St. Peter’s Weekly News
September 20, 2017
Music News: This Sunday we will welcome back Patrick Fink as our guest organist. Patrick will be serving throughout the month of October. We give thanks to Dave Mosteller who has agreed to serve as our Interim Interim Minister of Music over the next six weeks while we work to secure a long-term Interim. We also give thanks to Kathy and Tim Flaherty who will continue to serve in their staff roles, to members of the Adult Choir and Bell Choir, and to Linda Toia and the Folk Group, all of whom will continue to lead us in singing God’s praises! With deep appreciation, Emily+
Remembering Our Friend: Eleanor Otis died peacefully on September 9th. She had been a faithful former member of St. Peter’s for many years. An interment service will be held here on Saturday, October 7th at 11:00 a.m. All members are invited to attend this service. Rest eternal, grant to Eleanor, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.
Adult Forum: resumes this Sunday! Please join us in the library on September 24th at 9:00 a.m. as we continue the month’s theme of Peace. Our guest speaker will be Ms. Jenny Isaacs from the Doylestown Friends Meeting, exploring with us the long-time mission of peace and peacemaking among the Quakers. Grab a cup of coffee and bring it with you, and we hope to see you there. Deacon Pat
Lectionary Bible Study: Life in the Kingdom of Heaven is life in a vineyard. Do you spend your week working the vines, pruning, picking, etc.? Often, it’s a struggle, as Paul wrote. Jonah also had a vine. What was that all about? Join us in the library after the 10am service on Sunday as we resume our discussions of the Scripture readings; reading, marking, questioning and inwardly digesting these words that are God’s words to us.
Adult Forums in October: Wait until you see what we learn in October! October has so many fascinating speakers that we couldn’t even come up with a theme. Check out the following schedule (a hard copy listing the entire year is posted outside the Library) and please join us for as many as you can. Adult Forum meets at 9:00 am in the Library. We are looking forward to seeing you there! Oct 1: Rick Pearce on Fasting; Oct 8: Will Fuller from POWER Philadelphia; Oct 15: Bob Hartung on Stewardship; Oct 22: Guatemala Sunday; Oct 29: Warren Wanlund on the Protestant Reformation. Thanks to all! Deacon Pat
Sunday School Classes: We are back to our normal schedule with Nursery Care, Godly Play, and Older Elementary classes during the service and Rite 13 beginning immediately following communion.
New Nursery Caregivers: Alayna Gottemoller, a junior at Abington High School and Brigid Rose, a Senior at Cheltenham High School will serve in this position. Nursery care is available September through May for infants through two year olds. The sunshine nursery is located on the lower level next to the Sunday School classrooms.
Mom’s Night Out: Moms with kids in the nursery, Godly Play, Older Elementary, J2A, and Rite 13 classes are invited to a fun evening out on September 29. We will be headed out to the Kitchen Bar for a kid free evening! Please let me know ASAP if you can go so we can RSVP for seating and reserving the room. Thanks, Shannon, Director of Sunday School and Family Ministries (DSFM) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hunger awareness for September: Many of the people who are food insecure are children. Without a steady source of good food kids do poorly in school and in their physical and mental development. Socially these kids often suffer also. Your prayers are needed. Please consider donating food, healthy kid friendly food, in our food basket at church.
Hurricane Relief: How can you help our sisters and brothers in the aftermath of Harvey and Irma? Episcopal Relief and Development works directly with the churches and communities affected. Every dollar you send goes directly to helping folks in need. You can write a check to St. Peter’s and in the memo line put Hurricane Relief or you can give an online donation http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-harvey-response or http://www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-irma-response.
Stand With Iraqi Christians: We give thanks for the visit last Sunday by members of St. Martin’s Church, Radnor as they shared stories about their partnership among our Iraqi sisters and brothers in Christ. If you could not stay to watch the documentary, click this link to view it: http://standwithiraqichristians.org/documentary-where-is-our-place/. Our Social Concerns Committee will be developing ways to support and partner with St. Martin’s in their growing ministry.
United Thank Offering In-Gathering: Thank you for all your offerings of Thanksgiving for the many blessings in your lives in order to help others in need. ~ Shirley Smith.