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St. Peter’s Weekly News
January 17, 2017

Taizé Service: Join us for our bimonthly Taizé Prayer service this Thursday from 7-8 pm. We gather in the quiet of the church to listen for God and sing our prayers in the style of the Taizé community.

Parish Meeting: We will continue our tradition of having an all parish meeting immediately following the 10 a.m. service on Sunday. Our official annual meeting takes place on the first Sunday in May. At this gathering we will give an update on the transition work that has been completed during the fall, an update on our education visioning work, a review of the approved budget for 2017 among other things. Please join us for this special gathering. ~Your Vestry

Jazz and Joe: Does January put you into a “Mood Indigo”? Well, mark your calendars! Jazz and Joe is coming to Saint Peter’s on Sunday, January 22 at 7:00 PM. Be a “Sophisticated Lady” or gent and “Take the A Train” to St. Peters for our hoppin’ jazz coffeehouse! If you enjoyed Alan Segal and his Jazz Sanctuary when they played for our All Saints Day Service in November, then you will not want to miss them when they return to St. Peters in January. All proceeds go to support the Saint Peter’s music ministry.

Deanery Dinner with Bishop Cancelled: The dinner has been cancelled for this Saturday. We are working on finding another date. Stay tuned for more details! Thanks, Emily+

Remembering Our Friend: Helen Bechtle died peacefully on January 6. She had been a lifelong Catholic until six years ago she walked into St. Philip-in-the Fields which was located across the street from her home. She was immediately welcomed into the community and even became a confirmed member. When our two communities joined together she began worshipping faithfully among us. Helen’s life will be celebrated at a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 21 at 11 a.m. at Craft Funeral in Flourtown. Click this link to read her obituary: Please keep Helen and her family in your prayers. Rest eternal grant to Helen O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.

Adult Forum: continues into the new year with contributions by our incredibly gifted & generous parishioners. The theme for January is “Journey”. All of us come to be where we are through fascinating, winding paths and we will be blessed to hear just a few of those. On January 22, Shirley Smith will share her experiences with us and finally, Calvin Haas will share his explorations with us on January 29. As always, Adult Forum meets at 9 am in the library and we welcome all. Bring your coffee! Deacon Pat

Lectionary Bible Study: Lectionary Bible Study will not meet this week. Come to the Parish Meeting instead! We’ll resume on the 29th, when we will begin hearing the Sermon on the Mount. In preparation, read through the whole Gospel of Matthew quickly, as if reading a short story (which it is, of sorts).

Altar Guild: There will be an Altar Guild meeting on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. We’d like to include current members and invite others to see what’s involved and if they would like to join (no commitment necessary)! Thank you, Donna Kulp.

Blood Drive: There will be a blood drive at St. Peter’s on Saturday, February 4th from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Appointments are preferred but not required. To make an appointment contact Kate Boyce at 215.657.8539, or see the attached flyer.

The Key: The January/February edition of The Key may be found on the table outside the chapel, in the church office or outside the Thrift & Gift Shop.

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!

2017 Pledge Envelopes: We will provide pledge envelopes beginning in the new year. There will be envelopes on the table outside the chapel every Sunday. However, if you would like to have a supply at your home feel free to email or phone the office with the number of envelopes you need. I am happy to make a packet for you. Patty.

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