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St. Peter’s Weekly News

May 17, 2017

Taizé Service: Join us for our bimonthly Taizé Prayer service tomorrow 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.

Children’s Sabbath Service: This Sunday we will celebrate the children of St. Peter’s with our annual service at 10 a.m.  Children will preach, sing, read, paly instruments, offer prayers and lead the service.  The Folk Group will be playing. We will also be honoring all leaders, teachers and helpers whose dedication has allowed us to have another successful year.  Please plan to join us for this exciting event!

Layette Sunday: is this Sunday. We invite you to donate layette items for families at Nurse Family Partnership. NFP is a wonderful organization that matches caring nurses and first-time single mothers. The nurses visit the mothers in their homes during pregnancy and until the baby is two years old. They counsel them on how to be responsible moms, providing the new moms with confidence and the knowledge they need to be successful. Nurses and mothers form a personal relationship and the nurses love being able to bring layette items to the young mothers in their care.  Evidence has shown that the NFP program consistently results in improved prenatal health, fewer childhood injuries, fewer subsequent pregnancies, increased intervals between births, increased maternal employment, and improved school readiness. Find out more at  Questions? Please contact  Shirley Smith – 215.887.9448.

Adult Forum Update: We welcome Debbie DeKalb this Sunday, our last scheduled meeting. As you know, Debbie is Jewish and manages to gracefully balance her own deep faith with her participation as one of our gifted choir members and now Vestry member. Please join us for this remaining session.

Lectionary Bible Study: How do you share the good news of Jesus and the Resurrection in an age conflicting religions? The Apostle Paul found Athens to be a city filled with “objects of worship.” The Apostle Peter warned that we might suffer for doing right – religious conflict even then. And Jesus promised “I will not leave you orphaned.” We’ll put these thoughts together in the Library after the 10 am service; “so that by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.” Bring your cookies and coffee and join us!

Annual Musician’s Party: Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Rectory. All musicians who helped out this year with any worship service are invited to attend. Spouses and partners are welcome as well.

Fellowship on May 28: Please bring a dish to share. Coffee will be provided. We will need some help with clean up after fellowship time. Thanks!

Memorial Day Remembrances: Within the service on May 28 we will remember all who have died in the service to our country, all who are serving in the military now or who have in the past.  If you would like yourself or a loved one to be named in the service, please send the names to Patty at Thanks! Emily+​

Seeking Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries: Please help us to get the word out about this new staff position at St. Peter’s! And please pray for us in our search:

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Glenside is seeking a creative and energetic individual to coordinate and oversee our children’s and youth programs. In this 20 hour per week paid position, the Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries will work with a group of volunteers, the Rector and other parish staff to engage, equip and empower our young people to deepen their relationship with God, inspiring them to live their lives in service of others. The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with children and youth, engaging our young people and their parents in ministry within and outside of the parish. Experience with youth as well as volunteer coordination is preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to The Very Rev. Emily Richards at

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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