Archives for July 2014

Blessing of the Animals @ St. Peter’s for 3rd Fri. Downtown

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will provide animal blessings in the courtyard on St. Peter’s Street in downtown Salisbury as part of August 15th’s Third Friday “Dog Days of Summer.” The blessings will take place at 5:30pm and 6:15pm.

“The Blessing of Animals is a tradition that is associated with St. Francis of Assisi,” said the Rev. David Michaud, St. Peter’s Rector and the priest who will preside at the blessings. “Since Third Friday this month will have a lot of pets walking about, we thought we’d come to the animals and invite them and their owners receive a blessing.” St. Peter’s is a half block walk from the Downtown Plaza.

The public and their animal companions are all invited to attend. The blessing ceremony is short, beginning with Scripture passages and prayers giving thanks for all creation and ending with an individual blessing for each animal.

Pets should be on a leash or in a carrier.

Historic St. Peter’s Church (circa. 1887) will also be open for tours August 15 from 5pm to 7pm.

For more information, go to or call (410) 742-5118.

Trip to Washington: Changed to day trip at lower cost

The Washington DC Trip organizing Committee has reworked St. Peter’s trip to Washington to be a one day, Saturday, October 11, trip to Washington.  Cost is reduced from $568 to $149 a person.  Click here  for details and how to register.



Bell Quintet Performs at 10am Worship this Sunday

This Sunday, St. Peter Bell Choir’s Grace Notes Quintet will be performing the prelude before the 10am service — “Be Thou My Vision” — and accompanying the congregation during the service as well.  This will be the final time that Maggie Michaud and Leanne DePope will be playing with the Quintet, as they will both soon be moving out of the area.  Come hear the Quintet perform this Sunday.

Funeral for John Atkins

JohnAtkinsA Funeral for parishioner John Atkins will be held Saturday, July 19 at 11am in St. Peter’s Church.  Friends may call on the family an hour before the service in the Parlor in the Parish House.  A reception will follow the service in the Parish Hall.

Vacation Bible School July 14-18

Be part of the fun at this summer’s Vacation Bible School at St. Peter’s Church, 1-4pm July 14-18.  We’ll meet at St. Peter’s  downstairs Parish Hall for a week of Adventures on Promise Island.  Open to all children — parishioners and non-parishioners — 4 years to those entering 5th Grade.   Click on the VBS webpage for more information.  See you there!