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Last Sunday was the United Thank Offering (UTO) Ingathering of mite boxes, and more than 40 were turned in at the offertory at our worship services, resulting in a combined donation of $551.13 to the UTO.  Thank you!  Boxes can still be turned in through the beginning of May.  Bring yours to the church on Sunday or drop it off in the Parish Office.
St. Peter’s, Salisbury Parish’s Annual Meeting is this Sunday, April 19 in the Parish Hall.  All active parishioners are encouraged to attend.  There will be child care available in the nursery during the meeting and at the 11am worship service that follows the meeting.  Elections will be held for Vestry, Delegates and Alternates, and reports will be presented. Active parishioners who have been attending St. Peters’ for a year or more are eligible to vote in the elections.
The schedule for that morning is:
7:45am   Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Church
8:45am   Parish Breakfast in the Parish Hall
8:45am   Nursery opens
9:15am   Annual Parish Meeting
10:15am Organizing meeting of New Vestry in the Library
11:00am  Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Church, with Commissioning of Vestry and Officers
Below are the Bios for the Nominees for Vestry put forth by the Nominating Committee (vote for 3):
  Linda Abbott 
I was born and raised in Salisbury. Father Gage baptized me and I was confirmed by Father Varley. I attended St. Peter’s until I left Salisbury in the mid 1960’s to attend college and then pursue a career.  I have worked in health care for the past 35 years living in Miami, Denver, Chicago, New York city and Fairfax.  While in Fairfax I was an active member of Truro Episcopal Church where I served on outreach and missionary committees and worked with a group of parishioners to bring Prayer and Praise Friday evening services to Truro.
The end of 2003 I returned to Salisbury to be with my Mom, Rosalind Abbott, and care for her in her later stage of life.   Mom went home to be our Lord in March, 2014 and after her passing I returned to St. Peter’s to worship.  Since then I have participated in volunteer activities, serve on the Property Committee and responsible for grounds maintenance. 
I enjoy volunteer work for fundraising activities and currently have a team with the Alzheimer’s Association, “For My Mom,” and on a team for Relay for Life.  I would enjoy becoming a member of the Vestry which would give me the opportunity to extend my volunteer efforts and join those that are committed to the rebuilding and growth of our church. 
Professionally I am currently CEO of Peninsula Health Group and have been in the position since my return to the Eastern Shore.  I plan to retire within the next six months which would give me more time for volunteer work with St. Peter’s which my desire is.  I would be privileged and honored to become a member of the Vestry and believe with my business experience, positive approach and energy I could make a beneficial contribution.  Thank you for your consideration.
  Sharon Clark
Baptized and raised in the Congregational Church in Springfield, Il. I was confirmed in the Episcopal Church, at age 19, by the Chaplain at Northwestern U, where I earned a degree.  Additional degrees have made it possible to teach and support future and beginning teachers in Maryland for 40 years.
I am the grateful matriarch of 3 healthy children and 9 grandchildren, with interests in maintaining good relationships with them and my husband, Ed Ripper,   God and St. Peter’s. 
Singing is a natural and life-long form of worship and ministry for me; so I was grateful to accept the invitation to join this glorious choir at St. Peter’s in 1981.  In the time since, I have discovered myriad ways to serve our Lord here and look forward to finding even more.
  Linda (Seyler) Hurley
Personal/church: Born & raised in PA in the Episcopal Church; father was Episcopal priest.  Member St. Peter’s from 1989 to 1995. Moved for business. Worshipped at Trinity, Elkton. Returned to St. Peter’s 2002 with new husband Chris. Later worshipped at St. Paul’s Old Spring Hill for 3 years. Returned to St. Peter’s March, 2014.  Served on vestry, as convention delegate and alternate in all 3 parishes, and senior warden at St. Paul’s. Past and current choir member.
Currently on Diocesan Council for first time.
Work: Director of Peninsula Sleep Waves, sleep lab at PRMC, for 3 ½ years, after opening, co-owning and operating a new sleep lab in Salisbury for 5 years.  Business/management background helped develop leadership skills.
Why I want to serve on vestry: Growing up as PK gives a perspective I believe is a strength.  I love this parish, church family and the Episcopal Church. Want to more fully be a part of shared responsibilities, to help us grow and share our faith. I am proud to be nominated to serve on vestry.
Below are Bios for the Nominees for 2016 Diocesan Convention Delegates (vote for 3):
  Bravard Cornbrooks
I have been a member of St. Peter’s for most of my life.  Over the past several years, I have been involved in several ministries at St. Peter’s, but the ones that I have most enjoyed are working with the children in Christian Education and participating in the bell choir.  Both of these ministries bring me great joy.
Over the last several years you have elected me as a Delegate to represent St. Peter’s at our Diocesan Convention.  I believe it is important for us to be a part of the life of our Diocese because we are called to work together to do Christ’s work.  Being part of a larger Body gives us all support and encouragement to do the things that we are called to do together.  Participating on the Diocesan level gives me an opportunity to meet people, share ideas, and helps me to always keep in mind that we, at St. Peter’s, are just a small piece of the big picture.  We are able to do so much more together than we are able to do alone.
We are going through a very important transitional/discernment process in this Diocese now, and I would be honored to represent St. Peter’s at our Diocesan Convention as we complete this process.  Thank you for your support.
  Carolyn Jenkins
I have been an Episcopalian for 56 years and a member of St. Peter’s for over 10 years.  I am married to Sam Jenkins mother to Amanda Jenkins who is a lector and chalicist here at St. Peter’s.  I was a nurse at PRMC for over 30 years where I worked in labor and delivery, pulmonary and the neurology departments to name a few.   I am currently retired but use my nursing experience as a Hospice volunteer.  I enjoy reading, travel and gardening.
I also enjoy my duties at St. Peter’s.  I currently serve on the vestry and am the vestry liaison to the Pastoral Care Committee.  I also recruit, train, and schedule the ushers for the 9am and special services.  Additionally, I have been on Hospitality committee since its reinstatement in 2013, and have helped organize the recent rounds of the women’s bible study.   I have been a delegate to the convention for the last 2 years, so I have the experience bring the spirit of St. Peter’s to the convention.  As a former delegate I have worked on much of the legislation that will be voted this on this year and can bring unique insight and experience to the decisions being made. 
  John Phillips
Having been born into the St. Peter’s family as a cradle Episcopalian I have truly enjoyed the many roles I have served in over the years here.  I was christened, confirmed, and married here.  My faith and my Christian walk were started, nurtured, and continue to develop because of the many roles and experiences I have shared through this parish and as an Episcopalian on the Diocesan and national levels.  My service at St. Peter’s as an adult has included everything from serving the EYC and youth, the Boy Scouts (old Troop 268), to being on the Vestry as Registrar and serving on the Diocesan Council as both a Southern Convocation and an at-large representative.  I have served on the Discernment Committee for Fr. David; I am a member of St. Peter’s Choir; and I am a Eucharistic Minister.  Last year I was elected to the Vestry.  I believe that my years of service as a delegate to Convention, my work on the Vestry and my active participation on the Fellowship and Hospitality and the Worship Committees will serve St. Peter’s well in addressing the challenges we face as a parish and as a Diocese.
NOTE:  Other nominations for these positions may also be made from the floor during the Annual Meeting.

Parish Prayer List
Please remember to pray for:
Joe Atkinson, Dick Barr, Todd Barshinger, Ellen Bloodsworth, Carolyn Bradshaw, Debra Bradshaw Chambers, Trish Clark, CarlAnn Cornwell, Glen & Sue Culver, Roland Dennis, Danny Fitzmaurice, Lucy Graf, Diane Hammond, Keller Hoch, Doris Hoffman, Mark Holland, Doris Hughes, Sarah Hughes, Sam Jenkins, Cameron Kaelin, Kelly Karwacki, Becky Kelley, Frances Kendall, Barbara Knight, Brodie Andrew Mejias, Fred Mertes, Edward Mitchell, Ruth Anne Oartel, Andy Phillips, Frank Robinson, Family of Doug Romano, Damion Marlowe-Rogers, Betty Lou Steffens, Klaudia Thompson, Delma Tingle, Christine Travis, Diana Waesche, Sarah Young.


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Ministers for Sunday, 
April 19th Services

Vestry Person on Duty: Mac Peverley
Altar Guild: 
Betty Lou Davis, Kathy Fahey, Julie Milliken, Linda Smith

Holy Eucharist 7:45AM
Eucharistic Minister: Bill Day
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Annual Meeting

8:45AM - Breakfast in Parish Hall
8:45AM - Nursery opens
9:15 Annual Parish Meeting

Holy Eucharist with Commissioning of Vestry/Officers 11AM
Acolyte/Crucifer: Emilly Della Ratta
Lector: Ernie Cornbrooks
Eucharistic Minister: John Phillips
Ushers: Richard Culver & Ann Phillips



April  16

Bulletin Folding
Parish Library

Grace Notes Rehearsal
Parish Music Room 

Dance Group
Parish Hall

Grace Notes Quintet Rehearsal
Parish Music Room

Adult Choir Practice
Parish Music Room

April 17
Third Friday
Downtown Plaza

April 19
Holy Eucharist I

Parish Breakfast in Parish Hall
Nursery Opens 

Annual Parish Meeting in Parish Hall

10:15 AM
Children's Sunday School 
Parish Annex

Holy Eucharist II 

April 20

Comforters Group 
Parish Library

April 22

Men's Bible Study
Parish Library

Holy Eucharist with Public Healing Service


Education Committee Meeting
Parish Annex

4/1 Joanne Barthman
4/6 Lindsey Supe
4/7 Mell Brooks
4/8 Trudy Day
4/10 Kathy Willey
4/11 Maggie Beauchamp
4/12 William Day
4/12 Robert Taylor
4/13 Carter Spicer
4/13 Parker Scheckells
4/15 Jan Adams
4/15 Dornell Woolford
4/15 Sarah Palmer
4/16 Debbie Taylor
4/16 Judy Wyatt
4/17 Atif Gaddis
4/19 Margaret Swaney
4/21 Brandon Barshinger
Kathryn Satterwhite
4/22 Jeff Berthiaume
4/23 Brie Roman
4/23 Robert Cook
4/26 Odette Lineweaver
4/26 Jacqueline Bedard
4/27 Betty Evans


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 -
Betsy Hanulak


Senior Warden

Mac Peverley

Junior Warden
Mary Phillips
410 548-5937

Sean Fahey
443 735-0295

Carole DiPietro

Carolyn Jenkins - 2015

Mike Bloxham - 2015
410 835-0941

Pete Evans - 2015
410 749-7888

Richard Culver - 2016

John Phillips - 2016
410 749-0488

Chip Potterton - 2016

Atif Gaddis - 2017

Chris Hall - 2017

Amy Maull - 2017


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