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News for February 23, 2018
In This Issue
1.From the Rector
2.Gratitude
3.In Memoriam
4.Parish Safety Seminar
5.Landscape Committee
6.Lenten Lunches
7.Bits of St Peter's History
8.Spiritual Exercises
9.Camp Galilee
10.Links & Lectionary Readings
11.Ongoing Fellowship
12.Schedule of Worship Services
From the Rector
Dear people of St Peter’s,

The season of Lent is upon us. Chuck McCray is holding forth in the Library between services 9:10-9:50am on the Epistles for each Sunday. Pam Ertel and Hallie Murphy are teaming up with me to conduct the Lenten Lunches 11:45am-1:15pm each Sunday. This year we focus on Conscious Contact With God As You Understand God, a theme familiar to many. 

The next celebration of Baptism will take place at the Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday evening March 31 st . Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Kate Ludwick or me in the office.

Blessings of the season. 

Jeff+
Gratitude
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Dear Parishioners of St. Peter's,

Whether we are helping or "cracking wise," the people at St. Peter's have always opened their hearts to us. The recent potluck given for us again showed us the warm and generous heart of our Parish. We are deeply grateful for all of you and richly blessed to share our journey with you.

Thank you,
Bryan and Suzie McCurdy
Jeannette Miller
In Memoriam
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Celebration of Life for Nancy Brown
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm
at the Brown home:
2760 Squires St. (off Stephanie Lane)
It will be a pot-luck. Finger food, chips & dip, or salads. 
If you plan on attending, please let Suzie McCurdy know. Her number is 883-8385.
Parish Safety Seminar
 Friday, March 9 from 5:30-7pm

Representatives from the Carson City Sheriff's & Fire Departments will be here to discuss with the parish: church safety, active shooter situations, emergency medical solutions, fires, and earthquakes. Everyone is welcome to bring questions!

Everyone is encouraged to attend if able
News from the Landscape Committee
Report from Hallie Murphy

Have you seen the whiskers in the front lawn and wondered what’s up? The whiskers form a circle in the lawn just to the north of the front porch of the Rectory, and this is the site selected for the labyrinth. It’s about thirty-two feet in diameter. Go stand in the space during Lent, if it’s not covered in snow. For your perusal, there is also a display in the parish library of the patterns we are considering.

Your prayers for this project are needed. The Vestry will vote on the pattern of the labyrinth in March, and we are ready to call a Civil Engineer to begin the technical drawings required to get permits and bids. If you know a civil engineer we should call, please contact Gayle or Hallie. And please pray for the project group and Vestry as the design process is wonderfully creatively messy – we can use extra wisdom and grace and expertise as we work toward finalizing the plans. Our goal is to have the labyrinth installed by our parish birthday on Aug 9 of this year.

Gratitude is in order for those on the core team and the new landscape committee. The core team is focused on the labyrinth project; members are Gayle Bowers, with Peter Van Bemmel assisting as construction manager; Allison Joffee, Susan Newcomb, and Hallie Murphy. The landscape committee, once gathered, will work on the memorial garden project; members are Peter Mires, Suzie McCurdy, John and Sally Dorf, Doug Bocskor, Donna Murphy-Sharp, Marion Panter, Lois and Marv Johnson, Tom Streenan, Tracie Lindeman, Joy McClain, Becca van Sickle, Susan Newcomb, Hallie Murphy, Gayle Bowers, Rich Green, and, as available Allison Joffee and Father Jeff. We’ll plan to gather soon, and keep God’s grace with this diverse and busy group. Thank God for the gifts and talents of so many people!
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Lenten Lunch Series
Lenten Lunches 2018

Sundays February 18 thru March 18
11:45am-1:15pm in the parish hall

"Conscious Contact with God"

Potluck - bring soup, salad, or bread to share
Followed by the class & discussion

Each Sunday we’ll have a Godly Play story, small group discussion, plenary session, and a theological reflection

Bits & Pieces of St. Peter's History

The Altar Guild, comprised of ten young ladies, was formed in May 1893. Their responsibilities included providing flowers for the chancel and caring for the altar linen. Two years later they had raised enough money to purchase an Altar for $123.

---- Friends of Historic St. Peter's
Spiritual Exercises
What: Prayer Practicum: Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola    
        
Where: Trinity Cathedral
When: February 28 – May 16, 2018
             Wednesdays
              5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
              Classroom A

Orientation: Sunday, February 25, after the 10:30 Eucharistic Service,in Bishop Lewis Chapel, thirty minutes
 
Cost:            $90 .00, some scholarships available
                    Checks payable to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
 
Facilitator:  The Rev. Dr. Julius M. Rogina, Ph.D.
                    Priest and Clinical Psychologist

Click here to download the flyer

For more information or questions, please e-mail Fr. Julius jmrogina@sbcglobal.net     
Camp Galilee
Galilee Summer Camp Registration Live On-line
Don't miss out on the best summer ever for your kids or yourself and Register Now for Galilee Summer Camp!

Summer Camp at Galilee is a life-changing experience that:
• improves self-esteem and encourages children to
 become more independent
• helps young bodies grow stronger through physical activity
• teaches new skills through art and other creative activities
• fosters strong relationships in a spiritual setting
 
Body, Mind, and Soul at Galilee March 16-18, 2018.
Get inspired and refreshed! Visit the adult programs page for additional info or download the flyer here.
Galilee 1960-1990's Staff Reunion August 10-12, 2018.
Contact Director Stuart Campbell at info@galileetahoe.org to
hear about the plans.
Join us for the Youth Leadership Weekend
 March 23-25, 2018 Ages 14-18
This weekend is a perfect time to get ready for your summer at Galilee! The program will include summer activities so everyone will have a snapshot of camp at Galilee. We will also interview counselors and prepare the site for the summer. Only $50.00 for the weekend! Register here.

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Upcoming Lectionary Readings
Info Links
Ongoing Fellowship Activities
Please Join Us (in the Parish Hall unless otherwise indicated)
 
Every Wednesday from 6 to 8pm -- Circles of Support Community
*Meets in the parish hall and the Rectory, next door to the church
 
1st and 3rd Thursdays at 5:30pm -- Caregivers' Exchange Group
Information and fellowship for anyone who's a caregiver
 
1st Saturday from Noon to 5:00pm -- Wine Walk
Our sanctuary and parish hall are open for hospitality
 
2nd Wednesday from 11:00am to noon -- The Jean Moltz Sunshine Ladies' Group        
All St. Peter's women are cordially invited to this ministry of outreach and fellowship
 
2nd Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00pm -- Mary~Martha Guild  
All St. Peter's women are cordially invited
 
2nd Saturday from 8:00 to 9:30am -- Men's Breakfast
All St. Peter's men are cordially invited
          
2nd Saturday from 9:30am to 3:00pm -- Ladies' Crafting Day
All St. Peter's ladies are cordially invited; bring something to work on or join in a group project. Bring a sack lunch if you like!
 
1st Saturday at 9:30am -- Prayer Shawl Knitters  
*Meets in a private residence, for info contact Julie Rodolph
 
4th Friday from 5:45 to 8:30pm -- Sophia's Salon Reading Group
*Meets at a private residence, for info contact Karen Kish
St Peter's Altar by Pat Frederick-perona
St. Peter's Altar by Pat Frederick-Perona
Schedule of Worship Services
Sundays   
8 am:  Holy Communion: Rite II  
10 am: Contemporary Worship Service and Sunday School with Godly Play (in the Rectory).      
      
Wednesdays
10 am: Healing Service and Holy Communion
We at St. Peter's are a lively spiritual fellowship blessed with the rich heritage of community involvement. We are open-minded, inclusive, and family-friendly. We hope you find us to be intellectually and spiritually stimulating. 
 
The Very Rev. Jeff Paul, Rector
Kate Ludwick, Administrative Assistant & e-news editor