January 10 E-News
Special Announcement
Keep an eye out this weekend for an email from St. Peter's. If the snow is too heavy for safe driving we may need to cancel church! We'll let you know by email if it is cancelled. For now the plan is to hold our worship services in the parish hall, since our sanctuary is getting a new coat of paint! 
Announcements
  • Men of St. Peter's Poker Night Calling all Men of St. Peter's!  We will gather on Friday night, January 11, from 7-11 p.m. at St. Peter's for a night of poker and fellowship.  No experience is necessary-it will just be a night of good fun.  The big winner of the evening will enjoy the bragging rights and a small trophy (no cash prizes).  Cost for the evening is just $5.00.  We will have snacks and drinks available throughout the night.  A fun night of poker-join us!  
  • Thrift shop help needed!! We need help on Wednesday, January 23rd at the Friendly Thrift Shop. Please get in touch with Pat Ferris at (301) 972-7205 if you can help!
  • Any middle or high school students who can help shovel out the parking lot at St. Peter's when it snows throughout this winter please let us know! SSL hours are available. Call Bruce Kirby (301) 910-0652
  • Paint Night! Join us February 5th at 6:30 p.m. for a stencil paint night hosted by Memorable Designs. Cost is a $10 fee to support the Early Childhood Program, plus cost of materials. Choose your design when you register (deadline Feb. 2) at squareup.com/store/memorabledesigns  
  • The Annual Meeting is January 27th. We will have one service all together at 10:00
  • NEWS FROM THE WOMEN OF ST. PETER'S
    CHRISTMAS CARDS:  Save those cards!  If you have cards you no longer want, please bring them in and leave them for the WSP.  We will use them to make cards boxes, gift tags and more for next year's Christmas Attic.  If you wish, you may cut off the inside but please leave a ΒΌ" flap still attached to the front of the card.
    CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS:  Any Christmas and holiday related stuff you no longer want, please donate it to next year's Christmas Attic.  Just bring it in now and we will stash it away until next fall's sale.
    WSP WINTER BREAKFAST & MEETING:  Save the date - Saturday, January 26 at 9am in the Parish Hall.  This is our meeting where we discuss and approve a budget for the new year and plan ahead for our activities coming up in the next few months.  Signup sheet will be out soon.
    BOOK SALE:  Set up for the Book Sale is February 16 with sale dates of February 22 & 23.  Please pray for no snow!
    PECANS:  There are just 6 bags of pecan halves left, so if you are interested in any, please contact Barbara at  bkandreassen@comcast.net .  First come, first serve!
    E-BAY:  the WSP has been selling lots of interesting items on E-Bay over the last year with proceeds going to pay down the building loan.  During 2018 E-Bay sales were over $7000!  Thank you to Erik Andreassen for running this store for the WSP.  If you have any thing you might like to donate, contact Barbara A.  Please check this out to see what is posted now:     https://www.ebay.com/usr/women_of_st_peters.
    TV FOR SALE:  The WSP has for sale a Samsung 32" flat screen TV, model LN32B360C5D.  It works perfectly, was well taken care of, has a remote and sits on a center oval stand.  Outside dimensions are 31.25 x 20.25 and stands 22.5 tall.  720P, and is 9 years old (not a "smart" TV).  Offering this at the bargain price of $40!  Contact Barbara if you are interested.  The proceeds of this will go to help pay down the building loan. 
Meet our new Director of Music Ministries
Our new Director of Music Ministries will join us January 20th! 

Daniel Weatherholt has had a passion for church music from a very young age. He grew up at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Hancock, Maryland where his father has served as Rector since 1980 (Daniel's mother is also an Episcopal priest). At St. Thomas', Daniel began as a youth chorister and piano student with Mrs. J. Gwynne Cavey, Minister of Music at St. Thomas' and later became an adult chorister and assistant organist at age 16. He went on to become an organ student at Hagerstown Community College where he studied organ with Mr. Mark King and Dr. Clair Johannsen. Daniel holds a bachelors degree in Music with concentrations in organ performance and choral conducting from Frostburg State University where he studied with Dr. Judith Brown, Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon, Dr. Karen Soderberg-Sarnaker, and Mr. Mark Steiner. He also studied music education at Mount St. Mary's University and business management at Hagerstown Community College. 

As an organist and a choirmaster, Daniel has held positions in Roman Catholic and Episcopal Churches throughout the state of Maryland in communities including Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Hancock, Frostburg, Lonaconing, and most recently served as Director of Music at St. Mark's on the Hill Episcopal Church in Pikesville. He currently serves as Dean of the Annapolis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is the accompanist for the Carlton Singers, a seasonal community choir on Federal Hill in Baltimore directed by his voice coach Mrs. Nancy Long Dudley. Aside from his involvement in music, Daniel works part-time as parish administrator at Sherwood Episcopal Church in Cockeysville, MD. 

Daniel is an affiliate of the Royal School of Church Music in America, he served from 2010 to 2017 as a member of the commission on ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland at the appointment of Bishop John Rabb, and he serves as a special events volunteer at Washington National Cathedral where he is a member of the cathedral congregation. He often serves as a lay reader and usher for Sunday Choral Evensong and other special services at the Cathedral and is an active participant in the 20's and 30's group. 

Daniel is married to the Rev. Elizabeth Sipos who hails from Sudbury, Ontario and was ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Church of Canada in 2011. She serves as Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Kingsville, Maryland and is also a musician, having earned a bachelors degree in vocal performance and has sung professionally throughout Canada prior to moving to Maryland. They live in the Baltimore-area. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys reading, playing golf, sampling local restaurants, and summer trips to Ocean City, Maryland. He is very excited to get started at St. Peter's and very much looks forward to getting to know the congregation! 
Prayer List
Please Pray for Members and Friends of our Parish: 
Mary White Lok, Sam Hardwick, Chris Rabida, Berry Thompson, Winsome Brown, Thomas Lee II

Pray Those in our country's Armed Forces:
Nathan Rolls, Simon Brown, William Stamm, 

Happy Birthday:
Jesse Stevens, Oscar Elliott, Christie Maisel, Pat Ferris, Stephanie McSweeney, Sawyer Hickey, Bailey Hickey, Joe Miller, Andy Romano, Mary Daniel

In the Diocese: 
Christ Church, Washington Parish
Christ Church Parish, Kensington
Christ Church Accokeek (St. John's Parish) and St. John's Chapel
Christ Church, Georgetown
Ministers in our Sunday Services
January 13, 2019 - The First Sunday After the Epiphany
8:00 a.m. Service 
Deacon - Enid Cole 
Lectors - Barbara Davidson, Libby Hillard 
Ushers - Libby Hillard, Barbara Davidson   

10:30 a.m. Service 
Deacon - Enid Cole 
Lectors - Sandy Miller, Jennifer Singh 
Ushers - Alison Romano, Megan Lane-Cull 
Acolytes - Aaron Longbrake, Trapper Hickey, Brady Lane-Cull    

Shady Grove- Sally Lermond, Patricia Brown
 
Readings
Isaiah 43:1-7
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Psalm 29
Quick Clicks
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Key Contacts
Emily Lloyd, Rector: elloyd@stpeterspoolesville.org
Office Administrator: kyra@stpeterspoolesville.org
Mary Pat Wilson, Senior Warden:  mrptwilson315@gmail.com
Bruce Kirby, Junior Warden:  bakirby1@comcast.net