CELEBRATE PENTECOST THIS SUNDAY
Suddenly from heaven there came a sound like a rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. (Acts 2:1-4)
This Sunday we celebrate the Day of Pentecost, one of the seven principal feasts of the church year, when the Holy Spirit came to the disciples and the church was born. At the 9am service Nicholas Fornes will receive the Sacrament of Baptism. It is a feast of the Spirit celebrated in music, prayer and liturgy. The color of the day is red, and wearing red on Pentecost Day is very appropriate.
Pentecost concludes the festive season of Easter. After that day we enter the Season After Pentecost, which lasts until Advent in late November.
ST. PETER’S HAND BELL CHOIR AND CHILDREN’S CONCERT THIS FRIDAY
St. Peter’s Hand Bell Choir and Children’s Choir are coming together to present one spring concert featuring both choirs this 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. Please come to hear some good music and to support our choirs.
MEMORIAL BRICKS FOR SALE
A limited amount of Memorial Bricks for placement in St. Peter’s Courtyard are now on sale for $100 each. Proceeds will enable Phase II of the courtyard project to be completed. Bricks will include the name of the person being memorialized. To purchase a brick, fill out a Memorial Brick Envelope with a check enclosed. These envelopes are available on the table outside the parlor during coffee hour this Sunday, and from the Parish Office.
YARD SALE UPDATE
days until you can donate items to the Yard Sale;
days until the sale begins!
St. Peter’s one large fundraiser of the year is our indoor/outdoor Yard Sale on Friday 5-8pm and Saturday 8am until … , 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!
We have added a bake sale
as part of the Yard Sale (see below), and the Trailblazers Youth Group will be preparing and selling breakfast sandwiches
on Saturday morning.
- 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 this Sunday, May 15
and 4pm-7pm through the next week. If you need help with larger items, please contact the Church office and we can arrange to come to you!
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.
- Sales people – Friday afternoon, May 20 and Saturday morning May 21 – WE ARE REALLY IN NEED OF HELP SATURDAY MORNING!
Please let the Yard Sale Chair Linda Abbott know where you can help out: firstname.lastname@example.org
; 703-850-1052. Thank you!
BAKED GOODS NEEDED
Calling all bakers: baked goods are needed for the Yard Sale – would you make a delicious contribution? We are going to have a bake sale as part of our Yard Sale on May 20 & 21 and we need baked goods from the congregation. Please drop off baked goods on Thursday or Friday May 19-20 in the Parish Hall. Thank you!
OPEN HOUSE AT BETTY LOU DAVIS’ HOME, GARDENS AND TRAILS THIS SUNDAY
Parishioner Betty Lou Davis invites everyone from St. Peter’s to come this Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 5pm to her home and grounds at 32191 Spearin Road, Salisbury
. Her extensive gardens, ponds and woodland trails are a must see this time of year and she is eager to share this beautiful part of God’s creation with all of us. There’s also lots of things for kids to see and do. It’s a 17 minute drive from the church down Snow Hill Road – Spearin Road is just off Snow Hill Road, the next left after Airport Road. See you there!
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 keep bringing them to church through 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!
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.
HAVE YOU PICKED UP YOUR PHOTOS?
There are still some photos waiting on the table in the back of the church to be picked up. Please check and take your photos this Sunday. If you have not scheduled your Parish Directory make-up photo appointment for May 25 or May 26, please contact Carole DiPietro by emailing email@example.com
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 Vestry went on a very productive and positive day-long retreat this past Saturday at Old Trinity, Church Creek where they engaged in discernment and visioning for the future of the parish. The retreat was facilitated by consultants from the Episcopal Church Foundation. The Vestry is following up on the work they did on retreat at next week's Vestry meeting, including plans plan to share their work with the congregation.
Your St. Peter's Vestry on retreat at Old Trinity, Church Creek
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