The Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Altar Flowers are given by Pam Holt in honor of her friends and family at St. Peter's!   
St. Peter's 75th Anniversary Celebration
    There will be a meeting this Sunday, October 22nd at 3:00 in the Parish Hall for anyone who is willing to help with this special event.  I will bring snacks and I promise we will be done no later than 4:30.  Here are the areas we need your assistance;

    Worship Service - planning & cleaning (dusting, window cleaning, etc) of the sanctuary and Parish Hall and chapel.
    History Gathering -  going through old church photos and documents to create a display in the Parish Hall
    Reception -  Decorations, food and hosting
   Grounds -  clean-up the exterior of the church and gardens, banner or decorations outside?

   This is an exciting time for us. 75 years!  We want as many as possible to be involved, including our youth. This is your church and our family.  Lets get together to remember the wonderful souls who gathered so long along and founded St. Peter's and the many saints that have passed through our doors.

Please feel free to contact me with question, ideas or suggestions, or if you have St. Peter's history or photos to contribute.  I can be reached at oasismassage7@gmail.com or by phone at 908-3172.  I do work. Alot. :) Please leave me a message and I will get back to you at my first available break.

October to Date Financials

Contributed Support As Of :
Oct Only Year to Date
Cash Offering $504.90 $4,632.70
Pledged Operating Contributions $10,448.00 $246,519.36
Non-Pledged Contributions $3,035.00 $48,736.33
Laying the Foundation Funds Used $0.00 $54,858.75
Diocesan Grants for College Dinners $0.00 $4,800.00
Total Operating Income $13,987.90 $359,547.14
Total Operating Expenses $20,238.51 $370,069.86
Difference ($6,250.61) ($10,522.72)
Laying the Foundation 2017 Contributions $1,382.00 $62,168.83



* note: St. Peter's began 2017 with ≈ $17,000 in 2016 bills

Dollar Bills 
All $1 bills  in the offering plate this Sunday will go to the Discretionary Fund.     
Bank Draft Form
Did you know that you can have your tithe to St. Peter's automatically taken out of your checking our 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
 
CONVERSATIONS ON SERVANT LEADERSHIP
October 19, 2017 
        You are invited to come be a part of "Conversations on Servant Leadership" on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning October 19, 2017. We will explore a fresh understanding of power that integrates the religious and secular dimensions of life through a study of Bennett J. Sims' book Servanthood: Leadership for the Third Millennium. Steve Zeltmann, a professor at UCA, will be the facilitator.
        Books are available on Amazon, or on loan by contacting Judy Helm ( judyhelm77@gmail.com ) or Carolyn Scott (carolynscott44@yahoo.com). At the first meeting, we will begin with a discussion of questions such as "Who is a leader?" and "What is a servant leader?" then continue for the next four Thursdays.
        There is no cost to register, but we would appreciate knowing how many are planning to attend, so please let either Judy, Carolyn, or Steve know of your interest. This event is being sponsored by the Servant Leadership School of Conway. We will meet in St. Peter's Parish Hall, 925 Mitchell Street, Conway.

Addiction: The Church's Role in Recovery
 Saturday, October 21, 2017   
FREE ½ Day Seminar
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Place: Parish Hall, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 North Mississippi, Little Rock
Who: All people interested in the work of recovery

Join us on Saturday, October 21, 2017, when St. Mark's Episcopal Church will present a free half day seminar from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The seminar will feature the Rev. Stuart Hoke, former assistant rector at St. Mark's, former rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, Harrison, adjunct professor at General Seminary in New York City, who pioneered a tremendously successful course of study on the Church's role in the treatment of alcoholism and addictive illness. Over the past 30 years of his work in recovery, Stuart has shared his expertise and energy with more than 350 students at the seminary and adapting that course for an audience in dioceses and parishes across the country. The Rev. Stuart Hoke also works with congregations and dioceses where there are issues with impaired clergy. 
Call, email or text Joanna Seibert 501 4258525 joannaseibert@me.cm for reservations/ questions

Sunday October 22, 2017
The Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke will be Guest Preacher at the 8 & 10:30 am services
And speaking at the Forum 9:30-10:15, "The Infinite Value of a Painful Past"
In the Forum presentation, Stuart Hoke will focus on the miracle of Redemption-so visibly and actively at work in circles of Recovery. Twelve-step spirituality emphasizes that our difficult (and sometimes dark) past-in God's Hands-becomes the best resource we have when it comes to helping others. Interweaving his personal experience as a recovering person with the principles of Christian living, Dr. Hoke will "unpack" the great promise of the twelve-step program: "Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the very thing which makes life seem so worthwhile to us now."

 Adult Forum  
October 22, 2017, 10:00 in the Library
Judy Helm will be introducing a book that, according to Satya Nadella, Microsoft's new CEO, is a "must-read" - Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg. What is "nonviolent communication?" Rosenberg describes the concept as "a way of being very honest, without any criticism, insults, or put-downs, and without any intellectual diagnosis implying wrongness." Why would the CEO of the third largest tech company in the country require his top executives to read this book?  Come to Adult Forum to hear the answer.
Trunk-or-Treat  
October 25, 2017
All are invited to: Set up a trunk, Donate candy, Join the Fun!  Contact Jerusalem for more info on how you can help!
Memorial Banners
November 5, 2017
St. Peter's Imogene Chapter of The Daughters of the King will once again be hanging memorial banners to commemorate the lives of St. Peter's Saints as a part of our November 5th All Saints Sunday celebration.  Creating the banners brings back many wonderful memories, reminding us that we truly stand on the shoulders of the Saints. If you would like to make a banner in memory of a loved one to be part of this ministry, please call or email Dinah Reed (501-730-8354) ( dinahreed@conwaycorp.net) for information.

The Daughter's of the King encourages people to use the prayer box in the Narthex for any prayer requests they might have.  We check it regularly and will add these to our prayers."


Daughter's of the King will host noon day prayer in the chapel on October 21 in honor of the fasting day that the Bishop has declared on this day. The 21st of the month is when most food benefits run out.
What is the Eucharistic Visitor?
Eucharistic Visitors are called and licensed to minister to the ill and infirm in their congregations by taking them the Eucharist 'in a timely manner' after communion service. Early Christian writers tell about a regular practice of laity taking the sacrament home from the Sunday service.
 
Today, our Eucharistic Visitors not only visit and help those unable to attend church services, but especially they bring the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, using the 'Communion under Special Circumstances' service found in the Book of Common Prayer. Eucharistic Visitors represent the whole church community to those who cannot worship with us.
 
Reverend Dr. Linda Brown will conduct training for anyone who desires to serve in this ministry. Rita Mackintosh and Dan Allen assist trained EVs with coordination and organization of visits.
 
If you feel called to this ministry and would like to know more about it and possibly be trained, please contact Linda, Rita or Dan.  We would like to offer the two hour training session as soon as possible for all interested parishioners.
 
Contact information:
  • Rev. Linda Brown, (501) 590-0631; or linda.brown@stpetersconway.com

Jesus and His Jewish Influences
8:50am Discussion in Library
This set of 24 30 minute lectures by Dr Jodi Magness, Dept. of Religion. U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to provide an understanding of how Jesus's teachings and views were shaped by his Jewish background and context.Jodi Magness PhD is an archaeologist who has done distinguished work in Israel and Greece, participating in 20 excavations. Her primary research interests center on the archaeology of the Holy Land from the destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim Conquest.
Guatemalan Market
The Committee responsible for developing the Guatemalan Medical Mission will begin with a fundraiser sale of Guatemalan and Mexican merchandise after each service on Sunday, November 12. Doug Stroud will be in charge of the sales.
The Medical Mission is headed by Marianne Black who had been our trip leader for at least 8 mission trips. We go to the rural areas of Guatemala to provide Clinics for the people in western Guatemala, where there is extreme poverty and a lack of access to health care. Our Clinic Group will provide a clinical setting, usually within the Episcopal Churches in the area where we will complete eye examinations as well as fit over 400 people with eyeglasses or sunglasses, provide clothing for children. We will provide examinations for at least 500 patients and give them appropriate medications to manage acute infections and a variety of medical problems. This trip will have 18 to 20 volunteers scheduled for arrival in April of 2018.
The surgical team will provide Nasal and Sinus surgeries at St. Francis' Hospital and Orphanage in Putan in February of 2018. We will have a surgeon, and anesthesiologist and several operating room nurses to complete a number of surgeries in this small rural hospital.
Our fundraiser is only one part of our effort to defray the cost of the trip. The sale in November will be jewelry and textiles, some pottery to be displayed and sold in our lobby area. The Art, Love and St. Peter's event will be held in late January.
The Medical Mission Funding is owned by the Diocese and is not a part of St. Peter's Budget, we only manage the money for the Diocese. We are not the only church who participates in this trip but we are the organizer through Marianne Black.
Church's Teachings for a Changing World
Parish Hall Chapel, Sundays at 10:00am.
Books are available in the office to borrow or purchase.
All are welcome at any time.
Carolyn Scott will be happy to answer your questions.

Brown Bag Book Club
Well-known in Catholic circles for her willingness to take on anybody-even the pope-in defense of women's rights, Chittister, now in her 70s, examines how it feels "to be facing that time of life for which there is no career plan." Clearly, getting older has not diminished the controversial nun, activist, lecturer, and author of nearly 40 books on feminism, nonviolence and Benedictine wisdom. This collection of inspirational reflections, "not meant to be read in one sitting, or even in order, bot one topic at a time," abounds in gentle insights and arresting aphorisms, she ponders topics such as feat, mystery, forgiveness and legacy.
The Brown Bag Book Club begins again on August 9, 2017, at noon in St. Peter's Library. Please come and enjoy lively discussion to make the second half of life even better than the first!
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Attention Men:  Give one hour a month as part of your Christian experience.  Join the Brotherhood of St. Andrew which meets for one hour the third  Monday of each month.  The Brothers pray, study scripture, and serve together.  Check the lobby bulletin board for this month's meeting.
Morning Prayer
Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for Morning Prayer at 7 am in the Side Chapel, 
 led by The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew.
Fall Bible Studies
The Fall Bible Study is a discussion of the Gospel of Luke.  Check lobby bulletin board for additional information or telephone Joe Arn.
Afternoon Bible Study: Mondays, 12:15 pm, Church Library.
Evening Bible Study: Thursdays, 7 pm, Morgan House
Turkey Day is coming!
Tuesday, November 21,2017
11:30am-5:30pm
Calling All Youth!
All youth, ages 10 and up, are invited to come help stuff and hand-out Thanksgiving Baskets! Lunch will be provided for youth volunteers.
To sign-up please use this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4eaead22abf49-turkey
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
October 19
October 20
October 21
October 22
October 23
7:00am
Morning Prayer
(Side Chapel)
2:00pm
Enneagram
(Library)
7:00pm
Enneagram
(Library)
7:00pm
Evening Bible Study
(Morgan House)

4:00pm
Conway Locally Grown
(Parish Hall)
 
























9:00am
Food Pantry
















7:30am
Rite I
8:40am
Nursery Opens
8:50am
Jesus/Jewish Influences
(Library)
9:00am
Enriching our Worship Eucharist
10:00am
Adult Forum
Family Formation
Choir Practice
11:00am
Rite II
3:00pm
Anniversary Meeting
(Parish Hall) 
7:00pm
Contemplative Quaker Fellowship
(Classroom 4)
11:30am
Centering Prayer
(Side Chapel)
12:15pm
After-Noon Bible Study
(Library)
6:30pm
Narcotics Anonymous
(Morgan House)
7:00pm
Circle of Trust
(Classroom 4)


Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
October 24
October 25
October 26
October 27
October 28
7:00am  
Morning Prayer
(Side Chapel)
12:00pm
Bethlehem House
Meeting
(Library)  
5:30pm
EfM  
(Classroom 2) 
7:00pm
Canterbury
Coffee House
(Morgan House)
 



12:00pm
Noon Book Club
(Library)
12:30pm
Faulkner County
Social Action
(Morgan House)  
1:30pm
Library Reserved 
2:00pm
Staff Meeting 
5:30pm
Trunk or Treat
5:30pm
Fledglings Writing Group
(Library)
6:30pm
Narcotics Anonymous
(Morgan House)  
7:00pm
Holy Eucharist and Prayers for Healing
7:00am
Morning Prayer
(Side Chapel)
2:00pm
SLS Planning
(Library)
6:30pm
Finance Meeting
(Classroom 2)
7:00pm
Enneagram
(Library)
7:00pm
Evening Bible Study
(Morgan House)








 
4:00pm
Conway Locally Grown
(Parish Hall)
5:30pm
Girl Scouts
6057
(Morgan House)




















9:00am
Food Pantry
11:00am
Girl Scouts
(Parish Hall)


Save the Date!
    
October 22       The Rev. Robert C. Brown preaching in all three services.  
 
October 25       Trunk or Treat! 5:00pm, Parish Parking Lot 
 
October 29       The Rev. Robert Brown leading Adult Forum, Library . 
                The Rev. Linda Brown, preaching in all three services.  
 
November 5      All Saints Day
 
November 12    Guatemalan Market  
 
November 21    Turkey Basket Day 
 
November 23     Parish Office Closed
 
November 24     Parish Office Closed
 
December 3      Advent Event/Family Feast, 5:00pm, Parish Hall 
 
December 10    Choir Cantata, 11:00am 
 
December 24    Christmas Eve
                       11:00am Service (only service for the morning)
                       5:00pm Christmas Eve Service   
                       8:00pm Christmas Eve Service
 
December 25   9:00am Christmas Day Service   
 
December 26 through December 29  Parish Office Closed  
October 22 - October 28  Birthdays
Jane Harris
10/22
Mark Sullivan
10/22
Mathilda Hatfield
10/26
Russell Bryan
10/27
George Coleman
10/27
Rodney Kilduff
10/27
Thanksgiving Dinner Day
Thanksgiving Dinner Day will be upon us very soon. So it's time for everyone to start thinking of ways you can help with that. We will obviously be asking the youth to help with coordinating the events of the day and getting the dinners distributed to the families. This is also the time of year where I start standing up in front of you on Sundays asking you for money. This year is going to be a little different. We have been very blessed the past two years with great pricing from our vendors, food donations from outside organizations as well as extremely generous monetary donations to fund this amazing day. So blessed, that we've had funds left over. Those leftover funds are transferred to the food pantry account as needed to carry us through the year and allow us to continue providing food to our pantry clients. With the number of clients we serve decreasing and the continued monetary donations coming in from our parishioners, we haven't had to draw from the leftover Thanksgiving funds, which has left us a balance to put towards the purchase of the Thanksgiving dinners for this year. That doesn't mean I'm not still going to ask you for donations - because I am. With the transition of Teri leaving and the search for a new Rector beginning, things may seem a little out of sorts right now. But it won't stay that way because we have a strong family at St. Peter's! A family that cares about the people inside these walls. A family that cares about the people in our community who are hurting, or hungry, or feel like they just don't belong. And that family is going to do whatever it takes to extend the hand of Christ and walk in love.
I think the vestry has been very forthright in the church's current financial status and our operating funds are in a sensitive state of being. I believe that a better use of the excess funds from this year's Thanksgiving donations would be to go directly into the operating account. Your donations will still be funding this wonderful project because without all of the hard work from our amazing church staff, without heat and electricity, without the bills getting paid, the Thanksgiving Dinner Day wouldn't be able to exist. Making sure the day to day operations are taken care of is a major part in continuing to extend our ministries to the people in our community.
Help Out the Food Pantry
Don't forget your items to bring this Sunday!  You may also drop off items in the church lobby anytime during the week.  With your help we are able to provide food to those in need.
2 cans tuna/water; 2 pkgs pasta; 2 cans of pasta sauce
Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products    
**If you are bringing fresh produce to donate, please contact someone with a key and see that it is placed in the Food Pantry refrigerators. 
Pantry Musings
 Have you ever wondered why we spend so much time examining the audience of an author of a book in the bible? Or the history of the times that might have influenced the writer's perspective? Why do we not just read the scripture, pray, and say we understand? Well we could and that is the way that some preachers approach the scriptures. For centuries that seems to have been a time worn method. Since the development of archeology, historical, and literary criticism we have discovered their unique contributions to our reading and interpretation of scripture. Often parables and narratives in the gospel are misunderstood without the aid of these useful tools. It is important to know that Jesus was born into a very violent society consisting of Roman occupational forces including troops, animals, families, artesians and others. Occupying forces came as a small city under Roman rule. There was class warfare between the wealthy and the poor, between the priests and the rest of the Jews, and between Herod the Great, his successors and the citizens. There were pretenders as messiahs, many calling for violence, and many social prophets. There was bitter hatred between the Jews and Samaritans. Taxation by both the Romans and the local governor was hated. There were religious fanatics including those who thought God was a warrior. Uncalled for brutality by the Romans. There were bandits. People lost their land due to many of these factors and this meant that their livelihood was threatened. These are very important factors in understanding the crucifixion, many parables and the birth narratives. Armed with these tools to enhance our insight we must then be able to find the meaning of the scriptures message for today. When you read your devotional material try to imagine what the writer was contending with in his everyday life. Was he telling a story that broadens Jesus community so that outsiders are welcome? Was he seeking to clarify the rift between the priests and the people? How do these insights deepen your understanding and your spiritual life? -Ann Drake

Scripture Readings for Sunday, October 22, 2017
The 9:00am Service will lead the Psalm and read from
1 Thessalonians.   
Isaiah 45:1-7
Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,
whose right hand I have grasped
to subdue nations before him
and strip kings of their robes,
to open doors before him--
and the gates shall not be closed:
I will go before you and level the mountains,
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze
and cut through the bars of iron,
I will give you the treasures of darkness
and riches hidden in secret places,
so that you may know that it is I, the Lord,
the God of Israel, who call you by your name.
For the sake of my servant Jacob,
and Israel my chosen,
I call you by your name, I surname you, though you do not know me.
I am the Lord, and there is no other;
besides me there is no god. 
I arm you, though you do not know me,
so that they may know, from the rising of the sun
and from the west, that there is no one besides me; 
I am the Lord, and there is no other.
I form light and create darkness,
I make weal and create woe; 
I the Lord do all these things.
 
Psalm 96:1-13
1 Sing to the Lord a new song; *
   sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.
2 Sing to the Lord and bless his Name; *
   proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations *
   and his wonders among all peoples.
4 For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; *
   he is more to be feared than all gods.
5 As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols; *
   but it is the Lord who made the heavens.
6 Oh, the majesty and magnificence of his presence! *
   Oh, the power and the splendor of his sanctuary!
7 Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples; *
   ascribe to the Lord honor and power.
8 Ascribe to the Lord the honor due his Name; *
   bring offerings and come into his courts.
9 Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; *
   let the whole earth tremble before him.
10 Tell it out among the nations: "The Lord is King! *
    he has made the world so firm that it cannot be moved;
    he will judge the peoples with equity."
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
    let the sea thunder and all that is in it; *
    let the field be joyful and all that is therein.
12 Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy
    before the Lord when he comes, *
    when he comes to judge the earth.
13 He will judge the world with righteousness *
    and the peoples with his truth.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace.
We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you, because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of persons we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead-- Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.
 
Matthew 22:15-22
The Pharisees went and plotted to entrap Jesus in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?" But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax." And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, "Whose head is this, and whose title?" They answered, "The emperor's." Then he said to them, "Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's." When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.
  
 
Prayers of the People 
Prayers and Petitions: 
Stengel's (safe travels); Bev (safe travels); Shannon; Anisa; Ruby; Tricia; Drew; Fred; Kay; Liz; Nancy; Angie; Chauncey; Madison; Charlie; John; The Rowe Family; Amy; Robert; Rachel (safe travels); Donna, Eric, Helen; Marianne, Jay, Bobbie (safe travels); Mike; Suzie; Suzanne; Jamie; Rebecca; Amy; Enderlin Family; Mayall Family; Terri; Tyler; Perry; Rebecca and Aidan; John. 

In Loving Support for:
Jenny, Doug, and Odessa; Micah; Sam; Mouaz; Natalie.

In Constant Prayer for our Future Rector, whomever God leads to us.

Thanksgivings:
We give thanks for the people of St. Peter's and visitors with us this week.
We give thanks for: Jean Kearns; Kim and Jared Kelley, Madison and Janssen Weidower; Rodney and Jo Kilduff; Katy, Chris and Lily Killingsworth; Mike and Kelley King; Chris, Beth and Nathan Knife; Doug, Jenny and Odessa Knight; John Krebs, Liz Gron, Bryan and Erik Urban
We give thanks for the Family Bible Church.  
We give thanks for the Hillel Association at Hendrix .
We give thanks for our Deacons, Wednesday Afternoon Teenagers.
We give thanksfor The Bishops of the Anglican Communion.
We give thanks for The Rt Revd Leonard Dawea, The Diocese of Temotu, Melanesia.
We give thanks for The Event for Parents at St. Martin in the Fields, Philadelphia. 
 
 
The Departed:  
Frank; Susie.                    
 

Team 4
7:30am
9:00am
11:00am
Lectors
Ann Drake
Dave Campbell
Joe Arn
Jay Ruud
Stacey Jones
Ushers
Norma Smothers
Erin Weindorf
Deana Weindorf
Leigh Ann Warriner
Ted Warriner
Oblationers

Tracy Simpson
Wade Simpson
Nancy Thompson
Claire Losardo
Greeters
Norma Smothers
Austin Losardo
DaltonLosardo
Dalton Losardo
Claire Losardo
Eucharistic Visitor



Eucharistic Minister
George Coleman
Tanya Buchanan
Kelley King
Kathryn Spinks
Beth Brady
Acolytes

CB: Harry Lance




C: Harper Sobel
T1: Xaiden Sharpe
T2: Austin Lasardo
Vestry Counters


Christy Garrett-Jones
Altar Guild


Team 3



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