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St. Peter’s Weekly News

February 3, 2016

Special Children’s Service on Sunday: At this monthly Children’s service we will be using prayer stations that will be placed around the sanctuary to give us a different way to worship. Prayer stations are an opportunity to have an interactive, reflective, and experiential worship experience that can be meaningful for adults and youth. Victoria Hoppes from the Diocesan Youth Ministry Team will be leading us in this experiential worship this day. Please bring friends and family to this special service!

Adult Forum: This Sunday Scott Robinson will be our guest speaker.  Scott is an ordained Interfaith Minister, who works as a hospice chaplain and freelance clergy. Scott recently published a book in November, 2015 titled, “The Dark Hills.”  Part memoir, part meditation, part guidepost, The Dark Hills is an insider account of depression from a spiritual perspective., drawing on Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi and Judeo-Christian wisdom. Please come to welcome Scott and listen to him speak about faith, spirituality, and depression.  Adult Forum takes place every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the Library.

Lectionary Bible Study: A glory cloud and shining faces. What (or who?) do we see in the liturgy and how does it change us; make us glow? What happens next? Bring your observations and questions about the readings (and snacks), and join us for a lively discussion around the Lectionary texts in the library after the 10 am service.

Panera Bread: Sunday is our Panera Bread “Bucks for Brains – Yummies for You” day. Stop by the Panera bread table in the Parish Hall. Make a donation that will be shared between scholarships for the youth of Guatemala and funding for research into the cause and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, the 6th leading cause of death in the US. Then, take home some Panera bread or pastry as a “thank you”!

Newsletter Deadline:  Please send articles for the March/April issue of the KEY to Erin Pugh by Friday, February 5th at keyeditor@comcast.net.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Talent Show: It is coming up before you know it!  We will be holding our annual Shrove Tuesday celebrations on February 9th at 6:00 pm. If you would like to participate in the talent show you will need to sign up in advance and participate in the rehearsal on Sunday, February 7.  Tickets will be on sale for the event with all proceeds benefiting our youth education programs.  All ages, talents, and acts are welcome, please sign up on the sheet in the hallway.

ECS Sunday: February 14th will be ECS Sunday and a collection will be taken for Episcopal Community Services, a fine organization we historically support well. To make it easy for you to contribute, giving envelopes will be inserted in leaflets on Sunday, February 7th. Please make your check out to St. Peter’s Church with ECS on the memo line; or, if you prefer, cash can be inserted in the envelope. Please bring your envelope to church on the 14th.

Sky Zone Has Been Rescheduled:  If you want to have an amazing time with amazing people from church join us at Sky zone Indoor Trampoline Park on Saturday, February 20, 2016.  Sky zone is located at 45A Runway Road, Levittown, PA 19057.   Arrival time is 3:30 pm and our jump time is 4:00 pm.  All jumpers must complete an online waiver prior to arrival! I MUST have first and last name of all jumpers by Friday, February 12th NO LATER! Just send me a quick email with # people coming (for pizza even if not jumping) and then I need the first and last name of ALL jumpers! Hope to see you all there! Contact me with any questions concerns – Shannon Godwin, Coordinator of Children’s Ministries – shan03tchu@gmail.com.

Women’s Group News: Please consider joining some of the wonderful women of St. Peter’s on their annual retreat, April 1 – 3rd. It is a joyful way to make new friends and get to know each other! If you are interested, please email Polly Sanford, psanford1723@gmail.com for more information. Also, even if the retreat is not possible for you and you are not on our group email list and want to know more about us and what we do, please email Polly. No commitment! Just get our news and join us if you like!

Music News:  Tim Brown, St. Peter’s Minister of Music would like to invite you to several upcoming concerts. On Saturday evening, February 13, at 7:30 PM, Jan Baldwin, soprano and Timothy Brown, tenor and piano, will present “Hooray for Love: A Valentine’s Cabaret” at The 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing NJ.  Please refer to the 1867 Sanctuary website for details – http://www.1867sanctuary.org/

On Friday evening, March 4 at 8:00 PM, Tim will be the pianist for the gala opening of The Bucks County Cabaret at the Roadway Inn and Suites in New Hope, PA. Click on the link for details – http://actorr.com/bcc.htm.

Both evenings will be great fun with lots of great music from stage and screen presented by first rate musicians. I hope to see you there!!!

 


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