In your daily devotions this week pray for The Episcopal Church; St. Michael's in Trenton; St. Raphael the Archangel Church in Brick; Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Wall; Church of St. Uriel the Archangel in Sea Girt; the members and ministry of the Ecumenical Commission; and Frank Crumbaugh, Neil Turton, John Bird, Peter Cooke, Robert Critelli, Henry Englund, Kenneth Gluckow, Kenneth Gorman, Otto Immel, Charles Sakin, and Thomas Sink, priests of our diocese.
The Flowers on the Altar are given to the greater glory of God and in loving memory of Kenneth and Esther Buzby, in laws of Derry Buzby; Ruth Bailey, mother of Derry Buzby; Witherbee Black, Jr., father of Derry Buzby; Barbara Funk, sister of Derry Buzby and Howard Denn, father of Brad Denn.
September Food Drive - Suggested donations for September include pasta, pasta sauce, and canned pasta (spaghetti, spaghetti-o's, ravioli, lasagna). As always, other items are also welcome. Thank you very much for your continued support of our food drive for the people served by the Christian Caring Center.
2nd Annual International Fair Trade Market, Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9am - 2pm. Interested in helping out with the Market? Please complete one of the orange volunteer sign-up sheets located on the narthex table and turn it in at the ShopRite Card sales table, to Deacon Helen, or to the church office. Planning to Shop? Save the date! All proceeds from the market will benefit the students of Redemption School in Gonaives, Haiti.
ShopRite Cards are available after every weekend service in denominations of $20, $50, and $100.00. Every one-hundred dollars you spend provides five days of school at Redemption School for a Haitian child. Please help.
Time to S.O.A.R. (Seniors On A Roll) Our new group will have its first meeting on Monday, October 10th at 11 a.m. in the library. This will be an informational meeting for us to get together and decide what we'd like this group to be about and the issues we'd like to learn more about and/or discuss. Anyone who is interested is invited to come even if you haven't signed up. Thanks to all of you who have signed up. See you there!
ChildFund Challenge: A generous parishioner will match every dollar donated to St. Peter's Christmas Gift Collection for Jobs and Rubino! Last year Rubino received a warm winter coat, shoes, and a bed. Jobs used his gift to take computer classes. Pictures of both boys using their gifts are on the donation box in the narthex. Both families also received extra food. ChildFund needs our gift in October in order to process and distribute. Thanks for your support!
The Annual Meeting will be October 2 following the 10:15 service and brunch. Please plan to attend to hear the many ministries of St. Peter's.
Letters of Light: A new outreach ministry has begun at St. Peter's, and we would like every parishioner to get involved in. We are asking you to take a few minutes before or after the service to write a brief note to one of our ill or homebound parishioners. Note cards and postage are provided--we just need you to write the note! In the corner of Williams Hall, you will see a table set up with the list of names, note paper and the "mailbox" to place your completed card. If you would like to add someone to the list (and this can include members of the military or students away at college, too!), please let Deacon Helen or Michelle Scarpulla know. Thank you!
Blessing of Pets – October 2 at Freedom Park Pavilion 3 at 4:00 pm. All are welcome to join us!
Congratulations to Doris Heintz and Roberta Price, both of whom were honored at this weekend's Diocesan Evensong in Honor of Older Adults for their many years of faithful service to God and this congregation.
Lego Build-a-School Kick-off: Beginning today and continuing until the building is complete, St. Peter's International Outreach Team invites you to help build a replica of Redemption School in Legos! Individual Lego bricks will be available at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. There will also be a book available for your notes and signatures. At the end of the project, we will send the book and a large photo of our Lego Redemption School to the students of the "real" Redemption School. We hope this fundraiser will be fun for everyone and fruitful for Redemption School!
Do you love little children? Would you like to join the ministry of service to the young families of our congregation? Volunteers are needed in the Nursery for the 10:15 service. This ministry allows young parents a break in their busy lives to worship in church, and know that their children (ages birth to three years old) are safe and happy and easily accessible. Please contact Sue Legnani (email@example.com) if you are interested or to find out more.