CHILDREN’S CHOIR TO PERFORM THIS SUNDAY
St. Peter’s children’s choir – the Key Singers – will be performing the Offertory Anthem this Sunday at the 9am worship service. New choir members are always welcome – rehearsals take place Tuesdays at 6pm and all youth are welcomed to participate. St. Peter’s new worship band will also be performing at the 9am service and St. Peter’s Choir will be singing John Rutter’s “Look at the World” as the Offertory Anthem for the 11am service.
PARISH VIDEO NOW ON YOU-TUBE
Have you seen the video? The video presentation that was shown at the cottage meetings, “St. Peter’s Church – Our Past, Present and Future,” is now available on You Tube for everyone to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESGcLo0j7JA
COTTAGE MEETINGS: THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION
Over the past two weeks there have been 10 cottage meetings held at St. Peter’s at different times and days to engage the parish in conversations about the church and its future. The Discernment Committee is in the midst of compiling and analyzing the notes from the meetings and is presenting its findings to the Vestry this evening. The Vestry will be discussing what was offered at the meetings and developing a vision for our future. A report of the findings and vision will be presented to the congregation in the next couple of weeks.
Thank you to everyone who participated in these meetings. We had a good cross-section of the parish attend, including a special cottage meeting that our youth participated in last Sunday. A special thank you to all Vestry members who facilitated and took notes at these meetings.
SAVE THE DATE: OCT 2 – CAFÉ NIGHT AND BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
On Sunday, October 2, the Trailblazers Youth Group will host the season’s first Café Night in the Parish Hall from 5pm to 7pm and all parishioners and their friends are encouraged to attend. The theme is Oktoberfest and all proceeds benefit St. Peter’s Trailblazers. Mark your calendars.
In celebration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi there will be a blessing of the animals on Sunday afternoon, October 2 at 4pm at St. Peter’s Courtyard. All parishioners and their animal companions are encouraged to attend this short service. Father David will be blessing all breeds and species of animals. Mark your calendars.
JOIN ST. PETER’S CARING TEAM
'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me. Matt. 25:40
One of St. Peter’s many successful ministries is the care of members of our congregation who are in need. Those who are willing to offer help are part of St. Peter’s Caring Team and over the past few years members of the team have quietly and effectively helped parishioners with meals, rides, and visits. Would you be willing to join the Caring Team? Here’s what’s involved: You sign up as a member of the team with Pastoral Care Committee Chair Laura McCarthy, giving her your email address. Then, when Laura is informed of a need, she sends an email out to all the Caring Team members. If you are able to help out with a meal, or a ride, or a visit, or some other need, you just send an email back and volunteer. If you can, you don’t respond and perhaps the next time you’ll be able to help. That’s it – no meetings to attend, no forms to fill out -- you are just notified when your help is needed and you decide whether or not you can help.
To join the Caring Team, contact Laura McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY BEGINS OCOTBER 8
Women’s Bible Study returns Saturday mornings this fall at 8:30am in the Parish Hall, beginning on October 8. The study series is called "The Armor of God" and will last 6 weeks. All are invited to participate. A brief synopsis: All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. A cunning devilish enemy seeks to wreck havoc on everything that matters to you---your emotions, your mind, your family, your future. But his reign stops right here, right now. With you.
Please join us for this fascinating study. Contact Carolyn Jenkins, 410-742-7764.
GOD’S ABUNDANCE AND STEWARDSHIP WORKSHOP SEPT 28
The Diocese of Easton is offering a workshop entitled God’s Abundance and Stewardship next Wednesday, September 28 from 5pm to 9pm and St. Peter’s will be hosting this workshop in the Southern Convocation at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. There will be dinner at 5pm followed by a program intended to explore the connection between God’s abundance and our understanding of stewardship from a spiritual perspective. All are invited to attend. Register by September 23. For more information, go to http://www.stpeterschurch.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/sept-28-stewardship-workshop-info.pdf.
WOMEN’S MEETING WITH BISHOP MARRAY NOV. 17
All women are invited to meet with our new Bishop Santosh Marray on Thursday, November 17 at the Diocesan Center in Easton from 9:30am until 2:00pm. This will be an opportunity for women from throughout the Diocese to share ideas and participate with the bishop in the fellowship of the Eucharist and a luncheon. Each parish is asked to be represented. If you are interested in attending and representing St. Peter’s, please contact Father David or the parish office for more information and to register.
BISHOP MARRAY’S INSTALLATION ON OCT 15
We will be celebrating the Investiture of our new bishop, the Rt. Rev. Santosh Marray, at 11am on Saturday October 15 at Todd Performance Center, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills. Music begins at 10:30am. All members of parishes in the Diocese of Easton are encouraged to attend. Parishioners are encouraged to carpool and arrive early.
More information is available on the Diocesan website: http://dioceseofeaston.org/xi-bishop-investiture/
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, Sarah Young.
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Ministers for Sunday,
Sept 25th Services
Vestry Person on Duty: Ann Allen
Altar Guild: Betty Lou Davis, Kathy Fahey, Julie Milliken, Linda Smith
SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE
Holy Eucharist 7:45AM
Eucharistic Minister: Atif Gaddis
Ushers: Buddy Venables and Phil Bradshaw
Coffee Hour Host: The Stewart Family
Holy Eucharist 9AM
Crucifer: Robyn Jones
Acolyte: Will Burdett
Torch Bearers: Will Potterton & Natalie Kilmer
Lector: Will Burdett
Eucharistic Minister: Laura McCarthy
Ushers: Tom Robinson & Carole DiPietro
Coffee Hour Host: The Stewart Family
Holy Eucharist 11AM
Crucifer/Acolyte: Julie Milliken
Lector: Phi Insley
Eucharistic Minister: Tom Clarke
Ushers: Mell Brooks & Richard Culver
Coffee Hour Host: The Allen Family
Grace Notes Rehearsal
Grace Notes Choir Room
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Parish Choir Room
Holy Eucharist I
Holy Eucharist II
Children's Sunday School
Holy Eucharist II
TRAILBLAZERS Youth Group
Joseph House Kitchen
Joseph House Ministry
Joseph House - SBY
Key Singers Rehearsal
Key Singers Choir Room
Men's Bible Study
Holy Eucharist/Public Healing Service
Diocesan Spirituality of Stewardship Dinner and Presentation
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