Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
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Week of April 23, 2017
Date posted: Fri, Apr 21st, 2017

In your daily devotions this week pray for the Church of Muranga South, Kenya; St. George's Church in Pennsville and Rumson; Grace Church in Haddonfield, Merchantville, Pemberton and Plainfield; Grace-St. Paul's Church in Mercerville; St. Wilfrid's Church in Camden; Church of St. Mark and All Saints in Galloway; and St. Mark's Church in Basking Ridge, Keansburg, Plainfield and Williamstown; the members and ministry of the Environmental Commission and the Committee on the Priesthood; The ministry of Church Sextons; and Jayne Oasin, priest of our diocese.

The Flowers on the Altar are given to the greater glory of God and in loving memory of Mary and Alan Haus, parents of Gretchen Campbell; Samuel and Thelma Campbell, parents of Harry Campbell; Frank Seidenwand, father of Judy Croll; James and Inez Hutton, parents of Deborah Banecker; and Alma and Harry Banecker, parents of Martin Banecker.

Adult Confirmation Class starts this Sunday at 9 am in the chapel. 

St. Peter's Annual Rummage Sale – Save the Date! On Saturday, May 13th, 7:30 am –12:00 noon, (rain or shine !) we will have our annual rummage sale. So, if you're doing some spring cleaning, please save the following items for us and drop them off in the parish hall the week before the Rummage Sale (May 9 - May 12).
Glassware sets, dish sets, pots and pans, bakeware •
Home decorative items, area rugs, small appliances •
Bedding sets, blankets • Clothing and shoes, especially children's • Women's handbags • CDs, DVDs
All donated items must not be more than gently used.
SORRY, NO ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED THE DAY OF THE SALE. Items we cannot accept include TVs and electronics, luggage and personal items, such as undergarments, socks and slippers. We will need volunteers to help unpack, sort, and set up tables Tuesday, May 9th - Friday, May 12th from 6:00- 8:00 pm. We will also need help the day of the rummage sale with checkout, cleanup and transporting unsold items to Good Will in Medford. This is a great event for high school students to get in hours for community service! If you would like to help but cannot help during evening hours, please contact Danielle & John Colaianni 609-654 -5644 (home). Please look for updates in the church bulletin as we get closer to the event! Thanks very very much ! Danielle & John Colaianni

FIRST SUNDAY Cleanup Volunteers Wanted ! A hearty band of volunteers is going to do some yardwork around the church grounds on the FIRST SUNDAY of each month, following the 1015am service. Our next event, on Sunday, May 7th, will be a CLEAN UP.
Tools needed are rakes, loppers, work gloves, and a can-do spirit ! We will also need a chainsaw person for light branch cutting, and a volunteer or two to make a pickup truck run to the dump the following week to dispose of some debris. Please help if you can, how you can, when you can. To sign up, please contact John Colaianni, Vestry Chair for Buildings & Grounds, at 609-654-5644 (home), 609-792-4055 (cell), or Thank you !

There is no Sunday School this Sunday, but it will resume on April 30th at 9 am.

The Communion Celebration for grades 1-3 is on April 30th at the 10:15 service. The children in these grades should go to their classroom at 9 am and from there they will go to the church for a rehearsal.

Our UTO ingathering will be held next weekend. We collect at each of our services an offering of thankfulness that you provide for life's many blessings. These offerings are utilized by the UTO to provide grants to fund mission projects in our diocese and around the world. Special UTO envelopes will be in the bulletin next week. Become a part of the United Thank Offering! You make a difference!

ShopRite Cards Return! ShopRite Cards are once again available for sale after all services, in the usual denominations of $20.00, $50.00 & $100.00. Thank you to all who now support or will support our major fundraiser to benefit the 400 students of Redemption School in Gonaives, Haiti. Remember: Each time you purchase a card, St. Peter's receives 5% of the card's value, at no cost to you.

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