THANK YOU GOD
I will thank you forever, because of what you have done. In the presence of the faithful I will proclaim your name, for it is good. Psalm 52:9
This Sunday, in gratitude for all God has given to us, we will say “thank you” to God on Stewardship Thanksgiving Sunday. At all three worship services there will be an opportunity for parishioners to place their 2017 Pledge Cards on the altar as a symbol of our gratefulness to God and our support for all the work and ministries done in the name of God at St. Peter’s Church.
It is up to us to continue to support the good work of this church and to consider increasing what we give so that new and exciting ministry initiatives can be begun in 2017. Every pledge is important. Every pledge is needed to keep St. Peter’s growing and thriving. Additional pledge cards will be available in the church. Thank you for your pledge to St. Peter’s.
Prayer for the Right Use of God’s Gifts
Almighty God, whose loving hand hath given us all that we possess: Grant us grace that we may honor thee with our substance, and, remembering the account which we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of thy bounty, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP p. 827
THIS SUNDAY IS YOUTH SUNDAY
The youth of our parish will be taking on many of the worship responsibilities for the 9am worship service this coming Sunday. They have also made hymns suggestions for that service and have written the Prayers of the People. Let us support and thank our young people for their involvement in the worship life of our parish.
EVENSONG WITH MD STATE BOYCHOIR IS JUST 9 DAYS AWAY!
A service of Evensong with the Maryland State Boychoir as the choir for the service will be held Friday, November 4 at 7:30pm in St. Peter’s Church, with a small concert by the Boychoir to follow. Evensong is part of the Episcopal Church’s discipline of Daily Prayer and is an important part of our Anglican choral heritage. This is the fourth year in a row that the Maryland State Boychoir has come to St. Peter’s and the third Evensong in which they have participated. If you have been part of this service in years past, you know how wonderful they are – and if this is your first time, prepare to be moved and spiritually delighted.
There is no charge for this event and the public is invited. Please spread the word and encourage friends and family to come to Evensong. An offering will be taken up during the service to go toward the Boychoir’s expenses and training. For more information, contact Brittany Spicer firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT PRACTICE BEGINS THIS SUNDAY
There will be an initial practice for the Christmas Pageant after Sunday School this Sunday around 11am in the Parish Annex for all children and youth. We are doing a new play this year and the parts of the play will be reviewed and handed out to those present. Parents: please plan to have your children at this rehearsal. Contact Brittany Spicer at email@example.com for more information.
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY: REMEMBERING LOVED ONES
Once again this year Father David will read the names of loved ones who have gone before us as saints triumphant at the altar during the All Saints Sunday worship services on November 6. This Sunday, October 30, is the last opportunity to fill out and turn in the All Saints In Memoriam form with the names of your loved ones. Remember to please print legibly.
ALL SAINTS MUSIC AT 11AM
At the 11:00am worship service on All Saints Sunday, November 6, St. Peter’s Choir will be singing John Rutter’s When the Saints Go Marching In, and Beautiful River with Sharon Clark, Soprano, sharing the aria from the Oratorio, Elijah, by Felix Mendelssohn: Then Shall the Righteous Shine Forth. Guest Musicians Ken Farley, Clarinet, and, Kurt Ludwig, Trombone.
ST. PETER’S WINTER KEYNOTER ISSUE DEADLINE ANNOUNCED
The deadline to submit stories for the upcoming winter issue of the Keynoter parish newsletter is November 20. Contact editor Carole DiPietro at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a story idea or an article that you’d like to submit. The Keynoter’s date of publication is December 1.
UPCOMING SPIRITUAL WORKSHOPS
The Diocese of Easton’s Retreat House in Hillsboro, Maryland is hosting two spiritual workshops in November that are open to all parishioners:
Spiritual Transformation: Crossing the Threshold into Life’s Second Half: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 9:00 am: During this retreat we will explore the challenge of being at this critical threshold event and how the Spirit companions and transforms us. We will set out on a new spiritual path akin to Robert Frost’s less traveled road that can make all the difference.
A Deep Dive into the Gospel of Matthew, November 14, at 9:00 am: you are invited to a morning of study and inspiration, with an eye toward the preaching that beckons in the year ahead.
For additional information about each event and how to register, visit the Retreat House website: http://retreathousehillsboro.org/.
CARING FOR CREATION: OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAITH-BASED STEWARDSHIP
Trees for Sacred Spaces will host a spirituality workshop this Saturday October 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Alban’s Church, 302 St. Alban’s Drive in Salisbury, beginning with a potluck supper, in anticipation of planting 60 trees at St. Alban's on November 12, 9-11 a.m. Both events are open to the public at no cost.
The Chapman Dialogues: Faith and the Environment is being hosted at the Diocese of Maryland’s Claggett Center just south of Frederick, November 13-15, from mid-afternoon to mid-afternoon. The cost is $219-309 depending on accommodations. More information may be found at https://www.claggettcenter.org/events/14.
INQUIRER’S CLASS BEGINS NOV. 1
Interested in becoming Episcopalian, or just curious about the church? Already Episcopalian but want to know more about the faith? Have some questions about worship, or practices, or beliefs, or something else associated with the Episcopal Church? Sign up and take part in this fall’s seven week Inquirers Class, Tuesday evenings at 7pm in the Parish Library. It is a class for anyone who has a question about the church, anyone who is interested in being Episcopalian, and those interested in being confirmed or received as adults in the church. The class will be led by the Rector, the Rev. David Michaud.
Because there are materials that need to be ordered, those interested in taking the class are asked to register by this Friday, October 28. Contact the Parish Office, giving your name and contact information and saying you are interested in attending the Inquirer’s Class. Or email Father David directly at email@example.com.
Parish Prayer List
Please remember to pray for:
Carol Phillips Ailes, Carolyn Bradshaw, Will Burdett, Ron Collison, CarlAnn Cornwell, Jack Cragg, Jean Culver, Roland Dennis, Lisa Dickey, David Filgueras, Elizabeth "Betty" Foxwell, Lucy Graf, Margaret Gravenor, Diane Hammond, Kyle Harmon, Keller Hoch, Doris Hoffman, Rosa Hudson, Sarah Hughes, Sam Jenkins, Nivek Johnson, Kelly Karwacki, Becky Kelley, Frances Kendall, Simon Kissam, Cathy Malchow, Brodie Andrew Mejias, Kerry & Kim Mendenahll, Fred Mertes, Bob Nay, Ruth Anne Oartel, Andy Phillips, Quintin Ramirez, Ruth Richens, Betty Lou Steffens, Delma Tingle, Lou Volker, Diana Waesche, Brian Waller, Priscilla Wheatley, Timmy Willey, Sarah Young.
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Ministers for Sunday,
October 30th Services
Vestry Person on Duty: Linda Hurley
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: The Spicer Family
Holy Eucharist 9AM - Youth Sunday
Crucifer: Robyn Fielding-Jones
Acolyte: Will Burdett
Torch Bearers: Natalie Kilmer & Parker Scheckells
Chalice Bearer: Amelia Hall
Lectors: Will Burdett, Charlie Potterton, Amelia Hall
Intercessors: Will Potterton, Garrett Beauchamp, Jordan Willey
Ushers: Katie Adelzzi, Carter Spicer
Coffee Hour Host: The Spicer Family
Holy Eucharist 11AM
Crucifer/Acolyte: Jimmy Hill
Lector: Howard Adams
Eucharistic Minister: Linda Smith
Ushers: Richard Culver & Ron Wilkins
Coffee Hour Host: The Spicer Family
Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal
Hand Bell Choir Room
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Parish Choir Room
" Feast of St. Simon & Jude" Morning Prayer
Women's Bible Study
October 30 - Stewardship Thanksgiving Sunday
Holy Eucharist I
9AM - Youth Sunday
Holy Eucharist II
Children's Sunday School
Holy Eucharist II
TRAILBLAZERS Youth Group
November 1 - All Saint's Day
Key Singers Rehearsal
Key Singers Choir Room
Men's Bible Study
Property Committee Meeting
Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service
Worship Committee Meeting
Special Vestry Meeting
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