such as the Community Soup Kitchen of 
Morristown, Hospitality Link, the Interfaith Food Pantry and Morris 
County Career Network.
  St. Peter's Episcopal Church is a vital part of the local community 
as it provides an intimate place where people with common beliefs and 
values can join together in prayer and worship. It is a place where 
people can become involved in their community and give back to others.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask you and my colleagues to join me in congratulating 
the members of St. Peter's Episcopal Church as they celebrate the 100th 
Anniversary of the church's consecration.

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