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ASCENSION DAY IS TOMORROW
The Feast of the Ascension is one of the seven principal feasts of the church year (BCP page 15), commemorating the day 40 days from Easter, when Our Lord ascended into heaven (Acts 1:3-11).  St. Peter’s will have a service of Holy Eucharist on Ascension Day, May 4, at 7pm in the church, with organ and choir. Please plan to attend this joyful celebration of Christ’s ascension when he is seated at the right hand of God the Father, where he now rules until the Last Day.

UTO INGATHERING RAISES OVER $500
Thanks to the generosity of parishioners who turned in their UTO blue mite boxes, St. Peter’s was able to raise $516.48 to send to the United Thank Offering for the Spring Ingathering.  Thank you to everyone who contributed!

CALL FOR EMPTY PAPER TOWEL/TOILET PAPER ROLLS
St. Peter’s Third Friday Downtown May children’s activity involves a craft with empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls and your help is needed!  Please collect all your empty rolls and bring them to church between now and May 20 so they can be used for this craft.  There will be a container at church in which to place these items. Contact Anne Fahey for more information.  Thank you!

CALVIN COLLINS TO BE RECEIVED INTO THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Calvin Collins, our Children’s Choir Director, will travel to Christ Church Cambridge this Sunday to be received into the Episcopal Church when Bishop Parsley visits that parish at their 10am worship service.  Please keep Calvin in your prayers as he prepares for this joyful event.

SAVE THE DATE:  BISHOP CANDIDATES VISIT ST. PETER’S MAY 23
St. Peter’s is hosting a Bishop Candidates Forum for the four candidates for the next Bishop of Easton on Monday evening, May 23, from 6:45pm until 9:00pm.  All are invited to meet the candidates, one of whom will be elected as our next Bishop – and volunteers are needed to help with set up, clean up and staffing the event.  Let Gil Allen or the Parish Office know if you can help.

INTERESTED IN PROVIDING ALTAR FLOWERS?  HERE’S ALL YOU NEED TO DO
The Altar Guild welcomes parishioners providing fresh flowers to adorn the High Altar and the Family Altar every Sunday in memory and in honor of loved ones.  It is a wonderful and meaningful way to give God glory and to remember and honor individuals at our principal worship services.  A reminder that we have now gone to a “self-service” system.
First, you’ll want to first make sure that the Sunday you would like to provide flowers is open – go to the Altar Flower calendar on the bulletin board in the Parish House between the parlor and the nursery and see what Sundays are available.  Then write your name on the calendar on the open Sunday that you would like.  Second, make sure that you fill out a “Flower Reservation Card” located next to the calendar – that will let the Parish Secretary know that you have made a reservation, and what names you want listed in the worship bulletin for that Sunday.  Third, arrange with a local florist to have the altar flowers delivered to the church the Saturday morning before the Sunday you have reserved.
For any questions about this process, please contact the Altar Guild’s flowers coordinator Debra Souza at
dsouza@wcboe.org or call (410) 603-9027.

PHOTOS ARE READY FOR PICK UP
Church Photos are here!  Your free 8x10 and any other prints you may have ordered when photographed by Jim Ritch of Disciplepix will be available to be picked up this Sunday.  An envelope with your name on it will be on the table in the back of the church when you enter for worship.   Our thanks to Jim for the speedy service!
If you have not scheduled your appointment for May 25 or May 26, please contact Carole DiPietro by emailing
cdipietro208@comcast.net or calling 410.749.4364.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your FREE 8 x 10 and copy of the church directory. 

ST. PETER’S HAND BELL CHOIR AND CHILDREN’S CONCERT FRIDAY, MAY 13
St. Peter’s Hand Bell Choir and Children’s Choir are coming together this spring to present one spring concert featuring both choirs on Friday, May 13 at 6pm in St. Peter’s Church.  There will be a free will offering taken up at the concert for the Music Fund to benefit both choirs.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend and support our choirs.

ST. PETER’S YARD SALE:  SALE ITEMS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Countdown:  11 days until you can donate items to the Yard Sale; 16 days until the sale begins!
Spring Cleaning or redecorating?  We need your stuff!
St. Peter’s one large fundraiser of the year is our indoor/outdoor Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21 in St. Peter’s Courtyard and Parish Hall, rain or shine.  We are trying to raise $5,000 or more so your help is needed and appreciated!
Items needed:
  • Gently used small furniture, household items & décor, tools, lamps, vacuum cleaners, art work, etc.
  • Clothing is limited to barely worn coats and boots only
  • Children’s items & gently used toys
  • Electronics will be limited to flat screen televisions
Hold on to your items now.  The Parish Hall will be opened for drop-off beginning Sunday, May 15 and 4pm-7pm through the week of the sale. If you need help with larger items, please contact the Church office with information.
Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
  • Accept and Price items in the Parish Hall: Sunday afternoon, May 15; Monday-Thursday, May 16-19 from 4 to 7pm.
  • Publicity – help getting the word out; encourage a good turnout
  • Sales people – Friday afternoon, May 20 and Saturday morning May 21.
Please let the Yard Sale Chair Linda Abbott know where you can help out:  lindaabbott6@comcast.net; 703-850-1052.  Thank you!

HOSTS NEEDED FOR COFFEE HOUR
There are open Sundays in May and June that are in need of someone to host Coffee Hour after Sunday services.  This is an important ministry of hospitality and an important way to welcome visitors.  Would you be willing to help?  Sign up on the board in the parlor on Sunday or let the Parish Office know.  Thank you.

VOLUNTEERS FOR JOSEPH HOUSE OUTREACH MINISTRY
One of St. Peter’s outreach ministries is to prepare and take lunch to the Joseph House Crisis Center on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Volunteers help prepare the meal in the morning at St. Peter’s kitchen, then transport it and serve the meal at the Center.
In operation since 1984 the Joseph House Crisis Center on Boundary Street in Salisbury provides emergency and on-going assistance for individuals and families in need on the Lower Shore. The Dining Room serves a hot lunch that is available for anyone. A dozen churches in the Salisbury area including St. Peter’s take turns preparing and serving the meals.
St. Peter’s volunteer schedule for this ministry is now being planned.  Please let Nancy Reddish know if you would like her to add your name to the volunteer list – or subtract your name.  The new schedule begins in June, so contact her soon at
dentists02@comcast.net or call 410-742-7758.
Thank you – it is really such a blessing to all involved!


 
 
Parish Prayer List
 
Please remember to pray for:
 
Lex Abbott, Carol Phillips Ailes, Ellen Bloodsworth, Carolyn Bradshaw, Will Burdett, Jim Cherrix, Ron Collison, CarlAnn Cornwell, Jack Cragg, David Christiansen, Jean Culver, Roland Dennis, Lisa Dickey, Lucy Graf, Margaret Gravenor, Diane Hammond, 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, Beverly Smith, Betty Lou Steffens, Delma Tingle, Diana Waesche, Priscilla Wheatley, Sarah Young. 

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Ministers for Sunday, 
May 8th  Services

Vestry Person on Duty: Linda Abbott
Altar Guild: Betty Lou Davis, Kathy Fahey, Julie Milliken, Linda Smith


SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE 


Holy Eucharist 7:45AM
Eucharistic Minister: Bill Day
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Host: Sharon Clark & Ed Ripper


Holy Eucharist 9AM
Crucifer: Will Burdett
Acolyte: Lydia Phillps
Torch Bearers: Colin & Jordan Willey

Lector: Aisling Nay
Eucharistic Minister: Julie Milliken
Ushers: Kathy Willey & Carolyn Jenkins

Coffee Hour Host: Sharon Clark & Ed Ripper

Holy Eucharist 11:00AM
Acolyte/ Crucifer: Emily Della Ratta
Lector: Katherine Wright
Eucharistic Minister: Ernie Cornbrooks
Ushers: Mark & Tammy Todd

Coffee Hour Host: Sharon Clark & Ed Ripper
 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

May 5 - Ascension Day

4:45PM
Worship Committee Meeting
Parish Library

5:30PM
Bell Choir Rehearsal
Bell Choir Music Room

Bulletin Folding
Parish Library

6PM
Dance Group
Parish Hall

7PM
Holy Eucharist I
Church

May 6 

8:30AM
Morning Prayer
Church

May 7

8:30AM
Morning Prayer
Church

Women's Bible Study
Parish Library

8:50AM - 3PM
Vestry Retreat


May 8

7:45AM
Holy Eucharist I
Church

9AM
Holy Eucharist II
Church

10:15AM
Children's Sunday School
Education Annex


11AM 
Holy Eucharist II
Church

3PM 
Children's Choir Rehearsal
Choir Room - 2nd Floor

May 9

9:30AM
Morning Prayer

Church

10AM
Comforters Group

Home of Trudy Day

5:15PM
Executive Committee Meeting

Rector's Office

5:30PM
Evangelism Committee Meeting

Parish Library

May 10  

5:30PM
Evening Prayer 
Church

May 11 

7AM
Men's Bible Study
Parish Library

8:15AM
Finance Committee Meeting
Parish Library


NOON 
Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service 
Church

 


MAY BIRTHDAYS

May 1 Alexander Batton
May 2 Debbie Matthews
May 3 Dawn Spicer
May 5 Jacquie Insley
May 6 Amelia Hall
May 7 Margie Taylor
May 8 Gretchen Foust
  Frances Haberstroh
  Georgann Mastin
May 9 Karen Moore
  Richard Reddish
May 11 William Wyatt
May 12 Gil Allen
  John McKee
  Katherine Wright
May 13 Kelli Michaud
May 15 Robert Shade
May 21 John Phillips
May 22 Rhyan Parsons
May 23 Peter Barthman
  Tyler Matthews
May 24 David Michaud
May 25 Kelsey Vincent
May 26 Taylor Bugas
  Ruth Oartel
May 28 Jennifer Marble
May 29 Lily Insley
May 30 Sharon Clark
May 31 Andrew Bugas
  Linda Smith

 

St. Peter's Church

115 St. Peters Street
Salisbury, MD  21804
(410) 742-5118

Rector
The Rev. David Michaud

Parish Office Secretary
Cathy Parsons


Music Director
Brittany Spicer

Adult Choir Director
Robert Young


Youth Intern
Nivek Johnson

Children's Choir Director
Calvin Collins

Bell Choir Director
Megan Fenoglietto

Altar Guild Directress
Betsy Hanulak

Vestry

Senior Warden

Sharon Clark
410-546-0947

Junior Warden
Atif Gaddis
410-548-1263

Treasurer
Julie Milliken

410-742-8455

Registrar
Carole DiPietro
410-749-4364

Atif Gaddis - 2017
410-548-1263

Chris Hall - 2017
443-944-8510


Amy Maull - 2017
410-341-7272

Linda Abbott - 2018
703-850-1052

Linda Hurley - 2018
410-749-6782

Richard Stover- 2018
410-742-7401

Ann Allen - 2019
410-546-9068

Nancy Burdett - 2019
410-726-9024

Phil Shields - 2019
410-341-0664


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