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St. Peter’s Weekly News

April 26, 2017

Remembering our Friend: Tess Miller, a long-time member of St. Peter’s, died peacefully on March 31st.  A memorial/celebration of her life will take place in the Community Room at Ft. Washington Estates on Monday, May 1st at 11:00a.m. We will have a Memorial Service for Tess here at St. Peter’s on Wednesday, May 3rd at 9:30 a.m. during our regularly scheduled Wednesday Healing service. Please keep the Miller family in your prayers. Rest eternal, grant to Tess, O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon her.

Rummage time is coming! Friends and Family Sale is Thurs. April 27 from 6:30 to 9 pm. Public Sale is Fri. April 28 from 6 – 9 pm. Bag and half-price sale is Sat. April 29 from 10 am to 3 pm. Need more info?  Have a large or expensive or unusual item to contribute?  Contact Kate Boyce 215-657-8539 or yellowkab1@gmail.com.

Peace Walk: The Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace & Reconciliation is set for April 30 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. This walking dialogue among Jews, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Taoists & others will take place in West Oak Lane. We will gather at the Masjidullah Mosque, 7401 Limekiln Pike.  The walk is brief and there will be a bus accompanying the walkers for those who need to ride instead of walking.  Following the walk we will come back to Masjidullah for an interfaith dialogue and a delicious dinner.  For more information: InterrfaithPeaceWalk.org or speak to Linda or Frank Toia.

Adult Forum Update: The program year is winding down, but we have a few more sessions to share together! Sunday, April 30th will wrap up the monthly theme of Forgiveness. May wraps up our year, touching on the theme of Balance or Transition. We will NOT meet on May 7, the week of the annual meeting. May 14 is TBD. The Bishop will be with us and we don’t know yet whether he will lead a forum or not, but as soon as I know, you will. Then, I’m very excited to welcome Debbie DeKalb on May 21, our last scheduled meeting. As you know, Debbie is Jewish but manages to gracefully balance her own deep faith with her participation as one of our gifted choir members. Please join us for these remaining sessions and, if you have a chance, email me sometime and let me know a) how you think the theme-based format worked and b) any suggestions you have for next year.  Thank you! Deacon Pat rubesp@verizon.net

Lectionary Bible Study: Often, we sing, “Be known to us, Lord Jesus, in the breaking of the bread.” This week, we’ll hear how that happened for two disciples. How does it happen for you each week? Bring your observations, questions, and snacks as we probe this week’s readings in the library after the 10 am service; “so that by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.”

Annual Meeting of St. Peter’s Church: will be held on Sunday, May 7th following the one service at 9:30 a.m.  We welcome all to the meeting to review the past year and invest in the congregation’s future. A program for our children and nursery care will be offered during the meeting.

Bishop’s Visit: On May 14 Bishop Gutierrez will make his official visit to St. Peter’s, presiding over the Eucharist and serving as preacher. This will also be opportunity to have our Bishop preside over baptisms and confirmations. In its essence, the Rite of Confirmation is an affirmation’s of one’s baptismal vows. It is a public declaration of one’s desire to make the Episcopal Church their spiritual home. Welcoming Bishop Gutierrez among our community again will be a great celebration. It will be made even more special with the experience of baptisms and confirmations. If you are interested in exploring the Rite of Confirmation, please speak with me. Emily+

St. Peter’s Online Directory: St Peter’s has now subscribed to an online photo directory service, Instant Church Directory. This directory may be accessed either through their website or an app, downloadable to your mobile phone. It’s really easier than it sounds! When you go to the homepage at https://www.instantchurchdirectory.com/login.aspx, you will see a place on the lower right to log in as a church member. Simply follow the prompts to create your login credentials. Once on the website, you will be able to view all the directory information.

Day by Day Booklets: Our Day by Day booklets for May, June, and July are here, in the tract rack, the office, and a few in the narthex tract rack. This is a devotional booklet that may help you in your own spiritual journey

 


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