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YOUTH SUNDAY THIS SUNDAY
 
This  Sunday, January 31, is Youth Sunday at St. Peter’s.  Our young people will be taking on many of the worship ministries at the 9am Service on that day and the Children’s Choir will also perform.
 
FUTURE OF MUSIC MINISTRIES
 
We are moving forward to fill leadership positions for our music ministries.  St. Peter’s is advertising 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.
 
Our Interim Music Director, Robert Young, has extended his time with St. Peter’s through Sunday, February 14.
 
Please encourage people who may be interested in one or more of these positions to go to the website and click on About Us – Job Openings; or send them this link:
www.stpeterschurch.net/job-openings/ or contact the Parish Office.
 
THANK YOU!
 
Things have been very busy over the past couple of weeks at St. Peter’s and parishioners have been putting in a lot of their time and talent.  Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help with the Men’s Emergency Shelter last week.  It was a cold and stormy week and our parish hall was pretty full with homeless men who were able to get a warm place to stay, a warm meal, and warm hospitality.  Thanks to everyone who were overnight attendants, checked our guests in every night and helped set up, and to everyone who helped cook and serve a meal, including our Trailblazers Youth Group.  And especially to Bill and Trudy Day who organized this ministry.
 
Also many thanks to everyone who helped make the Saturday funeral for our late Music Director Bruce Horner so special and meaningful.  Despite the storm, we had 90 people in attendance, including an expanded adult choir, our Hand Bell Choir (with a few extra veteran ringers) and our Children’s Choir.  Thanks to Robert Young and Taylor Harvey for the music, the Altar Guild, ushers and servers, and to the Fellowship and to the Hospitality Committee for the lovely reception afterwards in the Parish Hall (which was successfully turned from a shelter to a reception hall in a few scant hours!).
 
A "NEW LIFE" FOR CHILDREN'S CHOIR 
By Children’s Choir Director Calvin Collins
 
The past few months have been a growing process for the St. Peters Children’s Choir. We have excelled through music of different genres and difficulties. One of the ways we can be progressive with the children’s choir is by purchasing new cassocks that will distinguish the children’s choir from the adult choir. These cassocks will be blue which will be in contrast of the black cassocks the adult choir wears. Jesus said in Mark 10: 14 “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” When children are involved in ministries at church and through participation in ministries such as the children’s choir, they grow spiritually and musically. Please prayerfully consider making a donation to the Children’s Choir so that we can continue to do God’s work and His will shall be done here at St. Peters. The total estimated cost of the children’s choir robes is $1000.
 
Contributions of any size are welcome.  You can make a check out to St. Peter’s Church with “Children’s Choir Robes” listed on the memo line.  It would be amazing to have the children wear the new cassocks at Easter symbolizing new life through the resurrection of Christ. Through God’s help and your prayers, we will make this a reality!
 
LENTEN ADULT EDUCATION SERIES PLANNED FOR TUESDAYS IN LENT
 
The topic for this year’s Lenten series is “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.  In which gospel does Jesus converse with the criminals crucified with him?  In which gospel does Jesus heal a soldier’s severed ear?  In which gospel does Judas hang himself?  In which gospel does Jesus talk to his mother from the cross?  Which gospel mentions Veronica wiping Jesus’ face?  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.
 
Schedule:
 
Feb. 16  The Passion according to Mark
Feb. 23  The Passion according to Matthew
March 1 The Passion according to Luke
March 8 The Passion according to John
March 15 The Passion outside the Gospels:  Stations of the Cross and other traditions
March 22 Integration of the Passion Stories: How we understand the Atonement
 
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY ON THE BOOK OF DANIEL
 
The Women’s Bible Study will resume with a Beth Moore video series on the book of Daniel.  The 12-week series will held on Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. in the church library, which will also include breakfast and good fellowship.  This series deals with “a faith-building study of prophecy and 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”.  The first 6 weeks will be about Daniel’s life and the pressures he faced, and the second half of the series are about the prophecies of Daniel through the second coming of Christ.
 
The first half of the series is from Saturday, February 13 through March, 19.  The second half is from Saturday, April 2 through May 7.
 
If you are interested in this fascinating series, please sign up on the sheet outside the parlor so that workbooks can be ordered.  Come join us for “Bible, Breakfast, and Beth”!



SIGN UP FOR ALTAR FLOWERS
 
Sundays are available to place flowers on the High Altar and the Family Altar in memory of loved ones.  See the calendar on the hall bulletin board outside the Parlor to see what Sundays are still available and what you have to do to reserve a Sunday.  Or contact the Parish Office.   Remember we do not have flowers on the altar during Lent (Sunday, Feb. 14 – Sunday March 20).
 
Those Sundays in which no one is signed up to provide flowers, the Altar Guild works to see that our altars are still adorned with flowers and greens.  You can help offset expenses by making a contribution to the Flower Fund.  Envelopes are provided in the pew rack, in the table outside the Parlor, and from the office.  Thank you for your support.
 
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED THIS FRIDAY

The parish office will be closed on Friday, 1/29/16. 

RECTOR ON VACATION

 
Father David and Kelli Michaud are vacationing in Florida.  Father Cuthbert Mandell will be the celebrant for the Sunday services on January 31; Father Ken Thom will be the celebrant for the Sunday services on February 7. 
 

 
 
 
Parish Prayer List
 
Please remember to pray for:
 
Jan Adams, Carol Phillips Ailes, Ellen Bloodsworth, Carolyn Bradshaw, Jim Cherrix, CarlAnn Cornwell, Jack Cragg, Glen & Sue 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, Ernie Muehlmat, 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, 
January 31st Services

Vestry Person on Duty: Chip Potterton
Altar Guild: Ann Chaffinch, Margaret Gravenor, Liddell Madden, Sona Morrison, Katy Stover, Sally Thrash


SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE 


Holy Eucharist 7:45AM
Eucharistic Minister: Julie Milliken
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw

Coffee Hour Host: The Willey Family

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

Torch Bearers: Zach Robinson & Natalie Kilmer
Chalice Bearers: Brenner Maull & Emily Della Ratta
Lectors: Holden Stewart, Amelia Hall, Charlie Potterton
Prayers of the People: Zach Bugas, Will Burdett, Robyn Fielding-Jones, Will Pottterton, Pearl Stewart, Katie Adelizzi 

Ushers: Aisling & Ryan Nay
Coffee Hour Host: The Willey Family

Holy Eucharist 11:00AM
Acolyte/ Crucifer: Lydia Phillips
Lector: Katherine Wright
Eucharistic Minister: Tom Clarke
Ushers: Mell Brooks & Ann Phillips

Coffee Hour Host: The Willey Family
 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

January 28

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

January 29 

8:30AM
Morning Prayer
Church

January 30  

8:30AM
Morning Prayer
Church

January 31  

7:45AM
Holy Eucharist I
Church

9AM - YOUTH SUNDAY
Holy Eucharist II
Church


10:15AM 
Children's Sunday School 
Education Annex

11AM 
Holy Eucharist II
Church

2PM
Children's Choir Rehearsal 
Choir Room - 2nd Floor

February 1

9:30AM
Morning Prayer

Church

10AM
Comforters Group

Parish Library

February 2

5:30PM
"The Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple" Evening Prayer 
Church

February 3

7AM
Men's Bible Study
Parish Library


8:15AM
Property Committee Meeting
Parish Library

NOON 
Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service
Church

 

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
   
1/30 Lisa Schoch
 

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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