The Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Update on Rector Search
After 8 years of wonderful leadership by the Rev. Dr. Teri Daily, and an interim period led by the Rev. Dr. Bob Brown, with God's help, St. Peter's Episcopal Church is searching for a new Rector. Anyone interested in learning more about the parish, its ministries, and its community may consult our  Parish Profile here .  Clergy interested in the position may sign onto the Office of Transitional Ministries web site and consult St. Peter's OTM Portfolio. The search will continue until the position is filled, but consideration of candidates has begun. Please direct questions about the search process to the search committee chair, Amy Hawkins.

Amy Hawkins, Chair,  Brad Teague,  Scotty Bell,  Dinah Reed,  Taylor Tennison,  Jay Ruud,  Amanda Moore,  Jane Harris,  Karen McNutt
Prayer for Discernment
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, one who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Acolyting
Do you like to play with fire? Do comfy loose fitting robes look appealing? Would you like to be an integral part of serving Eucharist?
Then ACOLYTING is for you!

St. Peter's is in need of some additional acolytes, and if you are between the ages of 8 and 80, we would joyfully welcome your help!
Acolytes typically serve once a month at the service of their choice. Training is free, and encouragement is bountiful! 
To help out with this ministry, please contact Jerusalem at jerusalem.greer@stpetersconway.com.
Gather With Us For Syria
Join us on the Arkansas State Capitol Steps
Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 3pm
for a moment of silence and your signs of HOPE for those suffering in Syria.
March topic for Adult Forum  
Library, 10:00 a.m
Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the "Kingdom of God." The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his death, his followers would call him God.
   
 
For the next four Sundays we will prepare for Holy Week, Palm Sunday on 3/25/18 and Easter Sunday on 4/1/18, by delving into Reza Aslan's 2013 book  Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Having read Zealot in 2013 when it was released, Kevin Mequet will facilitate our discussion of who this historical Jesus was and how did Christianity form from Reza's perspective. Obviously, this discussion is not definitive, but rather speculative and illuminative yet grounded in historical evidence that allows us to think deeply about our faith. Please join the conversation in preparation during the season of Lent for the coming of Holy Week.
 
3/4/18 Part I: Setting the Table-The influences in the First Century CE Palestine that made our drama possible.
 
3/11/18 Part II: "Arise! Arise! O, Zion!" A plentiful landscape of proselytizing throughout Palestine.
 
3/18/18 Part III: "The Spirit of the  LORD  G-d is upon me."  A man who was a sole proprietorship proselytizer and another man who was a promoter of franchising his proselytizing.
 
3/25/18 Part IV: "Blow a trumpet in Zion!" A man within whom G-d was/is found ...

From the Rev. Dr. Linda Brown, Deacon
 We have a solid, dedicated group of Eucharistic Visitors as well as Community of Hope Lay Chaplains trained to serve those who are hospitalized, home bound, or reside in a care facility. Our parishioners would love to have visits by clergy and other trained lay ministers.   We can only be our best when we know who is either temporarily or permanently in need of the ministries.
 
I am asking for your help in this matter.  Please let Bob, Peggy, or me know of anyone that you think might need some extra attention. We can contact them and see what might be needed.

God created a nice yard............
For you to walk on and play in, not to park your car on. Please park your cars on pavement areas of the church. Parking your car on the grass, especially behind the Parish Hall, damages our beautiful campus. Reminder that when using the Morgan House, all vehicles will need to be parked on Mitchell Street or in the church parking lot.
St. Peter's Text Messaging
The Parish Office is sending text alerts to your cellphone. We promise that we will not overwhelm you with texts, but will only use it for emergencies (services cancelled due to inclement weather, last minute times and changes to programs). Please make sure John Churchwell has your correct cell number. You can also tell John if you do not want to receive text messages from the office. Send your number to John at john.churchwell@stpetersconway.com or call the Parish Office at 501-329-8174.
Wednesday Brown Bag Book Club 
Is an impostor robbing you of God's love? We've bought into the lie that we are worthy of God's love only when our lives are going well. If our families are happy or our jobs are meaningful, life is a success. But when life begins to fall through the cracks and embarrassing sins threaten to reveal our less-than-perfect identity, we scramble to keep up a good front to present to the world and to God.
 
Brennan Manning encourages us to let go of the impostor lifestyle and freely accept our belovedness as a child of the heavenly Father. In Him there is life.
 
Join us Wednesdays, at noon, for Brown Bag Book Club. We will start Bennan Manning's book, Abba's Child, on February 21. Please contact Rev. Dr. Linda Brown, Deacon, with any questions.
Email: linda.brown@stpetersconway.com      
cell: 501.590.0631

Dollar Bills 
All $1 bills  in the offering plate this Sunday will go to the Discretionary Fund.     
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
March 1
March 2
March 3
March 4
March 5

12:00pm
Lenten Lunch
(First UMC)
5:00pm

Compline
7:00pm
Evening Bible Study
(Morgan House)
7:00pm
Circle of Trust
(Library)
12:00pm
Noonday Prayers
4:00pm

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

 





9:00am
Food Pantry
9:00am
Parish Hall Reserved



7:30am
Rite I
8:50am
Library Class
9:00am
Enriching our Worship Eucharist
10:00am
Choir Practice
Adult Forum
Family Formation
Church in a Changing World
11:00am
Rite II
12:00pm
Morgan House Reserved
1:00pm
Vestry Meeting
(Library)
7:00pm
Contemplative Quaker Fellowship
(Classroom 4)
  
12:00pm
Noonday Prayers
12:15pm
After-Noon Bible Study
(Library)
6:30pm
Narcotics Anonymous
(Morgan House)






 







Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
March 6
March 7
March 8
March 9
March 10
10:00am
Parish Admin
Workshop
5:00pm
Compline
5:30pm
EfM
(Classroom 2)     

  
 
12:00pm
Noonday Prayers
12:00pm
BrownBag Book Club
1:30pm
Library Reserved
2:00pm

Staff Meeting
3:30pm
EYC
5:30pm
Fledglings Writing Group
(Library)
6:30pm
Narcotics Anonymous
(Morgan House)
7:00pm
Holy Communion and Prayers for Healing
7:00pm
Canterbury Coffeehouse
(Parish Hall)
12:00pm
Lenten Lunch
(Parish Hall)
5:00pm

Compline
7:00pm
Evening Bible Study
(Morgan House)
7:00pm
Circle of Trust
(Library)









12:00pm
Noonday Prayers
4:00pm

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






9:00am
Food Pantry
3:30pm
Moms Demand Action
(Parish Hall)
9:00pm
Parish Hall Reserved
















Save the Date!
 
March 11      Spring Forward - Time Change

March 19 - March 23 Spring Break

March 25       Vestry Meeting

March 25 - March 31    Holy Week
      
April 1           Easter Sunday 
 March 4 - March 10 Birthdays
   
Luke Bell
3/5
Dave Campbell
3/5
Steve Eddy
3/6
Jo Kilduff
3/6
Debbie Steward
3/6
Melissa Courtway
3/7
Jolyon Larson
3/7
Carolyn Scott
3/8
Steven Zeltmann
3/9
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
This week's Food Pantry Need

2 mac and cheese, 2 corn muffin mix, 2 cans green beans
Pantry Musings  We know that no one has seen or known God in person. So how then do we know God and form a relationship with God? It is not by some magic as much as it may seem to be. We may spend our lives searching for a secret formula and not find what we are searching for as long as we have some preconceived notion of an exciting relationship developing. Our search for God will not come as a thunderbolt. Jesus offers us a clue about how we might come to our knowledge of God. "If I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you." (John 13.14)  Washing feet was a service that a host provided people when they came in off of a journey. It offered people a sense of refreshment and relaxation after a journey, a sense of welcome and inclusion in community. By offering ourselves to others in service, whether through foot washing or not, Jesus knew that we would came to know and appreciate each other in important ways. This knowing often could lead us to God's revealing grace in our lives. One of the most significant ways of knowing God is in community. Another way is through discovery. Yet, another is through the appreciation of God's creation. Serving others is an important way of building community and leads to discovering God in our lives. What are some of the ways that you have known God's presence in your life? Do you have a community of service? Do you need some help finding one? - Ann Drake 
 
Scripture Readings for Sunday, March 4, 2017.
 9:00am Service will lead the Psalm and read from
1 Corinthians.
Exodus 20:1-17
Then God spoke all these words:
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.
You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.
Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. For six days you shall labour and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work-you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.
Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Psalm 19
1 The heavens declare the glory of God, *
and the firmament shows his handiwork.
2 One day tells its tale to another, *
and one night imparts knowledge to another.
3 Although they have no words or language, *
and their voices are not heard,
4 Their sound has gone out into all lands, *
and their message to the ends of the world.
5 In the deep has he set a pavilion for the sun; *
it comes forth like a bridegroom out of his chamber;
it rejoices like a champion to run its course.
6 It goes forth from the uttermost edge of the heavens
and runs about to the end of it again; *
nothing is hidden from its burning heat.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect
and revives the soul; *
the testimony of the Lord is sure
and gives wisdom to the innocent.
8 The statutes of the Lord are just
and rejoice the heart; *
the commandment of the Lord is clear
and gives light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean
and endures for ever; *
the judgments of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
more than much fine gold, *
sweeter far than honey,
than honey in the comb.
11 By them also is your servant enlightened, *
and in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can tell how often he offends? *
cleanse me from my secret faults.
13 Above all, keep your servant from presumptuous sins;
let them not get dominion over me; *
then shall I be whole and sound,
and innocent of a great offense.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my
heart be acceptable in your sight, *
Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

1 Corinthians 1:18-25
The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written,
"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, 
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart."
Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

John 2:13-22
The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, "Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!" His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will consume me." The Jews then said to him, "What sign can you show us for doing this?" Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." The Jews then said, "This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?" But he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
 
Prayers of the People 
Prayers and Petitions: 
David, Kaden; Daniel; Freda; Nikki; Meredith; Fred; Kay; Liz; Nancy; Susan; Andy; Aaron; Jenn; Luna and Autumn; Alan; Kim; Zack; Rita; Jimmy; Audrea; Nick; Teri; David; Katie; Citizens of Syria; Dee; Mike, Ruth, Bien; Walter; John; Kip; Beth; Glenn; David; Sandy; Enderlin Family. 

In Loving Support for:
Micah; Sam; Mouaz; Natalie.

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

In Continued Prayers for:  
Sara Edmondson, Helen Snipan, Jacquie Seroy, Martha Denson, Fred and Lillian Petrucelli,
Richard Boosey, Rowena Malone.  
 
Thanksgivings:
We give thanks for the people of St. Peter's and visitors with us this week.
We give thanks for Karri, Trever, Sarah and Abby Brackett; Beth Brady; Christina Brady; Mary Brady; Brent and Jessica Brainerd; John, and Linda Brainerd; Bob and Jill Brown.
We give thanks for True Holiness Saints Center.      
We give thanks for the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Learning.
We give thanks for our Rector Search Committee Member, Karen McNutt.  
We give thanks for Rev. Pascuala Ventura & St. John the Apostle, Chichicastenango (chee-chee-castin-ango).
We give thanks for the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo, The Most Revd Zacharie Masimango Katanda Archbishop of the Congo & Bishop of Kindu.
We give thanks for the Silent Morning Meditation at St. Martin in the Fields, Philadelphia.  
 
The Departed: 
Ministry Team
Jeff Ward, Team Leader

7:30am
9:00am
11:00am
Lectors
Nathan Greer
Jeff Ward
Amy Hawkins
Tracy Simpson
Ushers
Jerusalem Greer
Miles Greer
Veronica Makepeace
Stephanie Johnson
Chris Walters
Claudia Wiltgen
Oblationers
 
Ella Johnson
Charlotte Ward
Ashlyn Readnour
Julia Readnour
Greeters
Miles Greer
Nathan Greer
Andrea Savage
Melissa Felty
Erin Weindorf
Deana Weindorf
Eucharistic Visitor



Eucharistic Minister
Pam Holt
Erin Weindorf
Leigh Ann Warriner
Acolytes

AM:Jaylee Garrett-Jones
CB: Madolyn Ward
AM: Jaylee Garrett-Jones
C: Jaylee Garrett-Jones
T1: Elise McGarrity
T2: Harper Sobel
Vestry Counters


Tracy Simpson
Chris Odom
Altar Guild


Team 4

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