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MD STATE BOYCHOIR IN CONCERT THIS FRIDAY, NOV. 8TH 

The Maryland State Boychoir will be in Concert this Friday, November 8 at 7:30 PM, in the church. Please plan to attend and invite friends, family and neighbors to attend as well.  This is not only a great opportunity to hear a first class choral program, but to also bring new visitors to St. Peter’s.
Admission is free; and a freewill offering will be taken to defer costs. 
The Fellowship and Hospitality Committee is organizing a dinner for the boys prior to the concert, and nine families in the parish have volunteered to provide housing for choir members that evening.  Thank you so much for your hospitality!

Growing a Church/Community Choral Program for Kids Workshop this Saturday, November 9th at 9:30 AM

The Boychoir Artistic Director, Stephen Holmes, will present a Saturday morning discussion, Growing a Church/Community Choral Program for Kids (not just boys), at 9:30 AM in the church. It is targeted to participants of all ages who would like to see boys and girls of the greater Salisbury community have similar opportunity to learn and make beautiful music. Admission is free, and open to persons all ages who have interest and wish to learn more about strategies to implement such a vision in their realms of influence, possibly for us at St. Peter’s. Catch the vision!
 
All Saints Day a Wonderful Celebration

There was a wonderful turn out for St Peter’s Parish Dinner and Worship on All Saints Day, this past Friday, November 1.  Thank you to all who participated and who helped make the dinner and worship a success.  Bishop James “Bud” Shand made his annual visitation to the church on that day.  Seventy people attended the dinner, and about 100 people participated in the evening worship service.  Bishop Shand preached and presided at the service.  Oakley Power and Thomas Tyndall were baptized as the church’s newest saints. A list of loved ones who have gone before us was read and remembered at the altar during the service.  And the Festival Choir and Peter’s Voices provided music.  It was a grand way to celebrate one of the church’s Principal Feasts.
 
Have you sent in your pledge card?  Your pledge is critical!
 

We are in our second week since Stewardship Thanksgiving Sunday and we have now received 90 pledge cards for a total so far of $210,000 pledged for 2014.  Thank you for your pledge – the additional pledge cards turned in this past week continue the good momentum of our annual giving campaign.  Over 60 households have now increased their pledge from last year. 
 
Additional pledges are still needed to fully fund our parish’s ministries and operations for next year.  If you have not yet sent in your pledge card, please prayerfully consider declaring your support for St. Peter’s by placing your signed pledge for in the offering plate this Sunday, or delivering it to the Parish office.  Blank pledge cards are available in church, from the Parish office, and at the Stewardship page of the parish website: http://www.stpeterschurch.net/stewardship/.
 
Thank you for your generosity.
 
Have you seen the new Tracts?
 

The Episcopal Church has a long history in the development and distribution of small publications called “tracts” dealing with specific topics, from theology to pastoral care, from church history to explanation of different rites and liturgies, from dealing with death to exploring spirituality.  Did you know that St. Peter’s has three “tract racks” containing a variety of tracts, many from Forward Day by Day?  The newest rack is in the hallway outside the Parlor, which is very handy to look through during coffee hour on Sundays.  Additional tract racks are located in the tower room church entrance and the Parish House entrance by the elevator.  These publications are available for your use as parishioners as part of St. Peter’s education ministries.  New tracts will be rotated in on a regular basis, so check the racks every so often and take home any that interest you. 
 
Parking Lot Closed for Resurfacing Nov. 18-19
 
The church parking lot behind the church building will be closed Monday Nov. 18 and Tuesday Nov. 19 for resurfacing.  Staff, volunteers and visitors will have to make alternate parking arrangements on those days.  We apologize for the inconvenience.




Pastoral News


A Memorial Service for Stanley Kolb is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12 at at 2PM in the church.  

Parish Prayer List
 
Please remember to pray for:
Liz Bellavance, Ellen and Charles Bloodsworth, Carolyn Bradshaw,  Debra Chambers, Mary Lee Harris, Sam Jenkins,Brodie Andrew Mejias, Damion Marlowe-Rogers, Ruth Anne Oartel, Andy Phillips, Frank Robinson, Margaret Staples, Betty Lou Steffens, Delma Tingle, Diana Waesche, Elsie Wood. 

 
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Ministers for  Sunday, November 10th Services

Vestry Person on Duty:  Laura McCarthy
Altar Guild: Ann Phillips, Ginny Dorman, Ann Kelly and Tammy Todd

Holy Eucharist 7:45am
Eucharistic Minister: Bill Day
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Host: Volunteer Needed

Holy Eucharist 9AM 
Eucharistic Minister: Laura McCarthy
Torch Bearers: Charlie & Will Potterton
Crucifer: Zachary Bugas
Acolyte: Brynn Roman
Lector: Lynne Peverley
Ushers:  Steve & Kathy Willey
Coffee Hour Host:  Phil & Karen Shields

Holy Eucharist 11AM
Eucharistic Minister:  Art Johnstone
Crucifer / Acolyte: Andrew Bugas
Lector: Ernie Cornbrooks
Ushers:  Ann Kelly & Gil Allen


 
UPCOMING EVENTS

November 7
10AM
Worship Committee Meeting
Parish Library
5:30-6:30PM
Bell Choir Practice
Parish House Choir Room
6:30PM
Bulletin Folding
Parish Library

November 8
7:30PM
MD State Boychoir Concert
Church

 November 10
7:45
Holy Eucharist I
Church
9AM
Holy Eucharist II
Church
10:15AM

Children's Sunday School
Parish Annex Building
11AM
Holy Eucharist II
Church

November 11
10AM
Comforters Meeting 
Parish Library

November 12
2PM

Stanley Kolb Memorial Service
Church

November 13
7AM
Men's Bible Study
Parish Library
Noon
Holy Eucharist & Healing Service
Church

 

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

 1    Pat Derby
 2    Robin Wade
 3    Robyn Jones 
       Ann Phillips
 7    David Kerrigan  
       Kelsey Beach  
       Jason Barthman  
       Khloe Heberle
 9    Peter Bugas  
       Dorothy Williams
11   Jordan Willey  
       Riley Schoch 
       Hannah Robinson
13   Saundra Stapleton  
       Douglas Causey
14   Linda Andrews
15   Sharon Evans
16   Curtis Massey
18   Sarah Hughes-Pike
20   Madison Jesatko
21   Richard Barr
22   Elizabeth Phillips
24   Brenner Maull
27   Ryan Thiele  
       Elizabeth Nichols  
       Christian Phillips 
       Natalie Kilmer


St. Peter's Church
115 St. Peters Street
Salisbury, MD  21804

(410) 742-5118

Priest in Charge
The Rev. David Michaud
davidmichaud07@gmail.com

Music Director -
Bruce Horner
musicdirector@stpeterschurch.net

Parish Office Secretary -
Cathy Parsons

info@stpeterschurch.net

Altar Guild Directress -
Ruth Anne Oartel
ruthoartel@comcast.net

Vestry

Senior Warden
Gil Allen
410-546-9068
agallenlaw@comcast.net

Junior Warden
Mac Peverley
410-341-0676
macpev@aol.com

Treasurer
Sean Fahey
443 735-0295
rseanf@gmail.com

Registrar
Laura McCarthy
443-523-8669
lmccarthy6@comcast.net

Andy Booth - 2014
410-749-8963
abooth@awbengineers.com

John Phillips - 2014
410 749-0488
John.Phillips@Penfedreality.com

Tom Robinson - 2014
410-251-3559
tomorobinson@hotmail.com

Mike Bloxham - 2015
410 835-0941
mkb@dmv.com

Pete Evans - 2015
410 749-7888
bepe@verizon.net

Carolyn Jenkins - 2015
410-742-7764
Carolyn21801@yahoo.com

Richard Culver - 2016
410-543-6017
rculver1006@comcast.net

Art Johnstone - 2016
443 880-5839
jakeabean@comcast.net

Mary Phillips - 2016
410 548-5937
mphillips@wicomicocounty.org

 


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