PROPHETS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
During the summer and fall, the Sunday Old Testament lessons we hear at worship feature the great prophets of the Old Testament. We will be hearing during this time about Elijah, Elisha, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Joel, and Habakkuk in stories and excerpts that would have been very familiar to Jesus and to his contemporaries. Jesus uses many of the stories of the prophets in his own teachings, so being familiar with the stories is helpful in understanding what Jesus is saying to us today. This Sunday we continue to focus on Elijah, when he confronts King Ahab and his scandalous acquisition of a vineyard (1 Kings 21:1-21).
BISHOP ELECTION THIS SATURDAY
Please keep in your prayers the clergy and lay delegates who will assemble at Trinity Cathedral in Easton this Saturday, June 11 at 10am to elect the next Bishop of Easton. The candidates for Bishop are: the Rev. Kathryn Andonian, the Very Rev. Brian Granz, the Rt. Rev. Santos Marray, and the Rev. John Mennell. To be elected a candidate must receive a majority of votes in both the lay and clergy orders. Results will be posted Saturday on the Diocese’s website: www.dioceseofeaston.org and the Diocese’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalDioceseOfEaston/.
St. Peter’s delegation is: Fr. David Michaud, clergy; Bravard Cornbrooks, lay delegate; Carolyn Jenkins, lay delegate; John Phillips, lay delegate. Also coming to the Electing Convention are St. Peter’s Alternate Delegates: Atif Gaddis, Linda Hurley, and Laura McCarthy. Laura is also the Secretary to Convention and will be recording the proceedings.
Morning Prayer this Saturday will be held at an earlier time – at 8:10am – so that those attending convention can pray together at St. Peter’s before departing for Easton. All are welcomed to participate in Morning Prayer at the church this Saturday.
IMAGINGING OUR FUTURE
A Discernment Committee has been formed to help St. Peter’s articulate its vision for our future. Members are: Fr. David Michaud, Sharon Clark, Atif Gaddis, Ann Allen and Nancy Burdett. The Committee will be organizing opportunities for parishioners to help the Vestry put together a vision for our future this fall to present to the congregation.
To get things going the Vestry wanted to encourage comments on some basic discernment questions at our Parish Picnic last Sunday. Well, it turns out that the idea of writing down comments on butcher paper during the picnic met its match with the windy conditions and had to be abandoned.
Instead parishioners will have the opportunity to comment on these questions at coffee hour over the next few Sundays (sheltered from the elements!). This Sunday, please take a few minutes after worship and write your thoughts on the questions written on butcher paper at coffee hour. Here are the questions:
YOUTH CONFIRMATION CLASS TO BE HELD THIS FALL
- 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?
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/.
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Please note that we are now on our summer worship schedule of two worship services on Sunday. Through Labor Day Sunday worship will be at 8am and 10am. We continue to observe Daily Prayer in the church. Here is the weekday prayer schedule for the summer:
Monday Morning Prayer at 9:30am
Tuesday Evening Prayer at 5:30pm
Wednesday Holy Eucharist with Healing: 12noon
Thursday Evening Prayer at 5:30pm (this is a time change)
Friday Morning Prayer at 8:30am
Saturday Morning Prayer at 8:30am
WICOMICO MISSION CLUSTER TO HOST JOINT V.B.S. AUGUST 7-11
As part of our efforts to collaborate on mission between neighboring Episcopal parishes, the Wicomico Mission Cluster has agreed to host a joint Vacation Bible School (V.B.S.) this summer 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. A coordinating committee of members from the five Episcopal Churches (St. Peter’s, St. Alban’s, St. Philip’s Quantico, St. Paul’s Hebron and St. Mary’s Tyaskin) has been meeting and emailing to work out details of this new venture. Sherri Hall and Father David have been representing St. Peter’s at these meetings.
Registration forms and information is being developed, and should be available soon. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to mark those dates on the calendar. Adult and teen volunteers are also needed for a variety of tasks, including help in the communications team, the decorating team, the food team, and during the week with crafts, storytelling and other activities. Please contact Sherri Hall if you are willing to volunteer.
Due to popular demand, we are going back to Everest! but we’ll have some new twists on some of our activities and some fun surprises. We’re also planning an outdoor picnic and water slides and activities on the last day at St. Alban’s.
This is a wonderful opportunity for all our local Episcopal Churches to come together in mission this summer and help youth in our parishes and in the wider community learn about our faith and have some fun and adventure too! Think about how you can support this new initiative of collaboration in the church.
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, Priscilla Wheatley, Sarah Young.
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Ministers for Sunday,
June 12th Services
Vestry Person on Duty: Nancy Burdett
Altar Guild: Betty Lou Davis, Kathy Fahey, Julie Milliken, Linda Smith
SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE
Holy Eucharist 8AM
Eucharistic Minister: Laura McCarthy
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Host: VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Holy Eucharist 10AM
Crucifer: Robyn Fielding-Jones
Acolyte: Brenner Maull
Torch Bearers: Colin & Jordan Willey
Lector: Julie Milliken
Eucharistic Minister: Jimmy Hill
Ushers: Mark & Tammy Todd
Coffee Hour Host: VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Third Friday Meeting
Painting of the Parish Choir Room
Parish Choir Room
"Feast of St. Barnabas" Morning Prayer
Electing Convention of XI Bishop of Easton
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral - Easton
Holy Eucharist I
Holy Eucharist II
Pastoral Care Committee Meeting
Home of Trudy Day
Evangelism Committee Meeting
Executive Council Meeting
Men's Bible Study
Finance Committee Meeting
Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service
||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