TODAY IS THE FEAST OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
Honored throughout the world as the founder of the modern profession of nursing, Florence Nightingale was a devout Anglican who was based in England, served in the Crimean War, founded a school for nurses at St. Thomas and Kings’ College Hospitals, and was a notable mystic later in her life. She died on this day in 1910. Below is the Collect for her feast day:
Life-giving God, you alone have power over life and death, over health and sickness: Give power, wisdom, and gentleness to those who follow the lead of Florence Nightingale, that they bearing with them your presence, may not only heal but bless, and shine as lanterns of hope in the darkest hours of pain and fear; through Jesus Christ, the healer of body and soul, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, on God, now and for ever. Amen.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL CONTINUES THROUGH THURSDAY
This week St. Peter’s Parish Hall and the second floor of the Parish House have been transformed into the Himalaya Mountains as youth enjoy Vacation Bible School every evening through tomorrow. Twenty children, ages 4 to 5th Graders are participating in this year’s theme: Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power. The fun and exploration starts at 5:30pm tonight and tomorrow night and new participants are always welcome.
CLOTHING DRIVE CONTINUES: “CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST”
As a faith partner to Wicomico Middle School, St. Peter’s is helping to stock a clothes closet at the school to help those children who do not have adequate clothing and are in need of shirts, socks, pants, underwear and sweatshirts. St. Peter’s Outreach Committee has set up a tree in the Parlor at Coffee Hour on Sundays that contains paper “ornaments” listing children’s clothing items and sizes. The Committee is asking parishioners to pick one or more ornaments from the tree, purchase new items described on the ornament and deliver them unwrapped to the baskets at church by August 29. The Committee will deliver these items to Wicomico Middle School for use throughout the year. It’s a lot like buying gifts for those in need for Christmas, only by participating in this clothing drive, you’ll be part of “Christmas in August.” Thank you to those who have already taken an ornament to help us stock the clothes closet for Wi-Middle.
When was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? Truly I tell you, just as you did it to the least of one of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:36, 40)
ST. PETER’S BUILD DAY FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – AUGUST 15
Having a home to go to is something we take for granted. Habitat for Humanity is about building homes for those in need of a home, and St. Peter’s has had a history of parishioners turning out to help provide shelter to those in need. Are you willing to donate a few hours of your time building a house this Saturday, August 15? The house being built is located in the neighborhood near the Rt. 50 post office in Salisbury. Work begins at 8:45-9:00am. Please contact Megan Fenoglietto at 410-860-9258 or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in volunteering.
READY, SET GO: TEACHER RESOURCE DAY – AUGUST 15
St. Peter’s is hosting a resource day for teachers and youth leaders on Saturday, August 15, from 9am to 3pm, to be led by the Diocesan Youth Missioner, Joann Fisher. All teachers and youth leaders are asked to attend. Lunch will be provided. The Safeguarding God’s Children training will be offered as part of the program. All adults who are working with children are required by the parish to have completed this training.
GREEN HILL SUNDAY AUGUST 23
Once a year the five churches of Wicomico County come together at our mother church, Old Green Hill, for Holy Eucharist and a combined picnic afterwards on the banks of the Wicomico River. This year’s service is on Sunday, August 23 at 11am at Green Hill Church. Click here for a map and instructions: http://www.stpeterschurch.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Green-Hill-Map-2-1.pdf There will be an 8am service that day at St. Peter’s, but no 10am service that day so that we can attend the Green Hill service.
This year St. Peter’s is providing the music for the service under the leadership of our new Adult Choir. Choir rehearsal for the service is on Thursday, August 20 at 7:30pm in St. Peter’s Music Room. All are welcomed to join in the choir.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS AT AUGUST THIRD FRIDAY – 8/21
The theme for Third Friday Downtown in August is “Dog Days of Summer” and once again St. Peter’s will be featuring Blessing of the Animals in the newly reconfigured courtyard on that day, August 21. They were very popular last year, and all animals and their human companions and supporters are welcomed to come take part. Blessings are scheduled for 5:30pm and 6:15pm at St. Peter’s courtyard on St. Peter’s Street. Mark your calendars and spread the word.
YOUTH MINISTRIES INTERN AT ST. PETER’S
Application deadline for the new paid Youth Ministries Intern position is the end of this week. The position’s start date is late August. To view the job description, go to http://www.stpeterschurch.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Youth-Intern-Coordinator.pdf. Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested or you think might be a good candidate for this position.
CAR NEEDED FOR PARISHIONER
Father David has been made aware of a need by a parishioner of finding a working automobile to provide this person with transportation. If you or someone you know is looking to part with a car that is in running condition and would be willing to donate or sell it at a low cost, please let Father David know. Thank you.
Jerry has been released from PRMC and is now at Health South for two weeks of physical therapy. Please keep him in your prayers and touch base with him if you can.
Parish Prayer List
Please remember to pray for:
Ellen Bloodsworth, Carolyn Bradshaw, Jim Cherrix, Trish Clark, CarlAnn Cornwell, Jack Cragg, Glen & Sue Culver, Roland Dennis, Lisa Dickey, Danny Fitzmaurice, Lucy Graf, Keller Hoch, Doris Hoffman, Mark Holland, Rosa Hudson, Sarah Hughes, Sam Jenkins, Kelly Karwacki, Becky Kelley, Frances Kendall, Barbara Knight, Brodie Andrew Mejias, Fred Mertes, Ruth Anne Oartel, Andy Phillips, Frank Robinson, Damion Marlowe-Rogers, Bill Sadler, Betty Lou Steffens, Klaudia Thompson, Delma Tingle, Christine Travis, Diana Waesche, Sarah Young.
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Ministers for Sunday,
August 16th Services
Vestry Person on Duty: Chris Hall
Altar Guild: Ann Phillips, Ann Kelly, Jane Massey, Tammy Todd
SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE
Holy Eucharist 8:00AM
Eucharistic Minister: John Phillips
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Host: Linda Hurley
Holy Eucharist 10AM
Torch Bearers: Colin & Jordan Willey
Acolyte: Andrew Bugas
Crucifer: Zachary Bugas
Lector: Richard Culver
Eucharistic Minister: Linda Smith
Ushers: Ron & Sue Wilins
Coffee Hour Host: Linda Hurley
5:30 - 8:30PM
Ready, Set, Go! Teacher Resource Day
Holy Eucharist I
Holy Eucharist II
Executive Committee Meeting
Men's Bible Study
Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service
|| Angie Beauchamp
|| Savannah Anderson
|| Philip Lee Bradshaw
|| Betty Lou Davis
|| Gerald Smith
|| Laura Todd
St. Peter's Church
115 St. Peters Street
Salisbury, MD 21804
The Rev. David Michaud
Music Director -
Parish Office Secretary -
Altar Guild Directress -
Richard Culver - 2016
John Phillips - 2016
Chip Potterton - 2016
Atif Gaddis - 2017
Chris Hall - 2017
Amy Maull - 2017
Linda Abbott - 2018
Linda Hurley - 2018