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St. Peter’s Weekly News

October 11, 2017

Preacher this Sunday: Bob Hartung will serve as our preacher this Sunday. As we enter our traditional stewardship season, Bob will share his thoughts about “The Gift of Giving”.

Adult Forum on Sunday: Please join us at Adult Forum this Sunday as we welcome Bob Hartung. Bob will be speaking about stewardship and the budget. We hope to see you in the library at 9:00 a.m. Deacon Pat

Lectionary Bible Study: Each week, we gather to eat a meal, a feast of rich food, (that’s the one before the coffee hour!). How should we live as we go from the Lord’s Table? How did Jesus tell this story? What does Paul urge? What other questions will you have about the readings? Bring them to the library after the service, along with your coffee and cookies, and we’ll read, mark, question, and inwardly digest these writings as we embrace the truth they offer us.

Rite 13 News: On Sunday beginning at 11:00 a.m., Rite 13 will paint pottery bowls to help fight hunger and homelessness in support of the Empty Bowl Dinner taking place at the United Lutheran Seminary on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. This event depends in part on the donation and artistic talents of bowl makers like us!! More information can be found at The Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network site,

Taize Service: Taize continues this program year on a bimonthly basis. Our next service is Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Guatemala Sunday: October 22nd is Guatemala Sunday! Here at St. Peter’s we will celebrate our friendship with, and our commitment to, our friends in five Guatemalan parishes. At the 9:00 a.m. Adult Forum in the library you can hear about, and see pictures of, those five Guatemalan congregations from people who have been there. At the 10:00 service the folk group will lead us with music appropriate to the occasion. The sermon will focus on our Guatemalan friends, and we will learn more about how we can help the boys and girls stay in school through the scholarship fund.

Craft Fair on Guatemala Sunday: Fair Trade crafts will be on sale in the Library on Guatemala Sunday. Mostly made by Guatemalan women whose husbands were abusive or were “disappeared” in the Guatemalan civil war, the sale of these crafts provides a livelihood for poor families, funds for the ministry of our Companion Committee, and the opportunity for you to purchase distinctive and attractive gifts. Everybody wins!

Youth News: On Sunday, October 22nd, the older elementary class is invited to join Shannon Godwin, DCFM, for after-church fellowship and coffee at The REAL Marketplace, 102 Greenwood Avenue, Wyncote, PA.

On Saturday, October 28th, 6th to 12 grades venture to the Moonlight Maze, Merrymead Farm, Lansdale, PA: Meet at St. Peter’s at 5:30 p.m. before leaving for Merrymead Farm for a walk through a 5-acre maze. Parents will transport their children or provide for their transport to Merrymead Farm. Adult volunteers to help navigate the maze are needed as well. Must bring your own flashlight and wear hardy, closed shoes, more information forthcoming. RSVP to Kim

Ditty Bags: The Seamen’s Church Institute is preparing “Ditty Bags” for Seafarers who come to the Philadelphia Port. The “Knit Wits” are knitting scarves and hats. There is a need for work socks and if you knit, more scarves and hats (we have instructions). Please bring donations in by October 29th. Thank you. The Social Concerns Committee.

Thank you: to the many who attended the Schuylkill Center event last Thursday night. Thanks also to Shannon Godwin, DCFM, for organizing it. The ability to revel in some of God’s wilder creatures that we don’t normally experience from an up-close and personal perspective was fun and inspiring!

Rummage Time: Our fall rummage sale is happening in October! Start to gather your donations (packing similar items together will make unpacking and sorting easier!). Special preview night – the “Friends and Family sale” is Thurs., Oct. 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The sale is open to the general public Fri. Oct. 27, 6 – 9 pm. Bag sale is Sat., Oct. 28, 10 am – 3 pm. There are many ways to help. Sign- up sheet is on the Parish Life bulletin board in Parish Hall and via “sign up genius” on line.  Please let us know if we can count on you. Thank you, Kate Boyce


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