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6 April
Five Pillars of Ministry & Leadership

At their 2016 retreat during the interim period, the Vestry organized our existing groups and committees for effective leadership and ministry, in order to be more clear about all that happens here at St. Peter's. 

Banner will present St. Peter's news and events within the Five Pillars. 

This Sunday, April 9, we will gather outside the church for 8 am and
10 am services and process with palm fronds into the church.

You are Welcome Here - Come Worship with Us!
For more than twenty-five years, St. Peter's Church has provided a safe haven of blessing and peace for hundreds of faithful seekers.  St. Peter's welcomes all who seek God or a deeper knowledge of God.
We welcome all who are drawn to the warmth and friendliness of this congregation or to the elegant simplicity of our beautiful worship space. St. Peter's seeks to be a place of life-giving joy, service and healing in a fragile world. 

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
3 West Ridge Rd, Savannah

Sunday Services
Worship: 8 and 10 am
Nursery: 8:45 - 11:45 am 
All Ages Christian Formation: 9 - 9:45 am
Adult Forum Series after 10 am worship
Parking beside & behind the church

Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - noon      

Contact information and bios of  Clergy and Staff.
Contact information and bios of  Vestry .            
Rota & Readings
Sunday, April 9| Palm Sunday
Holy Eucharist at 8 & 10 am

. . . at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:10-11
ReadSunday's Roster of Clergy, Lay Ministers & Readings
Joyous Sharing Last Sunday

Last Sunday we welcomed The Rev. Milquella Mendoza, rector of Iglesia San Esteban in San Pedro de Macoris . Iglesia San Esteban is our Sister Parish and  La Clinica de Esperanza y Caridad (The Clinic of Hope and Charity) is part of the ministry of Rev. Mendoza's church. A group of our parishioners, with members from other churches, have formed St. Peter's Eye Clinic. Once a year the team visits San Pedro de Macoris, in the Dominican Republic, conducting hundreds of eye exams and distributing eyeglasses.  

After the 10 am service, members of the team  reported on its most recent trip, when nearly 1,000 patients were examined and 1,500 pairs of glasses and sunglasses were distributed. The St. Peter's team now includes parishioners from six churches, is supported with medical supplies and funding from eight institutions and businesses, two eye clinics and one hospital. They distributed glasses provided by four groups in two states.
Sermons Available on St. Peter's Website
Music Notes for Sunday, April 9
The offertory anthem this Palm Sunday is "Pueri Hebraeorum" by Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611). Victoria grew up in Spain as a choirboy in Ávila Cathedral. We know that he spent some time in Rome and it is likely that he studied composition with Palestrina. Along with Palestrina and Orlando di Lasso, he profoundly influenced the course of sacred music of the Counter-Reformation. His music is intensely expressive and passionate and as is clear in today's anthem, often shows a gift for melodic invention. Read the lyrics here .

The communion anthem Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy's Sake is by Richard Farrant (c. 1530-1580) or perhaps by John Hilton (c. 1560-1608). Because the score has been passed down to us only in copies and in collections of various composers' works, scholars are not absolutely sure who wrote the piece.
Holy Week & Easter Schedule
Sunday, April 9, PALM SUNDAY: Blessing of the Palms,
Holy Eucharist & Passion Narrative, 8 am & 10 am

Thursday, April 13, MAUNDY THURSDAY:
Last Supper, Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar, 7 pm;
All Night Prayer Vigil, 9 pm - Friday noon
At Jesus' request:  "Can you not stay awake with me for one hour?" Sign up for your one hour as we pray through the night.

Friday, April 14, GOOD FRIDAY: Crucifixion Liturgy, noon & 7 pm

Saturday, April 15, THE EASTER VIGIL: SERVICE OF LIGHT, 1st Holy Eucharist of the Resurrection, 8:30 pm, followed by Champagne Reception

Holy Eucharist, 8 & 10 am;  10 am service followed by
Easter Egg Hunt

Dedicate flowers for our Easter Sunday altar in memory of or in thanksgiving for a loved one.  You will find an envelope for Easter flowers in your bulletin on Sunday, or you can  sign up for Easter flowers online here  or in the Parish Office,  by Palm Sunday, April 9. 

LENT QUIET DAY: Saturday, April 8, 9 am to noon
Listening with the Ear of the Heart
God's love is placed in our hearts, and during the season of Lent, we are called to listen to God in the silence of the heart. This half day Saturday retreat will offer you support to create a sacred space in your life and provide prayer, guided meditation, journaling exercises, periods of silence and reflection, interactive sharing and resources.  Topics include:  Faith in the Wilderness; Walking through the Valleys; and Resting in the Thin Places. Join us in the discovery of God in our midst, our God who wants us to draw near. Led by Lynne Kemp and Westina Matthews.
Christian Formation for All Ages:
Offering everyone an opportunity to identify God in their lives.
Don't miss out! 

Children and Youth Sunday School 
  • Nursery for children ages 3 & younger 8:45 -11:45 am
  • Godly Play (ages 4 - 3rd grade)
    9:45 am in the Godly Play Room
    or earlier in the Nursery if needed
  • 4-5th grade class - 9 am
  • Rite 13 (6th - 7th grades) - 9 am
  • J2A (8th - 9th grades) - 9 am

              Adult Sunday School 9 am
"What's Up with God?"   Each week offers different topic "starter" brought in by participants.The fun is never knowing where the conversation will end up. 


SPY this Sunday, 5:30 - 8 pm
The Youth will head to trampoline park, Get Air Savannah.
Bring $13 for admission, and a pair of jump socks;  let Matt know if you plan to attend--912.398.8339. Van will pick up and drop off at St. Peter's. 


Wednesday Morning Bible Study, 10:30 am,
  will resume Wednesday, April 19, at 10:30 am as we begin our New Testament study with Bart Ehrman's book Jesus Before the Gospels, available through Amazon or in St. Peter's library. Ehrman's book details how the memories of the earliest followers of Christ, later to be called "Christians," were gathered to become our four gospels.  
New members are always welcome; our goal is both to enlighten ourselves about scripture and to discover its place in our lives.


Crop Hunger Walks are interfaith and international efforts to end hunger,
one step at a time.  Our teens at St. Peter's
are leading a  Crop Walk on April 3o  at 12:30, leaving from Messiah Lutheran Church. Younger, older, walkers, runners, riders . . . we hope you'll join them and/or donate funds.

Last year, over $10,000,000 was raised by over 1300 walks sponsored by churches across the country. . .

Each participant seeks donations from family and friends. 
Please support the efforts of our teens and adults to
provide for those whose lives depend upon our generosity. 

Registration will be available after Easter.
To read more about Crop Walks, go to or
Refugees Resettlement in Savannah
Find out how you can help, on our website Outreach page.  
If interested in learning more, please contact Linda Tierney-Pufahl at (email preferred) or 912.657.7502. 
St. Peter's Outreach Ministries
To find out some more of what we're up to, check out our Outreach page

Go here to read about The Market at 3 West Ridge, an annual fundraiser for the most vulnerable children in Savannah.

Helping Hands has Expanded Its Services
Contact George Heck | 912.383.2278 | 
if you need help or are willing to help with every day tasks, rides to doctor's appointments, or meals during illness or bereavement.
Read more here
BOLO* for Coffee Hosts for Summer!
(*Be on the Lookout)
St. Peter's has a new coffeemaker and is serving Cutters Point coffee. But YOU are the real difference. We're looking for coffee hour hosts for the summer months -- if you're not leaving for the summer, would you sign up for a Sunday or two, on the sheet in the Parish Hall?
Happy Birthday & Best Wishes! 
April 10 - April 16
Frank King, Fred Mingledorff,
Vince Monforte, Susan Otter

Send us your names and dates: 
Happy Anniversary & Best Wishes!
April 10 - April 16

Janet & Glenn Laycock

Send us your names and dates: 
Prayers for Military Personnel & Families

Please pray for and keep in your thoughts: 
Shea & Patrician Companion, Matt and McKenzie Baker,  Zachary Hands, Phillip Lucas, Lance Transue,
Greg & Melissa Wilhelm,  Kirby Forssell, Stewart Calder, 
Paul Textor, 
Dolan Lewis.

Send us your names (and photos!) to
Don't Forget to Remember!

St. Peter's Parish Library's New Digital System
For those conducting liturgical research, or readers simply interested in our collection, there is now digital access to a catalog of books, CDs, and DVDs by spiritual writers and theologians. The collection can be accessed here (
Questions or requests?   
Contact Joan Loos at
Click  here for a Calendar of  events at St. Peter's !

Also: St. Peter's Events Calendar Now Online
We now have an updated and accurate online calendar for easy access to all St. Peter's events, with details being added continually. Check it out!
To Schedule an Event at St. Peter's
As part of planning your events in St. Peter's facilities, be sure to pick up an event scheduling form from Liza Henderson, Parish Administrator. In order to avoid overlapping of events from occurring, events will be placed on the calendar when the appropriate form has been filled out and approved. Thanks! 

Call Liza at 912.598.7242 or email her at: .
Lost & Found 
If you've lost something and think the loss might have occurred in church or while in the Parish Office or Hall, check in with the Volunteer Receptionist on duty or ask Liza Henderson, Parish Administrator: 912.598.7242, Ext. 207 or 
 Submission Deadline for Fisherman's Banner 

Because of multiple publishing schedules in St. Peter's Parish Office:
Please send your news and events to us for  Fisherman's Banner 
by Tuesday at 5 pm, to ensure publication in that week's
e-newsletter and inclusion in Sunday's printed version,
This Week at St. Peter's.