NEW YOUTH MINISTRIES INITIATIVE APPROVED
Last night the Vestry approved an exciting new plan for Youth Ministries that reorganizes educational offerings for Middle School and High School students beginning this fall and calls for the hiring of a Youth Ministries Intern to help staff this new initiative. Beginning this fall, youth from pre-K through Grade 5 will continue to meet for Sunday School after the 9am worship service on Sundays, but for Middle School and High School youth Sunday School and EYC will be combined into “St. Peter’s Youth Group,” which will meet Sunday afternoons from 4pm to 6pm for Christian formation, fellowship, and mission.
St. Peter’s Education Committee has outlined several series that the Youth Group will focus its attention, including: “Judgment Call: Dealing with Mean People,” “In the Present: Reaching Out to Others,” “The Cross: Who is Jesus?” and the “Good Fight: Getting Along with Parents.” A calendar for 2015-2016 has been created which maps out these series and activities planned for the Youth Group, which can be viewed at http://www.stpeterschurch.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Youth-Group-Schedule-2015-2016.pdf. A Youth Ministries Intern will be hired this summer to help staff this initiative and assist Youth Leaders.
ST. PETER’S VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 9-13
This summer St. Peter’s will be holding its annual Vacation Bible School later in the summer, and it will be held in the early evening. The dates are Sunday, August 9 through Thursday, August 13 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, meeting in St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Ages are 4 to entering 5th Grade. Registration information will be coming soon. You can let Sherri Hall or the Parish Office know if your child is interesting in attending, or if you have a middle or high school youth who is interesting in volunteering. Mark your calendars for fun, fun, fun!
ST. PETERS REVEALING MYSTERIES AT TOMORROW’S THIRD FRIDAY EVENT
St. Peter's - Mysteries Revealed! Come discover the mysteries within our historic church is our theme for June’s Third Friday “Mystery Flavors.” Tomorrow during Third Friday Downtown St. Peter’s is cooking and selling hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks at our courtyard on St. Peter’s Street, and we are opening the church to the public into for them to discover some of the church’s “mysteries.” The Jaycees are planning to do beer and wine sales on St. Peter’s Street which should increase the foot traffic our way. Volunteers are still needed: contact Julie Milliken at email@example.com or Linda Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALVIN COLLINS APPOINTED CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR
Father David has appointed Calvin Collins as St. Peter’s part-time Children’s Choir Director. Calvin has been the tenor lead for St. Peter’s Choir for the past few months. He is a student at Salisbury University and has a wealth of experience with church choirs. This summer he is working at the Methodist youth camp, Camp Pecometh, as the Director of Music, and will start as St. Peter’s Children’s Choir Director in August. More information on Children’s Choir to come. Welcome Calvin!
MISSION TRIP TO COSTA RICA
The Diocese has just announced a mission trip to Costa Rica next summer, July 22-31, 2016, and reservations are now being accepted for all ages. Registration deadline is October 4, or whenever the trip fills up. Sign-up forms are available from the Parish Office and on Sunday on the table by the Parlor at coffee hour. There is a $100 deposit per person to secure the reservation. Information on the trip and the Team meetings schedule is on the sign up form. Consider being part of this mission team and representing St. Peter’s next summer doing the Lord’s work in Costa Rica.
VESTRY APPROVES PARISH ALCOHOL POLICY, GIVES NOD TO PAINTING AND ROOF REPAIR PROJECTS
Earlier this year the Diocesan Convention passed a resolution that established a Diocesan Alcohol Use Policy and called for every parish in the Diocese to do the same. Last night the Vestry approved a parish policy regarding the serving of alcohol at parish functions in our facilities. The policy may be found on the parish website at http://www.stpeterschurch.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/St.-Peters-Parish-Alcohol-and-Drug-Policy.pdf.
The Vestry also approved two projects, totaling $36,000, to paint the exterior woodwork around the church and to fix a substantial leak in the roof which has caused damage to the ceiling in the second floor classroom of the Parish House. Financing has been secured for all but $1,500 for the project. It is hoped that parishioners would be able to make donations to help bridge that gap, and any and all donations would be graciously received. Work on the projects should be completed this summer.
FATHER DAVID TRAVELS TO GENERAL CONVENTION
Our Rector, Fr. David Michaud, travels to Salt Lake City, site of the Episcopal Church’s General Convention, this Saturday, June 20 through July 4. He will return to preside at services on Sunday, July 5.
Father David is one of four clergy deputies elected by the Diocese to represent Easton at General Convention. He has also been named as the General Convention’s Assistant Secretary for Digital Systems and will be overseeing the many computer systems that are used to track legislation, elections and other activities during General Convention.
This year the House of Bishops at the General Convention will elect a new Presiding Bishop. The current Presiding Bishop’s nine year term ends November 1. Father David, as a member of the House of Deputies, will join in the vote by that House on whether or not to consent to the House of Bishops’ election of the new Presiding Bishop.
While Father David is away, the Rev. Laura Dorsey will preside at Holy Eucharist this Sunday, and Deacon Buddy Murray will offer a “Deacon’s Mass” the following Sunday, June 28. (A Deacon’s Mass is much like Holy Eucharist without the Consecration Prayer. Father David has already consecrated additional Bread and Wine to be used on June 28 for the distribution of Holy Communion by Deacon Murray).
Wednesday noon services will also be held while Father David is away.
Parish Prayer List
Please remember to pray for:
Joe Atkinson, Ellen Bloodsworth, Carolyn Bradshaw, Trish Clark, CarlAnn Cornwell, Jack Cragg, Glen & Sue Culver, Roland Dennis, Danny Fitzmaurice, Lucy Graf, Diane Hammond, Keller Hoch, Doris Hoffman, Mark Holland, Rosa Hudson, 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, Damion Marlowe-Rogers, Betty Lou Steffens, Klaudia Thompson, Delma Tingle, Christine Travis, Diana Waesche, Sarah Young.
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Ministers for Sunday,
June 21 Services
Vestry Person on Duty: Linda Hurley
Altar Guild: Betty Evans, Ann Chaffinch, Ruth Anne Oartell, Betty Lou Davis, Ann Phillips, Mary Grauer
SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE
Holy Eucharist 8:00AM
Eucharistic Minister: Atif Gaddis
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Holy Eucharist 10AM
Torch Bearers: Paige & Zachary Robinson
Acolyte: Brynn Roman
Crucifer: Wil Burdett
Lector: Amanda Jenkins
Eucharistic Minister: Linda Smith
Ushers: Atif Gaddis & Kathy Willey
"Mysterious" Third Friday Event
Church & Downtown Plaza
Holy Eucharist I
Holy Eucharist II
Joseph House Kitchen
Joseph House Ministry
Joseph House - Salisbury
Men's Bible Study
Public Healing Service
||Gil Allen III
||Richard Van Gelder
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