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(Special Music begins 30 minutes prior to
the start of our Christmas Eve Services.)

Merry Christmas!
Christmas Day Service begins at 10AM

Christmas Lessons and Carols this Sunday
In place of the 9:00am and 11:00am worship services this Sunday, we are having a service of Christmas Lessons and Carols at 10:00am at St. Peter’s Church on December 29.  Come hear the stories from the Scriptures surrounding Jesus birth and sing many, many Christmas Carols as we continue our celebration of the Season of Christmas.  There is no Children’s Sunday School this Sunday.
The 7:45am service of Holy Eucharist Rite I will also be held on Sunday as usual.

2014 Offering Envelopes are here!
Have you picked up your box of envelopes yet?  It’s waiting for you in the Parish House Parlor.  Pick them up next time at coffee hour.  Thank you!
Parents Meeting Sunday January 5
Father David is inviting all parents with children under 18 to join him in the Parish Hall at 10:15am between the 9am and 11am services on Sunday, January 5 for a discussion about programs and activities that could be undertaken for youth and families in 2014.  Drop your children off at Sunday School, grab a cup of coffee and join Father David and fellow parents for an informal discussion about how your parish can be responsive to the needs and concerns of families in our church.  Mark your calendars.
Children’s Christmas Pageant a Success
More than 20 of our children participated in the Children’s Christmas Pageant “Our Little Town of Bethlehem” this past Sunday morning, acting, singing, playing instruments, and helping out behind the scenes.  It was a wonderful production that told the story of Jesus birth in a contemporary and fun way.  Thank you to all the youth who participated and made the presentation this past Sunday so memorable.
Thank you also to Sherri Hall who directed the pageant and the many adults who helped organize this event.  Your ministry to our youth is very important and greatly appreciated.
St. Peter’s Bus Trip to Washington DC April 25-27
A trip to Washington DC through American Christian Tours has been scheduled for April 25-27 for members and friends of St. Peter’s Church.  This trip will highlight the Christian faith of our Founding Fathers and include visits to some of DC’s historic buildings and sites.  Those interested must commit by January 13, 2014.  Information is available this Sunday at church. Contact Andy Booth for more information.
Sign up sheets now available for CESP and Installation Reception
Sign up sheets have now been posted outside the Parlor for volunteers to sign up to help with one of St. Peter’s primary outreach ministries:  hosting the Community Emergency Shelter Program (CESP) in St. Peter’s Parish Hall January 18-25.  We are providing hot meals and a warm place to stay at St. Peter’s for homeless men in our community during that time.  Volunteers are needed to help set up and stay overnight, and to help cook and serve meals.  Will you help?  Please sign up during coffee hour on Sunday.  Contact Outreach Committee Chair Bill Day for more information.
Sign up sheets have also been posted outside the Parlor for volunteers to help with the reception on January 12 following the Celebration of New Ministry service at 4pm when Father David will be formally installed by the Bishop as our new Rector.  Volunteers are needed to cook and to help with set up, decorations, serving and clean up.  Help make this a great celebration by giving of your time and talent – please sign up to help during coffee hour on Sunday.  Contact Fellowship & Hospitality Committee Chair Gil Allen for more information.

Parish News

Stevie Strott, son of parishioner Peggy Staples, passed away Monday, December 23.  Stevie grew up in St. Peter’s and was an acolyte here in his younger days.  Funeral details will be forthcoming.  Please keep Stevie’s family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Parish Prayer List
Please remember to pray for:

Rosalind Abbott, Liz Bellavance, Ellen and Charles Bloodsworth, Carolyn Bowden, Carolyn Bradshaw,  Debra Chambers, Mary Lee Harris, LIbby Hillenbrand, Keller Hoch, Sam Jenkins, Charles Allan Knapp, Ken Lowe, Brodie Andrew Mejias, Damion Marlowe-Rogers, Ruth Anne Oartel, Sal Petricone, Andy Phillips, Frank Robinson, Margaret Staples, Betty Lou Steffens, Jenny Stitt. Delma Tingle, Diana Waesche, Emily Welsh, Elsie Wood. 


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Ministers for  Sunday, Dec. 29 Services

Vestry Person on Duty:  Tom Robinson
Altar Guild: Betsy Hanulak, Debra Souza, Punky Vickery

Holy Eucharist 7:45AM
Eucharistic Minister: John Phillips
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Host: Julie Milliken

Christmas Lessons & Carols 10AM 
Torch Bearers:  Charlie & Wil Potterton
Crucifer/Acolyte:  Andrew Bugas
Lectors: Judy Wyatt, John Phillips, Julie Milliken, Laura McCarthy, Will Burdett, Ernie Cornbrooks, Jan Adams, Richard Culver, Katherine Wright
Ushers:  Ron & Sue Wilkins
Coffee Hour Host:  Julie Millkien


December 24
5PM & 11PM
Candlelight Christmas Eve Services

December 25
Christmas Day Service

December 26

Bell Choir Rehearsal
Parish House Choir Room
Bulletin Folding
Parish Library

December 29
Holy Eucharist I
Christmas Lessons & Carols

December 30
Comforters Meeting
Pemberton Coffee House

January 1
Feast of the Holy Name



12/4 Shafiq Gaddis
12/5 Christopher Todd
12/5 Beverly Smith
12/6 Patrick Palmer
12/6 Andrew Booth
12/6 Suzanne McKee
12/8 Bradley Taylor
12/9 Norris Matthews
12/11 Daniel Souza
12/12 Angela Della Ratta
12/13 Skee Kelly
12/13 Marjorie Jones
12/14 Joseph Gore
12/18 Johnathan Lynch
12/19 Tara Smith
12/22 Morgan Stephens
12/22 Ruth Kirchmier
12/22 Ian Donoway
12/22 Nancy Vance
12/23 John Murrell
12/23 Robert Scheibe
12/28 Marilyn Booth
12/28 Ellen Bloodsworth
12/29 Rachel Palmer
12/29 Thomas Bugas
12/29 Phil Shields
12/30 Robert Davis
12/30 Tanner Jennings
12/31 Mark Todd

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 -
Ruth Anne Oartel


Senior Warden
Gil Allen

Junior Warden
Mac Peverley

Sean Fahey
443 735-0295

Laura McCarthy

Andy Booth - 2014

John Phillips - 2014
410 749-0488

Tom Robinson - 2014

Mike Bloxham - 2015
410 835-0941

Pete Evans - 2015
410 749-7888

Carolyn Jenkins - 2015

Richard Culver - 2016

Art Johnstone - 2016
443 880-5839

Mary Phillips - 2016
410 548-5937


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