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News for May 18, 2018
In This Issue
1.From the Rector
2.Memorial Garden Plan
3.Job Opening: Office Assistant
4.Spring Picnics
7.Men's Retreat June 8 & 9
10.Bits of St Peter's History
11.Links & Lectionary
12.Ongoing Fellowship
13.Worship Services
From the Rector
Dear people of St Peter’s,

This Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost , the ‘Birthday of the Church’, a day to wear red in celebration. From the biblical tradition, specifically the Gospel of Luke and its sequel the Acts of the Apostles, it marks the departure of Jesus following his resurrection appearances and the empowering of his followers in Jerusalem to carry forward his mission of non-violent compassion and inclusion by heralding the Kingdom of God. That mission now falls on us as our challenge and our delight.

My Administrative Assistant Kate Ludwick has been accepted to law school. This is an exciting opportunity for her and a big loss for me in the office. She’s been such a joy and a help – a life saver and a sanity saver! You’ll find an updated job posting and job description in this newsletter. Let me know if you know someone interested in the position.

Don’t forget the District-wide Parish Picnic Sunday May 27 th at Idlewild Park in Reno. 

May you be blessed in the unfolding days of spring!

Memorial Garden Plan
Dear Parishioners of St. Peter’s
As many of you know, I have been asked to manage the Memorial Garden project here at St. Peter’s. When completed, this “garden” will not only be a final resting place for many of us, but in conjunction with the labyrinth, will serve as a backdrop for weddings, a place of reflection, and will also reduce the amount of lawn/watering that becomes more expensive every year. As it is now envisioned, the Memorial Garden will occupy most of the south side of the church and will extend out from the building approximately 20 – 25 feet. Understandably, there are a vast number of details to work out.
In order to give this project the most visibility and oversight, the project will be divided into a number of phases starting with a concept phase and the creation of a team to help define this phase. The members of this team include myself, Gayle Bowers, Terry Dezort, and Father Jeff. This phase will come up with a general outline and shape of the garden and how it will connect to the labyrinth. A study of existing memorial gardens will also be done. This phase will then be presented to the congregation to solicit comments and suggestions followed by Vestry review and approval of the project concept. 
Subsequent phases will add detail to the project: placement and types of plants, watering system, location of an altar, fencing and so forth. Each phase will go through a similar review and approval process as was done with the concept phase. 
The final phase will be a Project Proposal submitted to Vestry that will detail the actual work to be done and the cost for materials and labor.
Please feel free to speak to me about your ideas and concerns as this wonderful project progresses.

Tom Streenan

Job Opening: Administrative Assistant
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THIS POSITION. This is a non-benefited part time position of 18 hours per week Tuesday through Friday 9 am to 1:30 pm.
DUTIES : Secretarial support for the Rector, administration of computer operations including database systems and files, manage website using WordPress, newsletter builder and social media accounts; receive visitors/respond to needs, answer phones, sort mail/respond to correspondence/e-mails. Maintain office equipment and supplies. Prepare weekly service bulletins, monthly master calendar and lay scheduling. Prepare and make weekly bank deposit and monitor bank accounts. Use ADP online system for payroll. Prepare an annual report, other reports as required. Interact with the treasurer and finance chair. Maintain key registry, organize bulletin boards. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS : High school diploma or GED, pass a background check, maintain a valid Nevada driver’s license and have proof of auto insurance. Computer experience and proficiency with a variety of programs, general office administrative skills. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with visitors, parishioners, and vendors. 

TO APPLY : Email 1) letter of interest, 2) resume with 3 references, one of which is personal and two that are professional, 3) a sample of a non- confidential report you have compiled. Entitle the email “Administrative Assistant Position” to Fr. Jeff Paul at godguy@stpeterscarsoncity.org .

Application Deadline: Friday, June 1st

Click here to view the full job description
Spring Picnics
Our annual parish picnic will be
Saturday, June 9 at 12pm
at Camp Galilee in Lake Tahoe
We will be joined by our friends from Coventry Cross!
Trinity Cathedral is also hosting a
District-wide Joint Parish Picnic
Sunday, May 27, 12:30-3pm
Idlewild Park - Snowflake Pavilion

The parishes of Trinity Cathedral, St. Catherine’s, St. Paul’s, St. Patrick’s (Incline Village) and St. Peters (Carson City) Churches will enjoy each other’s company at a wonderful spring picnic! Some special games are being planned. Save the date!

Burgers and hotdogs are provided for by Trinity Cathedral.
We will have bottled water available. If you wish to bring beer or a
keg we have purchased a permit to do so.
We will supply condiments for the hot dogs and burgers
Side dishes and desserts;
Your own beverages;
Lawn chairs;
Lawn games to share.
Click here to view the flyer
Men’s Retreat June 8th & 9th
This year, St. Peter’s Men’s Retreat is set for Friday evening June 8th through Saturday midday June 9th at Camp Galilee. Join in a time for casual and guided conversation, fellowship, and outdoor activities in the bounteous environment of Lake Tahoe. Meals include Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch.
Make your reservation now by contacting Administrative Assistant Kate Ludwick in the church office. Then please submit your $78 fee no later than Thursday May 24th. Make your check payable to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with the memo line “Men’s Retreat,” or notate cash with your name and “Men’s Retreat.” Your fee may be turned into the office or placed in a Sunday offering plate. If you need assistance with this fee, please contact Fr. Jeff.
Bits & Pieces of St. Peter's History
In the summer and fall of 1899, the fire-damaged areas of St. Peter's were repaired and other improvements were also accomplished. Parts of the roof were re-shingled and beautiful stone steps replaced the old wooden front steps. The steeple cross, which had blown down in the April storm, was reinstalled.

---- Friends of Historic St. Peter's
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Upcoming Lectionary Readings
Sunday May 20 - Day of Pentecost

Sunday May 27 - Trinity Sunday
Info Links
Ongoing Fellowship Activities
Please Join Us (in the Parish Hall unless otherwise indicated)
Circles of Support Community - Every Wednesday from 6 to 8pm
*Meets in the parish hall and the Rectory, next door to the church
Caregivers' Exchange Group - 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 5:30pm
Information and fellowship for anyone who's a caregiver
Wine Walk - 1st Saturday from Noon to 5:00pm
Our sanctuary and parish hall are open for hospitality
The Jean Moltz Sunshine Ladies' Group - 2nd Wednesday from 11:00am to noon
All St. Peter's women are cordially invited to this ministry of outreach and fellowship
Mary~Martha Guild - 2nd Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00pm
All St. Peter's women are cordially invited
Men's Breakfast - 2nd Saturday from 8:00 to 9:30am
All St. Peter's men are cordially invited
Craft Bazaar Workshop - 2nd Saturday from 9:30am to 3:00pm
For info contact Becca Van Sickle ( 775-815-6185)
Prayer Shawl Knitters - 1st Saturday at 9:30am
*Meets in a private residence, for info contact Julie Rodolph
Sophia's Salon Reading Group - 4th Friday from 5:45 to 8:30pm
*Meets at a private residence, for info contact Karen Kish
St Peter's Altar by Pat Frederick-perona
St. Peter's Altar by Pat Frederick-Perona
Schedule of Worship Services
8 am:  Holy Communion: Rite II  
10 am: Contemporary Worship Service and Sunday School with Godly Play (in the Rectory).      
10 am: Healing Service and Holy Communion
We at St. Peter's are a lively spiritual fellowship blessed with the rich heritage of community involvement. We are open-minded, inclusive, and family-friendly. We hope you find us to be intellectually and spiritually stimulating. 
The Very Rev. Jeff Paul, Rector
Kate Ludwick, Administrative Assistant & e-news editor