AN EASTER MESSAGE FROM THE XI BISHOP OF EASTON: THE RT. REV. SANTOSH MARRAY
The resurrection joy is God’s reassurance to the world of new life in Jesus. This life conquers death transforming darkness into light, today’s fear into tomorrow’s joy, and hopelessness into hopefulness. The wonder, love and praise we feel when we experience the love of God freely gifted in a spirit of renewed hope and optimism is truly indescribable. Read the Full Message: http://dioceseofeaston.org/eastermessage/.
Thank you to everyone who participated and helped prepare for St. Peter’s Holy Week and Easter services. We had very good attendance (over 300 for Easter) and tried some new things – like the palm trees lining the aisles on Palm Sunday and the additional foot washing stations at Maundy Thursday – both of which we plan to continue for next year. Many thanks to members of the Altar Guild, the members and directors of St. Peter’s Choir, Key Singers, Peter’s Voice, St. Peter’s Worship Band, cantors, Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, attendees at the Blessed Sacrament Watch, Father David and Deacon Murray, and everyone who helped and participated in these many, moving services that offered our praise to God. Alleluia, Alleluia!
UTO INGATHERING, THE FLOWERING OF THE CROSS, YOUTH SUNDAY NEXT SUNDAY
This coming Sunday is St. Peter’s Spring Ingathering of the United Thank Offering (UTO). This is the Sunday to bring to church your blue UTO mite box to place in the basket for the Offertory. All coins raised in this offering will be sent to the UTO to help fund the many grants they make to help missionary work abroad and in the United States. Thank you for your generosity!
At the 9am service we will have the Flowering of the Cross at the Offertory as well. Children are asked to bring in some flowers (there will also be flowers available at church) and help flower the cross, a wonderful tradition at the church.
In addition, this Sunday is Youth Sunday, and many of our youth will be taking on worship ministries at the 9am service.
THIS FRIDAY AT ST. PETER’S: THIRD FRIDAY ACTIVITIES & CARING FOR CREATION EVENT
The Friday after Easter, April 21, is the beginning of this year’s outdoors Third Fridays Downtown in Salisbury and St. Peter’s is once again planning to be part of the festivities as Salisbury’s downtown church. For the April Third Friday, St. Peter’s will be selling its famous hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and drinks in the courtyard and will also have a plant sale and a children’s activity. These activities will run from 5pm to 8pm. The theme this month is “Sustainable Salisbury,” featuring themes of ecology and caring for creation.
Caring for Creation
In conjunction with Third Friday, St. Peter’s is one of the sites of a two day series of information and activities for the whole family about Caring for Creation, sponsored by the Wicomico Interfaith Partners for Creation Stewardship. This organization brings together Christians, Jewish people, Muslims and environmental groups who share a common desire to care for God’s creation.
Stuart Clarke, Executive Director of the Town Creek Foundation, will speak at St. Peter’s at 6:30 pm on Friday, April 21 on the topic "The Horse and the Cart: Taking the Next Step Toward Maryland's Clean Energy Future." In addition, the program will include music and reflections from leaders of local faith communities and a drum circle.
On Saturday, April 22, this interfaith series continues with talks and activities at Asbury United Methodist Church. A special Earth Day-themed art activity for youths ages 5-12 will be offered on Saturday morning by the SBY Art Space. Registration is required for this workshop since it is limited to 30 children. To register your child for the art program, call 410-546-4748.
All programs are free and everyone is invited to attend. For further information on the adult programs, call 443-880-3182 or visit http://www.wicomicoenvironment.org/interfaith-stewardship.html
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY BEGINS SATURDAY
We resume our ladies Bible study this Saturday the 22nd at 8:30. Esther is not a typical book. It is an amazing narrative complete with tragedy and triumph. It calls us to think beyond our individual lives. All are welcome to join us. For more information, call Carolyn Jenkins 410-742-7764.
HAND BELL CHOIR TRAVELS CROSS TOWN THIS SUNDAY
This Sunday St. Peter’s Grace Notes Hand Bell Choir travels to St. Albans to perform at their Sunday service. This is because last summer there was a need to recruit more members into the bell choir and an invitation was made to our sister church, St. Alban’s, for some of their members to join the bell choir. Jon Hurst from St. Alban’s has been playing with the hand bell choir since the fall, including Sundays at St. Peter’s, and so the Grace Notes Hand Bell Choir is traveling to Jon’s home church this Sunday not only to give of their talent but also to encourage more people from St. Alban’s to consider joining the bell choir. Of course, members of St. Peter’s are always welcome to join the choir as well -- Contact Megan Fenoglietto for more information.
CANNED FOOD DRIVE IN APRIL
Students in the Communications Department at Salisbury University are conducting a food drive in the community this month as their Senior Project, with all food collected to benefit local homeless shelters. They have placed a food donation box in the tower room at St. Peter’s and would welcome any donations. You may bring cans and non-perishable items to church this Sunday and next Sunday to help with the students’ canned food drive.
ANNUAL MEETING APRIL 30 – 250th ANNIVERSARY IS ON THE AGENDA
The Annual Meeting of St. Peter’s, Salisbury Parish will be on Sunday, April 30 at 9:30am in the Parish Hall. A Parish Breakfast will precede the meeting in the Hall from 8:45am until 9:30am and all are encouraged to attend. The Fellowship and Hospitality Committee is coordinating the breakfast.
Besides the usual business of hearing reports and conducting elections, there will be a presentation and discussion by the 250th Anniversary Committee about upcoming plans to celebrate St. Peter’s 250th Anniversary in 2018. There will be no 9am service on April 30; just 745am and 11am. The new Vestry members and officers will be commissioned at the 11am service. Child Care will be available during the Parish Meeting and the 11am service.
Nominees for Vestry, Delegates Announced
The following slate of nominees for Vestry have been sent forward by the Nominating Committee. They are: Dawn Spicer, Kathy Willey, Tom Robinson, and Ryan Atkin. There are four open positions for Vestry members, and nominations may also be made from the floor. Elections for the Vestry will occur at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 30 at 9:30am (an all Parish Breakfast will precede the meeting). The Nominating Committee also nominates the following parishioners as delegates and alternates to the 2018 Diocesan Convention: Laura McCarthy, Atif Gaddis, Linda Hurley (Delegates); Bravard Cornbrooks, Sarah Fielding, Debra Souza (Alternates). The election for the three delegate and three alternate positions will also take place at the Annual Meeting, and nominations may also be made from the floor.
AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS HYMN SING, SUNDAY, APRIL 30
The American Guild of Organists is pleased to announce the Hymn Sing with Nationally known organist, Dr. John Walker, here at St. Peters, on Sunday, April 30, at 3:00 PM. The hymn sing will be led by the adult choirs of Wicomico Presbyterian Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, under the direction of Dr. Walker. Hymns to be included from the Episcopal Hymnal are, “All People that on Earth Do Dwell,” “The Church’s One Foundation,” “Crown Him with Many Crowns,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “How Firm a Foundation,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Abide with Me,” “God of Grace and God of Glory,” “O Love How Deep,” and, “O God, Our Help in Ages Past.”
John Walker is national president of the American Guild of Organists. Following distinguished tenures at the Riverside Church in the city of New York and Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, he is minister of music emeritus at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. He is Artist-in-Residence at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore. He is acclaimed for his dynamic skills in service playing, which he has presented in workshops throughout America and Asia. Gothic, Pro Organo, and JAV recordings have issued numerous CD recordings of his organ performances and choirs under his direction.
Parish Prayer List
Please remember to pray for:
Madison Baker, Carolyn Bradshaw, Will Burdett, Ron Collison, Jean Culver, Roland Dennis, Lucy Graf, Rex Gravenor, Amelia Hall, 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, Tim Willey
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Ministers for Sunday,
April 23rd Services
Vestry Person on Duty: Sharon Clark
Altar Guild: Betty Lous Davis, Kathy Fahey, Julie Milliken, Linda Smith, Nancy Belfsky
SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE
Holy Eucharist 7:30AM
Eucharistic Minister: Bill Day
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Host: VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Holy Eucharist 9AM
Crucifer: Robyn Fielding-Jones
Acolyte: Brenner Maull
Torch Bearers: Pearl & Delilah Stewart
Coffee Hour Host: VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Holy Eucharist 11AM
Crucifer/Acolyte: Jimmy Hill
Lector: Howard Adams
Eucharistic Minister: Tom Clarke
Ushers: Richard Culver & Howard Adams
Coffee Hour Host: VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Grace Notes Handbell Rehearsal
Grace Notes Choir Room
Parish House & Downtown Plaza
Caring for Creation
Women's Bible Study
Holy Eucharist I
Holy Eucharist II
Children's Sunday School
Holy Eucharist II
Key Singers Rehearsal
Key Singers Choir Room
TRAILBLAZERS Youth Group
Education Committee Meeting
Joseph House Kitchen
Joseph House Ministry
"Feast of St. Mark" Evening Prayer
Green Hill Church Committee Meeting
Men's Bible Study
Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service
St. Peter's Church
115 St. Peters Street
Salisbury, MD 21804
The Rev. David Michaud
Parish Office Secretary
Adult Choir Director
Children's Choir Director
Bell Choir Director
Altar Guild Directress
Christian Education Chair
Atif Gaddis - 2017
Chris Hall - 2017
Amy Maull - 2017
Linda Abbott - 2018
Linda Hurley - 2018
Richard Stover- 2018
Ann Allen - 2019
Nancy Burdett - 2019
Phil Shields - 2019