In your daily devotions this week pray for the Church of South India; Mark Johnson, Molly Smith, Mark Van Sant, Richard Wrede, Mantelle Bradley, Justin Falciani, Philip Kasey, William Parker, James Tucker, John Patterson, Idalia Craig, Jefferson Hulet, Joanna Hollis, Harry Mazujian, Arthur Powell, Elizabeth Sciaino and John Zamboni, priests of our diocese.
Thanksgiving Thank-You: Thanks to everyone who generously contributed food items and monetary gifts for the Christian Caring Center. This was St. Peter's biggest Thanksgiving donation!
Christmas Giving Tree: It's time to start shopping! Gift tags for the Christian Caring Center and Virtua Early Intervention Program will be available on the tree in the church. Please take a tag and return it with an unwrapped toy or new article of clothing for a child or teen. Please attach the tag to your unwrapped gift. Deadline for Sunday, December 11. Thank you.
Volunteers needed to host a family at St. Peter's. Pat Lasuski, Directory of Interfaith Hospitality Network, will be speaking at the 7:45 and 10:15 service on December 4th to discuss Interfaith Hospitality and St. Peter's role in furnishing overnight lodging and meals to a couple of families the week of January 15th to 22nd. This is a great community outreach program, however, we need your help to provide this service. Can you sleep overnight on a cot for just one night? We need a total of 14 volunteers (2 per night). There is a signup sheet in the Narthex.
Advent Morning and Evening Prayer: The services of Morning and Evening Prayer will be offered in Moore Memorial Chapel throughout Advent. Join us at 9am or 7pm any Monday-Friday as we praise God in anticipation of the birth of our Lord and the coming of his reign.
Advent Mite (Offering) Boxes and Christmas Coin Folders are now available on the narthex table and under the International Outreach Team bulletin board in Williams Hall. Please ask for what you need. Your gift of only a few cents a day will support the education of the students of Redemption School, Haiti, and provide a Merrier Christmas to their teachers, whose salaries we help pay. Thank you.
Fair Trade Gift Market catalog orders available for pick-up today - Please see Deacon Helen at the Lego School table after the 10:15am service or contact her to arrange an alternate pick-up method.
ShopRite Cards are once again available after all services this weekend and going forward. Thank you for your continued support.
Christmas Caroling and Fellowship, Sunday, 11 December - We will bring Joy to our fellow parishioners who are residents at Medford Leas. Join us immediately following the 10:15 AM service for soup, bread and fellowship. Caroling at Medford Leas begins at 1:30 pm. This event is open to all members of the parish. Leaders will be on hand for the youth group. Parents and guardians, please escort your children who are in sixth grade and under. For more information, see Dave Lusk, Tiffany Myers or Michelle Scarpulla.
Blue Christmas Dec. 15 at 7:00 pm. Come out, and join with us in sharing and hearing prayers, scripture, and music that acknowledge that God's presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle - and that God's Word comes to shine light into our darkness. Everyone, regardless of church background (or lack of it) is welcome.
We are fortunate to have a terrific staff at St. Peter's. The Vestry is reaching out to parishioners to contribute toward gifts for the church staff. If you would like to contribute toward church staff gifts this December, you may do so by: placing your contribution in a box in the Narthex, placing in the offering, or bringing to the church office. Please include your name and write "Gift for Staff" on the envelope or memo portion on your check. The Vestry will be accepting monetary gifts from the congregation to be put toward Christmas gifts to our seven church staff through Sunday, December 18th. The staff members include: Rector, Deacon, Parish Administrator, Treasurer, Sexton, Christian Formation Director, and Organist/Choir Director. Thank you in advance for your generosity. St. Peter's Vestry.