The Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Holy Week Schedule
March 25: Palm Sunday, 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am
March 26: Holy Monday, 7:00pm
March 27: Holy Tuesday, 7:00pm
March 28: Holy Wednesday, Tenebrae Service, 7:00pm
March 29: Maundy Thursday, 7:00pm
March 30: Good Friday, 12:00pm, 7:00pm
March 31: Easter Vigil, 8:00pm

The Ordination of
The Rev. Greg Warren
and
The Rev. Michaelene Miller
Bishop Larry Benfield and Josh Daniel, Stephanie Fox, Mark Harris, Michaelene Miller,
David Sims, and Greg Warren.
 
Bishop Larry Benfield and The Reverend Greg Warren

Bishop Larry Benfield and The Reverend Michaelene Miller.

The Reverend Greg Warren and his partner, Mark Lamb.

Donations for Easter Lilies
There will be a donation form in your bulletin this Sunday to donate, in memory of or in honor of someone, to the Easter Lily Fund to purchase Easter Lilies for the Chancel. Please fill this form our THIS SUNDAY and put in the offering plate with your donation. If you have any questions, contact John Churchwell in the Parish Office. All donations collected over the amount needed to purchase the lilies will go to the Discretionary Fund.
Easter Lunch
Everyone is invited to a church-wide Easter Potluck Lunch following the 11am service. If you can, please bring a side dish to share. The church will provide a meat and bread.
Here is the link to give your RSVP and to sign-up for a dish or to help: https://goo.gl/forms/RrOzICuVgDhvjXCs1
You may also RSVP by signing up in the church lobby this Sunday or calling or emailing the church. 
We will also need assistance!         
          Set-up tables and decorate/ Saturday, March 31st  -  4 people
          Prep and cook -  Easter morning, starting at 7:30 a.m.  -  3 people
          Line Servers - 4 people
          Clean up crew -  4 people
For more info contact or text Leigh Ann Warriner 501-908-3172,or email her at oasismassage7@gmail.com
NEEDED: Easter Egg Candy!
Family Ministries is in need of candy to fill our eggs for our annual egg hunt! To donate, please bring bags of individually wrapped pieces of candy to the church office by Maundy Thursday.
Thanks!

Easter Lily Sign up
There will be an insert in your bulletin this Sunday to make a donation in Memory or in Thanksgiving of someone. Easter lilies will be purchased with these funds, any leftover funds will be used for the Discrectionary Fund.
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.


Walking the Mourner's Path registration is open
 Walking the Mourner's Path is an 8-week grief group for anyone who has suffered a loss due to the death of a loved one and would like to process it in a group setting. This is a Christ-centered bereavement support program started in the Episcopal Church.
 
Sessions will begin April 8 through May 20. Group meetings are set for Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm. Facilitators for the group will be Dr. Linda Brown, Tanya Buchanan, and Sam Buchanan. The cost is $80 for materials, payable to St. Peter's Episcopal Church; however, scholarships are available. Space is limited.
 
If this is something in which you might be interested, please contact Linda Brown, Deacon. She will be glad to clarify anything and offer you more information. You can reach her at linda.brown@stpetersconway.com or (501)-590-0631.

Episcopal Evangelism
Conference

Do you love St. Peter's? Do you wish more people knew about our warmth, ministries, and outreach? Want to learn how to share this love authentically and without pressure to conform? Then this conference is for you!  You are invited to join Jerusalem Greer and other St. Peter's members in attending  this conference being held at St. Mark's in Little Rock. 

Invite | Welcome | Connect is a transformational ministry that equips and empowers congregations and individuals to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness rooted in the Gospel imperative to go and make disciples of all nations.
Presented by founder Mary Parmer, and recommended by The Episcopal Church, the program is designed to accommodate congregations of all sizes and crosses all social, economic boundaries. Participants will learn to use assessment tools, surveys, checklists, and other ministry materials adaptable for the interests and needs of their parish.

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 three Sundays we will continue to prepare for Holy Week, Palm Sunday and Easter 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.
 
3/25/18 Part IV: "Blow a trumpet in Zion!" A man within whom G-d was/is found ...
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 22
March 23
March 24
March 25
March 26

12:00pm
Lenten Lunch
(First Presl)
5:00pm
Compline
7:00pm
Evening Bible Study
(Morgan House)
12:00pm
Noonday Prayers
4:00pm

Conway Locally Grown
(Parish Hall)
5:00pm
FriYay Supper Club
(Morgan House)

 





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




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
Handbell Rehearsal
(Balcony)
1:00pm
Vestry Meeting
(Morgan House)
3:00pm
Wisdom House
(Morgan House)
 7:00pm
Contemplative Quaker Fellowship
(Classroom 4)
  
12:15pm
After-Noon Bible Study
(Library)
6:30pm
Narcotics Anonymous
(Morgan House)
7:00pm
Holy Monday Service
7:00pm










 







Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
March 27
March 28
March 29
March 30
March 31
7:00pm
Holy Tuesday Service





       

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

Staff Meeting
6:30pm
Narcotics Anonymous
(Morgan House)
7:00pm
Holy Wednesday Service/Tenebrae








 
7:00pm
Maundy Thursday Service
 










12:00pm
Good Friday Service
4:00pm

Conway Locally Grown
(Parish Hall)
5:30pm
Girl Scouts
6057
(Morgan House)
7:00pm
Good Friday Service





9:00am
Food Pantry
8:00pm
Easter Vigil

















Save the Date!

March 19 - March 23 Spring Break

March 25       Vestry Meeting

March 25 - March 31    Holy Week
             
April 1           Easter Sunday

April 2           Parish Office Closed 
 March 18 - March 24 Birthdays 
Stephanie Wirtz
3/25
Marianne Black
3/26
Mike King
3/26
Dan Allen
3/28
David Bell
3/28
Hannah Buck
3/28
    
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 cans tuna/water; 2 pkgs of pasta, 2 cans pasta sauce
Pantry Musings  
 The author of the Gospel of John tells us that Mary anoints Jesus with nard, a perfumed ointment that was used in burials. Apparently, Mary knew what was to happen to Jesus and honored him in life by giving him this blessing. Her blessing acknowledges Jesus' special place in the lives of the disciples and by extension in the lives of all of Jesus' followers including us. When he entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday riding a donkey he had been blessed as the 'King of Israel' and his entry was cheered by multitudes singing loud hosannas. Across the city, at the opposite gate the Roman army ,in full dress, entered on their steeds. Every year they entered the city in a display of power at the time of Passover in order to quell any disruptions before they began in the Romans' fear of the large crowds and the open unhappy feelings of the Israelis about Roman rule. What was taking place was a display of worldly power by one of the most powerful empires the world has ever known; and a humble and symbolic statement concerning the arrival of the kingdom of God that Jesus promised.  He was riding on a donkey to the shouts of loud hosannas and waving of palm branches. To be sure, there was a great confusion about the polity of the kingdom. Would it be able to overthrow the Romans? What would it look like? The clue to its structure is in the fact that a donkey carried Jesus, not a steed. The kingdom of God was not to be a political structure, but rather a matter of service, love, justice, and compassion for the people that God loves and that we should love as our neighbors. - Ann Drake
Scripture Readings for Sunday, March 25, 2017.
 9:00am Service will lead the Psalm and read from
Philippians.
 
Isaiah 50:4-9a
T he Lord God has given me
the tongue of a teacher,
that I may know how to sustain
the weary with a word.
Morning by morning he wakens--
wakens my ear 
to listen as those who are taught.
The Lord God has opened my ear,
and I was not rebellious, 
I did not turn backward.
I gave my back to those who struck me,
and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;
I did not hide my face
from insult and spitting.
The Lord God helps me;
therefore I have not been disgraced;
therefore I have set my face like flint,
and I know that I shall not be put to shame; 
he who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
Let us stand up together.
Who are my adversaries?
Let them confront me.
It is the Lord God who helps me;
who will declare me guilty?

Psalm 31:9-16
H ave mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; *
    my eye is consumed with sorrow,
    and also my throat and my belly.
10 For my life is wasted with grief,
    and my years with sighing; *
    my strength fails me because of affliction,
    and my bones are consumed.
11 I have become a reproach to all my enemies and even to my neighbors,
    a dismay to those of my acquaintance; *
    when they see me in the street they avoid me.
12 I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind; *
     I am as useless as a broken pot.
13 For I have heard the whispering of the crowd;
    fear is all around; *
    they put their heads together against me;
    they plot to take my life.
14 But as for me, I have trusted in you, O Lord. *
    I have said, "You are my God.
15 My times are in your hand; *
    rescue me from the hand of my enemies,
    and from those who persecute me.
16 Make your face to shine upon your servant, *
    and in your loving-kindness save me."

Philippians 2:5-11
L et the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God 
as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave, 
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
he humbled himself 
and became obedient to the point of death-- 
even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name 
that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend, 
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, 
to the glory of God the Father. 
   
 
Prayers of the People 
Prayers and Petitions: 
David, Kaden; Nikki; Meredith; Shannon; Anisa; David (health); Stengels (safe travels); Wiltgens (safe travels); Derrick; Porraro Family; Dave and Marilyn; Minnie; Linda; Fred; Kay; Liz; Nancy; Andy; Susan; Madison; Angie; Glenn; Sandy; Enderlin Family; John; Nancy; Aaron; Jenn; Luna and Autumn; Dave.

In Loving Support for:
Sam; Mouaz; Natalie.

In Constant Prayer for our upcoming Priest in Charge, The Rev. Greg Warren.

In Continued Prayers for:  
Sara Edmondson, Helen Snipan, Jacquie Seroy, Martha Denson, Fred and Lillian Petrucelli,
Rowena Malone.  
 
Thanksgivings:
We give thanks for the people of St. Peter's and visitors with us this week.
We give thanks for: Kristi Connell and Sam Epps; Tom and Melissa Courtway; Peggy Cromwell and Liz Adams; Woody and Cora Cummins; David and Leah Darling, Kathryn, Stewart, and Mitchell.
We give thanks for the First Assembly of God.  
We give thanks for the Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock.
We give thanks for our Deacon, The Rev. Peggy Cromwell.
We give thanksfor The Rev. Miguel Salanic & James of Jerusalem in Chimaltenango (chee-malt-in-ango) and St. Andrew's in St. Andrew's Itzapa (it-zap-a).
We Pray for the peace of Jerusalem All glory, laud and honor, To Thee, Redeemer, King, To Whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring, The Most Revd Suheil Dawani Archbishop, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Archbishop in Jerusalem.
We give thanks for the Holy Week Services at St. Martin in the Fields, Philadelphia.
 
The Departed:
Richard


Ministry Team 4
Claire Losardo, Team Leader

7:30am
9:00am
11:00am
Lectors
Ann Drake
Dave Campbell
Nancy Thompson
Dan Allen
Ushers
Sandra Hamilton
Claire Losardo
Dalton Losardo
Claire Losardo
Dalton Losardo
Oblationers

Norma Smothers
Joe Arn
Nancy Thompson
Austin Losardo
Greeters
Pam Holt
Mary Etta Qualls
Austin Losardo
Deana Weindorf
Erin Weindorf
Carolyn Scott
Nancy Thompson
Eucharistic Visitor

Dan Allen
Doug Stroud
Eucharistic Minister
Stacey Coleman
Judy Helm
Jim Fowler
Acolytes

AM: Miles Greer
C: Aiden Hill


AM: Beth Brady
C: Kathryn Spinks
T1: Miles Greer
T2: Jackson Wirtz
Vestry Counters


Tom Renten
Brett Hardison
Altar Guild


Team 1

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