February 7 E-News
Rector's Corner
Dear Church Family,

     It has been another busy week here at St. Peter's. As I sit down to write this week's eblast, I am amazed by the hustle and bustle at our little country church. Last night, we held a successful fundraiser for our Early Childhood program and this morning the teens line up for lunch while the sound of children playing on the playground echo through the halls. It is a marvelous time to be here.

     Our lectionary this week is similarly full of good news. Our focus for this week is two great call stories, one Old Testament and one New Testament. From the Old Testament, we have the dramatic calling of Isaiah in the Temple surrounded by seraphs. In the New Testament, we have the much earthier calling of our own patron saint, Peter, by the lake. What do these two call stories have to tell us about how God comes into our lives? How has God called you? How can we be on the look out for God? I hope you will join us this Sunday to explore these questions and ponder this powerful stories.

Blessings,

Rev. Emily
Announcements
  • St. Peter's Preschool Bible Storytime is back! Please join us every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  We will start each session off with a few lively songs for the children and then enjoy two Bible stories.  Each session will conclude with a simple craft and a small snack.  We will meet in the Children's Chapel at St. Peter's. If you have friends or neighbors with preschool-aged children, please share this information about Bible Storytime, so they can join in the fun this winter. 
  • NEWS FROM THE WOMEN OF ST. PETER'S
    BOOK SALE:   Set up for the Book Sale is February 16 with sale dates of February 22 & 23.  Please pray for no snow!
    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 .
  • In April and May we will be taking photos for a new directory! Parishioners Danny Huntington and Sharon Crane will take the pictures free of charge! If you'd like to help take people's information during the photo sessions please contact them! dhuntington@rfem.com scrane@rfem.com
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, Jane Bupp, Linda Pallett, 

Pray for the Life of: 
John Hunter

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

Happy Birthday:
Robert Baker

In the Diocese: 
World Mission Sunday
Diocesan Commission on Ministry
All Seminaries, Seminarians, and Seminary Professors; Postulants and Candidates
Pray in thanksgiving for the life and witness of Absalom Jones (February 13)
Ministers in our Sunday Services
February 10, 2019 - Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

8:00 a.m. Service
Eucharistic Minister - Tracey Forfa 
Lectors - Bill Lermond, Fran Langstroth 
Ushers - Libby Hillard, Barbara Davidson   

10:30 a.m. Service 
Eucharistic Minister - Sandy Miller 
Lectors - Susan Daniel, Jennifer Singh 
Ushers - Alison Romano, Andy Romano 
Acolytes - Zac Lawrence, Micah Singh   

Shady Grove - Steve Horvath
 

Readings
Isaiah 6:1-8, [9-13]
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Luke 5:1-11
Psalm 138
Recipe Corner
 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 bailers@verizon.net.This week's recipe is from Greg Rabida.



Ricotta Cheesecake

Ingredients
2 15-oz. containers whole milk ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature 2-1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 cup plus 1 Tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unseasoned dry breadcrumbs 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 8-oz packages cream cheese, room temperature
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons salt-free matzo meal
Special Equipment: 8-inch diameter spring form pan with 2-1/2" sides

Directions
1. Put ricotta in a large fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Strain for 30 minutes.
2. Arrange rack in lower third portion of the oven and preheat oven to 350˚F.
3. Grease the spring form pan generously with butter.
4. Mix 1 tablespoon of sugar and breadcrumbs in a small bowl, and sprinkle over buttered
pan to coat. Tap out excess crumbs.
5. Put ricotta in a bowl and beat until smooth. Add cream cheese and beat until the
mixture is smooth.
6. Add the remaining sugar and all other ingredients and beat until smooth. Put batter
into prepared pan.
7. Bake cheesecake until golden brown, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Take cheesecake
out of oven and let cool in pan. Refrigerate uncovered until completely cool, about 3
hours. Cover and chill overnight.
8. To serve, wrap warm towel around pan to release cake. Dust with powdered sugar and
serve.
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Key Contacts
Emily Lloyd, Rector: elloyd@stpeterspoolesville.org
Office Administrator: kyra@stpeterspoolesville.org
Sandy Miller, Senior Warden:  sandyawmiller3@gmail.com
Bruce Kirby, Junior Warden:  bakirby1@comcast.net 
Daniel Weatherholt, Music Director: dweatherholt@stpeterspoolesville.org