VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL CONTINUES TONIGHT AND TOMORROW
The Wicomico Episcopal Churches’ Vacation Bible School got underway this past Sunday evening and has been full of fun and adventure. St. Peter’s Parish Hall has been transformed into a mountaineering camp in the Himalayas as the children embark on an expedition to overcome obstacles with God's awesome power. They are learning rock-solid Bible truths to guide them through life's challenges. Embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God's awesome power. Anchor kids in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life's challenges. The program is supported by St. Peter’s, St. Alban’s Salisbury, St. Philip’s Quantico, St. Paul’s Hebron, and St. Mary’s Tyaskin, who are providing leadership, volunteers and meals for the participants.
It was decided due to logistics to continue to hold V.B.S. at St. Peter’s for the remaining two nights. Please note this change. All youth age 4 to 5th grade are welcomed to participate.
PARISH OFFIC CLOSED FRIDAY
The Parish Office will be closed this Friday, August 12.
GREEN HILL SUNDAY – AUGUST 21
August 21 is Green Hill Sunday. Services are as follows: 8am at St. Peter’s Church; 11am at Old Green Hill Church with the picnic to follow. All St. Peter’s parishioners who attend the picnic are asked to contribute a salad or side dish. There will be a combined choir under the direction of Veronica Knier and all singers are encouraged to participate – rehearsal will take place an hour before the service at Green Hill Church.
Volunteers are needed on Saturday morning, August 20, at 10am to move tables, chairs and tents from St. Peter’s out to Green Hill Church, and then to pack everything back up after the picnic on August 21 and bring them back to St. Peter’s.
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS – SUN., AUGUST 28
Attention all students: bring your school backpack to church on Sunday, August 28 at the 10am service for the Blessing of the Backpacks. There will be prayers for students and teachers as we look forward to the upcoming academic year. Mark your calendars and bring your backpacks!
SIGN UP FOR PARISH DISCERNMENT COTTAGE MEETINGS
Every parishioner is invited to participate in discussions this September about the future of St. Peter’s Church – who we are and who we want to be. The Discernment Committee is organizing a series of “cottage meetings” of 10-12 people facilitated by a member of the Vestry at the church during the first two weeks of September and every parishioner is encouraged to sign up for a meeting time. Sign up sheets for these meetings will be at coffee hour this Sunday and throughout the month of August.
Here are the dates and times for the meetings:
Wednesday, Sept. 7th (10 a.m. & 7 p.m.);
Thursday, Sept. 8th (7 p.m.);
Sunday, Sept. 11th (1 p.m.);
Monday, Sept. 12th (10 a.m., 7 p.m.);
Tuesday, Sept. 13th (7 p.m.);
Wednesday, Sept. 14th (7 p.m.); and
Sunday, Sept. 18th (10:15 a.m.)
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED
Do you have the gift of teaching? Are you interested in seeing that our young people grow in knowledge of Jesus Christ and Christian beliefs and practices? Would you consider giving of our time and talent as part of a team of teachers for our elementary and pre-K Sunday school classes this year? We are in need of adults to teach Sunday School. A schedule has already been established and you would not have to teach every Sunday. The curriculum is very accessible and does not require involved preparations. If you feel strongly about Christian formation of our youth and have interest and skills in teaching youth, please contact the Sunday School Coordinator, Bravard Cornbrooks, at email@example.com; 410-749-0245.
DEADLINE FOR FALL KEYNOTER NEWSLETTER ARTICLES
The deadline for submission of articles for the fall Keynoter Parish Newsletter is August 18. Please submit articles to the editor of the Keynoter, Carole DiPietro, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST
Our campaign to stock the clothes closet for our partner school Wi-Middle continues through August.
At coffee hour Sunday take one or more ornaments off the tree in the parlor which list specific items of clothing, shop for those items, bring them to church this month and place in the collection receptacle by the tree. All the items will be delivered to Wi-Middle Labor Day weekend. Thank you for your generous support for this important outreach ministry.
I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing. (Matt: 25:35-36)
FOBS AND CARDS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
The Keyless Entry System is being installed in the Parish House this week and should be operational by the end of this month.
Assuming that the installation goes well, we are planning to begin distributing fobs this Sunday at coffee hour. Those who have keys to the Parish House will be asked to swap their key for a fob. Those who have signed out keys on our key list will have a fob signed out to them. Those who are not on the current list and those who would like a fob should contact the rector, Fr. David, whom the Vestry has given responsibility for the distribution of fobs and cards for the keyless entry system.
COFFEE HOUR RECIPE
Megan Fenoglietto and the Hand Bell Choir hosted this past Sunday’s Coffee Hour and the Sausage Dip received rave reviews. Megan, the Hand Bell Choir Director, was asked to share the recipe, and it is printed below:
Sausage Dip recipe
1lb sausage (I used pork sausage)
1 medium diced onion
1 8oz package cream cheese
1 16oz container sour cream
1 can diced tomatoes with chiles (I used mild Rotel)
Sauté onions and set aside.
Brown sausage and drain fat.
Add onions and sausage back to pan on low.
Add cream cheese, sour cream and melt.
Add tomatoes (I added liquid too)
Optional: fresh diced tomatoes.
Salt to taste.
I refrigerated overnight and put in crockpot the next morning
Thanks, Megan! Remember that anyone or any group can host the Sunday coffee hour – and there are many Sundays available. Sign up on the board in the Parlor. Thank you.
Parish Prayer List
Please remember to pray for:
Carol Phillips Ailes, Carolyn Bradshaw, Will Burdett, Ron Collison, CarlAnn Cornwell, Jack Cragg, Jean Culver, Roland Dennis, Lisa Dickey, David Filgueras, Elizabeth "Betty" Foxwell, Lucy Graf, Margaret Gravenor, Diane Hammond, Kyle Harmon, Keller Hoch, Doris Hoffman, Rosa Hudson, Sarah Hughes, Sam Jenkins, Nivek Johnson, Kelly Karwacki, Becky Kelley, Frances Kendall, Simon Kissam, Brodie Andrew Mejias, Fred Mertes, Bob Nay, Ruth Anne Oartel, Andy Phillips, Ann Phiilips, Quintin Ramirez, Ruth Richens, Betty Lou Steffens, Delma Tingle, Diana Waesche, Brian Waller, Priscilla Wheatley, Sarah Young.
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Ministers for Sunday,
August 14th Services
Vestry Person on Duty: Linda Abbott
Altar Guild: Betty Evans, Ann Chaffinch, Kathy Fahey, Linda Smith, Laura McCarthy
SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE
Holy Eucharist 8AM
Eucharistic Minister: John Phillips
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Host: VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Holy Eucharist 10AM
Crucifer: Aisling Nay
Acolyte: Amelia Hall
Torch Bearers: Charlie & Will Potterton
Lector: Ernice Cornbrooks
Eucharistic Minister: Ernie Cornbrooks
Ushers: Chip Potterton & Carolyn Jenkins
Coffee Hour Host: VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Vacation Bible School
Parish House - St. Peter's
Holy Eucharist I
Holy Eucharist II
"Feast of St. Mary the Virgin" Morning Prayer
Men's Bible Study
Property Committee Meeting
Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service
||Betty Lou Davis
||Mary Kate Moore
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
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