The Labyrinth Walk
Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Altar Flowers this Sunday are given by Sondra Gordy, in Memory of Dr. Fred Gordy.
Cottage Visits, each starting at 6:00pm 
July 30, Marianne Black - 1 SLOT OPEN
Aug 6, Eric and Donna Hutchinson - FULL
Aug 10, Kristina Burford - FULL
Aug 14, Morgan House - 12:00pm - AVAILABLE  
Aug 14, Amy Hawkins - FULL
Aug 21, Drew Spurgers and Kevin Phelps - FULL
Aug 28, Doug Stroud - 1 SLOT OPEN     
Sept 4,  David and Marilyn Larson - FULL
Sept 10, Ted and Leigh Ann Warriner - FULL
Sept 18, Kathryn Spinks - AVAILABLE
Sept 24, Jerry and Madelyn Adams - AVAILABLE  
St Peter's Sermons
All of St. Peter's Sermons are archived on our website. You can listen to the sermons by clicking the following link:

The Sermons are also posted on the church's Facebook page each Monday.
Stewardship Report
We have started tracking our weekly giving versus what it takes to keep St. Peter's running.  Each week you will see how the past weeks have fared.  For July, we started off very strong, but have seen a decline in recent weeks.  This is not uncommon in the summer months, but is something we need to pay attention to.  Please help us keep St. Peter's going...and growing.  And thanks for your support!    
Offering Date
Amount Given
Amount Needed
Ending 7/25/18
Offering + Direct Deposit
$6,192.50 8,455.00 -$2,262.50
Ending 7/18/2018
Offering + Direct Deposit
$2,275.37 8,455.00 -$6,179.63
Ending 7/11/18
$3,235.00 8,455.00 -$5,220.00
Ending 7/3/2018
Offering + Direct Deposit
$8,509.00 8,455.00 $54.00
Four Week Cumulative
Operating Income

Tithing to St. Peter's Using Direct Draft from Bank Accounts
Did you know that you can have your tithe to St. Peter's automatically taken out of your checking or savings account? The Bank Draft Form is located in the link below. Print this form out and give it to the church office. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mike King at

Use the link below to print a withdrawal form and return it to the Parish Office.

Discretionary Fund 
All $1 bills  in the offering plate this Sunday will go to the Discretionary Fund. 

Tuesday Noonday Prayer for Challenging Times
Join us in the Parish Hall Chapel on Tuesdays at Noon for a brief, quiet service.
"HELLO, my name is __________." 
Whether you are a long-time member, a frequent visitor, or a newcomer, PLEASE put on a name tag as you enter the church on Sundays. This will help EVERYONE (especially our new deacon-in-charge) learn your name. It only takes a moment, but can make a big impact, especially on those who have never joined us for worship before. To those of you who are already setting a great example by using our handy-dandy stick-on tags.
THANK YOU (and keep up the good work)!
~The Rev. Peggy Cromwell
*Deadline for registration forms and fees: August 12, 2018
Registration fees: $375/year (Includes all reading materials).
Beginning Monday, September 12, 2018, meeting Mondays, 2 to 4;30 pm, until mid-May.
More Information & Registration Form: Contact Kathryn Spinks (administrative mentor) at 501-908-3607 or
EfM is a four year course of study for laity focusing on deeper understanding of scripture and stronger ability to think theologically, while studying Christian tradition from its beginnings to the present. Curriculum: biblical studies, systematic theology, church history, ethics, liturgics, and ascetical theology. The seminar group is the nucleus of the program, providing spiritual community for study, prayer, and reflection. Preparation involves at least 3 hours per week.
Mentors: Kathryn Spinks
Jane Harris: 501-499-0008,    

Bible Study
Bible Study of the Gospel of John meets on Monday at 12:15pm and Thursday  at 7:00pm in the Library. Check poster in lobby for details. Join anytime!

Adult Forum for Summer 2018  
Sunday's at 10am , in the Library
Join us for The Gentle Path: Christianity, Spirituality, and the Twelve Steps.  
Using Richard Rohr's book, Breathing Underwater as a guide, leader Shane Montgomery will explore the Twelve Steps as a path to deepening our walk with God and take a look at the Christian roots of this methodology and it's connection to the Gospel.
All Things VBS
July 29-August 3 is our  Abundant Life Garden Project VBS and you can now register!

To Register Kids (ages 3months-11years) or Adults CLICK HERE

To Register to Volunteer (ages 12-100) CLICK HERE

To View our Supply Wish List CLICK HERE 
This week's Food Pantry Need

canned fruit, potatoes, onions

Pantry Musings
If I have it right, what is needed for salvation according to the New Testament, otherwise, the new covenant, what is required for our salvation is a confession, an ownership, that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. That is what the thief did from the cross at the crucifixion of Jesus, and he was promised a place in paradise. That seems very straight forward. What is required of us according to the Gospels is a demonstration of our faith by our love for God and neighbor. Something I talk about in these brief paragraphs a great deal, try to live into, and know that I need God's forgiveness for my many failures to live these two commandments. While there is much more that has been said about salvation, I think that this confession is an adequate working definition. ~Ann Drake

The Lantern Theatre will be performing William Shakespeare's Macbeth here at
St. Peter's Parish Hall on August 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30pm.
A portion of the ticket sales will go to out Discretionary Fund.

Rehearsals have already started! The Lantern Theatre has installed a small stage in the Parish Hall. Be mindful of it when entering and using the Parish Hall.
The Human Library Project
The Faulkner County Library is partnering with COHO in a Human Library event.
The Human Library is a library of human beings, each representing a group that is exposed to stigma and discrimination. If you think you would be a candidate to be a Human Book, there will be an organizational meeting at the library on Aug. 18 at 2:00 PM, where we hope to answer your questions.
If you think you would like to check out any one of our fascinating Human Books, we invite you to attend the event itself on Aug. 25 from 1:00-4:00 PM.
Feel free to email me, Nancy Allen:
Parish Calendar

July 26
July 27
July 28
July 29
July 30
Servant Leadership
(Morgan House)
MacBeth Rehearsal
(Parish Hall)
Evening Bible Study

Conway Locally Grown
(Parish Hall)
Evening of Hope
(Bernice Gardens LR)

Rite I
Adult Forum 1
Enriching our Worship Eucharist
Adult Formation 2
Rite II
(Morgan House)
Vacation Bible School
After-Noon Bible Study
Narcotics Anonymous
(Morgan House)
Cottage Meeting
(Marianne Black)

July 31
August 1
August 2
August 3
August 4
Noonday Prayer
(PH Chapel)
Vacation Bible School

Library Reserved
Staff Meeting

Narcotics Anonymous
(Morgan House)
Vacation Bible School
Evening Prayer and Prayers for Healing
Servant Leadership
(Morgan House)
Evening Bible Study
Bible Study
Conway Locally Grown
(Parish Hall)
Vacation Bible School

Food Pantry

Save the Date!  
July 29       Vestry Meeting, Morgan House, 1:00pm            

July 29 - Aug 3    Vacation Bible School

August 5      The Rev. Peggy Cromwell, preaching in all three services

August 12     Blessing of the Backpacks

August 22     EYC Starts!

August 26     Vestry Meeting 1:00pm

September 3  Parish Office Closed

September 9 Rally Day and Ministry Fair 
October 21    Bishop Sunday

November 4   All Saints Sunday

November 25  Christ the King Sunday

December 2   First Sunday of Advent

 This Week's Celebrations    
July 30     John Chuchwell
July 30     Ron McConnell
August 1   Suzanne Pearson
August 1   Jack Stroth
August 2   Ty Pearson
August 3   Hallie Leicht
August 2   Ted and Leigh Ann Warriner
August 3   Danny and Dinah Reed
August 5   Ken and Bev Freiley
O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on your servants, as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, page 830
    Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 29, 2018
2 Kings 4:42-44
Psalm 145:10-19
Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:1-21
Prayers of the People 
Prayers and Petitions: 

In Loving Support for:
Mouaz; Natalie.

In Continued Prayers for:  
Sara Edmondson, Helen Snipan, Jacquie Seroy, Martha Denson, Fred and Lillian Petrucelli,
Rowena Malone, Betty Long, Judy McAfee.  
We give thanks for the people of St. Peter's and visitors with us this week.
We give thanks for: Wolfgang, Patty, Andreas, and Micaela Oeste; Joey, Julie, Maysen, and Aeva Pacheco; Gloria Parker and Amy Rice; Suzanne and Ty Pearson; Fred and Lillian Petrucelli; Xander Phifer.
We give thanks for Christy Garrett-Jones, our Food Pantry Coordinator.
We give thanks for the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.  
We give thanks for the Congregation Agudath Achim.
We give thanksfor The Rev. Alberto Cuc St. Mary, Mother of God, Solola.
We give thanks for Province de L'Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda, The Most Revd Onesphore Rwaje Archbishop of L'Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda and Bishop of Gasabo.
We give thanks for the FUSE Youth Choir at St. Martin in the Fields, Philadelphia.
The Departed:

Ministry Team 2
Jerusalem Greer, Team Leader

Douglas Young
Judy Helm
Marianne Black
Nathan Greer

Tom Courtway
Melissa Courtway
Kathryn Spinks
Carolyn Scott

Cady Gray
Donna Bowman
Jane Harris
Kelley King
Eucharistic Visitors

Dan Allen
Tanya Buchanan
Doug Stroud
Eucharistic Ministers
George Coleman
Dan Allen

Beth Brady


AM: Beth Brady
C: Elise McGarrity
AM: Beth Brady
Vestry Counters

Christy Garrett-Jones
Chris Odom
Altar Guild

Team 1