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News for March 23, 2018
In This Issue
1.From the Rector
2.Holy Week Schedule
3.Evangelist: Susan Newcomb
4.Bits of St Peter's History
5.Camp Galilee
6.Links & Lectionary
7.Ongoing Fellowship
8.Schedule of Worship Services
From the Rector
Dear people of St Peter’s,

Once again the days are slipping by fast than I can keep up. Holy Week is upon us, a time to reconnect with the ancient story of our tradition, the Paschal Mystery. We’re taught that Jesus is the embodiment of the Paschal Mystery – Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again – known as the Incarnation, God embodied and moving in to the neighborhood, as it were. 

Yet the Paschal Mystery is older than Jesus, the Incarnation more ancient still. Creation, evolution, the unfolding of the universe, is the original Paschal Mystery – all things born, alive, symbiotic, connected, matter to energy and back again – all of creation is the original Incarnation. 

When we experience the days of Holy Week, in particular the three great days of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday leading into Easter, we are re-enacting the story of the universe, the embodiment of God in creation. We do well to make those connections and remember them always. Our future on this planet may well depend on such connections and collective memory. 

Be well, be whole, be blessed.

Jeff+
Holy Week Schedule
Wednesday, March 28
Tenebrae , 7pm

Thursday, March 29
Chrism Mass , 11am at Trinity Cathedral in Reno
The Bishop will bless oils used for the year for healing and baptisms

Maundy Thursday Services
6pm here
7pm at St. John's Glenbrook

Friday, March 30
Good Friday Services
12 pm at St. Teresa's Catholic Church
4 pm at Coventry Cross in Minden
7pm here

Saturday, March 31
Great Vigil of Easter , 7pm

Sunday, April 1
Easter Services
6:30am, 8am, 10am
Easter egg hunt on the lawn at 11:30am
Food for Thought
St. Peter’s will have a second offering for both monetary and food donations, to be collected on
Palm Sunday, March 25 & Easter, April 1

Food for Thought provides food for chronically hungry children in our community. Each week, they discreetly provide a nutritious bag of food to children for the weekend in thirteen local schools.
Food Items Must Not Be Expired
All individual serving shelf stable

Flower Requests
If you would like to submit a donation for Easter flowers with names to be included on the "In Memory Of/In Celebration For" list, please leave a filled out form in the collection plate or the parish office by Wednesday , March 28. Forms can be found in the parish hall and near the church entrance.
Meet an Evangelist: Susan Newcomb
Last weekend Susan represented the Diocese of Nevada at Evangelism Matters, the Episcopal Evangelism Conference held in Cleveland, OH. Susan was selected as an Evangelism Catalyst, two people from each diocese selected by their Bishop. Over 80 dioceses were represented and over 400 attendees.

Click Here to read the article on the Episcopal Church website!

"Who are “Evangelism Catalysts”?  They’re lay and clergy, young and old, in small and large churches and on diocesan staffs. Some are even bishops! Above all, they’re the key leaders who promote and provoke others in your diocese to share faith stories, join Christian community, deepen relationship with Jesus, and generally practice evangelism."

For more on Evangelism Matters , Click Here

With Presiding Bishop Michael Curry & Canon for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Stephanie Spellers
The Reverend Gay C Jennings, President of the House of Deputies (right)
Bits & Pieces of St. Peter's History

In 1897 several improvements to the church were made. Storage cupboards and shelves were built in the Library. In the Narthex, linoleum was laid on the floor and the swinging doors were recovered.

---- Friends of Historic St. Peter's
Camp Galilee
Galilee Summer Camp Registration Live On-line
Don't miss out on the best summer ever for your kids or yourself and Register Now for Galilee Summer Camp!

Summer Camp at Galilee is a life-changing experience that:
• improves self-esteem and encourages children to become more independent
• helps young bodies grow stronger through physical activity
• teaches new skills through art and other creative activities
• fosters strong relationships in a spiritual setting
Youth Leadership Weekend
March 23-25
Contact Stuart Campbell 775-250-8309
Galilee Open House
April 29th, 3-6pm
RSVP online or by phone
775-749-5546
Amazon donates to St. Peter's
Upcoming Lectionary Readings
Sunday March 25 - Palm Sunday

Sunday April 1 - Easter Day
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
          
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
Sundays   
8 am:  Holy Communion: Rite II  
10 am: Contemporary Worship Service and Sunday School with Godly Play (in the Rectory).      
      
Wednesdays
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