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St. Peter’s Weekly News

May 25, 2016

Welcome St. Philip’s! St. Peter’s extends a special welcome to you and pray that you will find a warm home here. The Email News is a weekly email that is sent with announcements of upcoming parish events. These announcements will also be in the Sunday leaflet.  Our homebound members receive a copy of the Sunday leaflet so they may stay up to date on church wide events. Information is also communicated through a bi-monthly newsletter that is sent via email and mailed to our members who are homebound or who do not have access to a computer.  Feel free to contact me with any questions, Patty McDonough, Parish Administrator, 215.887.1765.

Annual Musician’s Party: TOMORROW, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Rectory. All musicians who helped out this year with any worship service at both parishes are invited to attend. Spouses and partners are welcome as well.

Lectionary Bible Study: In the Lectionary study each week, we ask “How do these readings fit together? How do they develop the big story of God’s plan to rescue and renew humankind and the earth?” Invite someone from St. Philip-in the-Fields to come with you, 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.

Office Closed:  The office will be closed Monday, May 30th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Thrift & Gift News: The shop will be closed Memorial Day, Monday May 30th. Our summer hours begin Wednesday June 1st: Open 10-3 Wednesdays and 10-2 Saturdays. New items will be added from our storage of donated and consigned items. So please stop in and help us help others. We could use some help in the shop during the summer as well. Call the Shop at 215-576-9323 and leave a message if you’re interested.

Parish Picnic and Outdoor Service: Sunday, June 5 is our annual outdoor service and picnic. We’ll meet for worship under the trees at 10 a.m. in Ft. Washington State Park in Flourtown. What you need to know: we provide 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 service held in the church at 10 a.m.

Directions to Ft. Washington State Park, Mill Road, Flourtown from St. Peter’s Church, Glenside:

RIGHT on Easton Road

RIGHT on Jenkintown Road

LEFT on Edge Hill Road

BEAR RIGHT onto Willow Grove Avenue

RIGHT on Church Road / Rt. 73

LEFT on East Mill Road

RIGHT into Ft. Washington State Park

Park in the parking area. You’ll see St. Peter’s tables and people next to the ball field.

Jess Miller’s Last Sunday: Jess’ last Sunday with us will be on June 5. She will preach at the outdoor service. Please join us on this day as we send her off with gratitude and many blessings!

Jess Miller’s Purse: There is still time to contribute to Jess’ purse. Please send your contributions to Patty in the church office. If you write a check, please make it out to St. Peter’s Church and write on the memo line Jess’ gift. We will be sending her one check at the end of the summer. Many thanks, Emily+

Photo Board: There will be an opportunity to have photos taken for our photo board on June 5th at our picnic. If you would like to be added to our photo board or simply want an updated photo, let Mike Levine or Audrey Kipphut know at the picnic. Please be sure to give us the spelling of the names of all in the photo as you would like them to appear. Also the seating order. There will be another opportunity for photos in the fall. Thank you, The Welcome Team.

Pig Roast: Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 6 to 10 pm.  Dinner and dancing.  Don’t miss this parish adult event.  Babysitting provided. Please email Patty ( with your response by Tuesday, May 31. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Helen Collins in person or at

Newsletter Deadline: Please send articles for the July/August issue of The Key to Erin Pugh by June 3d at

Parish Directories: Copies of both St. Philip-in-the-Fields & St. Peter’s directories are available on the table outside the chapel.

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.










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