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THIS SUNDAY IS ROGATION SUNDAY

The 6th Sunday of Easter, which occurs this Sunday, is traditionally known as Rogation Sunday, a time to ask God for blessings on our lands, waters and plantings.  Rogation comes from the Latin “rogatio” which means ask.  In England Rogation Days are associated with the blessing of the fields at planting, with the vicar “beating the bounds” of the parish, processing around the fields reciting psalms and the litany. 
 
At St. Peter’s this Sunday we will end our 9am and 11am services by processing outside to our newly landscaped grounds for some traditional Rogation prayers and blessings. 
 
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
 
Besides this Sunday being Rogation Sunday it is also Mother’s Day, an opportunity to honor all mothers, those who are with us and those who have gone before us.  Happy Mother’s Day!
 
ST. PETER’S SUPPORTING WI MIDDLE’S DESTINATION IMAGINATION     
 
St. Peter’s Outreach Committee voted to send $250 this week from St. Peter’s to Wi Middle School, our faith based partner school, to help pay for expenses to send their Destination Imagination Team to the national competition later this month.  Parishioner Wil Burdett is a member of that team.  The funds come from the committee’s outreach ministry budget.  Congratulations to Wil and his DI teammates!
 
ASCENSION DAY EUCHARIST ON MAY 14
 
A week from this Thursday is the 40th day of Easter, known as the principal feast of the Ascension.  We will celebrate Christ’s ascension into heaven with Holy Eucharist on Thursday, May 14 at 7pm in the Church.  This is one of the most joyful services of the year with wonderful lessons, hymns and prayers.  Plan to be part of this important feast day on the church calendar: come to the Ascension Day Holy Eucharist.
 
NOMINEES FOR THE NEXT PRESIDING BISHOP ANNOUNCED
 
The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church is the chair of the House of Bishops, Primate of the Episcopal Church and leader of the staff and operations of the Episcopal Church.  Presiding Bishop Katharine Jeffords Schori’s term ends this year.  The Joint Committee for the Nomination of the Presiding Bishop last Friday announced four candidates for the position of Presiding Bishop:  The Rt. Rev. Thomas Breidenthal, Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Ohio; The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina; The Rt. Rev. Ian Douglas, Bishop of the Diocese of Connecticut; and The Rt. Rev. Dabney Smith, Bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida.  Additional Bishops may be nominated by petition; deadline for those nomination is May 12.
 
The election of the Presiding Bishop for a 9 year term happens at the General Convention on June 27th.  The new Presiding Bishop is installed in that office on November 1 in the Washington Cathedral.  For more information about the candidates and the process, download the committee’s report at:
https://extranet.generalconvention.org/staff/files/download/13096.pdf.
 
TOMORROW IS THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
 
May 7 is the National Day of Prayer.  The theme this year is Lord Hear Our Cry and the scripture verse comes from 1 Kings 8:28:  “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.” There is a prayer breakfast at the Civic Center at 6:30am that day with the program beginning at 7:20am.  Prayers will also be held at noon in front of the City Government Building at Main and Division Streets downtown to which the public is invited.  Come be part of our community as it joins together in prayer, uniting in prayer with communities throughout this nation.
 
ADULT FORUM:  GENERAL CONVENTION
 
Father David continues his Adult Forum series on General Convention between the 9am and 11am worship services this Sunday in the Parish Hall.  Last Sunday we looked at what the General Convention is and how it operates.  This Sunday we’ll look at some specific resolutions up for a vote at General Convention, including efforts to reorganize the church and to rewrite the canon (church law) on marriage. All are welcome.
 
NOTE:  NO WEDNESDAY HEALING SERVICE MAY 13
 
A week from today, on May 13, there will be no Wednesday Noon Eucharist with the Public Service of Healing in the church. The Rector will be out of town on that day. 
 
REEVES SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED
 
Applications are now being accepted for St. Peter’s John Patrick Reeves Memorial Scholarship from parishioners who have been accepted or are attending a four year institution of higher learning, a 2 year college with matriculation to a four year institution, or a graduate school and have a demonstrated need for assistance.  The scholarship award this year is $3,300.  Applications are due May 22, 2015 in the Parish Office.  For more information and to download an application, go to the scholarships page on the parish website:
http://www.stpeterschurch.net/youth/scholarships/.
 
ADULT BAPTISM
 
An adult Baptism Class is forming.  Classes will be held Tuesdays at 4:30pm for adults wishing to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.  If interested, contact Father David as soon as possible.
 
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS
 
There are open Sundays to Host Coffee hour in May and June.  Please consider hosting one Sunday.  Sign up on the board in the Parlor.  Thank you.

 


Pastoral News
 
Rosa Hudson who suffered symptoms of a stroke a couple of months ago, is recuperating well and is currently at Atria in Salisbury.  She has given up driving, and would like to come back to worship at the 11am service.  The Pastoral Care Committee still needs a volunteer or two to help take Rosa to church and back on Sundays, even every other Sunday.  If you are willing to do that, or to be on a rotating schedule, please contact Laura McCarthy at
ljmccarthy1966@gmail.com; phone: 443-523-8669.

 
Parish Prayer List
 
Please remember to pray for:
 
Joe Atkinson, Dick Barr, Todd Barshinger, Ellen Bloodsworth, Carolyn Bradshaw, Debra Bradshaw Chambers, Trish Clark, CarlAnn Cornwell, 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, 
May 10th Services

Vestry Person on Duty: Atif Gaddis
Altar Guild: Ruth Anne Oartel, Laura McCarthy, Betsy Hanulak, Debra Souza, Punky Vickery


Holy Eucharist 7:45AM
Eucharistic Minister: John Phillips
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Hosts:  VOLUNTEER NEEDED
 
Holy Eucharist 9AM

Torch Bearers: Colin Willey & Jordan Willey
A
colyte: Lydia Phillips
Crucifer: Wil Burdett

Lector: Lynne Peverley
Eucharistic Minister: Laura McCarthy
Ushers: Bob Souza & Atif Gaddis
Coffee Hour Host: VOLUNTEER NEEDED


Holy Eucharist 11AM
Acolyte/Crucifer: Emily Della Ratta
Lector: Howard Adams
Eucharistic Minister: Julie Milliken
Ushers: Gil Allen & Anne Kelly
Coffee Hour Host:  VOLUNTEER NEEDED

 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

May 7

10:30AM
Worship Committee Meeting
Parish Library

5:30PM
Bulletin Folding
Parish Library

Grace Notes Rehearsal
Parish Music Room 

6PM
Dance Group
Parish Hall

6:45PM
Grace Notes Quintet Rehearsal
Parish Music Room

7:15PM
Adult Choir Practice
Parish Music Room

May 10

7:45AM
Holy Eucharist I
Church

9AM
Holy Eucharist II
Church


10:15 AM
Children's Sunday School 
Parish Annex

Adult Forum
Parish Hall


11AM 
Holy Eucharist II 
Church

May 11

10AM
Comforters Group 
Parish Library

May 13

7AM
Men's Bible Study
Parish Library

8:15AM
Finance Committee Meeting
Parish Library

NOON
Holy Eucharist with Public Healing Service

Church

 
 
MAY BIRTHDAYS
5/1 Alexander Batton
5/2 Debbie Matthews
5/3 Dawn Spicer
5/5 Jacquie Insley
5/6 Amelia Hall
5/7 Margie Taylor
5/8 Frances Haberstroh
  Gretchen Foust
5/9 Karen Moore
  Richard Reddish
5/10 Alexis Turcol
5/11 William Wyatt
5/12 Gillis Allen
  Katherine Wright
  Joseph Bedard
  John McKee
5/13 Kelli Michaud
5/15 Robert Shade
5/16 Tim Reed
5/20 Rhyan Parsons
5/21 Pete Richmond
5/21 John Phillips
5/23 Tyler Matthews
  Peter Barthman
5/24 David Michaud
5/25 Kelsey Vincent
5/26 Ruth Oartel
  Taylor Bugas
5/28 Jennifer Marble
5/29 Lily Insley
5/30 Sharon Clark
5/31 Andrew Bugas
  Linda Smith

 


St. Peter's Church
115 St. Peters Street
Salisbury, MD  21804
(410) 742-5118


Rector
The Rev. David Michaud
davidmichaud07@gmail.com

Music Director -
Bruce Horner

bruceh@stpeterschurcn.net

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

Hallchns.Ch@gamil.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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