Life at Saint Peter's
January 25, 2018
In This Issue
Upcoming Sunday Readings
Parish Annual Meeting, Sunday, 1/27
Sunday School & Family Church
Soup & Chili Sale - Pick Up Containers to Fill!
Planning for the Future, Part II, RESCHEDULED to February 3
Littlest Parishioners PlayDate, February 2
125th Anniversary Brunch to be held on Sunday, April 28
College Care Packages - Please Send Addresses!
2019 Street Fair Dates Announced!
SPY Spaghetti Dinner, RESCHEDULED to March 30
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Parish Annual Meeting, January 27


On Sunday, January 27 th after the 10 AM service, St. Peter's will hold our Parish Annual Meeting. Please join us to learn more about the state of our ministries, finances, and elect Vestry members and our new Warden. 

Childcare will be provided during the meeting
(from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm)
in the Pre-K/K Godly Play Room
Sunday School & Family Church

Sunday School - Banner!
This week we will be making our banner in Sunday School! Serena Watkinson is heading up the teachers aiding the children in creating a Sunday School banner similar to those we used to make! Thanks Serena, Liz & Mary Beth! Remember Sunday School starts at 9:45.  Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Family Church
I need volunteers for our February 10th Family Church!!  

Faith & Peace,
Dana Leach

Soup & Chili Sale, Please Contribute!

Please help the ECW with their soup and chili sale by making a container or two of your homemade soup or chili to be sold at their sale on February 3. Proceeds provide a "campership" to Crossroads.

Containers will be available in the church office Tuesday through Thursday, 9 AM - 2 PM, or downstairs before and after the Annual Meeting (they will be in the room downstairs and also in the hallway when you leave out the back door).

Please bring your filled containers to the Upper Room before the 10 AM service on February 3rd.

Thank you for your help!
Sue Mazur & Jennifer Jackson
Episcopal Church Women

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Planning for the Future, Part II
Five Wishes Program offered February 3


On Sunday, February 3rd  after the 10 AM service, the St. Peter's  Health and Healing Ministry will present the second part of our planning for the future with The Five Wishes.

  • The Person I Want To Make Care Decisions for Me When I Can't
  • The Kind of Medical Treatment I Want or Don't Want
  • How Comfortable I Want to Be
  • How I Want People to Treat Me
  • What I Want My Loved Ones to Know
There are many things in life that are out of our hands. The Five Wishes document which will be provided at this workshop gives you a way to control something very important--how you are treated if you get seriously ill. It is an easy-to-complete form that lets you say exactly what you want. Once it is filled out and properly signed, it is valid under the laws of most states.

Please come to plan for your future in the undercroft after the 10 am service.  Any questions, please call or email Rev. Susan Negrotto (201-637-2962,

Littlest Parishioners PlayDate, February 2

Saturday, February 2nd, 9:30-11:30

Too cold to play outside, but we still need to get our wiggles out! It's time again for our Littlest Parishioners' Playgroup! Playgroup is for those with children age 3 and under and takes place on the first Saturday of each month.  Older siblings are welcome. We will meet in the Upper Room unless we happen to get a lovely warm sunny day then we'll shift to the playground.

Please join us and feel free to bring others you think might be interested! Our March date will be March 2nd if you'd like to mark your calendars. If you have questions contact Nat Bernardo at or Dana Leach, 973-364-7544 or

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
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 have a college-aged student and would like them to receive one of our care packages, please contact Christina Doyle by email  and provide her with the name and address of your student(s) .
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.
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.

You are invited to view our website! 

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