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St. Peter’s Weekly News

July 12, 2017

Remembering Our Friends: Joanna Hutton-Hogg died peacefully last Wednesday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  She had been a faithful member of the Social Concerns Committee, a lector and Eucharistic Minister, a participant in many book studies and Evening Prayer services, a Rummage Sale volunteer and on the Personnel Committee. We will celebrate her life and ministry among our community on Saturday at 11 a.m. Following the Memorial Service and Interment there will be a reception in the Parish Hall.

Mary Harrison, a former member of St. Peter’s, having moved to North Carolina in 2007 died peacefully on June 22. She had been a faithful member of the choir and Director of the Church Summer Program for many years. A Memorial Service will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 22.  In the fall the family will return here for an interment service for Mary and her husband Van at Laurel Cemetery. All St. Peter’s members will be invited to attend this service. Mary requested that all Memorial donations be given to St. Peter’s. You may send condolences to her daughter Ginny Hartley, 102 Woodhue Lane, Cary, N.C. 27518.  Her obituary can be found at this link:  Please keep Joanna’s and Mary’s families in your prayers. Rest eternal, grant to Joanna and Mary, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Prayers for Frank Walter: Immediately following the service on Sunday, we will gather with Frank and Roxanne and members of their family for special healing prayers as Frank prepares to undergo a bone marrow transplant to continue his fight against Leukemia. All members of the St. Peter’s community are welcome to participate in this time of prayer.

Food Cupboard Update: As you have noticed, we have begun a small bookshelf food cupboard  to the upper hallway entrance (where you enter for the offices or Thrift Store) and it is in constant use. Thank you to everyone who has brought food to help keep it stocked. To that end, our Social Concerns committee has agreed that the food collected on the third Sunday of each month will supply our shelves rather than a community food cupboard; we are grateful for the decision to balance our needs with those of the greater community. Thank you again for your continued support of this very needed service! Deacon Pat

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

Summer Fellowship: continues through September 3d. 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 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 Storytellers: is 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      

Office Notes: 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!

Thrift Shop: Christmas in July at the shop all month long! Shop now for decorations, Christmas themed gifts & Christmas storage items.

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!!!

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