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St. Peter’s Weekly News

April 27, 2016

Annual Meeting of St. Peter’s Church THIS 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.

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 6ths leading cause of death in the US. Then, take home some Panera bread or pastry as a “thank you”!

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. Final rehearsal will take place May 1 immediately after the service. Please contact me with any questions and or concerns. Thanks! Tim Brown.

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

Pentecost Reading: Do you have the gift of language? I am looking for volunteers to restart the tradition of reading the Acts scripture passage in different languages on Pentecost Sunday.  If you can speak a second language or can dust off your language skills from school and would be willing to read at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, May 15 please contact me. Thanks, Emily

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!

First Joint Service: On May 22, Trinity Sunday we will gather with members of St. Philip-in-the-Fields as a newly blended community. We will celebrate this renewed relationship and begin our journey together with prayer and thanksgiving.


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