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ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES TODAY
 
Today we observe Ash Wednesday, the first day in the season of Lent.  Church Services which include the imposition of ashes are today at 7am, 12noon, and 7pm. (Note that the church once again has heat, after our heating system malfunctioned this past Sunday).   Ash Wednesday is one of the two fast days in the church calendar (the other being Good Friday).
 
Lent is the penitential season of the church year, lasting from today until Easter Sunday, March 27.  On this day we are encouraged to keep a Holy Lent, with self-examination and repentance; with prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.
 
There are many opportunities at St. Peter’s to help you keep a Holy Lent.  Here are 5 opportunities:
 
1.  WORSHIP:  COME TO CHURCH FOR DAILY PRAYER
 
Every day there is a service of prayer at St. Peter’s.  Why not make a part of your Lenten discipline beginning or ending your day with Morning or Evening Prayer one or more days of your week?  Or coming to the mid-week Wednesday Noon Holy Eucharist and service of healing?  The Scripture readings and prayers emphasize Lenten themes.  And you can come early and experience a moment of meditation in our beautiful sacred space at St. Peter’s.  Here’s the schedule:
 
Mondays:  9:30am
Tuesdays:  5:30pm
Wednesdays:  12noon
Thursdays: 5:00pm
Fridays: 8:30am
Saturdays: 8:30am
 
2.  PRAY:  READ THE DAILY MEDITATIONS IN FORWARD DAY BY DAY
 
Pick up this month’s Forward Day by Day booklet at the table outside the Parlor and begin or end your day with the daily meditation – and add reading one or more of the scripture lessons for that day to your daily devotions as well.  Or access it on-line at
http://prayer.forwardmovement.org/
  
3.  STUDY:  ATTEND A BIBLE STUDY DURING LENT
 
Tuesday Evenings:  Adult Lenten Series: “the Different Passions of Our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Each of the four gospels in the Bible contains the passion story of Jesus’ last meal with his disciples, his trial and crucifixion, his death and resurrection.  Yet all four gospel writers tell the story differently.  In addition, other details about Jesus’ passion are not found in any of the gospels and have come down to us through tradition.  Join Father David Michaud as we explore the nuances and motivations behind the gospel passion narratives, discussing each gospel version and other traditions not found in the gospels, and discover how taken together they inform our understanding today of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  When and Where:  Tuesdays in Lent in the Parish Hall:  potluck begins at 6:00pm (bring a food to share); the class runs from 6:40pm to 7:45pm.  No prior scriptural knowledge is needed or required.  Bibles will be provided.
 
Saturday MorningsThe Women’s Bible Study Group during Lent will begin the Beth Moore series “Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy.”  Join Beth in a faith-building study of prophecy and learn how to live with integrity in today’s self-absorbed society.  The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats.  Today, believers in Jesus Christ face many of the same trials.  When and Where: Saturdays in the Parish Hall, 8:30am-10:30am.  Contact Bravard Cornbrooks for more information.
 
Wednesday Mornings:  Men’s Bible Study continues to meet every Wednesday morning and uses the meditation and scriptures from the day’s Forward Day by Day as the basis for the group’s study.  New participants are always welcome.  When and Where:  Wednesdays in the Parish House Library, 7am to 8am.  Bring your own Bible.  Coffee and donuts provided.
 
4.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND PARTICIPATE IN THE LENTEN SPECIAL SERVICES
 
March 4:  Stations of the Cross at 7pm in the church
March 24:  Maundy Thursday service at 7pm in the church followed by the Watch of the Blessed Sacrament
March 25:  Good Friday service 12noon in the church
March 26:  Easter Vigil at 8pm in the church
 
5.  GIVE:  YOUR TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE
 
During Lent we are encouraged to give of our selves and to give alms freely with no expectation of return.  What might God be calling you to do?  There are many opportunities for service, and many needs in the parish – how might you volunteer as a participant in one or more ministries? 
 
UTO blue mite boxes will be available for you to take home with you this Sunday.  Please remember to pick one up.  Then every time you are blessed in your week, put a coin in the UTO mite box in thanksgiving.  The boxes will be gathered during the offering on the second Sunday of Easter.
 

FUNERAL FOR JAN ADAMS TOMORROW
 
The funeral for Jan Adams, longtime faithful parishioner and spouse of Howard Adams, will take place tomorrow, February 11, at 11am at St. Peter’s Church.  Friends may call upon the family to express their condolences this evening between 6pm and 8pm at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury, or tomorrow, one hour before the service, at 10am at St. Peter’s Church.  Please keep Jan’s family in your prayers during this difficult time.
 

SUNDAY SCHOOL/YOUTH/PARISH OUTREACH PROJECT FOR LENT
 
During the upcoming season of Lent, the Sunday School children will be working on a special outreach project.  With the help of the Outreach Committee, we will be collecting much-needed items to donate to the Christian Shelter.

On Sunday, February 14, the children will be decorating a large box, which will be kept outside the parlor during Lent.  Children, teens, and all adults are invited to put items in the box, which will be brought up on the Red Wagon (the children’s outreach wagon) during the offertory on Palm Sunday.  There will be a list of items to choose from next to the box.

We hope that everyone will participate in this special project during Lent by bringing in items that will be donated to people in need.  Thank you for your help!

CHILDREN’S CHOIR ROBES
 
Thank you to everyone who has made a contribution toward new choir robes for the Children’s Choir.  More than 2/3 of the amount needed has been raised so far.  If you would like to make a contribution to help get the choir to its goal, send a check to the Parish Office or put a check in the alms basin this Sunday to St. Peter’s Church, with “Childrens Choir Robes” on the memo line.  Thank you.
 
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED
 
Will you help with St. Peter’s ministry of hospitality by signing up to host a coffee hour?  Volunteers are needed for the next few Sundays.  The responsibilities of a coffee hour host are listed on the inside of the closet door of the supply closet in the parlor.  The sign up board is on the same door.  Thank you!

MUSIC MINISTRIES POSITIONS OPEN
 
St. Peter’s has open a number of music director positions as part of a music ministries leadership team.  These position openings can be found on the parish website.  The positions are:  Organist & Adult Choir Director; Contemporary Worship Band Director; Hand Bell Choir Director; and an overall Chief Music Ministries Director, which could be filled by one of the other positions.  There is an additional member of the Music Ministries Team, the Children’s Choir Director, which will continue to be filled by Calvin Collins.  For more information go to: 

www.stpeterschurch.net/job-openings/ or contact the Parish Office.



 
Parish Prayer List
 
Please remember to pray for:
 
The Family of Jan Adams, Carol Phillips Ailes, Ellen Bloodsworth, Carolyn Bradshaw, Jim Cherrix, CarlAnn Cornwell, Jack Cragg, Jean Culver, Roland Dennis, Lisa Dickey, Lucy Graf, Keller Hoch, Doris Hoffman, Rosa Hudson, Sarah Hughes, Sam Jenkins, Kelly Karwacki, Becky Kelley, Frances Kendall, Barbara Knight, Brodie Andrew Mejias, Fred Mertes, Bob Nay, Ruth Anne Oartel, Andy Phillips, Ann Phiilips, Quintin Ramirez, Ruth Richens, Frank Robinson, Damion Marlowe-Rogers, Betty Lou Steffens, Delma Tingle, Christine Travis, Jerry Truitt, Diana Waesche, Tim Willey, Priscilla Wheatley, Sarah Young. 

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Ministers for Sunday, 
February 14th Services

Vestry Person on Duty: Atif Gaddis
Altar Guild: Laura McCarthy, Ruth Anne Oartel, Betsy Hanulak, Debra Souza, Punky Vickery, Mary Grauer


SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE 


Holy Eucharist 7:45AM
Eucharistic Minister: Atif Gaddis
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw

Coffee Hour Host: Nancy Burdett

Holy Eucharist 9:00AM - YOUTH SUNDAY
Crucifer: Amelia Hall
Acolyte: Breanne Hall

Torch Bearers: Garrett & Maggie Beauchamp
Lector: Wil Burdett
Eucharistic Minister: Amanda Jenkins

Ushers: Atif Gaddis & Carolyn Jenkins
Coffee Hour Host: Nancy Burdett

Holy Eucharist 11:00AM
Acolyte/ Crucifer: Lydia Phillipsl
Lector: Richard Culver
Eucharistic Minister: Ernie Cornbrooks
Ushers:
Richard Culver & Mell Brooks
Coffee Hour Host: Nancy Burdett
 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

February 11

11AM
Funeral Service of Jan Adams
Church

5PM
Evening Prayer
Church


5:30PM
Bell Choir Rehearsal
Parish Music Room

Bulletin Folding
Parish Library

6PM
Dance Group
Parish Hall

7:30PM
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Parish Music Room

February 12 

8:30AM
Morning Prayer
Church

February 13  

8:30AM
Morning Prayer
Church

Women's Bible Study
Parish Library

February 14  

7:45AM
Holy Eucharist I
Church

9AM
Holy Eucharist II
Church


10:15AM 
Children's Sunday School 
Education Annex

Holy Communion Class 
Education Annex

11AM 
Holy Eucharist I
Church

4PM
TRAILBLAZERS Youth Group 
Education Annex

February 15

9:30AM
Morning Prayer

Church

10AM
Comforters Group

Parish Library

5:15PM
Executive Committee Meeting

Rector's Office

February 16

5:30PM
Evening Prayer 
Church

6PM
Adult Education Series/Potluck
Parish Hall

Children's Choir Rehearsal 

Choir Room - 2nd Floor

February 17 

7AM
Men's Bible Study
Parish Library


NOON 
Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service 
Church

5:30PM
Vestry Meeing
Parish Hall

 
 

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY

2/1 Kathleen McLain
2/4 Ann Chaffinch
  Derek Foust
  Bruce Franz
2/5 Mattie Maull
2/6 Peter Evans
2/8 Gail Stephens
2/9 Lydia Phillips
2/11 Robert Souza
2/15 Sarah German
2/18 Madeline Bedard
  Andrea Matthews
  Titus Stewart
  Betty Wootten
2/22 Catherine Haselnus
2/24 Dana Malone
  Stephen Willey
2/25 Aisling Nay
  Ryan Nay
  Pearl Stewart
2/26 Peggy Scheibe
2/28 George Murray
  Jane Whitmore
   

 

St. Peter's Church
115 St. Peters Street
Salisbury, MD  21804
(410) 742-5118

Rector
The Rev. David Michaud
davidmichaud07@gmail.com

Interim Music Director
Robert Young

robertedwin02@gmail.com

Youth Intern
Nivek Johnson
niv.johnson@hotmail.com


Children's Choir Director
Calvin Collins
tpccalvin@gmail.com

Parish Office Secretary
Cathy Parsons

info@stpeterschurch.net

Altar Guild Directress
Betsy Hanulak

elizabethhanulak@gmail.com

Vestry

Senior Warden

Mary Phillips
410 548-5937

rvfarm.phillips@gmail.com

Junior Warden
Sharon Clark
410-546-0947

seripper@comcast.net

Treasurer
Sean Fahey
443-735-0295

rseanf@gmail.com

Registrar
Carole DiPietro
410-749-4364

cdipietro208@comcast.net

Richard Culver - 2016
410-543-6017

rculver1006@comcast.net

John Phillips - 2016
410 749-0488

jppsr508@gmail.com

Chip Potterton - 2016
410-713-2213

cpotterton@gmail.com

Atif Gaddis - 2017
410-548-1263

atifgaddis@gmail.com

Chris Hall - 2017
443-944-8510

 hallchris.ch@gmail.com


Amy Maull - 2017
410-341-7272

acmaull@comcast.net

Linda Abbott - 2018
410-341-4899
lindaabbott6@comcast.net

Linda Hurley - 2018
410-749-6782
linda.hurley@comcast.net

 


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