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THIS SUNDAY IS YOUTH SUNDAY
This Sunday at the 9am service the Youth of the parish will be taking on most of the worship ministry roles in the service (Usually Youth Sunday is on the 5th Sunday of the month, but this month the Youth Group will be away the 5th Sunday on their annual ski trip so we’re switching it with the 4th Sunday this time).  A special part of the service will be a message from our own Youth Ministries Intern, Nivek Johnson, who will be giving the sermon at the 9am service.
 
DEDICATION OF GIFTS AT BOTH 9AM AND 11AM SERVICES THIS SUNDAY

This Sunday at the 11am service we will be dedicating a number of gifts for our music ministry.  The new choir robes and cottas, new practice piano and stereo sound system and the refurbishment of the downstairs choir room are all the result of a memorial gift in memory of Bruce Horner, St. Peter’s Music Director from 2010-2016.  Bruce’s widow Sallie Horner will be at the worship service to take part in the dedication.
 
In addition, equipment for the worship band, and the choir folders and crosses are the result of memorial gifts in memory of Ann Purnell, a former parishioner, member of the choir, and a lover of music.  They will be dedicated at the worship service as well.
 
At the 9am service the 18 new altar server cassocks and cottas will be blessed and dedicated, thanks to a generous gift by parishioner Tom Phillips.  Tom has served for many years as a coordinator for the altar servers.  It is fitting that they will be dedicated on Youth Sunday.
 
ST PETER’S GAVE OUR NEW BISHOP A GRAND WELCOME
Over 200 people attended services this past Sunday when the Eleventh Bishop of Easton, the Rt. Rev. Santosh Marray, made his first visit to St. Peter’s.  The bishop and his messages to the congregations on the feast of our patron St. Peter were well received.  All of our music ministries offered a diverse selection of music, and the bishop at the conclusion of the 11am service remarked about St. Peter’s great spirit and diverse musical talents.  Thank you to St. Peter’s Choir, Organist Robert Young, Peter’s Voice, the St. Peter’s Key Singers, St. Peter’s Worship Band, and the Grace Notes Hand Bell Choir for your great work.
 
At the 9am service Bishop San confirmed Will Burdett, Amelia Hall and Scott Mahler, and received Michael Burdett into the Episcopal Church.  A reception for them was held at coffee hour following that service. Congratulations Will, Amelia, Scott and Mike!
 
Between the 9am and 11am services the Bishop came to visit our Sunday School space in the Annex Building and had a good conversation with our young people.
After the 11am service about 100 parishioners came to the Parish Hall for lunch with the Bishop.  Many thanks to the Fellowship and Hospitality Committee and to everyone who contributed delicious food to the event.  At the lunch Bishop San made some remarks, expressing optimism about the future of the Diocese of Easton.  He disagreed with those who say the Episcopal Church is dying, saying that “a dying church is incompatible with a Risen Christ.”  It is the Spirit at work within us that is bringing new life, and is responsible for growth.  He demurred about saying church is about change; rather, he said “We are about redemption.” 
 
Bishop San responded to a number of questions from parishioners in thoughtful and spiritual ways that many found very helpful.
 
“I believe this was an important moment in the life of the parish,” said Fr. David Michaud, Rector.  “It was a good and fruitful opportunity for all of the parish to get to know and to form connections with our bishop.  Bishops are important in the Episcopal Church, and Bishop San is committed to forging personal relationships throughout the Diocese in his role are our chief pastor. I am grateful that more people have come to realize what I have learned as a member of the Bishop Search Committee – that Bishop San is a blessed and holy man who is committed to his call.” 
 
FILL OUT AND TURN IN YOUR FEASIBILITY STUDY SURVEY
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.  Please complete and return it to the church, either placing it in the basket on the table in front of the parlor, or by mailing it to the Parish office.  Thank you.
 
WOMENS BIBLE STUDY SERIES CONTINUES THIS SATURDAY
Women's Bible Study Series continues 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 in front of the parlor 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. 

RECTOR AT THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH CENTER
The vows of a priest in the Episcopal Church are not only to be a faithful pastor to a parish, but to also “take your place in the councils of the church.”  Your Rector is not only involved at the parish level, but at the national church level as well.
 
Father David has been involved in the operation of the Episcopal Church’s General Conventions since 2006 and continues to consult with the General Convention Office at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City   General Conventions are the triennial gatherings of all the bishops and the clergy and lay deputies from the church’s 110 dioceses.  Besides being a Deputy from the Diocese of Easton, Father David was also the Assistant Secretary to General Convention for Digital Systems at the 2015 Convention and will continue to play that role in the 2018 General Convention in Austin, Texas.  He will be traveling to New York later this week for meetings on Thursday and Friday at the General Convention Office about the 2018 Convention and will return late Friday evening.

 
  
PASTORAL NEWS
 
Parishioner Howard Adams was taken by ambulance to the hospital just before the 11am service this past Sunday after passing out in the Choir Room.  After a few hours he was feeling much better and went home from the hospital that same day.  Thank you to the many parishioners who attended to him.  He is feeling fine now, but the doctor is running tests on his heart.  Please keep Howard in your prayers.
 
Mac Wessels, 23, who was baptized, confirmed and served at the altar at St. Peter’s died on Saturday in Los Angeles.  His parents, Mike and Debbie Wessels, are holding a Celebration of Life for him on Saturday, January 21, at 11:00am at Green Hill Golf and Country Club in which all are invited to attend. Father David Michaud will participate in the service.  Mac is the nephew of parishioner Ruth Ann Oartel and grandson of Peggy Palmer.  Please keep Mike, Debbie and their family in your prayers during this difficult time.

 
 
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, The Wessels Family
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Ministers for Sunday, 
January 22nd Services

Vestry Person on Duty: Linda Hurley
Altar Guild: Betty Evans, Jane Massey, Tammy Todd, Sarah Hughes, Jimmy Hill, Ruth Anne Oartel, Sona Morrison


SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE 


Holy Eucharist 7:45AM
Eucharistic Minister: Atif Gaddis
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw

Holy Eucharist 9AM - Youth Sunday
Crucifer: Aisling Nay
Acolyte: Zach Bugas
Torch Bearers: Sophia Price & Holden Stewart
Chalice Bearers: Carter Spicer & Will Burdett
Banner Carrier: Bella Price
Lectors: Paige Robinson, Robyn Fielding-Jones & Amelia Hall
Intercessors: Will Potterton, Jordan Willey, Charlie Potterton & Ryan Nay
Ushers: Katie Adelezzi & Sophia Price

Holy Eucharist 11AM 
Crucifer/Acolyte: Julie Milliken
Lector: Julie Milliken
Eucharistic Minister: Ernie Cornbrooks
Ushers: Richard Culver & Ron Wilkins

 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

January 19

5:30PM
Evening Prayer
Church

Bulletin Folding
Parish Library


Grace Notes Rehearsal
Grace Notes Choir Room

7PM
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Adult Choir Room


January 20

5:30PM
Evening Prayer
Church

January 21

8:30AM
Morning Prayer
Church

Women's Bible Study
Parish Library


January 22 

7:45AM
Holy Eucharist I
Church

9AM - Youth Sunday
Holy Eucharist II
Church

10:15AM
Children's Sunday School
Education Annex

11AM
Holy Eucharist II
Church

January 23

9:30AM
Morning Prayer

Church

10AM
Comforter's Group
Parish Library

5:30PM
Education Committee Meeting
Parish Library

7PM
Executive Committee Meeting
Rector's Office


January 24

9AM
Joseph House Kitchen 
Parish Kitchen

10:30AM
Joseph House Ministry 
Joseph House - SBY 

5:30PM
Evening Prayer 
Church

6PM
Key Singers Rehearsal 
Key Singers Choir Room

January 25 

7AM
Men's Bible Study
Parish Library


NOON 
"Conversion of  St. Paul, 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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