February 28 E-News

Rector's Corner
Dear Church Family,

This Sunday is Lent III - the Gospel lesson is John 2:13-22, Jesus overturning the tables in the Temple. It is important to remember that Jesus was not always kind and gentle. Jesus experienced the full gamut of human emotions including righteous rage. However, for my sermon, I will focus on the Old Testament Lesson which is the story of the 10 Commandments, found in Exodus 20:1-17. How do you feel about the 10 commandments? Do you feel, as some do, that they are antiquated, made for another time and another place? Or do you think that if only people would live by the 10 commandments, then most of our troubles would disappear? Which one is your favorite? If you were given permission to omit one or two of them, which ones would go, and why? What does it mean that Jesus says the two greatest commandments are to Love God and to Love your Neighbor? In my sermon, I will be focusing on one of the most overlooked commandments. Join us for worship to find out which one!
Also this Sunday, join me in welcoming the Reverend Posey Krakowsky, who will be joining us at both the 9 a.m. Formation hour and after church at 11 a.m. to lead a worship exploring the art in our sanctuary. All are welcome to attend!

The Reverend Emily Lloyd+
Making a Difference
St. Peter's will host a kindergarten camp this summer for children entering kindergarten and first grade in the fall. This program will be open to St. Peter's families and the Poolesville community.

Routines are so important in the lives of young children that our society's abrupt transitions from school to summer and back again can be really difficult. St. Peter's kindergarten camp hopes to ease that transition on both ends, equipping children with the academic and social skills that they will be expected to master quickly over the first few weeks of elementary school.

We'll meet for two weeks in June and two weeks in August, to extend the school year and reinforce academic and social skills. Our daily schedule will reflect the typical elementary school day, and allow enough instructional time for project-based learning across all subject areas. Each day we'll take time for language arts, math, science, social studies, art and PE.

Tuition is $800 for the entire four-week program. We will meet M-F from 6/11-22 and from 8/20-31. Hours will be 8:30-2:30. The enrollment deadline is April 20. A nonrefundable deposit of $100 (due April 20) will secure your child's spot and be applied toward the final payments of $800. Payments are due June 1 and August 1.
Visit our website at spearlychildhoodprogram.com for more information, or email us at stpetersecp@gmail.com
  • The book sale is this weekend! Come to shop (or to help sell) Friday, March 2 from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, March 3 from 9 am to 1 pm. 
This Week at St. Peter's
(View all events, including recurring events on our calendar or featured events page)
  • The Just Lunch program provides food and welcome to over 100 high school students each day.  If you are available during the week we can use your help preparing and serving lunch.  Sign up to help and see what the buzz is all about! Contact Katie Longbrake at klongbrake@gmail.com with any questions.  Thank you!  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44aeac2da1f94-march1 
  • Join Mother Emily in the children's chapel Wednesdays at 7:00 pm for a class exploring prayer practices across different Christian traditions, followed by a short worship service.
  • Please join us for The Good Book Club at 9 a.m. during Coffee Hour. During Lent and Easter this year, St. Peter's will be joining with our sisters and brothers across the Episcopal Church in reading Luke and Acts.  The Rev. Emily Lloyd and Sandy Miller will be joining classes for this special church wide bible study event! Join the Facebook group and watch a video of our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, speak about this wonderful opportunity!
(View all events, including recurring events on our calendar or featured events page)
  • Chemo-Care Bags Liam Speck-McMorris is collecting items to create care bags for Chemo therapy patients for his Eagle Scout project. He is collecting hospital socks, chapstick, hand sanitizer, eye sleeping masks, medical masks, ginger candy, tissues, journals, soduku books, pens, pencils, encouragement jars, ear plugs, folders, lotion, playing cards and handwipes. Please contact Liam if you are able to make a donation! liam.garethmsm@gmail.com (202)-617-9039
  • Seeing Our Space -- Waking Up to the Familiar Join us Sunday March 4 at 9 am for a workshop discussing art in worship with Posey Krakowski. She is an Episcopal priest in the diocese of New York, an award winning fiber artist, and a guest lecturer at Union Theological Seminary. This workshop takes place in the worship space.  Participants see and reflect on the visual bounty already present within their sanctuaries.  How does the art and architecture of our sacred spaces inform and enhance our liturgies?  What concepts are we internalizing about God and the human condition through what our eyes encounter? Participants will spend an afternoon or evening learning the technique of contemplative group observation of art which is then used as a catalyst for dialogue.  
  • St. Peter's youth meet every Sunday 11:00-12:00 (note time change)!  All youth in grades 6-12 are encouraged to join us for fun, spiritual growth and friendship.  Contact Katie Longbrake with any questions, klongbrake@gmail.com.  
Help Needed
  • THE WSP NEEDS YOUR HELP We are putting together a St. Peter's cookbook, and we need a few of your favorite recipes. They can be for anything from your favorite beverages (adult and otherwise), kids creations, grill recipes, soups, salads., etc. You get the idea. Please send your recipe to Carole Bailer via E-MAIL: bailers@verizon.net, regular mail: 5648 Denfield Place, Adamstown, MD 21710, or you can drop them off in the office in an envelop with Carole's name on it. Please submit copies, not originals as they won't be returned. If you would like to submit a picture, that would be appreciated as well.
  • The Altar Guild is in need of volunteers. No experience necessary. On job training provided, and minimal time is required to set up the altar before and/or take down the supplies after the services. Contact Nancy Dowdy (301) 275 1664 or nancydowdy1@yahoo.com
  • Thrift Shop Help Needed Friendly Thrift Shop (right across the parking lot from St. Peter's) is in need of more volunteers from our church. It is run by volunteers from multiple churches around town on a rotating schedule. On the second Wednesday of each month from 7-9 pm, and one Saturday every few months from 10-1 is our slot. (this is corrected information!!) A sign up sheet will be available in the church foyer, or call the office if you can volunteer! 301 349 2073
  • Community Dinner Help Needed We need some more volunteers who can regularly help with the running and planning of community dinner. We would even love to have a co-chair! If you can help please contact Sandy Steele at sandyjsteele@comcast.net 
Prayer List
Please Pray for Members and Friends of our Parish: 
Mary White Lok, Sam Hardwick, Chris Rabida, Berry Thompson, Winsome Brown, Lana Ragazinsky, Thomas G. Lee, Judy Byerly, Sandra Stewart

Pray Those in our country's Armed Forces:
Nathan Rolls, Simon Brown, William Stamm, 

Happy Birthday:
Joshua Baker

In the Diocese:
Non-Parochial Clergy of the Diocese
Washington Episcopal Clergy Association (WECA)
Network of National Episcopal Clergy Associations (NNECA)
Ministers in our Sunday Services
March 4, 2018 - The Third Sunday in Lent

8:00 a.m. Service
Eucharistic Minister - Tracey Forfa
Lectors - Libby Hillard, Carol Baxter
Ushers - Barbara Davidson, Libby Hillard
10:00 a.m. Service
Eucharistic Minister - Sandy Miller
Lectors - Sandy Steele, Patricia Brown
Ushers -Ivan Chisala, Pauline Chisala

Exodus 20:1-17
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22
Psalm 19
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Here's what's  happening at St. Peters!
Key Contacts
Emily Lloyd, Rector: elloyd@stpeterspoolesville.org
Office Administrator: kyra@stpeterspoolesville.org
Josh Graf, Minister of Music:  joshgrafmusic@gmail.com
Mary Pat Wilson, Senior Warden:  mrptwilson315@gmail.com
Bruce Kirby, Junior Warden:  bakirby1@comcast.net