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St. Peter’s Weekly News

September 30, 2015

Blessing of the Animals Service: This year the Feast Day of St. Francis falls on a Sunday. So, we will offer a special children’s service at 10 a.m. on that morning, October 4 to give thanks for all of God’s creation. Please bring your furred, feathered, four-legged friends as well as any stuffed animal friends to receive a special blessing. PLEASE NOTE there will be no 8:00 am service on this day so that we can all celebrate St. Francis day together!

Panera Bread: Sunday is our Panera Bread “Bucks for Builders — Yummies for You” day. Help build a better world by supporting St. Peter’s pledge to the U.N. Millenium Development Goals and take home some Panera bread or pastry as a “thank you”!

Adult Forum: Sunday’s Adult Forum features Bill Roth. Bill will share with us his deep knowledge about Creation Spirituality. It promises to be a fascinating topic and I encourage you to join us in the Library at 9:00 am. Following is Bill’s description, and we hope you see you there. Deacon Pat

“We will discuss the 4 paths of Creation Spirituality (CST). A deeply ecumenical and living tradition, CST flows from deep wells of humanity’s Spiritual traditions; non-Western and indigenous peoples around the planet, and representing the roots of the Wisdom Tradition of Israel; a tradition central to Jesus, St. John and St Paul. The CST helps us to balance centuries of over emphasis on Sin and Salvation. The CST recovers long marginalized and important voices from within and beyond our own tradition, including those of modern science, which can help awaken us to the sacredness of all creation and the blessing that is every creature and every person. The CST offers a voice of great hope for humanity in this time of despair and promises to help empower and deepen us in our Compassion, Joy, Celebration and Creativity as we work to make social and ecological justice in our time.”

Lectionary Bible Study: How are we to read and understand the creation accounts in the Bible? Genesis tells a story, the Psalm sings a song, and the New Testament draws lessons from both of these accounts. Bring your coffee/tea, cookies, etc. also your observations and questions, and join us in the library after the 10 am service.

Newsletter Deadline: Please submit all articles for the November/December Key to Erin Pugh at by Monday, October 5. Thank you!

Schuylkill Center Presents Wildlife of Pennsylvania: On Thursday, October 8th come and enjoy a presentation of live animals from Pennsylvania. Experience the sights, sounds and even the touch of some of the animals. The presentation begins at 6 pm sharp, however, there will be a pizza dinner and drinks from 5:00 – 5:45 pm. A donation of $10 per family, $5 per couple or $2 per person is appreciated. More details to come. Shannon.

Rummage Time: Help is needed for set up Friday Oct 9th 4:30 for about an hour.   Donations may be brought Saturday and if already sorted into the various categories, should be placed in the appropriate areas.  If you have time to help sort or work at the sales on the 15th, 16th, or 17th, please sign up on the sheet in the Auditorium.  If we know who is coming to help, we can better plan.  Thank you for your support.

Memorial to the Lost: Bodies! We need bodies!! St Peter’s is honored to be the next site to host Heeding God’s Call’s memorial to the lost, commemorating those lost to gun violence in Montgomery County and we need volunteers to help set up on Saturday, October 10. We’ll need one person with a van or station wagon to go to Abington Friends Meeting at 9:30 am to help pick up the materials and, beginning at 10:00, we’ll need three strong folks to hammer support pieces while another 3 assemble PVC pieces. (Checkout this website to see the finished product: A total of seven people would do it. Please let me know if you can help – we really need you – and thanks. Deacon Pat

New E-Mail Addresses: Please note the change to both the office and Emily’s email addresses:

Office –

Emily –

Please start using these addresses immediately. The AOL accounts will be closed by the end of the month.


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