Life at Saint Peter's
February 7, 2018
In This Issue
Upcoming Sunday Readings
A Word from Father Mike
Family Church & Sunday School
Pastoral Callers Meeting this Sunday
Men's Night, Friday, February 15
ECW Thank-You
College Care Packages - Please Send Addresses!
SPY Pancake Supper, Shrove Tuesday, March 5
SPY Spaghetti Dinner, RESCHEDULED to Saturday, March 30
125th Anniversary Brunch to be held on Sunday, April 28
2019 Street Fair Dates Announced!
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A Word from Father Mike

"Gifted, Called, Sent

This past weekend our diocese met in convention and Bishop Carlye reminded us that the Holy Spirit has given us unique gifts, and that She (the Holy Spirit), has called us and sent us to use those gifts for God's mission. This Sunday, we will explore, along with our children, our gifts for ministry and how they can used for the building up of God's kingdom of peace in the world and for sharing the Good News of God's transforming power.

Family Church this Sunday!

Family Church
This Sunday is Family Church - YAY!! This is always a wonderful service. I love watching the children give back to their church and the entire parish through this ministry. They do such a lovely job. Note: If the children can do it, you can too! Think about volunteering to read, usher or  crucifer . These are rewarding ministries that don't take a huge  commitment of time  and for which we can always use extra people :)

Our next Family Church is March 10th , so mark your calendars and please reach out to me if your child(ren) would like to participate.

Sunday School
Next Sunday, February 17th, there will be no Sunday School due to the February vacation.

Faith & Peace,
Dana Leach

Pastoral Callers Meeting, February 10

Pastoral Callers Meeting

A gentle reminder that there will be a meeting of Pastoral Callers and LEVs this Sunday, February 10, after the 10 AM service.

Men's Night, Friday, February 15

Our newly elected vestry person, Tim Stafford, and Jack Brown are co-hosting St. Peter's next Men's Night on Friday, February 15 beginning at 6 PM in the undercroft.  

Tim and Jack are cooking, so please bring beer, wine or snacks. Please RSVP to Tim Stafford so that he knows how many to cook for.

Soup & Chili Sale Thank-You

Thank you to all who prepared or purchased soup or chili this past week. Your generosity helped us to support North Porch Women & Infants' Center. You can learn more about the important work of North Porch at their website.

Thank you again!
Sue Mazur & Jennifer Jackson
Episcopal Church Women

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College Care Packages - Addresses Needed!

Members of SPY will be putting together our annual College Care Packages at  the end of February to send to our youth who are attending college.  If you would like to donate, please see our sign up list with suggested items, add your name and email and then the number you are willing to donate. You may drop off your donated items in the large bin at the back of the church or at Christina Doyle's home: 46 Buttonwood Road, Essex Fells by February 24th.

Any questions please contact Christina at  or 301-802-7878.

You may access the signup at this link.
SPY Pancake Supper, March 5

Save the Date!

SPY will host our Annual Pancake Supper
on Tuesday, March 5!
SPY Spaghetti Dinner, March 30

Our SPY Spaghetti Dinner has been
Rescheduled for Saturday, March 30

Tickets purchased for our previously-scheduled date will be honored.  Didn't get your tickets yet? They will be sold at Coffee Hour closer to the event and at the door.
Celebrate Our 125th Anniversary with
a Brunch Celebration on April 28!

All are welcome to our special "125th St. Peter's Birthday Party" being held at the Essex Fells Country Club on  Sunday, April 28th, 2019.  The brunch will begin at 11:30, so come right over after the 10 AM St. Peters Church Celebration Service!  

The cost is $36 for adults and $17.95 for children 12 and under. We will send out invitations to all parishioners in early March with an RSVP date of April 19th. We are excited to honor and celebrate this great parish of St. Peters and look forward to seeing you there. Please save the date now, as we'd love to have everyone who is part of St. Peter's attend.

If you have any questions, or would like to reserve your place now, please reach out to Pam Bayard at .   

Happy 125th Anniversary to all of us!
Pam Bayard
2019 Street Fair Will Be June 7 & 8


The Street Fair is coming!

Our annual Street Fair will be held on June 7th and 8th from 5:30-9pm. We are looking for a few good men, women and youth to help make this event a success. There are many different types of opportunities available whether it be helping out at game and food booths, donating strawberries, shortcakes or tricky tray items or being involved in the set-up and take-down.

If you are interested and/or willing to help out, please contact Christina Doyle by email or telephone 301.802.7878.

You are invited to view our website! 

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