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9 February

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
In This Issue
Rota & Readings
Sunday, 12 February | 6th Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Eucharist at 8 & 10 am

O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you . . . because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace . . . from The Collect for Sunday

Read moreSunday's Roster of Lay Ministers & Readings
Christian Formation for All Ages:
Offering everyone an opportunity to identify God in their lives.
Don't miss out!
THIS SUNDAY, February 12

Children and Youth Sunday School 
  • Nursery for children ages 3 & younger 8:45 -11:45 am
  • Godly Play (ages 4 - 3rd grade)
    Begins at 9:45 am - see below for more information
  • 4-5th grade class - 9 am
  • Rite 13 (6th - 7th grades) - 9 am
  • J2A (8th - 9th grades) - 9 am
SPY This Sunday: Brunch!
Right after 10 am service - bring money for light lunch;
we'll be back at St. Peter's at 1 pm. 

Adult Sunday School 
"What's Up with God?"  9 am     
Each week offers different topic "starter" brought in by participants.The fun is never knowing where the conversation will end up. 
Adult Forum, after 10 am service
Lectio Divina led by Ginger Malachuk. Lectio Divina is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God's Word by viewing those words with Christ as the key to their meaning.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study, 10:30 am
In the Parlor ( NO Bible Study next Wednesday, February 15)
Inquirers Class Wednesday evenings at 7 pm
In the Parlor ( NO Inquirers Class next Wednesday, February 15)
NEW! Godly Play/Children's Chapel
Every Sunday
Open to children ages 4 through 3rd grade, the Godly Play class begins at 9:45 am and ends at 10:30 am, when the children rejoin their parents at The Peace.
Parents who wish to be part of the 9 am "What's Up with God?" adult Sunday school class are welcome to take their Godly Play students to the nursery at that time. Sally Spencer, Nursery Coordinator, will escort those children to Godly Play at 9:45 am.
Music Notes
The anthem this Sunday is by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) who composed symphonies, operas, chamber music, piano works and music for organ. He is best remembered for his choral works and his influence on the Anglican musical tradition. His setting of the first verse of Psalm 119 is one of three Latin motets published in 1905. It is scored SSATBB, meaning it is to be sung in two separate soprano parts, one alto part, one tenor part and two separate bass parts (each part actually being sung by several singers).

Beati quorum via integra est:
Qui ambulant in lege Domini.

Blest are they whose ways are blameless :
Who walk in the law of the Lord. Psalm 119:1 
Tim McKee, Music Director
Worshiping with Music Last Sunday
Skidaway Community Concerts Series Performance
The next concert of the Skidaway Community Concerts Series, on Sunday, February 19 at 4 pm 
features Dr. Patrick Allen offering favorites such as J. S. Bach's famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Widor's Toccata from his Organ Symphony No. 5.  Dr. Allen,  Organist and Master of Choristers of Grace Episcopal Church, New York City will also conduct a workshop with The Music Academy students, and direct their singing at Sunday morning worship on February 19.

Thanks to Janet Creasman for art work
You are Invited to Dedicate Altar Flowers
If you would like to make a donation in memory of a loved one  on an anniversary or a birthday, in thanksgiving for someone or in honor of a special occasion, please 
call Liza Henderson at 912.598.7242 or email her at
If you prefer to signup online, you can do so here.
It is requested that donations are a minimum of $50, which can be mailed or delivered to the church office. If you would like to have a certain color or type of flower, please make that known as well, so that the arranger can be contacted prior to purchasing flowers.

If mailing a check:  
Donna Garrison
Associate for Finance and Administration
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
3 West Ridge Rd.
Savannah, GA 31411
Altar Flowers are fully supported by donations from the congregation in the form of dedications and memorials.

Market Actions for the Week!

Check out the TWATL for a cover photo and article all about our vendors. Ten of them are brand new to us, including one who does pet portraits if you bring a picture. 

The Skinnie is publishing an article all about the work of Horizons Savannah and Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club

Our Flower Button means it's time to pre-order your plants for the best selection of the 2017 varieties.
The pre-order window only lasts 'til tomorrow. You can download the forms at and drop them off at church with a check. 
Plants will be sold at The Market also.

To find out more, visit our table at Coffee Hour this Sunday.

It's time to MEET US AT THE MARKET, next week from Wednesday, February 15 - Friday, February 17!
Refugees Resettlement in Savannah
A group of St. Peter's parishioners will be working with the Lutheran Services of GA and in cooperation with the Asbury Memorial Church to help with refugees resettlement in Savannah.

Faith and community partners walk alongside resettled refugees as they adjust to a new home and a new life in the United States. These partners commit to support refugees as they seek to lead self-sufficient lives and integrate into their new communities.
There are many ways to help: obtaining donations of furniture, household items, linens etc., helping to set up their new home, welcoming parties, providing transportation, becoming a "First Friend," Cultural Mentor, and more.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please contact Linda Tierney-Pufahl at (email preferred) or 912.657.7502. Thank you.
Helping Hands has Expanded Its Services

Sue Addington is coordinating volunteer drivers for those who need rides to church and/or medical appointments. If you'd like to drive or need
a ride: Contact Sue at 912.598.9795.

Wanda Lucas is coordinating food preparation and delivery for 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.

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.
Announcing Great News for Java Lovers!
St. Peter's now has a Bunn commercial coffeemaker that brews directly into airpots for a cup of coffee you must taste to believe.
AND, we're now serving Cutters Point Original Blend Coffee. Come have a cup this Sunday!

We still need hosts for Sundays in May.
The signup sheet is in the Parish Hall - we welcome your help!
Sermons Available on St. Peter's Website
All sermons are now accessible, here.
Slideshow of the St. Peter's Family in 2016

If you missed the Annual Meeting and the shared slideshow, visit our website at for a picture gallery, near the bottom of the page.
Happy Birthday & Best Wishes! 
February 13 - 19
Peter Calder, Robert Gilbert, Alice Jepson,
Sonia Oram, Nancy Ruley, Grayson Smith

Send us your names and dates: 
Happy Anniversary & Best Wishes!
February 13 - 19

No Wedding Anniversaries on record for this week.

Send us your names and dates: 
Prayers for Military Personnel & Families
Kirby Forssell, niece of Shirley and Mark Forssell, is a Captain/Air Commander in Military Airlift Command at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Washington. She has flown to 6 continents and is currently in Quatar.  

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

Send us your names (and photos!) .
Lost & Found 
LOST: Has anyone seen a small, aluminum step-stool with black steps? If you've found it and tucked it away somewhere, please let Liza know, using the contact info below.
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 
Please Don't Forget!
Volunteers Needed for The Market at 3 West Ridge
Lots of fun and exciting jobs are available for Market Days, 
February 15-17. Please contact Susan Kleine at 912.598.4234 or  savannahsue@bellsouth.netCome see us on Facebook!

An Outreach Opportunity: Backpack Buddies
The members of Backpack Buddies deliver food to Butler Elementary School every third Thursday, leaving at 1 pm. The round trip, including delivery, takes less than 2 hours each time. If you would like to help or have questions: Please contact Dave Howell by email at  or call 912.598.1785.
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!
 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. 

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: .
For a list of those serving as clergy and staff: 

Our Vestry

'ves-trē\ noun: An elective body in an Episcopal parish composed of the rector and a group of elected parishioners administering the temporal affairs of the parish.

For a list of those serving on the vestry:  Read more