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Father David Welcomed Sunday as Our Rector
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This past Sunday afternoon the Rev. David Michaud was instituted and welcomed as the Rector of St. Peter’s by parishioners, clergy, family, and friends at a Renewal of Ministry service at St. Peter’s Church.  Diocese of Easton Bishop James “Bud” Shand presided; the Very Rev. Greg Powell, Dean of Trinity Cathedral, was the preacher; the Rev. Richard Bunting and the Rev. Barry Neville of St. Paul’s Berlin (the Diocese’s newly ordained Deacons) served as Deacons for the service.  Music was provided by the Festival Choir under the direction of organist Bruce Horner, and by Peter’s Voice.
More than 150 people were in attendance for this joyful event.  Presentations were made to Father David by the Lectors, the Comforters, the Pastoral Care Committee, the Altar Guild, the Property Committee, the Fellowship & Hospitality Committee, the Diocese’s Southern Convocation Dean: the Very Rev. Frieda Malcolm, the Education Committee and youth of the parish, and the Eucharistic Ministers.
After the service a lavish reception was held in the Parish Hall for Father David, his family and for the congregation.  Senior Warden Gil Allen toasted Father David and his family, and good food and a good time was had by all.  Many thanks to those who helped in the kitchen, especially Mary Phillips, Tom Clarke and Julie Milliken, and to the many volunteers who set up, decorated and brought food in for the occasion.
Parishioner and professional photographer Jim Ritch donated his services to the church to document the event for us.  Photos can be viewed soon on the parish’s FaceBook page and the parish website:
Men’s Emergency Shelter begins this Saturday
One of St. Peter’s primary outreach ministries, hosting the Community Emergency Shelter Program (CESP) in St. Peter’s Parish Hall, begins on Saturday,  January 18 and lasts through January 24.  We are providing a hot dinner, a warm, safe place to stay overnight and breakfast and a bag lunch at St. Peter’s for homeless men in our community during that time.  There are a few more volunteers needed.  Thank you if you have signed up!  Contact shelter coordinator  Bill Day for more information.
Monetary Donations are also needed to defray the cost of food and supplies.  Checks may be made out to St. Peter’s Church with Men’s Shelter on the memo line and placed in the alms basin or sent to the Parish Office.  Thank you for your support.
Please keep these men and those who will be serving them in your prayers.
 Adult Forum Continues:  Re-imagining the Episcopal Church & the Diocese
Sundays in January Father David is leading a three part Adult Forum Series on “Re-imagining our Diocese and the Episcopal Church” in light of changes on the horizon for our Diocese and the Episcopal Church.  The series will be held 10:15am -10:50am.  Be informed about your church’s future.  Learn how things operate now, and what changes to structures and policies could mean for St. Peter’s and for Episcopalians in general.  This Sunday the Adult Forum will be held in the Parish House Library – the room opposite the Parlor. 
This Sunday’s topic: Task Force for Re-imagining the Episcopal Church:  Areas it is seeking to change in the National Church.  Process for change.  Reaction and Discussion.  Ramifications for Episcopalians.  What’s next?
Next Sunday’s topic: What does the resignation of Bishop Shand mean for the future of the Diocese of Easton? 

Healing Service on Sun, Jan 26

A healing service will be part of our Sunday worship at all three services on Sunday, January 26.  In place of the Prayers of the People, we will pray the Litany of Healing for those in need, and have an opportunity for those who wish to receive the sacrament of unction:  the laying on of hands and anointing by the priest.

Pastoral News

Charles Bloodsworth is not doing well and is in the hospital in Easton.  John Phillips is recuperating nicely after knee surgery and hopes to leave the hospital on Friday.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Parish Prayer List
Please remember to pray for:

Rosalind Abbott, Liz Bellavance, Ellen and Charles Bloodsworth, Carolyn Bowden, Carolyn Bradshaw,  Debra Chambers, Bob Clark, Mary Lee Harris, Libby Hillenbrand, Keller Hoch, Sam Jenkins, Charles Allan Knapp, Ken Lowe, Brodie Andrew Mejias, Damion Marlowe-Rogers, Ruth Anne Oartel, Sal Petricone, Andy Phillips, John Phillips, Frank Robinson, Margaret Staples, Betty Lou Steffens, Delma Tingle, Diana Waesche, Emily Welsh. 


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Ministers for  Sunday,
Jan 19th Services

Vestry Person on Duty:  Andy Booth
Altar Guild: Betty Lou Davis, Kathy Fahey, Linda Smith

Holy Eucharist 7:45AM
Eucharistic Minister: Bill Day
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Host: Gil & Ann Allen

Holy Eucharist 9AM 
Eucharistic Minister: Amanda Jenkins
Torch Bearers:  Colin & Jordan Willey
Crucifer:  Brenner Maulll
Acolyte: Mattie Maull
Lector: William Burdett
Ushers:  Bob Souza & Carolyn Jenkins
Coffee Hour Host: Gil & Ann Allen

Holy Eucharist 11AM
Eucharistic Minister:  Julie Milliken
Crucifer / Acolyte: Anna Shields
Lector: Howard Adams
Ushers: Ann Phillips & Richard Culver


January 16

Bell Choir Rehearsal
Parish House Choir Room

Bulletin Folding
Parish Library

January 17
Third Friday
Downtown Plaza

January 19
Holy Eucharist I

Holy Eucharist II

Children's Sunday School
Parish Annex

Adult Forum Study Series
Parish Library

Holy Eucharist II

Pastoral Care Meeting 
Parish Library

January 20
Comforters Meeting
Parish Library

Executive Committee Meeting
Parish House Rector's Office

January 22

7 AM
Men's Bible Study
Parish Library

Holy Eucharist




1/1 Matilda Madden
1/4 Michael Bloxham
1/5 Brooke Turcol
1/6 Carole Dipietro
1/7 Sean Fahey
1/8 Susanna Kiefer
1/8 Karen Shields
1/8 Nancy Reddish
1/8 Mary Grauer
1/11 Pete Palmer
1/12 Jay Fenoglietto
1/12 Jane Moore
1/12 Nicholas Salvas
1/20 Sophia Fenoglietto
1/20 Megan Fenoglietto
1/21 Julia Ritch
1/24 Felicity Christensen
1/24 Tamara Todd
1/25 William Burdett
1/30 Lisa Schoch

St. Peter's Church
115 St. Peters Street
Salisbury, MD  21804

(410) 742-5118

The Rev. David Michaud

Music Director -
Bruce Horner

Parish Office Secretary -
Cathy Parsons

Altar Guild Directress -
Ruth Anne Oartel


Senior Warden
Gil Allen

Junior Warden
Mac Peverley

Sean Fahey
443 735-0295

Laura McCarthy

Andy Booth - 2014

John Phillips - 2014
410 749-0488

Tom Robinson - 2014

Mike Bloxham - 2015
410 835-0941

Pete Evans - 2015
410 749-7888

Carolyn Jenkins - 2015

Richard Culver - 2016

Art Johnstone - 2016
443 880-5839

Mary Phillips - 2016
410 548-5937


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