St. Peter’s Weekly News
February 1, 2017
Acolyte Commissioning & Special Children’s Service This Sunday: Our acolytes will be presented to the congregation for commissioning and recognition at the 10 a.m. service. This annual event is a celebration of their dedicated and diligent service to God and to St. Peter’s. All acolytes are invited to vest and process.
Newsletter Deadline: Please submit all articles for the March/April Key to Erin Pugh at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 3d. Thank you!
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, email@example.com. or see the attached flyer.
Adult Forum: February’s theme is Justice, an appropriate topic for a short month that includes both Black History Month and President’s Day. Please join us on Sunday, February 5 as we welcome a guest speaker, Ms. Faye Allard. Ms Allard is assistant professor in the sociology department at Montclair State University whose research focuses on the intersection of race, gender, and class in educational settings. She will be leading us through the challenging topic of race relations. We will not meet next Sunday, February 12. We return February 19th when Rick Pearce will help us through a discussion of Fear and Safety. On February 26 we welcome Reverend Phil Geliebter, who straddles the intersection of two callings – deacon & police detective. Phil will also be our guest preacher at the 10:00 service. Please plan to join us and our guests through the month of February; as always we meet in the library at 9:00 am. Deacon Pat
Lectionary Bible Study: What kind of people will God use to expand his kingdom in a day when so many are homeless and hungry? What does salt and light tell you about them? What other clues are there in the readings this week? Bring your observations, questions, and snacks as we probe this week’s readings in the meeting room after the 10 am service; “so that by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.”
Panera Bread: 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, the 6ths leading cause of death in the US. Then, take home some Panera bread or pastry as a “thank you”!
ECS Sunday: February 19th will be ECS Sunday and a collection will be taken for Episcopal Community Services, a fine organization we historically support well. To make it easy for you to contribute, giving envelopes will be inserted in leaflets on Sunday, February 12th. Please make your check out to St. Peter’s Church with ECS on the memo line; or, if you prefer, cash can be inserted in the envelope. Please bring your envelope to church on the 19th.
Day by Day Booklets: Our Day by Day booklets are here and available in the tract racks or in the office. These booklets are free for each person who is interested in using it for daily meditation on Scripture passages. The next Day by Day covers Feb., March & April. One of our members pays the price so we may enjoy them.
2017 Parish Directories: are now available on the table outside the chapel or in the office.
2017 Pledge Envelopes: There are 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.