St. Peter’s Weekly News
April 20, 2016
Special Guest Speaker THIS SUNDAY: Our conversation on Interfaith continues this week. Imam Abdul-Halim Hassan of the Masjidullah Mosque in West Oak Lane will be our guest speaker 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.
Taizé Prayer Service: Join us for our monthly Taizé Prayer service this Thursday from 7-8 pm. We gather in the quiet of the church to listen for God and sing our prayers in the style of the Taizé community.
Lectionary Bible Study: What happens after life after life after death? Read that again: what happens after life. . .after life-after-death? This week, as we come to the end of hearing John’s letter to the churches, we will hear about “new heavens and new earth.” Could that be “life after life after death?” 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 Meeting Room after the 10 am service.
Nametags: Remember your first day at school? When you didn’t know anybody? Now imagine our new friends from St Philip’s beginning their journey with us and how it must feel to not know people yet. Beginning soon, when you pick up your leaflet on Sunday you will also be given a paper nametag. Please use it and let everyone know your name. I’m sure there are St Peter’s regulars who can’t put names to all our faces and if we begin now, it will become a habit that will make life much easier and extend a warm welcome to all our wonderful, expanding family. Thank you so much! Deacon Pat
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 24 and May 1 immediately after the service. Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and or concerns. Thanks! Tim Brown.
Annual Meeting of St. Peter’s Church: will be held on Sunday, May 1st following the one service at 9:30 a.m. We welcome all to the meeting to review the past year and invest in the congregation’s future. A program for our children and nursery care will be offered during the meeting. Annual Reports are located on the table outside the chapel.
Celebrating Jess: On May 8, our annual Children’s Sabbath service, we will celebrate Jess Miller’s five years of ministry among us and pray for her as she embarks on a new path in her life. A special reception in her honor will be hosted during fellowship time. Please join us on this special occasion!
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 http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/about
Celebrating St. Philip-in-the Fields: Members of St. Peter’s are invited to join Emily, Pat and our Vestry as we worship with our sisters and brothers from St. Philip’s at their final service in at 3 PM on Pentecost Sunday, May 15. Bishop Daniel will be presiding and preaching. Please join us for this special occasion!
Bishop-Elect Gutierrez’s Letter: Attached is the letter I read in the service this past Sunday. These are important words for us to hear, as well as our sister and brothers at St. Philip’s. If you were not there to hear the letter, I encourage you to read it. Emily+