St. Peter’s Weekly News
May 11, 2016
Pentecost Sunday: Remember to wear RED this Sunday. It’s Pentecost-the Birthday of the Church!! There will be a baptism and our annual recognition of our musicians during the service. Please join us for this special celebration.
Women’s Group Dinner: Friday, May 13th at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Please join us for a delicious potluck meal and time with friends! We will discuss our retreat 6 weeks after and have good conversation about other things. Please consider joining us even if you were not on the retreat weekend. An electronic Sign Up will be coming your way! If I do not have your email address, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there! Polly Sanford
Lectionary Bible Study: Jesus’s healing miracles bestowed the gift of Shalom, wholeness, to those who lacked it, bringing not only physical health but renewed membership in the people of God. In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus promised his disciples that they would “do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these.” What does this mean? Is it possible today? Bring your questions and stories (and snacks), and join us as we read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest this week’s readings in the library after the 10 am service.
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.
Annual Musician’s Party: May 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the rectory. All musicians who helped out this year with any worship service are invited to attend. Spouses and partners are welcome as well.
Parish Picnic and Outdoor Service: The Annual Picnic will take place on Sunday, June 5. We’ll meet for worship under the trees at 10 a.m. in Ft. Washington State Park in Flourtown. What you need to know: St. Peter’s provides the hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers, rolls, and beverages. You bring side dishes, salads, snacks and desserts; also your softball glove or favorite outdoor game to share. The park provides picnic tables; you might want to bring your favorite outdoor chairs or blankets to sit on. This is a fun day for the whole family to share. Feel free to invite friends, too. If you cannot join us at the parish picnic and outdoor service at Ft. Washington State Park, there will be a Morning Prayer at 10 a.m. in the church.
Layette Sunday: Thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts, both handmade and bought, that were given to Nurse Family Partnership.
The Key: The May/June edition of The Key may be found on the table outside the chapel, in the church office or outside the Thrift & Gift Shop.
Link to last Sunday’s service: Click on the link below to view the photos from last Sunday’s children’s service with send-off for Jess http://www.snapfish.com/library/share?w=snapfish_us&c=snapfish&l=en_US#ckx1mUvMqt_STjibXcR3Sg/AUS/27939266155070/SNAPFISH
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
Bishop-Elect Gutierrez’s Letter: Attached is the letter I read in the service a few weeks ago. 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+ Bp Elect Letter to St. philips
Property News: The church has approximately 50 metal folding chairs that are available for your personal use. Please see Tim Valera if you are in need of chairs.