The Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Altar Flowers this Sunday are given to the Glory of God and in Thanksgiving for 50 years of Marriage by Danny and Dinah Reed.
Friday, Aug 3

Everyone is invited to join us for a Potluck Picnic behind The Morgan House, this Friday from 6-8pm.
We will be celebrating the end of our wonderful week of VBS and asking for God's blessing on the new Community Garden effort!

6-8pm @ The Morgan House
Stewardship Report
We have started tracking our weekly giving versus what it takes to keep St. Peter's running.  Each week you will see how the past weeks have fared.  For July, we started off very strong, but have seen a decline in recent weeks.  This is not uncommon in the summer months, but is something we need to pay attention to.  Please help us keep St. Peter's going...and growing.  And thanks for your support!    
 
Offering Date
Offering
Amount Given
Amount Needed
Difference





Ending 7/25/18
Offering + Direct Deposit
$6,192.50 8,455.00 -$2,262.50
Ending 7/18/2018
Offering + Direct Deposit
$2,275.37 8,455.00 -$6,179.63
Ending 7/11/18
Offering
$3,235.00 8,455.00 -$5,220.00
Four Week Cumulative
Operating Income




Tithing to St. Peter's Using Direct Draft from Bank Accounts
Did you know that you can have your tithe to St. Peter's automatically taken out of your checking or savings account? The Bank Draft Form is located in the link below. Print this form out and give it to the church office. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mike King at bookkeeper@stpetersconway.com.

Use the link below to print a withdrawal form and return it to the Parish Office.

http://stpetersconway.org/wp-content/uploads/ACH-Authorization-Form.pdf

Discretionary Fund 
All $1 bills  in the offering plate this Sunday will go to the Discretionary Fund. 

Cottage Visits, each starting at 6:00pm 
Aug 6, Eric and Donna Hutchinson - FULL
Aug 10, Kristina Burford - FULL
Aug 14, Morgan House - 12:00pm - AVAILABLE  
Aug 14, Amy Hawkins - FULL
Aug 21, Drew Spurgers and Kevin Phelps - FULL
Aug 28, Doug Stroud - 1 SLOT OPEN     
Sept 4,  David and Marilyn Larson - FULL
Sept 10, Ted and Leigh Ann Warriner - FULL
Sept 18, Kathryn Spinks - AVAILABLE
Sept 24, Jerry and Madelyn Adams - AVAILABLE  
 
St Peter's Sermons
All of St. Peter's Sermons are archived on our website. You can listen to the sermons by clicking the following link:

http://stpetersconway.org/worship-2/weekly-podcast/

The Sermons are also posted on the church's Facebook page each Monday.
Saturday August 4
If you are interested in helping with the Community Garden Revitalization, please join us Saturday, August 4, 2pm @ The Morgan House. 
Tuesday Noonday Prayer for Challenging Times
Join us in the Parish Hall Chapel on Tuesdays at Noon for a brief, quiet service.
"HELLO, my name is __________." 
Whether you are a long-time member, a frequent visitor, or a newcomer, PLEASE put on a name tag as you enter the church on Sundays. This will help EVERYONE (especially our new deacon-in-charge) learn your name. It only takes a moment, but can make a big impact, especially on those who have never joined us for worship before. To those of you who are already setting a great example by using our handy-dandy stick-on tags.
THANK YOU (and keep up the good work)!
~The Rev. Peggy Cromwell
 
*Deadline for registration forms and fees: August 12, 2018
 
Registration fees: $375/year (Includes all reading materials).
Beginning Monday, September 12, 2018, meeting Mondays, 2 to 4;30 pm, until mid-May.
 
More Information & Registration Form: Contact Kathryn Spinks (administrative mentor) at 501-908-3607 or kaspinks@hotmail.com
 
EfM is a four year course of study for laity focusing on deeper understanding of scripture and stronger ability to think theologically, while studying Christian tradition from its beginnings to the present. Curriculum: biblical studies, systematic theology, church history, ethics, liturgics, and ascetical theology. The seminar group is the nucleus of the program, providing spiritual community for study, prayer, and reflection. Preparation involves at least 3 hours per week.
 
Mentors: Kathryn Spinks
Jane Harris: 501-499-0008, harris@hendrix.edu    

Bible Study
Bible Study of the Gospel of John meets on Monday at 12:15pm and Thursday  at 7:00pm in the Library. Check poster in lobby for details. Join anytime!

Adult Forum for Summer 2018  
Sunday's at 10am , in the Library
Join us for The Gentle Path: Christianity, Spirituality, and the Twelve Steps.  
Using Richard Rohr's book, Breathing Underwater as a guide, leader Shane Montgomery will explore the Twelve Steps as a path to deepening our walk with God and take a look at the Christian roots of this methodology and it's connection to the Gospel.
This week's Food Pantry Need

2 mac and cheese; 2 corn muffin; 2 cans green beans

Pantry Musings
Salvation is a gift from God! You do not earn it! All the purity laws that are written in Deuteronomy and Leviticus, all of the purity laws that our forefathers in Judaism insisted on, are over come by God's gracious action on the cross. These old laws were the way to salvation in ancient Judaism. With the crucifixion these laws were overcome and our salvation was accomplished. I remember a young woman holding forth of the evils of Paul one day in the mess hall of Pacific School of Religion. After listening for a while a fellow alumni and I asked her why she was so vehement in her feelings about Paul, and she said he knew nothing about grace, to which my friend and I responded that Paul wrote the book on grace. I have a feeling that most of you have heard this story before. I make no apology for telling it again and again. Because if it had not been for Paul's dramatic conversion experience and his reflection on its meaning for him and all of the rest of us, we probably would not know that salvation is a gift of faith and not the result of works. If you want to read THE book then read Galatians for in that brief book Paul tells us that salvation is a gift freely given and not the result of obedience to the law, especially the purity laws. It is the result of God's promise made to Abraham that once our faith has been confessed than there is no further thing to be done about our salvation. We can not do anything to add to or take away from that confession. The purpose of the law is to provide some guidance in behavior, but it is not to enslave us as some persons might think. If we are to take seriously the command to love God and neighbor than that over rides any law in the Torah. We should break the law to accomplish love of God and neighbor. That is the example given to us by Jesus and many though out our history. -Ann Drake

The Lantern Theatre will be performing William Shakespeare's Macbeth here at
St. Peter's Parish Hall on August 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30pm.
A portion of the ticket sales will go to out Discretionary Fund.

Rehearsals have already started! The Lantern Theatre has installed a small stage in the Parish Hall. Be mindful of it when entering and using the Parish Hall.
The Human Library Project
The Faulkner County Library is partnering with COHO in a Human Library event.
The Human Library is a library of human beings, each representing a group that is exposed to stigma and discrimination. If you think you would be a candidate to be a Human Book, there will be an organizational meeting at the library on Aug. 18 at 2:00 PM, where we hope to answer your questions.
 
If you think you would like to check out any one of our fascinating Human Books, we invite you to attend the event itself on Aug. 25 from 1:00-4:00 PM.
 
Feel free to email me, Nancy Allen: nancy@fcl.org
Parish Calendar

Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
August 2
August 3
August 4
August 5
August 6
6:00pm
VBS
6:30pm
MacBeth Rehearsal
(Choir Room)

4:00pm
Conway Locally Grown
(Parish Hall)
6:00pm
VBS

9:00am
Food Pantry
1:00pm
Community Garden Meeting
7:30am
Rite I
8:50am
Adult Forum 1
9:00am
Enriching our Worship Eucharist
10:00am
Adult Formation 2
11:00am
Rite II
6:30pm
Macbeth Rehearsal
(Parish Hall)
9:00am
Jeanetta Darley
(Morgan House)
12:15pm
After-Noon Bible Study
(Library)
6:00pm

Cottage Meeting
(Hutchinson Home)
6:30pm
Narcotics Anonymous
(Morgan House)
6:30pm
Macbeth Rehearsal
(Parish Hall)


Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
August 7
August 8
August 9
August 10
August 11
12:00pm
Noonday Prayer
(PH Chapel)
5:00pm
Wisdom House
(Morgan House)
6:30pm
Macbeth Rehearsal
(Parish Hall)


10:00am
Invite/Welcome/
Connect
(Library)
1:30pm
Library Reserved
2:00pm
Staff Meeting
6:30pm

Narcotics Anonymous
(Morgan House)
6:30pm
Macbeth Rehearsal
(Parish Hall)
7:00pm
Evening Prayer and Prayers for Healing
6:00pm
Servant Leadership
(Morgan House)
6:30pm
Macbeth Rehearsal
(Parish Hall)
7:00pm
Evening Bible Study
(Library)
 
4:00pm
Conway Locally Grown
(Lobby)
6:00pm
Cottage Meeting
(Kristina Burford)
7:30pm
Macbeth Performance
(Parish Hall)
 
7:30pm
Macbeth Performance
(Parish Hall)

Save the Date!  
August 5      The Rev. Peggy Cromwell, preaching in all three services

August 12     Blessing of the Backpacks

August 22     EYC Starts!

August 26     Vestry Meeting 1:00pm

September 3  Parish Office Closed

September 9 Rally Day and Ministry Fair 
 
October 21    Bishop Sunday

November 4   All Saints Sunday

November 25  Christ the King Sunday

December 2   First Sunday of Advent

 This Week's Celebrations    
 
Birthdays 
August 5   Stephanie Gray
August 5   Thomas Walker
August 6   Wiley Greer
August 6   Chloe Hammett
August 6   Rowena Malone
August 8   Jackson Vanderslice
August 9    Lesley Bingham
August 10  Stacey Coleman
August 11  Mary Brady
August 11  Christina Brady
August 11  Sarah Buck
 
Anniversaries
August 5    Ken and Beverley Freiley
August 6    Jeff and Andrea Woods
August 7    Josh and Hallie Leicht
August 10   Rick and Judy Helm
August 10   Raymond and Claire Losardo
August  11  Jeff Auglur and Angela Cutler
O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on your servants, as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, page 830
    Scripture Readings for Sunday, August 5, 2018
2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a
Psalm 51:1-13
Ephesians 4:1-16
John 6:24-35
 
Prayers of the People 
Prayers and Petitions: 


In Loving Support for:
Mouaz; Natalie.

In Continued Prayers for:  
Sara Edmondson, Helen Snipan, Jacquie Seroy, Martha Denson, Fred and Lillian Petrucelli,
Rowena Malone, Betty Long, Judy McAfee.  
 
Thanksgivings:
We give thanks for the people of St. Peter's and visitors with us this week.
We give thanks for: Catie Pinal; Carl Purdy; Bret and Mary Etta Qualls, Janna Davenport, Maggie Erbach, Emma Fulmer; Casey Quast and Carol Gulas; Jeff, Krista, Annette and Lydia Quinn.
We give thanks for the Wednesday Noon Brown Bag Book Club.  
We give thanks for St. Joseph Catholic Church.
We give thanks for the Islamic Center of Little Rock.
We give thanks for The Rev. Roberto Armas, St. Mark's, Quetzaltenango (ketz-al-ten-ango).
We give thanks for The Scottish Episcopal Church, The Most Revd Mark Strange Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church & Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness.
We give thanks for the Altar Guild at St. Martin in the Fields, Philadelphia.   
    
The Departed:



Ministry Team 1
Jeffrey Ward, Team Leader

7:30am
9:00am
11:00am
Lectors
Ann Drake Jeff Ward Warren Readnour
Amy Hawkins
Greeters

Charlotte Ward
Ella Johnson
Shari Readnour
Julie and Ashlyn Readnour
Ushers

Andrea Savage
Melissa Felty
Veronica Makepeace
Warren Readnour
Eucharistic Visitors

Deana Weindorf and Dan Allen 2 boxes


Eucharistic Ministers
Stacey Coleman Kathryn Spinks

Kelly King

Acolytes

AM: Mike Moses
C: Madolyn Ward


AM: Mike Moses
C: Christopher Walters
G: Austin Lasardo

Vestry Counters




Altar Guild


Team 2






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