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St. Peter’s Weekly News

February 24, 2016

Trivia Night This Friday Night! We are proud to present the 4th Annual Trivia Night on Friday, February 26 from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Come enjoy a night of friendly competition and creative fun. Teams of up to 8 people per table compete for a prize of $150 for the best score in a broad-based trivia game, as well as a prize of $100 for best theme/costume per table. Suggested donation is $20 per person or $150 per table with all remaining funds going to the St. Peter’s General Fund. Walk-ins are welcome and will be placed with a team. Teams of less than 8 are also welcome. BYOB and BYB (Bring Your Brain)!

Help Needed: The property team will be looking for volunteers to help break down the hall after Trivia Night. The Red Cross will arrive at St. Peter’s on Saturday the 27th at 7am to set up for the Blood Drive. Thank you!

Blood Drive This Saturday: February 27, 2016 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall. There is an urgent need for blood donations! Make your appointment today – CLICK HERE

Special Guest Preacher and Speaker This Sunday: The Rev. Sarah Hedgis, the Director of The Episcopal Mission Center, will serve as our guest speaker at adult forum and preacher at the service on Sunday, Feb. 28. Join us on this day as we learn about and celebrate the good work of The Episcopal Mission Center. Go to to get a sneak peek of their ministry!

Final Community Meal: Thank you all for your support of the monthly community meal; as you know, we are responsible for providing the food this Sunday, February 28. Everyone is welcome to come to St Paul’s Elkins Park and enjoy the meal, with the food served from 5:00 until 6:00 and. If you are bringing food, please plan on arriving at 4:30 so we can be sure everything is ready. Clean up ( Thank you, St Philip’s) will begin promptly at 6:00 and we should all be home in time to change into our glamorous clothes for the Oscars Parties we will undoubtedly be attending. Thank you again and I hope to see you (and your delicious contributions) at St Paul’s.  Deacon Pat.

Acolyte Commissioning: Our acolytes will be presented to the congregation for commissioning and recognition at the 10 a.m. service next Sunday, March 6th.  This annual event is a celebration of their dedicated and diligent service to God and to St. Peter’s.  All acolytes are invited to vest and process.  If your child is in second grade or up, or if you are interested in this ministry, all are welcome. Please contact Bob Hartung – if you are interested in becoming an acolyte.

Evening Prayer: Evening Prayer returns in Lent. It will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:15 p.m. in the chapel. Come join Emily and your fellow parishioners for this 20 minute service of prayer, scripture reading, and quiet contemplation. Make Evening Prayer a part of your Lenten discipline this year.

Help Fill Welcome Baskets: Once homeless families are working with Inter-Faith Housing Alliance of Ambler. After a period of emergency housing, these families participate in a two-year transitional housing program at Hope Gardens. The families pay for rent and utilities, participate in education programs, and continue case management. Moving into an apartment at Hope Gardens is a big step. Setting up a new apartment is costly for a family with limited means. This is where we come in. We can help Inter-Faith Housing Alliance provide a Welcome Basket to each new family moving into an apartment. Here’s a list of items that Inter-Faith suggests: Laundry detergent, Dish soap, Windex, 409 cleaner, Toilet paper, Paper towels, Plunger, Toilet bowl brush, Mop, Broom, Dust pan, Bucket, Bath towels, Kitchen towels, Trash bags, Iron. If you would like to help provide Inter-Faith Welcome Baskets, look for our Giving Tree poster and take one or more leaves that show the item(s) you’d like to provide. Then leave the items in the Laundry Baskets in the Narthex before any Sunday service from February 14th through March 13th. Questions? Please contact Shirley Smith or Dori Meginley.

Are you creative? We are looking for someone to help design new sanctuary banners to hang behind the altar in memory of Mary Lou Richards, Daniel’s mother. If you are artistic and would like to help us over the next couple of months with this special project, please contact Roxanne Walter.  Thanks!

Children’s Choir on Easter: I would like to have a children’s choir on Easter Sunday to sing during the flowering of the cross.  This choir would rehearse on three consecutive Sundays after church, February 28, March 6 & March 13. Parents, please encourage your children to participate in this special children’s music ministry.  Since the children did such a great job singing during the Christmas pageant, it would be so lovely to hear them again on Easter Sunday! Thanks, Tim B.

Video Camera Operators Needed: We are in need of folks to operate the video camera on the five Sundays when I preach between now and May. If you’d like to be trained to do this, please let me know! Thanks! Emily


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