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St. Peter’s Weekly News

September 28, 2016

Blessing of Animals’ Service: We will celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis this Sunday, October 2d. We will offer a special children’s service that morning, October 2d to give thanks for all of God’s creation. Please bring your furred, feathered, four-legged friends as well as any stuffed animal friends to receive a special blessing.

Panera Bread:  This 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.  Then, take home some Panera bread or pastry!

Adult Forum:  I know you’ve heard the weekly announcements, but please join us throughout the month of October as Larry Sibley leads a book study group examining A Watered Garden by Benjamin Stewart. (The book or its Kindle format e-book is available on Amazon) We will be meeting each week in the library at 9:00 a.m. and you are invited to come for one or all of the sessions. A complete list of Adult Forum sessions for the year are posted on the bulletin board outside the library, so mark your calendars and join us! Deacon Pat

Lectionary Bible Study: In the beginning, God said to Adam and Eve, “fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion. . .over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” The Psalmist responds, Praise the Lord from the earth. . .Wild beasts and all cattle, creeping things and wingèd birds.” And Jesus tells us, “Consider the lilies of the field.” How do we bring all this together? Bring your questions, comments, and stories (and snacks), and join us as we read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest this week’s readings in the Meeting Room after the 10 am service.

Rite 13 & J2A Kick-Off: All parents and youth are invited to join Emily, Melissa and the new youth leaders for this gathering following the service on Oct. 2 as we begin a new year together. A pizza lunch will be provided.

KEY Deadline: Please send articles for the November/December issue of the KEY to Erin Pugh by Monday, October 3d –

Schuylkill Center Presents Wildlife of Pennsylvania: On Thursday, October 6th come and enjoy a presentation of live animals from Pennsylvania.  Experience the sights, sounds and even the touch of some of the animals.  The presentation begins at 6 pm sharp, however, there will be a pizza dinner and drinks from 5:00 – 5:45 pm.  A donation of $10 per family, $5 per couple or $2 per person is appreciated.  Contact Shannon Godwin with any questions –

Timeline Exercise: If you did not participate in the Timeline exercise last week or want to add some important event, the Timeline will remain up in the parish hall for several more weeks. We want as many memories included from parishioners of all ages from both communities. Thanks, The Transition Team.

Welcome our New Nursery Caregiver: Kezia Alvares, a sophomore at Arcadia University will begin her duties as our Nursery Caregiver this Sunday.  Kezia is from Martha’s Vineyard, MA and has much experience working with children of all ages, including infants and toddlers in and outside of the church. Please offer her a warm St. Peter’s welcome when you meet her.  Please also note that our Sunshine Nursery has moved its location!  It can now be found downstairs next to the Older Elementary classroom.

Monday Evening Fall Education Series:  Faces of God and the Spirit: What thrills you, what inspires you, what speaks to your truth? Share your favorite quote or other selection with the group, or just come and listen. We are meeting to explore what inspires each of us in our spiritual journeys. Participants may, if they wish, bring quotes from the bible or other literature, pictures, memories or anything that has touched and inspired you.  Please come to one or all of the following Mondays: Oct 10, 17; Nov. 14, 21.  We will meet from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the chapel. Each evening will include some readings or other offerings for reflection, followed by Compline.

Rummage Help Needed:  I am looking for someone who could help move a dresser from a parishioner’s home in Abington (near the library) to the church for the rummage sale. It’s a bit too big for my Prius. It is about 45″ wide and would need to come down from the upstairs, but I can help with that and the stairs are wide and half flights.  If you can help, please contact:  Kate Boyce 215-657-8539 or  Thanks!





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