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THIS SUNDAY IS LAETARE OR ROSE SUNDAY
This Sunday marks the midway point in our journey through the Season of Lent, and on this Sunday traditionally the church is called to joyful anticipation of the victory to be won.  In medieval times worship on the Fourth Sunday in Lent would begin with the words from Isaiah 66:10:  “Rejoice Jerusalem!” (Laetare is Latin for rejoice).  This joyful theme provides lightening from the penitential emphasis of Lent.  Since the thirteenth century the celebrant of the eucharist has been permitted to wear rose-colored vestments which express the change of tone in the Lenten observance.  Look for these vestments this Sunday at St. Peter’s.
 
At the 9am service St. Peter’s Worship Band will perform Ain’t No Grave at the Offertory.  At the 11am worship service St. Peter’s Choir will sing Dale Wood’s Beneath the Cross of Jesus as the Offertory Anthem.
 
LABYRINTH WALK THIS SATURDAY
This Saturday, March 25 there will be a Labyrinth Walk and meditation in the Parish Hall from 10am to 11am and all are invited to participate.  The Rector, Father David, will give a brief explanation of labyrinths for those who have not walked a labyrinth before.  Labyrinths are laid out in a circular pattern and are meant to allow one to experience a spiritual walk to and from the center, in a way similar to a journey a pilgrim would experience in travel to a holy site and back again.  It is an opportunity to leave the world behind and to enter the world of the labyrinth.  Come and participate in this spiritual experience. We are grateful to St. Albans, Salisbury, for the use of their canvass labyrinth for this event.
 
WALK THE WAY OF THE CROSS  -- MARCH 24 AT 7PM
There are two more opportunities this Lent to participate in the half hour liturgy of the Stations of the Cross at St. Peter’s:  Friday, March 24 and April 7.  Retrace and remember Jesus passion from his being condemned to death and his walk to Mt. Calvary to his crucifixion and burial in the tomb. All are encouraged to participate
 
THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE MEN’S SHELTER
This past Saturday morning, St. Peter’s concluded a successful week of housing the community’s emergency men’s shelter.  The shelter was open in St. Peter’s Parish Hall from March 11 through March 18.  Many thanks to the leadership and hard work of the co-directors of the shelter, Bob Souza and Scott Mahler. 
 
Thank you also to the groups and volunteers who came and made a hot meal for dinner every night and packed lunches for the men.  Thank you to the volunteers who came to welcome and check in our guests every night, and to those who stayed overnight as attendants.
 
Thank you also to those who made monetary contributions – we were able to finance all the expenditures of the shelter through your donations, and St. Peter’s is grateful for your support too.
During the shelter time, we had many cold nights, and some stormy nights, and we were at capacity every night.  Thank you to everyone who kept the guests and the volunteers in your prayers.  There were no major incidents – the men were kept warm and safe. 
 
Those who interacted with the guests found that some had jobs they went to, some were unemployed, some were young, some were old, some had mental issues and addiction issues.  All are part of our community, all were in need, and through our ministry as a church, we were able to carry out Jesus’ command to care for our neighbors, to provide love to those on the fringes of society.
 
EASTER FLOWERS
Order forms are available for Easter Flowers at coffee hour and from the Parish Office.  Make a donation in memory or in honor of loved ones for Easter flowers to adorn our altar.  Your loved ones will be listed in our Easter Sunday bulletins and remembered at the altar on Sunday.  Deadline is April 9.
 
YOUTH CHURCH LOCK-IN THIS WEEKEND
St. Peter’s Trailblazers Youth Group is having its annual church lock-in this Saturday night beginning at 6pm.  Our youth will be taking over our buildings at St. Peter’s with some fun activities, reflections, late night worship, a sleep over, some surprises, breakfast Sunday morning, and concluding when our youth reunite with their families at 9am Sunday worship.   All middle school and high school youth are invited – if you haven’t been contacted about this and would like to participate, please contact Nivek Johnson, our Youth Ministries Intern, at
nivekmjohnson@gmail.com.
 
TUESDAY EVENING LENTEN SERIES
The Tuesday Evening Lenten Series:  “5 Marks of Love: Living Life Marked as Christ’s Own” continues this Tuesday in the Parish Hall and all are invited to participate.  There’s a potluck at 6pm – please bring a dish to share – and the class gets underway at 6:40pm.  The Mark of Mission to be discussed at the next meeting will be TEND: Responding to human need by loving service.  If you are unable to attend the class but would like to follow the course during Lent, you can do so by going to
www.5marksoflove.org and view the videos and materials for the week.  Extra workbooks are available for you as well on the table at coffee hour this Sunday.

 WATCH WITH THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
 Jesus said to Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Could you not stay awake with me one hour?  Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial.” (Matt. 25:40-41)
 
From Maundy Thursday evening (April 13) until noontime on Good Friday (April 14), the Reserve Sacrament is taken out of the church and placed on the Altar of Repose, decorated in a garden setting, in the Parlor in the Parish House.  At least one person is asked to be in attendance with the Blessed Sacrament during that time.  There is a sign-up sheet on the table outside the Parlor which has many open hours for watching.  Would you have an hour to give to Our Lord in prayer and meditation?  Those who have signed up in past years have found being with the Blessed Sacrament to be a spiritual moving experience.  Please consider signing up for an hour to Watch with the Blessed Sacrament.  There is no requirement other than just being present with Our Lord for that one hour. There are also FAQ's sheets about the Watch on the table which provide more information..
 
DIOCESAN INTEGRITY EUCHARIST
Integrity of the Eastern Shore invites all to a festival celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation on Friday, March 24 at 6 pm at Trinity Cathedral.  The guest preacher will be the Rev. Fr. Alistair So, rector of All Hallows Episcopal Church, Davidsonville, Maryland. Please bring a light snack/finger foods to share for a time of fellowship after the Eucharist if you are able.
 

 
Parish Prayer List
 
Please remember to pray for:
 
Madison Baker, Carolyn Bradshaw, Will Burdett, Ron Collison, Jean Culver, Roland Dennis, Lucy Graf, Rex Gravenor, Diane Hammond, Margaret Hudson, Rosa Hudson, Sam Jenkins, Kelly Karwacki, Becky Kelly, Frances Kendall, Cathy Malchow, Lisa McClister, Kerry & Kim Mendenhall, Karen Mullins, Ruth Anne Oartel, Delma Tingle, Diana Waesche, Patricia Werle, Tim Willey
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Ministers for Sunday, 
March 26th Services

Vestry Person on Duty: Amy Maull
Altar Guild:Ann Chaffinch, Margaret Gravenor, Liddell Madden, Kay Stover, Sally Thrash


SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE 


Holy Eucharist 7:45AM
Eucharistic Minister: John Phillips
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Host: The Maull Family

Holy Eucharist 9AM
Crucifer: Aisling Nay
Acolyte: Brenner Maull
Torch Bearers: Delilah & Pearl Stewart
Lector: Aisling Nay
Eucharistic Minister: Linda Hurley
Ushers: Tom Robinson & Chip Potterton
Coffee Hour Host: The Maull Family

Holy Eucharist 11AM 
Crucifer/Acolyte: Jimmy Hill
Lector: Howard Adams
Eucharistic Minister: Julie Milliken
Ushers: Gil & Kathryn Allen

Coffee Hour Host: The Maull Family
 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

March 23

5:30PM
Evening Prayer
Church

Bulletin Folding
Parish Library


Grace Notes Rehearsal
Grace Notes Choir Room

7PM
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Adult Choir Room


March 24

5:30PM
Evening Prayer
Church

7PM
Stations of the Cross
Church


March 25

8:30AM
"Feast of the Annunciation" Morning Prayer
Church

10AM
Labrinyth Walk
Parish Hall

March 26 

7:45AM
Holy Eucharist I
Church

9AM
Holy Eucharist II
Church

10:15AM
Children's Sunday School
Education Annex

Youth Communion Class
Education Annex


11AM
Holy Eucharist II
Church

Key Singers Rehearsal
Key Singers Choir Room

4PM
TRAILBLAZERS Youth Group
Education Annex


March 27

9:30AM
Morning Prayer

Church

10AM
Comforter's Group
Parish Library


March 28

9AM
Joseph House Kitchen
Parish Kitchen

10:30AM
Joseph House Ministry
Joseph House - SBY

5:30PM
Evening Prayer 
Church

6PM
Lenten Study & Potluck
Parish Hall


March 29

7AM
Men's Bible Study
Parish Library


NOON 
Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service 
Church


 

MARCH BIRTHDAYS
3/4 Peter Hutchinson
3/7 Nancy Burdett
  Emily Della Ratta
  Julie Milliken
3/11 Rosann Anderson
  Erika Lowicki
  Walter Moore
  Kyle Todd
3/12 Emerson Kirk
3/13 Diane Murrell
3/18 Betsy Hanulak
  Gretchen Nichols
3/19 James Mckinley
3/20 Jane Massey
3/21 Charles Stapleton
3/24 Troy Salvas
3/25 Ernest Nichols
  Anne Potterton
3/26 Abigail Stephens
3/27 Kate Dyer
3/28 Garrett Beauchamp
  Fred Wierman
3/29 Liddell Madden
3/31 Deirdre Nay

 

St. Peter's Church
115 St. Peters Street

Salisbury, MD  21804
(410) 742-5118


Rector
The Rev. David Michaud

Parish Office Secretary
Cathy Parsons


Music Director
Brittany Spicer

Adult Choir Director
Robert Young


Youth Intern
Nivek Johnson

Children's Choir Director
Calvin Collins

Bell Choir Director
Megan Fenoglietto

Altar Guild Directress
Betsy Hanulak

Christian Education Chair
Bravard Cornbrooks


Vestry

Senior Warden

Sharon Clark
410-546-0947

Junior Warden
Atif Gaddis

443-736-9456

Treasurer
Phil Shields

410-410.341.0664

Registrar
Carole DiPietro
410-749-4364

Atif Gaddis - 2017
410-548-1263

Chris Hall - 2017
443-944-8510


Amy Maull - 2017
410-341-7272

Linda Abbott - 2018
703-850-1052

Linda Hurley - 2018
410-749-6782

Richard Stover- 2018
410-742-7401

Ann Allen - 2019
410-546-9068

Nancy Burdett - 2019
410-726-9024

Phil Shields - 2019
410-341-0664


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