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St. Peter’s Weekly News

April 13, 2016

Special Guest Speakers THIS SUNDAY: Our conversation on Interfaith continues this week. Rachel Steinig and Nisha Arya will be our guest speakers.  Rachel & Nisha are two young people (one Hindu and one Jewish) who have been invited to present their perspectives at the adult forum and to preach at the 10:00 a.m. service.  Adult Forum takes place every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the Library.

Lectionary Bible Study: This week in the reading from Revelation, we will hear about the Lamb who is the Good Shepherd. John tells us about another vision of the throne room from which the cosmos is led. How will this help us read (or pray!) the daily news—and the ups and downs of our lives? Bring your questions and stories (and snacks), and join us as we “read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest” this letter to the church in the library after the 10 am service.

Rummage time is here!  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

Welcome Baskets: Thank you to all who donated household products for the Interfaith Housing Alliance “Welcome Baskets.” Rector Emily blessed the items after the Healing Service on April 6th and the Social Concerns Team delivered two car loads of items to Interfaith. The staff at Interfaith was truly grateful for your thoughtful generosity. Thank you all so much!

Calling all Children: Parents, I would like to have your talented children sing in the children’s choir once again on Children’s Sabbath Sunday, May 8. I am also looking to have any children interested in playing an instrumental solo during the service. Rehearsals for children’s choir take place April 17, April 24, and May 1 immediately after the service. Please contact me with any questions and or concerns. Thanks! Tim Brown.

Layette Sunday: is coming on Mother’s Day, May 8th. We invite you to donate layette items for families at Nurse Family Partnership. NFP is a wonderful organization that matches caring nurses and first-time single mothers. The nurses visit the mothers in their homes during pregnancy and until the baby is two years old. They counsel them on how to be responsible moms, providing the new moms with confidence and the knowledge they need to be successful. Nurses and mothers form a personal relationship and the nurses love being able to bring layette items to the young mothers in their care.  Evidence has shown that the NFP program consistently results in improved prenatal health, fewer childhood injuries, fewer subsequent pregnancies, increased intervals between births, increased maternal employment, and improved school readiness. Find out more at

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.


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