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Peter's Post

BISHOP SANTOSH MARRAY TO VISIT THIS SUNDAY
The Rt. Rev. Santosh “San” Marray, the eleventh Bishop of Easton, visits St. Peter’s this Sunday, January 15.  Please make every effort to be at St. Peter’s on that Sunday so we can give our bishop a warm St. Peter’s welcome.  Bishop San will preside at all three services that Sunday:  7:45am, 9:00am, and 11:00am.
 
Feast of the Confession of St. Peter
 
This Sunday we also celebrate our Patronal Feast, honoring St. Peter at the major church feast of the Confession of St. Peter, when he proclaimed that Jesus was “the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Matt 16:16).  It is customary in Episcopal churches to celebrate the feast of their patron every year, and fitting that we celebrate this on the occasion of the visit of our bishop.  The lessons, prayers, and music will be focused this Sunday on St. Peter.
 
Confirmations and Receptions
 
During the 9am service Bishop San will also impose the sacrament of Confirmation on two of our youth, Will Burdett and Amelia Hall, and will welcome into the Episcopal Church through reception Scott Mahler and Michael Burdett.  All have been spending weeks in study and preparation.  Please keep Will, Amelia, Scott and Michael in your prayers this week as they ready themselves for confirmation and reception into the church.
 
Lunch and Conversation with the Bishop
 
Bishop San He also wants to have a meeting and conversation with the entire parish assembled together, so we are planning a parish wide lunch with the bishop this Sunday at 12:30pm in the Parish Hall.  The Fellowship and Hospitality Committee is asking that you bring your best side dish, salad or dessert to the lunch; the committee is arranging for entrees and beverages.  Please plan to come to the lunch and hear what our bishop has to say.  This is also an opportunity to ask the bishop questions and to engage in dialogue with him.
 
Bishop Meeting with Youth
 
In place of our regular Sunday School instruction this Sunday, Bishop San will be meeting with our youth during the Sunday School hour in the second floor of the Parish Annex.  All youth from pre-K through high school are asked to be there at that time.
 
FEASIBILITY STUDY SURVEY MAILED TO PARISH HOUSEHOLDS
A feasibility study is being conducted to determine support for some major capital projects under consideration at St. Peter’s.  The study is being coordinated by parishioner and Vestry member Rich Stover, who will present his findings to the Vestry in a Feasibility Study Report.  An important component will be the results of a parish wide survey.
 
You should have received a Feasibility Study Survey in the mail this week.  You are asked to complete this survey and bring it or mail it back to church this month.  Your opinions and thoughts are very important and needed to determine how feasible it will be to be able to support a number of capital projects vital to the future of St. Peter’s.  Thank you for your attention and participation.
 
If you did not receive a survey, please contact the Parish Office and a survey will be made available to you.
 
NEW WOMENS BIBLE STUDY SERIES BEGINS THIS SATURDAY
A new Women's Bible Study Series begins this Saturday, January 14th at 8:30am. The group will be doing Priscilla Shier's study called "Breathe: Make Room for the Sabbath."  All are invited to join this group. Briefly, if you neglect time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness. If you are weary, worn out and exhausted, the concept of Sabbath will change your life. It is one of God's greatest gifts.  The study guide is $10.00, and it will be given out at the first study. Please contact Carolyn Jenkins for more information, or to sign up, email
cpatterj21@yahoo.com or call 410-742-7764.
 
PICK UP YOUR 2017 OFFERING ENVELOPES
The 2017 offering envelopes have arrived and are on the table at the back of the church arranged in alphabetical order by household last names.  If you don’t see your name on a set of envelopes, please let Financial Secretary Bill Day or the Parish Office know and a set will be made available to you!
 
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED FOR JANUARY
There are opportunities to sign up for Sundays in January.  Give the gift of hospitality to our fellow parishioners and visitors to the church.  Sign up on the sign up board in the parlor.  Instructions for a coffee hour host are posted on the inside of the parlor closet door next to the coffee pots.  Families, friends, church groups, and others are all invited to host a Sunday. 

NEW YEAR:  NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO SIGN UP FOR ALTAR FLOWERS AND PRESENCE CANDLE
The 2017 calendars for flowers and for presence candle memorials have been posted on the bulletin board in the Parish House hallway.  See what’s available and reserve your dates now.

RECTOR AWAY THIS WEEK
Fr. David Michaud is away this week in Portland, Oregon visiting his parents.  He will return to the Eastern Shore this Friday evening.  Today’s Wednesday Healing Service will be led by Deacon Buddy Murray.  Please contact the Wardens for any pastoral emergencies while Father David is away and they will see that a clergy person can be made available.  Please keep Father David in your prayers for a good visit and a safe return.

 
 
Parish Prayer List
 
Please remember to pray for:
 
Madison Baker, Carolyn Bradshaw, Will Burdett, Ron Collison, Jean Culver, Roland Dennis, Lucy Graf, Rex Gravenor, Amelia Hall, Diane Hammond, Margaret Hudson, Rosa Hudson, Sam Jenkins, Kelly Karwacki, Becky Kelly, Frances Kendall, Cathy Malchow, Lisa McClister, Kerry & Kim Mendenhall, Karen Mullins, Bob Nay, Ruth Anne Oartel, Delma Tingle, Diane Waesche
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Ministers for Sunday, 
January 15th Services

Vestry Person on Duty: Linda Abbott
Altar Guild: Ann Chaffinch, Margaret Gravenor, Liddell Madden, Katy Stover, Sally Thrash


SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE 


Holy Eucharist 7:45AM
Eucharistic Minister: Bill Day
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw

Holy Eucharist 9AM 
Crucifer: Robyn Jones
Acolyte: Amelia Hall
Torch Bearers: Parker Scheckells & Maggie Beauchamp
Bishop's Chaplain: Zach Bugas
Lector: Will Burdett
Eucharistic Minister: Julie Milliken
Ushers: Atif Gaddis & Carole DiPietro

Holy Eucharist 11AM 
Crucifer/Acolyte: Jimmy Hill
Lector: John Phillips
Eucharistic Minister: Julie Milliken
Bishop's Chaplain: Nivek Johnson
Ushers: Ron & Susan Wilkins

 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

January 12

5:30PM
Evening Prayer
Church

Bulletin Folding
Parish Library


Grace Notes Rehearsal
Grace Notes Choir Room

7PM
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Adult Choir Room


January 13

5:30PM
Evening Prayer
Church

January 14

8:30AM
Morning Prayer
Church

Women's Bible Study
Parish Library


January 15 - Visitation of Bishop 

7:45AM
Holy Eucharist I
Church

9AM
Holy Eucharist II
Church

10:15AM
Bishop's Visit with Children
Education Annex

11AM
Holy Eucharist II
Church

12:30PM
Bishop's Luncheon & Conversation
Parish Hall

January 16

9:30AM
Morning Prayer

Church

10AM
Comforter's Group
Parish Library


January 17

5:30PM
Evening Prayer 
Church

6PM
Key Singers Rehearsal 
Key Singers Choir Room

January 18 

7AM
Men's Bible Study
Parish Library


8:15AM
Finance Committee Meeting
Parish Library


NOON 
"Feast of The Confession of St. Peter, The Apostle" Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service 
Church

5:30PM
Peter's Voice Rehearsal
Parlor


6PM
Vestry Meeting
Parish Hall


 
JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
1/1 Matilda Madden
1/2 Nolan Supe
1/4 Michael Bloxham
1/6 Carole Dipietro
1/7 Sean Fahey
1/8 Mary Grauer
  Susanna Kiefer
  Nancy Reddish
  Karen Shields
1/9 Barbara Murray
1/12 Jay Fenoglietto
  Jane Moore
  Nicholas Salvas
1/15 Delma Tingle
1/20 Sophia Fenoglietto
  Megan Fenoglietto
1/21 Julia Ritch
1/22 Lou Volker
1/24 Ann Christensen
  Hope Morgan
  Tamara Todd
1/25 Katie Adelizzi
  Will Burdett
1/30 Richard Barr
 

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

Christian Education Chair
Bravard Cornbrooks


Vestry

Senior Warden

Sharon Clark
410-546-0947

Junior Warden
Atif Gaddis

443-736-9456

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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