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St. Peter’s Weekly News

June 28, 2017

While Emily’s Away: Daniel, Maggie and I will be away from June 15-June 30 traveling throughout China with the other families whose daughters were in the same orphanage with Maggie. Deacon Pat will be on-call for all pastoral needs. You can reach her on her cell at 215-262-9335. The Rev. Phyllis Taylor will be serving as our priest for the two Sunday services. I ask for your prayers for my family as we make this amazing pilgrimage. Many thanks, Emily+

Panera Bread: This 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.

Calendar Items: Attention all committee/ministry heads, please email Patty events/meetings/programs for the September 2017-June 2018 calendar. Please have them to me no later than July 3 –  Thank you!

Office Notes: The office will be closed Tuesday, July 4th. Also, please note that the office is closed every Friday. Patty does not work on Fridays. Emily works from home that day and can be reached on her cell. Thank you!

From the Bishop: Our Presiding Bishop has asked us to do something each month to remind us that many are food insecure and that as Christians we are called to do something about this. For June:  Please consider educating yourself about the current famine in East Africa… it is severe and under reported. Your prayers are needed. Thank you, Rick Pearce.

Summer Schedule June 18-Sept. 3: We will continue our 10 a.m. service throughout the summer with lemonade hour after the service in the parish hall. We will have no education for children & adults and there will be no nursery care.

Summer Fellowship: July 2- September 3 we invite you to bring a dish to share (snacks, sweets, veggies and dip, etc.) Lemonade will be provided. We will need volunteers to help with clean up after each fellowship. A sign-up sheet is posted in the kitchen.  Thanks for your help! Eileen Dooley & all fellowship hosts.

Summer Storytellers: Beginning June 18 we will have Summer Storytellers available during the 10 AM service for our children. Readers are needed for this fun activity. You are welcome to bring your own, favorite stories to share or choose from the books in the Library.  Please sign up on the education bulletin board. Thanks, Shannon      

Thrift Shop: Last week of Jewelry in June Sale.  Overstocked jewelry at $2 a piece.  Come and see the huge selection.

Property Committee:  I am looking for volunteers to form a Property Committee. The mission and requirements of those on the property committee is to attend biannual meetings the fall and spring; assist in guiding property decisions for better growth and maintenance of St. Peters church; and assist in securing contractors to provide quotes for work needed. You will not be asked to perform tasks, unless you expressly volunteer to do such tasks. The primary objective of the Property Committee will be to meet and help to preserve St. Peter’s property for future use. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in please email me at and I will include you when our meeting date has been decided. Thank You, Your Property Chair Roy Gibson.

Pledge Reminder: This is just a friendly reminder to please top off your monthly and weekly pledges before you go on vacation this summer. Our expenses continue through the summer and we depend on the cash flow from your pledges to pay our bills.  If you have any questions regarding your pledge or would like to submit or adjust your pledge to St. Peter’s, please contact me at  Happy Summer!  – Bob Hartung, Accounting Warden

Music News: During the month of August, we will be singing favorite hymns of the congregation. Please submit your suggestions to Tim Brown, or simply put a note in his church mailbox. Thanks for your feedback!!!

Our New Vestry Members: At our annual meeting on May 7th, Connie Clinefelter, Debbie DeKalb, Lisa Donahue, Dori Meginley and Matt Moore were elected to our Vestry.  Please begin praying for them in their new ministry among us! Many thanks, Emily+

New Wardens Appointed: It is with joy that Melissa Olson has agreed to serve another year as our  Rector’s Warden and Stephanie Gill has accepted my invitation to serve as our new People’s Warden. Bob Hartung was elected at our annual meeting to serve as our new Accounting Warden. I give thanks for their willingness to take on such important leadership roles in the life of our parish community.  Please share with Melissa, Stephanie and Bob your gratitude and begin praying for them! Emily+




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