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St. Peter’s Weekly News

April 6, 2016

Remembering Our Friend: Long-time member Anna Lechman died peacefully on March 11th at her home at Foulkeways Estates.  There will be a service for her at Foulkeways on Saturday, April 9th at 2 p.m. Please keep Anna and her family in your prayers. Rest eternal grant to Anna, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.

Adult Forums in April: will focus on Interfaith. On April 10th at the 9:00 a.m. Adult Forum Linda and Frank Toia will show a video and talk about the interfaith ministry they have been engaged in for nearly a decade.  On April 17th, two young people (one Hindu and one Jewish) have been invited to present their perspective at the adult forum and to preach at the 10:00 a.m. service.  On April 24th, Imam Abdul Halim Hassan, assistant Imam at Masjidullah, a mosque in West Oak Lane, will be with us as presenter for the Adult forum and as preacher at the 10:00 a.m. service.

Lectionary Bible Study: If you think of the book of Revelation as a pastoral letter to churches, telling about some visions the author had, how does the crowded scene around the throne fit with last week’s reading, or into the rest of the letter? Bring your questions, stories and join us as we “read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest” this letter in the library after the 10 am service.

Easter Pictures:  Here is a Snapfish link for Easter photos:  http://www.snapfish.com/library/share?w=snapfish_us&c=snapfish&l=en_US#ckx1mUvMqt_STjibXcR3Sg/AUS/27938872581070/SNAPFISH

Rummage time is coming! Any and all help greatly appreciated – this is our parish’s largest fundraiser.  Sign-up sheets are on the parish life bulletin board. We need help setting up Friday April 8th to set up and arrange tables as well as get boxes out of rummage closet.  Donations will be accepted on Saturday & Sunday, April 9, 10 and Monday thru Wednesday, April 11-13.  Friends and Family Sale is Thursday April 14 from 6:30 to 9 pm.  Invite your friends! Public Sale is Friday, April 15 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Bag Sale is Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Clean up at 3 pm on Saturday.  Need more info?  Have a large or expensive or unusual item to contribute?  Contact Kate Boyce 215-657-8539 or yellowkab1@gmail.com.

Fun Fund: The idea is really very simple. I want to keep the kids and families coming to church. I want them to come together as a community. So my goal is to continue to plan activities for them to do. Sometimes the activities may be for the parents; sometimes they may be for the children, sometimes for both. Sounds great right? Well, this is the dilemma…money! I don’t want to use money from the education budget for everything, and often times cost keeps people from enjoying the fun things we have planned because they can’t afford them. So this is the plan; I would like to start a Fun Fund. If you would like to make a donation you can write a check to St. Peter’s and write Fun Fund in the memo line or you can simply donate cash. Each time I get funds I will give them to Patty who will collect and keep track of it all for us. Please see me with any questions or concerns. Helen is getting a jug to put out during coffee hour. (thanks Helen) Thank you everyone for being so willing to give to our children, parents and families. We are so blessed! I will keep you posted with updates! Peace, Shannon Godwin, Coordinator of Children’s Ministry.

Partnership with St. Philip’s: Your Vestry met Tuesday, March 8, 2015 to continue discussing the blending of the congregations of St. Peter’s and St. Philip’s in the Field. The actual vote to blend the two congregations is coming up soon. St. Philip’s will vote on Monday, April 11 and St. Peter’s will vote on Tuesday, April 12. On March 8th, St. Peter’s Vestry voted that should the blending occur, St. Peter’s would agree to accept the cremains from St. Philip’s Memorial Garden and as many of the memorials from that garden as we can take which includes some plantings. Additionally, they discussed that a Transition Team made up of both St. Peter’s and St. Philip’s members would be working to build relationships between the two communities as well as combining worship traditions and addressing a possible name change to reflect this blending. If you have any questions, concerns or thoughts regarding any of this please talk to your vestry members. Also, please pray for all of us and the members of St. Philip’s especially on Easter Sunday, which will be their last Sunday with their rector, Robin, who will be retiring following that service.

 


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