The Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Altar Flowers this Sunday are given by Warren and Shari Readnour to the Glory of God
and in Thanksgiving for their daughters, Ashlyn and Julia,
and in Celebration of their 25th Wedding Anniversary.
Getting to Know You (the Episcopal Church, that is)
Some of you may recognize the title, Getting to Know You, from the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical The King and I, it's also an invitation to get to know the church better. Confirmation/Inquirer's classes start Sunday, September 9. Confirmation is the way to become a member of the Episcopal Church and St. Peter's. The Bishop confirms you, and the classes are a useful way to get to know more about the church leading up to the Bishop's visit on October 21. Even if you're not being called to confirmation-or already have been-it's a fun way to get to know the church a little bit better. We'll be meeting Sundays after the 11:00 am service in Parish Hall. Come to the Lunch & Learn on August 19 to get more information, after the 11:00 am service.
A VBS Thank you!
Dear St. Peter's Family,
Guess what? We did it! We hosted our first VBS here at the church in recent history and it was a success! To everyone who donated supplies, time, or funds, thank you for giving to our community and for believing in this ministry. During the week we had 23 children in classes, 8 youth volunteers, and over 20 adults involved - it was the perfect turnout for the first year of this new adventure.
I want to give special thanks to the following members for all their tireless efforts in leading our kids and showing up night after night (often after a long work day) to enthusiastically help our kids learn what it means to have and share the gifts of Abundant Life!

Thanks to our Master Gardeners for juggling bags, name tags, bathroom trips and lots of energy:
Babies - Tracy McGarrity
Preschool -Karri and Sarah Brackett and Jackson Wirtz
Elementary - Warren and Shari Readnour
Tweens - Stephanie Johnson and Madolyn Ward

Thanks to our Learning Pod Leaders for going with the flow, engaging the kids with creativity, and sharing your talents:
Ted and Leigh Warriner and Elise McGarrity - Create and Learn
Xandra Sharpe, Dalton Losardo and Angelia Simpson- Garden
Kelly Wirtz and Miles Greer - Stories from the Field
Norm Moyer and Wylie Greer -Stories from our Faith
Claire Losardo, Nancy Thompson, Jane Harris, Dinah Reed, Kenna Jeffus and the entire DOK - Snacks

Thanks to our Program Leaders for stepping in where needed and having such a willing spirit:
Patty Oeste - Music
Arrin Sharpe -assistant to the director
Gloria Parker - registration

And thanks to Rev. Greg Warren and the Vestry - your support of our kids and families is what helps our parish grow!

With a grateful heart-
Jerusalem Greer, VBS Director

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 8/8/18 Offering + Direct Deposit $11,679.56 8,455.00 $3,224.56
Ending 8/1/18 Offering $5,880.00 8,455.00 -$2,775.00
Ending 7/25/18 Offering+ Direct Deposit $6,192.50 8,455.00 -$2,262.50
Ending 7/18/2018 Offering   $2,275.37 8,455.00 -$6,179.63
Four Week Cumulative Operating Income $26,027.43 33,820.00 -$7,992.57
 

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 10, Kristina Burford - FULL
Aug 14, Morgan House - 12:00pm - 2 slots open 
Aug 14, Amy Hawkins - FULL
Aug 21, Drew Spurgers and Kevin Phelps - FULL
Aug 28, Doug Stroud - FULL   
Sept 4,  David and Marilyn Larson - FULL
Sept 10, Ted and Leigh Ann Warriner - FULL
Sept 18, Kathryn Spinks - 7 Slots open 
Sept 24, Jerry and Madelyn Adams - FULL
 
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.
A Note from The Rev. Peggy Cromwell
Dear friends-
In my sermon on Sunday, I encouraged us all to be ready to welcome anyone who might come through our doors. Please take a few minutes to view the following video from Church Next. The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers is Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation.

If you would like to get involved in the "Ministry of Welcome" at St Peter's, contact Greg or Linda or me.

Radical Welcome
HELP NEEDED - Playground Remodel Work Day
The church has received a donation of $1,000 for the purpose of creating a new playground area for our younger children.  This will be done over 3 workdays.  The first workday will be this Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m.  The next workday will be next Saturday, and the next will be determined based on delivery of the new playground equipment.    If you can help, please contact me via email at oasismassage7@gmail.com or text or call me at 501-908-3172.  If I do not have enough volunteers to help, I will need to postpone.  The goal is to have the new playground ready for Rally Day.

Saturday, August 11th -  We will be taking down the fence.  This includes removing the brick pillars and the wooden fence pickets.  We need someone who is willing to take the pickets and remove the weathered ends and nails so the wood can be reused for an outdoor project at the Morgan House.  The brick will be available if anyone would like to take it for reuse.

Saturday, August 18th  -  Installation of the new fence  (black, wrought iron) and work on the yard to prepare for new equipment.  Will include some spreading of ground cover and cleaning out of drainage ditches.

Thank you!
Leigh Ann Warriner, Jr, Warden
Back to School Sunday
All children and educators are invited to bring their backpacks and work bags to church on Sunday for our annual Blessing of the Backpacks. We will be blessing them in all three services.
All youth, grades 5-12, and their families are invited to the EYC Splash Bash, from 2-5pm at the home of Donna and Eric Hutchinson. Burgers, fries and pies will be provided. Families are encouraged to bring other sides and snack appetizers if they would like. 
For more info on any of this contact Jerusalem.Greer@stpetersconway.com
Adult Forum 2, 10:00am
The Adult Forum 2, 10:00am Class, is on hiatus until September 16.  Please stay tuned for updates on the fall programing!
Stained Glass Window Tour
Joe Arn will lead a tour of St. Peter's historic windows on Monday, August 13 at 12:15. Come enjoy Joe's informative-and witty-telling of the story of our stained glass windows.
Tuesday Noonday Prayer for Challenging Times
Join us in the Parish Hall Chapel on Tuesdays at Noon for a brief, quiet service.
Sunday Morning Lobby Food Schedule
August 12   EYC
August 19   Men's Group
August 26   Claire Losardo
"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
Eucharistic Visitors Needed
Eucharistic Visitors (EVs) are licensed lay persons who take Holy Communion, following the Eucharist, to those who are either sick or shut-in. Not only is this a rewarding experience for the EV but provides an invaluable service to those who because of illness or an inability to leave home, are still given the opportunity to share this Sacrament with their church family.
 
While St. Peter's does NOT have many members who require this benefit on an on-going basis, our current number of EV's has dwindled and we desperately need more people to participate. If we secure a bigger group of Eucharistic Visitors, they would go no more than once a month, allowing them to fully participate in the other Sunday programs.  
 
I firmly believe that when you share the sacrament of Holy Communion with our homebound community, you are truly on sacred ground.
Rev. Dr. Linda Brown, Deacon
Phone #: 501.590.0631

Education for Ministry
 
*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!

This week's Food Pantry Need

2 cans of soup; 1 16oz peanut butter, 1 jelly (no glass)
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.

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 9
August 10
August 11
August 12
August 13
6:00pm
Servant Leadership
(Morgan House )
6:30pm
MacBeth Rehearsal
(Choir Room)
7:00pm
Bible Study
(Library)

4:00pm
Conway Locally Grown
(Parish Hall)
6:00pm
Cottage Meeting
(Kris Burford)
7:30pm
Macbeth Performance
(Parish Hall)

7:30pm
Macbeth Performance
(Parish Hall)
7:30am
Rite I
8:50am
Adult Forum 1
9:00am
Enriching our Worship Eucharist
10:00am
Adult Formation 2
11:00am
Rite II
12:30pm
DOK
(Morgan House)

12:15pm
After-Noon Bible Study
(Library)
6:30pm
Narcotics Anonymous
(Morgan House)



Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
August 14
August 15
August 16
August 17
August 18
12:00pm
Noonday Prayer
(PH Chapel)
12:00pm
Cottage Meeting
(Morgan House)
6:00pm
Cottage Meeting
(Amy Hawkins)
 



12:00pm
Brown Bag Book Club
(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)
7:00pm
Evening Bible Study
(Library)
7:30pm
Macbeth Performance
(Parish Hall)

 
4:00pm
Conway Locally Grown
(Lobby)
7:30pm
Macbeth Performance
(Parish Hall)
 
9:00am
Food Pantry
10:00am
Journey
(Morgan House)
7:30pm

Macbeth Performance
(Parish Hall)

Save the Date!  

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 20   The Rev. Greg Warren's Ordination, Trinity Little Rock 
 
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 12   Miranda Henderson
August 12   Donna Hutchinson
August 13   Felix Simpson
August 14   Britt Stroth
August 15   Jeff Quinn
August 16   Jeremy Goodman
August 16   Doug Stroud
August 17   Jeff Woods
August 18   Xaiden Sharpe
August 19   Anna Cummins
August 19   Cecil Mcdermott
August 19   Archer Murray
August 19   Will Vanderslice
 
Anniversaries
August 14   Warren and Shari Readnour
August 16   Tommy Trussell and Amanda Moore
August 29   Jerry and Madelyn Adams
    Scripture Readings for Sunday, August 12, 2018
1 Kings 19:4-8
Psalm 34:1-8
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
John 6:35, 41-51
 
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, Judith McAfee.  
 
Thanksgivings:
We give thanks for the people of St. Peter's and visitors with us this week.
We give thanks for: Ric Readnor; Warren, Shari, Ashlyn, and Julia Readnour; Charlie Redditt, Carla Bell, Lucia, Francesca and Robert Redditt; Danny and Dinah Reed.
We give thanks for the Students and Teachers in our Parish who are starting a new school year.
We give thanks for The New Jerusalem Baptist Church.    
We give thanks for the Vedanta Society of Arkansas.
We give thanks for The Rev. Roberto Armas and St. Mark's, Quetzaltenango (ketz-al-ten-ango).
We give thanks for The Church of the Province of South East Asia, The Most Revd Ng Moon Hing Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of West Malaysia.
We give thanks for Sunday Night Al-Anon Meetings at St. Martin in the Fields, Philadelphia. 
    
The Departed:



Ministry Team 2
Jerusalem Greer, Team Leader

7:30am
9:00am
11:00am
Lectors
Douglas Young
Judy Helm
Bev Freiley
Andrea Woods
Greeters


Kathryn Spinks
Carolyn Scott
Ushers
Mathilda Hatfield
Nathan Greer
Marilyn Larson
Jane Harris
Eucharistic Visitors

Rita Mackintosh
Tanya Buchanan
Sandra Epsy

Eucharistic Ministers
Cody Blackmon
Erin Weindorf

Jay Ruud

Acolytes

AM: Wylie Greer
C: Xaiden Sharpe
 
AM: Wylie Greer
C: Wylie Greer
T1: Ashlyn Readnour
T2: Kido Carmargo
Vestry Counters


Leigh Ann Warriner
Marilyn Larson
Altar Guild


Team 2






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