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Five Pillars of Ministry & Leadership

Our groups and committees at St. Peter's are organized into five categories, or "pillars," for effective leadership and ministry:

Click above links to go to each area, if desired.

You are Welcome Here - Come Worship with Us!
Parking on street beside & in lot behind church
Sunday Worship: Holy Eucharist  at  8 and 10 am.
(We love having children of all ages at St. Peter's! We have 
Quiet Bags  with materials for them during service, if you'd like. 
Just ask an Usher to show you where they are.)

Nursery:  open for children through 3 years of age, 8:45 - 11:30 am.

Sunday School Classes for all ages and Adult Forums 
resume in the Fall

Contact information and bios of  Clergy and Staff.
Contact information and bios of  Vestry

Thanks to Frank Logue, Canon to the Ordinary 
and Drone Master, for photo.
Rota and Readings
Sunday, June 10 | 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

My soul waits for the Lord,
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.                                   
Psalm 130.5

The Color of Everything | The Way of Jesus:
It's Not about Being Right
I am traveling this week with a group of younger St. Peter's parishioners  on their Journey2Adulthood pilgrimage. It has been such a gift to me to get to know these funny, smart, caring people as we've travelled a bit in Alaska. Conversations on our journey  prompted t his week's brief reflection.

"The color of everything" is a line from one of my favorite Flannery O'Connor stories, and what I'm calling my (brief) weekly meditation/reflection/
communication with the parish. I'm using a platform called "Tiny Letters," which is my promise to keep them short. (The platform also offers a free subscription option  if you'd like to receive them directly and have an easy way to email me back with your own thoughts.)

Music Notes for Sunday, June 10
The prelude and postlude for Sunday were written by early American organists. George James Webb (1803-1887) was born in England and moved to Boston at age 27. He served for many years at the Old South Church there, which has always been known for her tradition of excellent music. Most of his compositions were for church choir, though he did leave us a few organ works. Webb worked with Lowell Mason (1792-1872) on many of his ventures, including the founding of the Academy of Music. Near the end of his career Webb moved to Orange, New Jersey.

                                George James Webb
Lowell Mason

Lucien H. Southard (1827-1881) was born in Sharon, Vermont and graduated from Trinity College. He continued his music study in Boston and from 1851-1858 worked as a public school music supervisor. After that he moved to Norfolk, Virginia. During the Civil War he served in the Union Army. He later conducted the orchestra at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, then returned to Boston. His last move was to Augusta, Georgia. 

The offertory anthem is by Malcolm Archer (b. 1952),
Malcolm Archer
a well-known English church musician. He earned his music degree from Royal College of Music. He has served as organist-choirmaster of Norwich, Bristol, Wells and St. Paul's Cathedral and is in demand world-wide as a recitalist, clinician and choral conductor. He continues to receive many commissions for new choral works. "Blest Are The Pure In Heart" uses texts inspired by scripture and paraphrased by John Keble (1792-1866) and John Hall (1793-1861).
To the Glory of God:  Altar Flowers

If you would like to make a donation for flowers in memory of  or to honor a loved one on an anniversary or a birthday, in thanksgiving for someone or in honor of a special occasion,  please click here to sign up

If you prefer not to sign up online with your flower request, contact Amanda Ridberg  at 912.598.7242 or

Altar Flowers are fully supported by donations from the congregation in the form of dedications and memorials.  To read further details you need to know,  click here .
Audio Sermons are Updated on our Website

Listen to recent sermons, here.

Register Now for St. Peter's Vacation Bible School:
June 18 - June 22 | 9 to noon

Children 4 years through 4th grade will experience a fun-filled learning experience in VBS from Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22 | 9 am to noon.  Open to all | $35 fee; scholarships available.  Register now!
St. Peter's Music Academy Summer Music Camp

The St. Peter's Music Academy Summer Music Camp will take place June 11-15 from 9 am until noon. Parents of c hildren ages 7-14 are encouraged to sign them up right away by emailing Tim McKee at

Activities include singing, dance, and keyboard.  Enrollment is limited.  Fee: $35.
Summer Camp at Honey Creek
In addition to providing the usual fun activities of all summer camps, the summer sessions at our diocesan camp and conference center provide campers with a concentrated Christian formation in a fun, kid-friendly environment. 

As part of St. Peter's renewed commitment to children's Christian formation, Hunt will be the Spiritual Director for the Middle School session July 8 -14.
 Finding God in Our Stories
is Taking a Summer Hiatus
Ginger and Dan Malachuk will return to the group sessions at The Marshes in the fall to facilitate further discussion on Scripture passages from Sunday's readings. 
Books in St. Peter's Library by Barbara Brown Taylor
Barbara Brown Taylor identifies herself as a "writer, speaker, and spiritual contrarian," and proclaims "I say things you're not supposed to say . . ." 
TIME Magazine says:
"Few souls are as synced to the world's mysteries as Barbara Brown Taylor's . . . Taylor writes spiritual nonfiction that rivals the poetic power of C.S. Lewis and Frederick Buechner."

For those of you intrigued by Hunt's recent reference to Barbara Brown Taylor's work, Joan Loos, St. Peter's Librarian, has compiled a list of Taylor's titles that are on our library shelves. Stop by and check them out!

Bread of Angels | Call # 252.0373 TAY

Gospel Medicine | Call # 252.0373 TAY

An Altar in the World | Call # 283 TAY

Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith | Call # BIO TAY
Beginning the Process of Saying Goodbye to Doris+
Doris will complete her 2 ½ year-long ministry with us at the end of June. Her last Sunday is June 24, when we'll give thanks for her ministry among us and mark the transition in our worship services that morning and with a big summer potluck lunch following the 10 am Eucharist. 

On her last Sunday we will also present Doris with a "purse" as an expression of our gratitude for her service in and to the St. Peter's community. Checks should be written to St. Peters with "Doris' purse" in the memo line. Watch for details about the potluck in additional communications.
Physical Benefits of Yoga Include:
  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.
Don't Miss Out!
 St. Peter's Gentle Chair and Mat Yoga
Thursdays, 10 am | Parish Hall
Join us for gentle chair and mat yoga on Thursdays at 10 am in the Parish Hall with Steve and Carol from Spry. Improve flexibility, stability and balance with a most congenial group. Nothing is needed but you and maybe a friend or two. Age is no barrier! $40/month or $10 a class, with checks payable to "St. Peter's" and dropped by the Parish Office. See you there!
SAVE THE DATES | Feb 22-24, 2019 


Peace . . .

    Paddle . . .

       Play . . .

          Ponder . . .

               Pray . . .

Registration opens Saturday, September 15
Update on the Parish Budget and Finances for 2018

Revenue for the period ending March 31

Total Revenue:
Total budgeted revenue:
We currently have a revenue surplus over budget of:


Expenses for the period ending March 31
Total Expenses:
Total Budgeted Expenses:
We have currently spent less than our budget by:

*Total revenue includes advanced pledge payments ($148k), in addition to monthly pledge payments and plate offerings.
St. Peter's Prayer Ministry--How to Ask for Prayers
Ask for prayers for yourself or others by submitting  this simple form . As the form indicates, you can ask for the whole congregation to pray in church for you or others by name. Or you can choose confidential prayer; only clergy and prayer guild members will be given your prayer information.

You will also find prayer request cards  to be used for this purpose, in your pew card racks.  (If this request is for another, please be sure the person wants to be on the prayer list.)

We do appreciate responses when the situation changes or when you want to remove names from either prayer list. To do so, please contact the Parish Office at 912.598.7242.
Available Coffee Hour Dates
We are in need of hosts for Coffee Hour on the Sundays of August. A signup sheet on a table in the Parish Hall is just waiting for your name(s) . . .  If you'd like a list of helpful tips for a great Coffee Hour, check it out,  here.

Happy Birthday & Best Wishes! 

Vivi Blessing, Betsy Evans,
 Linda Fidler, Margie Hardesty,
Charlie Ippolito, Jim McClure,
Brody Sheridan, Harper Sheridan
  Send your names and dates to: 
Happy Anniversary & Best  Wishes!

Sue & A.L. Addington, Sally & Homer Eckerson,
Shirley & Mark Forssell, Donna & Dan Hanlon,
Vicky & Mike Miller, Ann & Scott Searcy,
Marilyn & John Sobke, Linda & David Wilhelm

Send your names and dates to: 
Prayers for Military Personnel & Families

Please pray for and keep in your thoughts: 
Shea & Patricia Companion, 
Matt & McKenzie  Baker, 
Zachary Hands, Phillip Lucas,  
Lance Transue, 
Greg & Melissa Wilhelm,  
Kirby Forssell, 
Stewart Calder Paul Textor, 
Dolan Lewis.   
Parish Office Hours | Summer Schedule
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 4 pm 
Closed Fridays 

After Hours and for any Special Events
Please remember to lock doors at St. Peter's when you leave, whenever you unlock a door after hours or for special events --
Thank you for your help on this!
St. Peter's Events Calendar Online
Check out our updated online calendar for easy access to all St. Peter's events, with details being added continually. 
To Schedule an Event at St. Peter's
As part of planning your events in St. Peter's facilities, be sure to pick up an event scheduling form from Amanda Ridberg, Parish Administrator. In order to avoid overlapping of events from occurring, events will be placed on the calendar when the appropriate form has been filled out and approved. Thanks! 

Call Amanda at 912.598.7242, Ext. 207 or email her at:
 Submission Deadline |  Fisherman's Banner

Because of multiple publishing schedules in St. Peter's Parish Office:  Please send your news and events to us for  Fisherman's Banner   by Tuesday at 5 pm, to ensure publication in that week's e-newsletter and inclusion in Sunday's printed version, This Week at St. Peter's.