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8 February, 2018
Five Pillars of Ministry & Leadership

Our groups and committees at St. Peter's are organized into five categories, or "pillars," for effective leadership and ministry:

Click above links to go to each area, if desired.

You are Welcome Here - Come Worship with Us!
Parking on street beside & in lot behind church
Sunday Worship: Holy Eucharist  at  8 and 10 am.
(We love having children of all ages at St. Peter's! We have 
Quiet Bags  with materials for them during service, if you'd like. 
Just ask an Usher to show you where they are.)

Nursery:  open for children through 3 years of age, 8:45 - 11:30 am.
Godly Play: Children from 4 years - 3rd grade, 9:45 am

Youth Sunday School: 9 am 
Adult Sunday School Groups:  "What's Up with God?" 9 am, Parlor;
"Sunday School for Parents": 9 am, Conference Room

Adult Forums:  11:30 am, Parlor 

SPY = St. Peter's Youth Group!

Contact information and bios of  Clergy and Staff.
Contact information and bios of  Vestry
Rota and Readings
Sunday, February 11 | Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Painting by  Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)
This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!  Mark 9:7

  Click here to read:  Sunday's Roster of Clergy, Lay Ministers & Readings
8 am Eucharist to Take Place in Chapel
Beginning with the first Sunday of Lent, February 18, the 8 am Eucharist will be celebrated in our chapel, located in the Education building and easily accessible from the back parking lot. We will seek input from the 8:00 congregation to see if we should make that a permanent change.  Hunt+ 
Ash Wednesday Services
February 14

Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes | 7 am, in the Chapel
Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes | 7 pm, in the Church
Music Notes for Sunday, February 11
Today is the last Sunday after the Epiphany and the day we remember two close encounters with God. The first is when Elisha witnessed Elijah ascending to heaven and the second, when Peter, James and John beheld the transfiguration of Christ. Accordingly, our hymns, psalm and anthems help us to ponder these astounding events. "Here, O my Lord, I See Thee Face to Face" is a hymn text penned by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889) a minister in the Church of Scotland who was descended from a long line of ministers. He wrote at least 140 hymns, including "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say," "I Was a Wandering Sheep" and "O Love of God, How Strong and True." The music for "Here, O my Lord" is by Barry Michael Rose, OBE (b. 1934) an English organist, composer and conductor. He served as Master of the Choir at St. Paul's Cathedral, London where he directed the music for the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales  and  Diana, Princess of Wales .
"Transfigure Us, O Lord," is based on today's Gospel lesson and written by Bob Hurd (b. 1950) a Catholic composer. He began writing music just after Vatican II and many of his songs have become standards in contemporary worship.

Director of Music Ministries, Tim McKee
Skidaway Community Concerts Presents Savannah Baroque
THIS Sunday, February 11 at 4 pm
The next program in our series of community concerts presents Savannah Baroque, the Low Country's only period instrument and historically informed performance group. The full membership currently includes sopranos Ashley Adams and Tina Zenker Williams, tenor James Hall, baritone Kyle Siddons, 
Ann Cafferty: baroque violin, Marcy Brenner: viola da gamba, Eric Caines: baroque oboe, Jeana Melilli: baroque flute (traverso), and Anne Acker: artistic and managing director, harpsichord and organ. 

The program entitled "Le Concert Royal: Music from The Court of Versailles" takes place on Sunday afternoon, February 11 at 4 pm in the church. Thanks to our generous patrons, there is no admission charge and no advance reservation is required.  
For more information email Tim McKee at
America Guild of Organists Savannah Chapter Member Recital
Music We Love to Play - Music Our Congregations Love to Hear
Monday, February 19 at 6:30 pm in the church; no admission charge.
Performing will be Kyle Ballantine, Timothy Hall, Rebecca McClain, Timothy McKee, William McNair, Richard Morgan, James Richardson, and Brian Taylor.
Piano Ensemble Competition
  The Savannah Federation of Music Clubs presents its first Piano Ensemble Competition on Saturday, February 24 at 5 pm  at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
The public is encouraged to attend and hear young pianists compete for cash prizes. There is no admission charge. 
 Friday, March 9 at 7 pm

Don't miss the performance of the United States Naval Academy Men's 
and Women's Glee Clubs here at St. Peter's Church!
To the Glory of God:
Altar Flowers

If you would like to make a donation for flowers in memory of  or to honor a loved one on an anniversary or a birthday, in thanksgiving for someone or in honor of a special occasion,  please click here to sign up

If you prefer not to sign up online with your flower request, contact Amanda Ridberg  at 912.598.7242 or

Altar Flowers are fully supported by donations from the congregation in the form of dedications and memorials.  To read further details you need to know,  click here .
Updated Sermons Available Online
You can listen to sermons, here.

Christian Formation   
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EducationSUNDAY, February 11
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Nursery:  C hildren through 3 years, 8:45 - 11:30 am

Godly Play:  Children 4 years - 4th grade, 9:45 am

Older Children & Youth:  9 am

Adult Sunday School:
Sunday School for Parents, 9 am in the Conference Room; 
"What's Up with God?" 9 am in the Parlor

Adult Forum: "Let Your Life Speak*"  led by Doris+,
11:30 in the Parlor. *Based on the book by Parker Palmer. 

SPY Tonight 5:30 - 8 pm
SPY will head to Get Air Savannah for a night at the Trampoline Park.
Season of Lent |  Wednesday Dinners and Classes
Class at 5:30 pm: The Dream of God for Us & the World.

Dinner at 6:30 pm: Simple Soup Supper in the Parish Hall | $8/person
Signup here. You can also securely prepay for each Wednesday when you signup electronically, or pay at the door.  There is also a signup sheet in the Parish Hall.

Closing Compline at 7:15 pm.

Meditation in the Chapel at 7:30 pm, for those who wish to stay.

Beginning This Sunday
Inquirers' Class: New to St. Peter's or The Episcopal Church?
Sundays after Eucharist, 11:30-12:30,  February 11 - March 25
Adults who are interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and/or being confirmed or received, should plan to attend our upcoming Inquirers' Class. Topics will be the history of the Church, the Book of Common Prayer, how we understand and use the Bible in the Episcopal Church, the Sacraments, Episcopal Church customs, and living a Christian life in the world. 

There will be ample opportunity for questions. Bishop Benhase will be at St. Peter's on Sunday, April 8 for his annual visitation and to confirm or receive new Episcopalians or reaffirm the Baptismal vows of those already confirmed. The class will meet Sundays after Eucharist, from 11:30-12:30, in the Conference Room just off the Parish Hall. February 11 - March 25. Talk to Doris or Hunt for additional information. 

Finding God in Our Stories
Mondays at 10 am in the Sandpiper Room at The Marshes
Ginger and Dan Malachuk, parishioners at St. Peter's, facilitate discussion on Scripture passages from the upcoming Sunday's readings. Words and stories from the Bible often evoke personal memories and stories - and our discovering or rediscovering God in those stories. We will meet for an hour on seven Monday mornings at 10, during the Lenten season, beginning on February 12 and ending on March 26.
M A R K E T      N E W S

The Market is Coming to Town!
In five short days, St. Peter's Parish Hall will be transformed into our 7th annual
Market at 3 West Ridge. St. Peter's parishioners will be transformed from planners to  doers - collecting tickets, selling plants, making lunches, helping and housing vendors,  and most importantly, exhibiting our passion for supporting at-risk children in Savannah.

It is our time to show our neighbors who we are and what we do. PLEASE, visit The  Market table during coffee hour, buy your tickets, volunteer to help, shop 'til you drop,  and together we will make The Market at 3 West Ridge the most successful outreach  fundraiser ever. Market hours: Tuesday, Feb. 13th from 5-8 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 14th from 10 am-5 pm, and Thursday, Feb. 15th from  10 am-4 pm. Like us on Facebook and MEET US AT THE MARKET!

Visit The Market's table in the Parish Hall during coffee hour to buy tickets, become a sponsor, and volunteer to help on Market Days. G et your $5 admission ticket to  The Market, or even better, become an individual or corporate sponsor to support the Savannah Early Childhood Education's Parent University and Performance Initiatives. See any member of The Market team during coffee hour.
Vendors for The Market Need Overnight Homes 
Love meeting new people? Love to entertain? The Market at 3 West Ridge 2018 needs YOU! Housing on our beautiful island is a huge draw for our vendors; let's show them what living in the "Hostess City of the South" is really like. 

We need a few more folks to serve as backup hosts in case of emergencies, especially with this flu season! 

The dates are February 13, 14, and 15. If you are interested, please contact Lisa Wilkes, 2018 Housing Chair, at 912.704.3988 or
Volunteer for the Market!
Come join the fun! Volunteer to help with The Market at 3 West Ridge. There are lots of great opportunities to meet our customers, help the vendors, and be a part of our St. Peter's wonderful event. I will find a job just right for you. Please call Susan Kleine at 912.598.4234 or email 
Ash Wednesday/Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
We are adjusting our Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday traditions this year a bit to accommodate our annual outreach fundraiser, The Market at 3 West Ridge. Although the timing at the beginning of Lent is unfortunate, it is the only week The Market could happen. Scheduling conflicts with other big events in Savannah, the dates of other similar events our vendors attend, and this being the peak time to sell plants meant that February 13, 14 and 15 was our only option. Hunt and The Market leadership team considered every possibility before deciding to make schedule adjustments to Ash Wednesday and Shrove Tuesday schedules.
This year only , our Ash Wednesday liturgies will be at 7am (in the chapel) and 7pm (in the church). Our Shrove Tuesday pancake supper returns next year. Because of the 1-year hiatus, we'll make it bigger and better than ever! The Market is throwing a Mardi Gras Party from 5 - 8 pm Tuesday, as the opening to this year's fundraiser.
Parishioners, Please Consider a Cursillo Weekend March 1 - 4

The Cursillo Community of St. Peter's is praying for you to explore and consider becoming a candidate for the spirit-filled weekend, March 1-4,  by the Diocese of Georgia. The weekend will be held at the retreat at Honey Creek, which is close to Jekyll Island.  

You may want to talk to our priests, Hunt and Doris, about the experience and you'll have a sponsor to support your decision. Cursillo #224 might be the perfect time for you to become energized, revived, or be involved in a life-changing experience. There are almost 40 individuals from St. Peter's who have taken this step to become a Cursillista.

Questions? Contact Susan and Phil Snyder at 912 335-2608 or Shirley and Mark Forssell at 912 598-8137. Let us know of your intent and we can get the ball rolling for you and support you on this journey!
Please Pick Up Offering Envelopes at the Parish Office
 Pick yours up today! (Or Sunday . . .)
Regular Yoga Classes in the Parish Hall
 Thursdays, from 10 - 10:50 am
(No session on February 15)

Movement and stillness are keys to a healthy mind, body and spirit. Join Kate Doran of  Spry Mind + Body for a chair-supported yoga class and discover how moving and breathing can create both physical vitality and peace of mind.

We will do traditional yoga postures, with the support of a chair, to build and maintain flexibility, strength and balance. We will also learn how to use the breath to calm our nervous system and quiet the mind.

The cost is $40/month, with checks payable to "St. Peter's" and dropped by the Parish Office. NOTE: Cost for February is $30, for three sessions: No yoga on Thursday, February 15, due to the Market at 3 West Ridge taking place in the Parish Hall.
Helping Hands
to help one another
George Heck, Coordinator of Helping Hands, is seeking volunteers who have skills to help those in need of someone else's hands to do their odd jobs. Modest skills and willingness to help others are the only requirements! Please call George at 912.383.2278 or email him at if you're willing to help or need help.

Sue Addington  is coordinating volunteer drivers for those who need rides to church and/or medical appointments.   Please call 912.598.7242 and speak with one of our receptionists, if you'd like to drive or need a ride.

Wanda Lucas  is coordinating food preparation and delivery for  those coming out of the hospital, serious illness, or the death of a loved one. If you'd like to help or need meals:
Contact Wanda at 912.660.6717.

St. Peter's Prayer Ministry
Ask for prayers for yourself or others by submitting  this simple form. As the form indicates, you can ask for the whole congregation to pray in church for you or others by name. Or you can choose confidential prayer; only clergy and prayer guild members will be given your prayer information.

You will also find prayer request cards  to be used for this purpose, in your pew card racks.  (If this request is for another, please be sure the person wants to be on the prayer list.)

We do appreciate responses when the situation changes or when you want to remove names from either prayer list. To do so, please contact the Parish Office at 912.598.7242.
Happy Birthday & Best Wishes! 

Grace Lewis, Bob Gilbert

Send your names and dates to: 
Happy Anniversary & Best  Wishes!

Judy & Roger Maugh
Tina & Bob Gilbert
Send your names and dates to: 
Prayers for Military Personnel & Families

Please pray for and keep in your thoughts: 
Shea & Patricia Companion, 
Matt and McKenzie  Baker, 
Zachary Hands, Phillip Lucas, 
Tucker Reimann, Lance Transue,
Greg & Melissa Wilhelm,  
Kirby Forssell, Stewart Calder
Paul Textor,  Dolan Lewis.   
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm 
Friday: 9 am - noon  


After Hours and for any Special Events
Please remember to lock doors at St. Peter's when you leave, whenever you unlock a door after hours or for special events --
Thank you for your help on this!
St. Peter's Events Calendar Online
Check out our updated online calendar for easy access to all St. Peter's events, with details being added continually. 
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 Amanda Ridberg, 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 Amanda at 912.598.7242, Ext. 207 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 Amanda Ridberg, Parish Administrator: 912.598.7242, Ext. 207 or 
 Submission Deadline 
Fisherman's Banner

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This Week at St. Peter's.