MAY 31: VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Today we celebrate the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary -- Luke 1:39-56b – when Mary, pregnant with child, visited her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth, who was then carrying John the Baptist, greeted Mary with the words, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Mary broke into the song of praise and thanksgiving which we call the Magnificat, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord.” When Mary’s greeting came to her cousin’s ears, the Gospel records that the babe in Elizabeth’s womb leaped for joy.
THIS SUNDAY IS THE DAY OF PENTECOST
Our season of Eastertide concludes this Sunday with the Principal feast of Pentecost, when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples and the birth of the church (Acts 2:1-41). The color of the day is red.
PARISH PICNIC SUNDAY JUNE 4
St. Peter’s annual Parish Picnic is this Sunday, June 4 at 11am and will be held once again at Cedar Hill Park on the Nanticoke River in Bivalve, 19 miles from St. Peter’s Church. Allow yourself about 30 minutes from town to get there. The Fellowship and Hospitality Committee is organizing the picnic and is providing hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and drinks. Parishioners are asked to bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share. There is a sheltered pavilion, a playground, and lots of places to run around and play for kids of all ages.
We will begin with an outdoor Eucharist with music provided by Peter’s Voice. This is also the time when we honor our youth and teachers with awards and recognition. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during the service. The Sunday of the picnic is also the Day of Pentecost so don’t forget to wear red if you have it!
The Eucharist will be followed by the picnic. This is a wonderful opportunity for the parish to come together and have some good fellowship and fun, and to enjoy the beauty of the park and the views of the Nanticoke River. Plan to attend and invite your friends and family to join us!
Note that this Sunday, June 4, the service schedule is: 8am Holy Eucharist Rite I at St. Peters; 11am Holy Eucharist Rite II at the picnic at Cedar Hill Park.
Rain Plan: Today the long range weather forecast at Bivalve for Sunday calls for partly cloudy skies and the chance of scattered thunderstorms later in the day, high of 77 degrees. At the moment it looks like any rain will hold off until well after the picnic concludes, so we should be good to be at Cedar Hill Park as planned. However, if the forecast changes and rain is certain for Sunday morning, our Rain Plan is to hold the 11am service at the church and the “picnic” in the Parish Hall. If the rain plan goes into effect, an email will be sent to everyone on the Peters Post list, a notice placed on the website and the parish Facebook page and a notice placed on the church doors.
Directions to Cedar Hill Park from St. Peter’s: Take Rt. 50 West to Nanticoke Road (Rt. 349). Left on Nanticoke Road. Go 17 miles and the turnoff for Cedar Hill Park will be on your right. (Note that on Nanticoke Road you will go past St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and then sign for the park will be on your right about 2 miles past the church).
FULL SUMMER CAMPER SCHOLARSHIP TO CAMP WRIGHT AVAILABLE
There is one full camper scholarship which covers the entire cost of a week of camp at our diocesan Camp Wright on Kent Island available for a session this summer – please contact Father David as soon as possible if you are interested: email@example.com.
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
After Pentecost we will go to our summer schedule of 8am Rite I and 10am Rite II Holy Eucharist. We will also offer daily worship through the summer: Monday, 930am, Tuesday, 530pm, Wednesday 12noon Holy Eucharist with a Public Service of Healing, Thursday 5:30pm, Friday, 5:30pm, Saturday 8:30am. The nursery will be open for the 10am Sunday service.
ST PETER’S WEARABLES SALE ON JUNE 11
St. Peter’s Evangelism Committee is presenting the congregation with an opportunity to purchase shirts and other “wearables’ with St. Peter’s name on them as a way of showing your St. Peter’s pride to others and to help spread the word about our church. There will be samples of different clothes items on display at coffee hour on Sunday, June 11 and orders can be taken at that time. Contact committee chair Chris Hall for more information. Plan to come by coffee hour that Sunday and see what’s available.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: SAVE THE DATES
This summer’s Vacation Bible School, sponsored by St Peter’s and the other Episcopal Churches of the Wicomico Cluster, will be held August 7-11, 9am-12 pm, at St Albans Episcopal Church on Mount Hermon Road in Salisbury. Theme is "Abundance Orchard: Where faith grows and hungry people are fed." Save the dates and plan to have your children, grandchildren, and any other youth who enjoy learning about God and having fun attend.
Parishioner Sherri Hall is our representative on the VBS Planning Committee and she is encouraging a good turnout of volunteers from St. Peter’s – let’s help our youth with an overwhelming show of support. Sherri reports that “We need volunteers for gardening, crafts, guitar player, set up, take down, as well other help, and leaders. The majority of the time will be outside under trees and we will have two days of water play.” Contact Sherri at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help or if you’d like more information.
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED FRIDAY
The Parish Office will be closed Friday, June 2, 2017.
BANNS OF MARRIAGE: MARSHALL – SPICER
From the Rector: I publish the Banns of Marriage between Kristen Spicer of Salisbury, MD and Carlton Spicer of Laurel, DE. If any of you know just cause why they may not be joined together in Holy Matrimony, you are bidden to declare it. This is the first time of asking.
Parishioner Kristen Marshall, daughter of Mike and Germaine Marshall, will be marrying Carlton Spicer at the Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage at St. Peter’s on Saturday, June 17. Please keep them in your prayers as they approach this important time in their lives.
Parish Prayer List
Please remember to pray for:
Howard Adams, 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,
June 4th Services
Vestry Person on Duty: Atif Gaddis
Altar Guild: Ann Chaffinch, Margaret Gravenor, Liddell Madden, Katy Stover, Sally Thrash
SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE
Holy Eucharist 7:45AM
Eucharistic Minister: Julie Milliken
Uhers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Host: VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Holy Eucharist 11AM
Lector: Richard Culver
Eucharistic Minister: Nivek Johnson
Ushers: Carole DiPietro & Chris Hall
Women's Bible Study
June 4 - Day of Pentecost
Holy Eucharist I
Holy Eucharist II & Parish Picnic
Cedar Hill Park - Bivalve
Fall Bazaar Committee Meeting
Anniversary Publicity Meeting
Anniversary Committee Meeting
Men's Bible Study
Property Committee Meeting
Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service
||Richard Van Gelder
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
Linda Abbott - 2018
Linda Hurley - 2018
Tom Robinson - 2018
Ann Allen - 2019
Nancy Burdett - 2019
Phil Shields - 2019
Ryan Atkin - 2020
Dawn Spicer - 2020
Kathy Willey - 2020