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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:  9 am

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, March 11 | 4th Sunday in Lent
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life." John 3:16

Sunday's Roster of Clergy, Lay Ministers & Readings
Follow up from Arthur Jones' Visit
Thanks to everyone who helped to make Arthur Jones, our diocesan seminarian, feel welcome. He enjoyed his time here and was impressed with St. Peter's people and our ministries. The calling of clergy has elements of any hiring process, but successful clergy calls take seriously the movement of the Spirit. I have a faithful, committed group of parish leaders discerning this with me so that we will call as our next associate rector the person God is calling here, just as Doris has been.
"Discernment" is a word we often throw around in the church, but don't often explain. A spiritual discipline we take seriously in The Episcopal Church, discernment is more than mere decision-making; it is the movement from seeing things merely from a human perspective to seeing from a spiritual vantage point, continually looking for evidence of the work of God in order to join God in God's work in the world. In discernment, we wonder, "Where is God's love and redemption unfolding and what is our most authentic response?" That is what I am after in these weeks ahead and I'll keep you posted as we move along.
- Hunt
8 am Eucharist to Take Place in Chapel on Sunday

This Sunday, March 11, the 8 am Eucharist will again be celebrated in our chapel, located in the Education building and easily accessible from the back parking lot. We seek input from the 8:00 congregation to see if we should make this a permanent change.  Hunt+ 
Midweek Holy Eucharist | Wednesdays at noon in the Chapel
A quiet and slightly less formal celebration of the Eucharist. 
Healing Prayers will be available as well. Wednesdays of Lent and Holy Week.
Fill the Pews!

The Fill the Pews campaign is off to a great start. Many thanks to the parishioners who have responded and especially to Lucille Downs who is donating prayer books and hymnals for the chapel in memory of Harry, a stalwart of St. Peter's. Sets are $50 each and will have dedicatory bookplates. Use the purple paper form available in the office, or order online(Sorry about the glitch in the order form--it's now fixed.)  Let's Fill the Pews! 
Questions? Ann Koepke, Chair:
Music Notes for Sunday
The offertory anthem this morning, "God So Loved The World," is a setting of scripture found in today's Gospel lesson. The composer, Bob Chilcott (b. 1955) is also a singer and conductor. 

Born in Plymouth, UK, he began his musical career as a choir boy in the famous choir of King's College, Cambridge. He can be heard singing "Pie Jesu" on King's College's 1967 recording of Fauré's Requiem. For 12 years he sang with The King's Singers recording and touring extensively.

Sunday Morning Music Coming Soon
On Sunday, March 18,  the children of the Music Academy will sing.
On Sunday, March 25, the women of the Chancel Choir will be accompanied by two flutes, cello, harp and organ to offer Charles Loeffler's "By The Rivers of Babylon:" a 4-voice work with the text from Psalm 137.  
The men of the choir will sing "Exsultate justi in Domino," Brant Adams' setting of words from Psalm 33.   You may get to know these work a little by listening 

On Easter Sunday, April 1 at the morning services, everyone is invited to come to the chancel and join in singing Handel's magnificent and glorious "Hallelujah!"
United States Naval Academy Glee Clubs Concert TOMORROW at 7 pm

The internationally-acclaimed U. S. Naval Academy Women's and Men's Glee Club will appear in concert tomorrow, Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7 pm at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Savannah, Georgia. This will be a free performance, no tickets required, doors open at 6:15 pm. A "free will" offering will be collected to help defray travel and lodging expenses for the Glee Club. The 100-member ensemble will present a variety of music, to include patriotic selections, music from the Broadway stage, choir classics and a performance of the DuruflĂ© Requiem, accompanied by the Naval Academy Chapel organist, Monte Maxwell.

Director of Music Ministries, Tim McKee
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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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: "The Spirituality of Decluttering,"
led by Westina Matthews,  11:30 am in the Parlor.  

Inquirers' Class: "Lord Teach me to Pray" will meet in the Conference Room at 11:30 am. All are welcome, no need to have been present before.

 NO SPY, due to Spring Break!
Social Justice Seminar:  And Then They Came for Me
Mark Your Calendar for Thursday, March 22 at 7 pm

Roy Wesley is a third generation (Sansei) Japanese American who is currently writing two books: his own memoir and a biography of his father, Dr. Newton K. Wesley. On Thursday, March 22 he will share excerpts from his forthcoming memoir about his family's incarceration at Minidoka. Roy is a research cell and molecular biologist and optometrist in Chicago. His talk will concentrate on the plight of women and children held in incarceration centers during World War II. Wesley's story is one of hope--don't miss it!
Season of Lent |  Wednesday Evening Opportunities  

Class at 5:30 pm: Listening to the Voice of Jesus with an Open Heart.

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.

Inquirers' Class This Week
 "Lord Teach me to Pray" | Sunday at 11:30 am. All are welcome, no need to have been present before.
Adults who are interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and/or being confirmed or received, should attend our 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. 
Adult Forum this Sunday | "Spirituality of Decluttering"
Led by Westina Matthews,  11:30 am in the Parlor.  
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,  ending on March 26.
Khuada E Dads Family's Newest Member

We threw a Welcome Party in December for an Afghan family, the Khuada E Dads, "adopted" by Linda Tierney and her friend Joan Sedberry, as First Friends of the Lutheran Settlement House. Zakia and Kamin and their children had spent 8 years in Pakistan waiting to enter the USA. 


Their beautiful and healthy baby girl, Shahida, was born on Jan 30, weighing a bit over 5 pounds. Zakia is also doing very well.


Supporting St. Michael's Food Pantry: 
A Little Friendly Competition
Hunt and the Rev. Melanie Lemburg, rector of St. Thomas Isle of Hope, invite both congregations into a friendly competition this Lent to support the Food Pantry at St. Michael's Church (corner of Waters and Washington Avenues). Now through Palm Sunday, each congregation is collecting protein-rich foods (canned fish, canned chicken and peanut butter) that will be distributed, along with other staples, to the people they serve at their food pantry. They are able to purchase many types of food at significantly discounted prices through Second Harvest, but protein is often not available. Look for empty shopping bags and/or collection bins near entrances to our worship space.

You may also participate by writing a check to St. Peter's with "Food Pantry" in the memo line. 
Please Consider St. Peter's Prayer Guild . . .

. . . as your calling for your ministry this year,  ESPECIALLY if
  • You are compassionate and want to help others.
  • You seek the Lord's counsel on your personal decisions.
  • You believe that God continues to heal as Jesus did when He walked this earth.
  • You can keep all information confidential: Our promise is "confidential prayers."
The St. Peter's Prayer Guild meets once a month to share with each other and to receive the list for the next 30 days. Attendance at the meeting is NOT mandatory. Those in the guild pledge to pray daily - at whatever time works for them. They pledge to specifically pray for some or all of those on the list daily.
Frequent emails during the month are sent with new requests and updates about those on the list.

If you have questions, feel free to ask a guild member or contact Shirley Forssell at 912.598.8137 or
St. Peter's Prayer Ministry--How to Ask for Prayers
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.
Eagles Grace our Steeple Cross
There was a great article in last Friday's edition of The Skinnie, about "St. Peter's Eagles"-- the pair spotted so often recently on top of our steeple cross. As Hunt+ says in the piece: "In the Episcopal Church, we take seriously our call to be good stewards of all creation and that we are in relationship with all of creation. Somehow, I'd like to think the eagles trust that they are safe on top of our church." Read the full article, here. The piece is accompanied by great photos, including this incredible image by nature photographer and St. P's parishioner Patty Frothingham.

Prayer Retreat THIS WEEKEND  at Honey Creek March 9-10
(Friday evening through Saturday Lunch) 

This prayer retreat will introduce participants to contemplative spirituality through the practices of silent centering prayer, chanting and singing, praying with icons, Anglican prayer beads,  Lectio Divina  and the Daily Office. Led by Lynne Kemp (St. Peter's), and the Revs. Kelly Steele (Church of the Epiphany), Guillermo Arbeledo (St. Matthew) and Hunt Priest (St. Peter's). Additional information and signup, here.
Spring Opportunities for Coffee Hour
A signup sheet on a table in the Parish Hall is just waiting for your name(s)!
Plenty of dates are available for spring and a list of helpful tips for a great Coffee Hour is here. (Many thanks to Randy Moffett for compilation.)

Spring Foyer Cocktail Party
Jennifer and Will Claiborne are hosting a Spring Foyer Cocktail Party on Saturday, April 14 from 5-7 pm at 16 Little Comfort Road. All who have been involved in the Foyer Parties are invited and are asked to RSVP to June Palmer at or 912.598.1693 by April 7. Please bring an appetizer to share and $5 each to cover the cost of the wine and the soft drinks.

Regular Yoga Classes in the Parish Hall
 Thursdays, from 10 - 10:50 am
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. 
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.

If you'd like to help with food preparation and delivery for those coming out of the hospital, serious illness, or the death of a loved one or if you need help with meals for those reasons,  please contact the Parish Office at 912.598.7242.
Happy Birthday & Best Wishes! 

Langston Bass, Doug Eberle, Cameron Ippolito, Joan Loos,
Ginger Malachuk, George Pellinger, Michael Robinson,
Mary Schreiber, Ann Searcy,  Barby Townsend,
Margaret Mary Velasquez,  Janet Wilson, Joe Witten
Former, long-time parishioner Will Wentworth's 90th birthday is March 13.  Friends are invited to send a card for his big party on the 17th to the following address:  9100 Belvoir Wood Pkwy, F. Belvoir, VA 22060

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

No Dates on Record for This Week.
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 
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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.