RT. REV. SANTOSH MARRAY TO BE XI BISHOP OF EASTON
The Rt. Rev. Santosh Marray was elected Saturday on the third ballot as Bishop-Elect of Easton at the Special Electing Convention in Easton. He will be installed as the XI Bishop of Easton on October 15, 2016 at Chesapeake College. All are invited to be part of this special event in the life of our diocese.
Bishop Marray, 58, currently serves as the Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama, a diocese of 90 congregations, campus ministries, and Camp McDowell. He was Bishop Assisting of the Diocese of East Carolina 2009-2012. From 2005-2008 he was the Bishop of Seychelles, Province of the Indian Ocean, and led the diocese through re-imagination, change, and clergy and laity empowerment. When the diocese returned to sustainability, he returned to his family in the US.
Prior to being elected bishop, he served a small parish in Florida, and multi-church parishes in his native country Guyana in South America and the Bahamas, leading the revitalization of struggling congregations of various sizes. He has also planted new churches and carried out numerous successful capital campaigns. He taught for 10 years in the Bahamas Public School System.
He was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in 1981, and bishop in 2005. He holds a degrees from Codrington Theological College, Barbados; the University of the West Indies, Barbados; General Theological Seminary, New York; the University of Wales, UK, and Colgate Rochester/Bexley Hall Divinity School.
Marray is married to Nalini ‘Lynn’ since 1977. They have two grown children, Ingram and Amanda, and a granddaughter.
Our current Bishop Provisional, the Rt. Rev. Henry Parsley, concludes his term as our bishop at the end of this month. After that, the Diocese’s Standing Committee will be the Ecclesiastical Authority in the diocese until Bishop Marray is installed in October as our Diocesan Bishop.
HEALING AS PART OF SUNDAY’S WORSHIP SERVICES
At both the 8am and 10am worship services this Sunday there will be a Public Service of Healing. This is an opportunity for the congregation to lift up the names of all who are in need of healing and to pray for them. It is also an opportunity for you to come forward to receive the sacrament of anointing and laying on of hands if you desire. Consider and prayerfully meditate this week about the hurts you carry with you – physically, emotionally, spiritually – and how your soul may benefit from Christ’s healing presence in your life, to bring you wholeness and peace.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS THIS THIRD FRIDAY
The theme this month for Third Friday Downtown is "Paws" and St. Peter's is participating in a number of ways. Father David will officiate at the "Blessing of the Animals" in St. Peter's Courtyard this Friday, at 5:30pm, 6:15pm and 7:00pm, rain or shine. All people and their animal companions are invited to come and receive a blessing.
There will be a "paw print" activity for the children, and we'll be selling chicken salad, tuna salad and PB&J sandwiches and drinks. Plan to come this Friday and invite friends and family too!
Note: We are in need of volunteers to help sell food. Please contact Laura McCarthy if you can help: email@example.com. Thank you!
WE HAVE A STAFFED NURSERY ALL SUMMER LONG!
The Nursery continues to be staffed all summer long during the 10am worship service for the convenience of families. Ms. Morgan Davis is our summer nursery attendant. Here is a short bio from Morgan:
I am studying social work with a minor in conflict resolution at Salisbury University. I just finished my sophomore year and will be spending the summer in the Salisbury area. I am originally from a small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I love to volunteer at home at an animal center and, more locally, HALO. I love working with special needs children and animals such as horses to help them as a form of therapy.
Our Nursery Coordinator, Megan Fenoglietto, is working to update St. Peter’s nursery policies, procedures, and decor. If anyone is interested in helping, please contact Megan at 410-251-0376 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IMAGINING OUR FUTURE
Have you commented yet on the questions about our future that are posted outside the parlor? All parishioners are encouraged to write down their thoughts on the butcher paper on the table outside the parlor during coffee hour this Sunday. The questions are:
The butcher paper will be there for a couple of weeks to allow time for people to write down their answers. This is one way the Discernment Committee over the summer and fall is soliciting thoughts and ideas about our parish’s Vision for the Future.
- What words would you use to describe St. Peter’s values?
- What do you dream for St. Peter’s future?
- Imagine our parish in 5 years with unlimited resources. What would St. Peter’s be doing?
MAKE-UP PHOTOS HAVE ARRIVED
For those who had Parish Directory photo make-up appointments last month, your photographs have now arrived and are in the parlor for you to pick up this Sunday at coffee hour.
WORN PRAYER BOOKS AVAILABLE TO PARISHIONERS
There are a few Prayer Books that have been worn with use and have been taken out of regular use in the church. They have been placed on the bench in the Parish House hallway near the nursery. They are available at no charge to parishioners and anyone else who would like a prayer book.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AUGUST 7-11 - SIGN UP TODAY!
The Wicomico Episcopal Churches are coming together this summer to host a joint Vacation Bible School (V.B.S.) from Sunday, August 7 through Thursday, August 11 from 5pm to 8pm – the first three days will be hosted at St. Peter’s and the last two days will be hosted by St. Alban’s, Salisbury.
Registration forms and information are now available on the VBS page on our parish website: http://www.stpeterschurch.net/education/vacation-bible-school/. Registration forms are also available on the table by the parlor at coffee hour this Sunday, and from the Parish Office.
We are in need of volunteers: adults and high school and middle school students. Contact Sherri Hall about volunteer opportunities: email@example.com.
YOUTH CONFIRMATION CLASS TO BE HELD THIS FALL
Confirmation Classes will be held this fall for high school students who wish to be confirmed by the Bishop in January. Classes will be held every other Sunday afternoon beginning on September 11. Advanced registration is required. Parents are asked to contact the Parish Office by August 29 to register their child in the class. Father David and Karen Shields will be teaching the class this year. For more information go to: http://www.stpeterschurch.net/confirmation-class/.
Note for adults who are interested in being confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church: Inquirers Classes will be held Tuesday evenings in November and December for those adults who are interested in being confirmed or received by the Bishop. Go to the website for more information: http://www.stpeterschurch.net/adult-education-series/.
Parish Prayer List
Please remember to pray for:
Lex Abbott, Carol Phillips Ailes, Ellen Bloodsworth, Carolyn Bradshaw, Will Burdett, Ron Collison, CarlAnn Cornwell, Jack Cragg, Jean Culver, Roland Dennis, Lisa Dickey, David Filgueras, Lucy Graf, Margaret Gravenor, Diane Hammond, Kyle Harmon, Keller Hoch, Doris Hoffman, Rosa Hudson, Sarah Hughes, Sam Jenkins, Kelly Karwacki, Becky Kelley, Frances Kendall, Jane Massey, 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,
June 19th Services
Vestry Person on Duty: John Phillips
Altar Guild: Ann Chaffinch, Margaret Gravenor, Liddell Madden, Sona Morrison, Katy Stover, Sally Thrash,
SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE
Holy Eucharist 8AM
Eucharistic Minister: John Philiips
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Host: Ernie & Bravard Cornbrooks
Holy Eucharist 10AM
Crucifer: Ryan Nay
Acolyte: Brynn Roman
Torch Bearers: Natlie Kilmer & Parker Scheckells
Lector: Phil Insley
Eucharistic Minister: Linda Smith
Ushers: Kathy Willey & Atif Gaddis
Coffee Hour Host: Ernie & Bravard Cornbrooks
Downtown Plaza & Church
5:30PM & 6:15PM & 7PM
Blessing of the Animals
Worship Leaders Retreat
Holy Eucharist I
Holy Eucharist II
Men's Bible Study
Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service
Altar Server's Director Meeting
||Richard Van Gelder
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