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News for June 29, 2018
In This Issue
1.From the Rector
2.United Thank Offering
3.Reno Aces Game
4.Links & Lectionary
5.Ongoing Fellowship
6.Worship Services
From the Rector
Dear people of St Peter’s,

When you enter the parish hall or step in to the parish hall kitchen or library, you will see sparkling, shiny surfaces – walls, doors, baseboards, floors, cupboards, stoves, counter surfaces. Every Thursday morning for the past month Joy McClain and Lisa Braren have been coming in to clean, scrub, polish and shine, and give our building a much needed facelift. Thank you Joy & Lisa!

We say farewell this weekend to Kate Ludwick, my office assistant. She’s off to Las Vegas to attend law school at UNLV. We say hello to Adrianne Gonzalez, my new office assistant (see below). 

We’re blessing the ground for the Labyrinth this Sunday after the 10am service. Stick around for a fun celebration! Many thanks to Hallie Murphy, Gayle Bowers, Susan Newcomb, Allison Joffee, Suzie McCurdy and Tom Streenan for moving this project forward.

The dedication of the ground on which the Labyrinth is to be built will be preceded by the Orthodox ‘Blessing of the Lesser Waters’ at the baptismal font in the church building right at the end of 10am service. We’ll gather round the font with a bucket of water and a bunch of cedar sprigs – courtesy of the Altar Guild – bless the water, then process out to the ground where the Labyrinth will reside. At the proper time, the kids and anyone else who wants to join in will take a sprig, douse it in the holy water, and sprinkle it all over the sight. It’ll be a blast for young & old alike! An exciting day in the life of St Peter’s. 

We begin the celebration of the 150 th anniversary of St Peter’s on Sunday August 12 th , with a liturgy from the 1792 Book of Common Prayer at the 10am service. Come dressed in period costume if you are able. It will be very different, very long, and, hopefully, a memorable celebration of our roots.      

Don’t forget the Reno Aces game on Friday August 17 th .

Marietta and I are away at General Convention in Austin TX for two weeks, then taking time off till early August. You’ll be in good hands with The Rev Eric on Sundays and Wednesdays. Be well. Be safe. Be blessed.

UTO - United Thank Offering
During our recent Spring UTO collection, St. Peter's parishioners contributed $1023.10. We wanted to thank everyone for their generosity during this campaign. From the UTO website:
The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box or designated envelope. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.
Our next campaign will be held during November, 2018. Please contact Chris Ritger if you have any questions.
Reno Aces Game
St. Peter's Night at the Aces
Friday, August 17 at 7:05 pm

Our seats are located on the 3rd Base line and are the $16 Infield Reserved tickets. Please reserve/pay for your seats before Sunday, July 29 by signing up on the Aces clip board, located in the Parish Hall. Make checks payable to St. Peter's, with memo line "Aces Tickets". Questions: Allison Joffee or Chris Ritger 782-9791

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Upcoming Lectionary Readings
Sunday July 1 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday July 8 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
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 Pat F-P
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 Child care 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