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St. Peter’s Weekly News

December 28, 2016

This Sunday: we will hold a Christmas Lessons and Carols Service with Eucharist at 10 a.m. Please join us as we continue to celebrate the twelve days of Christmas! There will be no education or nursery offered. We return to our regular education schedule on January 8.

Fellowship on Sunday: Please bring your leftover Christmas cookies, candies and goodies to share! We will provide coffee and lemonade.  Let’s continue the Christmas celebration!

A Special Thank You: to all Worship Ministers, Pageant Organizers, helpers and children, Choir Members, Musicians, Bell Ringers, Altar Guild Members, Photographers and St. Peter’s Staff for making the Christmas season such a beautiful and joyous one!  Christmas Blessings, Emily+

Many Thanks!  to Tim Brown, Tim Valera, Calvin Haas, Eileen McDermott, Amy Neske, Missy Monserrat, Erin Pugh, Dawn Zapeic, Diana Kirsch, Ron & Amy Schmidt and ALL the parents who helped out with the pageant this year. I am most thankful for all of our children who participated in the pageant and who bring such joy to our parish family. Christmas Blessings, Shannon, Children’s Minister

Flower Delivery: We are looking for volunteers to deliver Christmas poinsettias to those who are unable to come to church.  If you are available, simply take a poinsettia and a card located on the piano. Many thanks!

The Feast of The Epiphany: On January 8 we will celebrate the journey of the Magi as we welcome two of our youngest into the Church through the waters of Baptism. Please join us for this special celebration.

Lectionary Bible Study: The Lectionary Bible Study will not meet on January 1. We will resume on Jan 8. A prosperous New Year to all!

Office Closed: The office will be closed January 2 in observance of the holidays.   

The Thrift & Gift Shop: will be closed from noon on December 24th through January 8th.  It will open with regular hours and consignments on Monday January 9, 2017. Please come and see us as we begin another year.

Christmas Offering: Each year the Christmas offering is shared between our ministries here at St. Peter’s and selected ministries beyond our walls.  This year we will dedicate our special offering to our companions in Guatemala for emergency medical care. Special envelopes for the offering can be found in the pews or on the table outside of the chapel.

Christmas Card Exchange: Please check the mailbox to see if you’ve got mail. There are a lot of cards waiting to be picked up!!  Thank You, Sue Gordon

Mitten Tree: A long time tradition at St. Philip’s was the decorating of the Mitten Tree with mittens, hats, gloves & scarves, both handmade & store bought.  The tree will be out from Advent through the Epiphany on January 8.  All donated items will be sent to ECS and the Mattie Dixon Shelter in Ambler. Thank you for your contribution, Connie Clinefelter.

2017 Calendars: Please pick up your new calendar on the table outside the chapel.

Pledge cards: If you have not as yet filled out and turned in your 2017 pledge card, please take the time to do so.  Every gift counts! Every pledge makes a difference in the life of our community! You may put your card in the offertory plate or in Patty McDonough’s mailbox.  Extra cards can be obtained by contacting the church office.  Thank you to all who have already made a commitment!

End of Year Giving: As we come to the end of the year, we ask that you take a look at your pledge commitment for 2016 and if you are able to fulfill it to please do so by Dec. 31.  For those of you who did not pledge or have already fulfilled your pledge, we invite you to consider giving an end of year donation to our community. Particularly during the Advent and Christmas seasons, we appreciate being a part this faith community and what it means for us and our families. Your gifts help us to continue our ministry, creating a place for all who need to experience the light and love of Christ. Thank you for being part of this community. Your Vestry






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