Dear Church Family,
This Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, (popularly referred to as the "Joy Sunday") is represented by the
Rose-colored candle on the Advent Wreath. It is an upbeat respite in the midst of the reflective season of Advent. Since around 750 AD, it has also been known as Gaudete Sunday, from the first word of the traditional introit of this day's Mass: Gaudete means "Rejoice" which is the first word of Philippians 4:4-7: "Rejoice in the Lord, always. And again, I will say, Rejoice!" Or, in the Latin, "Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete."
The reading on the third Sunday of Advent emphasizes this joyous anticipation of the Lord's coming. From the Gospel, John the Baptist's ministry of 'baptism for the forgiveness of sins' was coupled with his down-to-earth teaching: if you really have repented, then live like it . . . ethically and compassionately. What traditions and practices bring you joy in this sacred season? I bet at least some center around helping and reaching out to others. Join us this Sunday as we explore the role of joy in the season of waiting.
Reverend Emily Lloyd
Christmas pageant rehearsals are well underway!!
- On December 15th Saint Peter's Early Childhood Program is hosting a Parent's Day Out! Bring your children (ages 2-10) from 9-1 and get some time at home or a chance to do some holiday shopping! $40 for one child or $50 for a family. A pizza lunch will be provided! Please make checks payable to Saint Peter's Episcopal Church or pay by credit card on the church website, choose the ECP Fundraiser fund, and put Parent's Day Out in the memo
Head to justrsvp.me/parents-day-out to sign up!
- Bring a toy to support WUMCO to the Montgomery Blue Note's free Winter Jazz Concert on Monday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 pm at the North Creek Community Center!!
WUMCO CHRISTMAS (an update)
- As you can see in the narthex of the church, the Winter Clothes Christmas Tree is filling up fast so we will be able to support many of our neighbors with warm clothes. Any extra winter clothes will be taken to the Frederick Soup Kitchen on Christmas Day, when St. Peter's serves dinner there.
- St. Peter's committed to provide children's toys to five WUMCO families and St. Peter's members were incredibly generous with that! All families have been adopted and will be well taken care of.
- To date, we are about halfway to our goal of providing $50 grocery gift cards to all of our 27 families. Please bring local grocery store gift cards in denominations of $25 or $50 and put them into the WUMCO envelope in the church office. We need those cards by this Sunday, December 16, since we are distributing all of the donations next week.
Thanks for your ongoing generosity!
- Once a month throughout the year representatives from Saint Peter's help cook and serve food at the Frederick Soup Kitchen. They will be serving a Christmas dinner on the 25th. If you want to volunteer please contact Jonathan Warner at email@example.com Volunteers must be over 14, and minors accompanied by an adult.
If you'd like to donate food or winter outerwear please contact Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Ferris is also going to buy gift cards to Roy Rogers, we'll accept any amount you can give made out to the church with Soup Kitchen in the memo line. Please have all gift card donations in by December 12.
- Christmas Flower Memorials Sign up sheets will be in foyer Sunday the 16th. A $20 donation for the Christmas Flower Memorials go to help defray cost of decorating the sanctuary for the holidays.
- PECANS have arrived! Prices are the same as last year: $12 per pound for mammoth halves and the baking pieces
Advent Sunday Suppers! As the days grow shorter and the nights get longer, we will gather together to prepare our heart and minds to welcome Christ into the world. Join us Sundays at 5 pm for a potluck supper and Advent devotions and activities for all ages. Families are especially welcome!
- The Christmas Pageant is coming soon! We'd love to have your child(ren) participate again this year! The following are important dates & times:
Sunday, December 2, 2018 @11:30 Rehearsal
Sunday, December 9, 2018 @11:30 Rehearsal
Sunday, December 16, 2018 @11:30 Rehearsal
***Pageant*** Sunday, December 23 during the 10:30 service
Please let Sarah Vandersea know if your child(ren) will be participating by Wednesday, November 28 to allow prep time. email@example.com
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,
Caroline Kraegel, Joyce Brown, Susan Newell, Jonathan Warner
In the Diocese:
St. Thomas' Church, DC
St. Thomas' Church, P.G. County, and the Chapel of the Incarnation
December 16, 2018 - Third Sunday of Advent
8:00 a.m. Service
Eucharistic Minister - Steve Horvath
Lectors - William Price, Bill Lermond
Ushers - Bill Fox
Vestry Greeters - Patricia Brown
10:30 a.m. Service
Eucharistic Minister - Mary Pat Wilson
Lectors - Sandy Miller, Joel Tjornehoj
Ushers - Andy Romano, Alison Romano
Acolytes - Evan Lane-Cull, Brady Lane-Cull
Vestry Greeters - Libby Hillard
Welcome to St. Peter's recipe corner!! Each week, a parishioner's favorite recipe will be featured
here. If you like it, please let us know. If you would like to share some of your favorites, please put it
in the box on the table in the narthex or e-mail it to Carole Bailer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
recipes are from Carole Bailer.
My Dad's Famous Prime Rib
1 prime rib roast, any size
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned salt
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1. Wash roast with cold water and pat dry.
2. Sprinkle roast all over with seasonings listed.
3. Place roast on rack in large pan.
4. Preheat oven to 475.
5. Place roast in oven for 30 minutes or until browned.
6. Reduce oven temperature to 250.
7. Remove roast from oven and cover with foil. Make sure it is tightly sealed. Put meat thermometer through tin foil into center of roast.
8. Bake until the meat thermometer reads 125-130. This will yield a roast that is rare to medium rare. If you want the roast more done, cook until the temperature is 140.
9. Let roast rest 15-130 minutes before serving.
Ultimate Garlic Pork Loin roast
3 lb pork loin, NOT tenderloin
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp Kosher salt
½ tsp coarse ground black pepper
¼ tsp paprika
3 tablespoons dried rosemary
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Put the pork loin on a rack, fat side up, and then into the baking pan.
3. Coat with the garlic on top of the roast.
4. Mix the seasonings (salt, pepper, and paprika) in a small bowl and rub it on the pork.
5. Rub the rosemary around the edges of the top and sides of the roast.
6. Bake at 375 for 60-75 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads145-150.
7. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Here's what's happening at St. Peters!