Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
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Week of March 25, 2018
Date posted: Fri, Mar 23rd, 2018


In your daily devotions this week pray for the Church of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui; San Jose Church in Elizabeth; the members and ministry of the Disciplinary Board and the Diocesan Council; and Franklin Vilas, Joan Fleming, Douglas Reans, and Lisa Mitchell, priest of our diocese.

The Sanctuary Candle is given to the greater glory of God and in loving memory of Genevieve Croll, mother of Barry Croll; Stephen Flagler, son of Philip and Marilyn Flagler; and Ruth Scarpulla, mother of Stephen Scarpulla.

Lenten Mite boxes and Coin Folders: We would appreciate the return your filled Lenten Mite Boxes and Coin Folders at any of our Easter services, or as soon afterwards as possible. Your offerings will benefit the children of Redemption School, Haiti. Thank you.

Maundy Thursday Foot-Washing: On the night before his death, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, an act of humble service. The Maundy Thursday Foot-Washing reenacts this event, reminding each of us that we are to be servants to others. We are looking for twelve volunteers to represent the twelve disciples at the original foot-washing. Please sign-up on the narthex clipboard.

Maundy Thursday Vigil at the Altar of Repose: The night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, first telling his disciples: "I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here and stay awake with me." (Matt. 26: 38b) The disciples fell asleep. In order that we might do what Jesus' closest friends could not, we invite you to spend one hour in Moore Chapel, keeping vigil over the Blessed Sacrament between the end of the Maundy Thursday Liturgy and the beginning of the Good Friday Liturgy. Please sign-up for the time you will keep vigil on the clipboard located on the narthex table.

We are in need of small wrapped candies (any flavor) for the Easter bags that will be given to the children who participate in the Easter Egg hunt on Easter Day after the 10:15 service. A box will be placed in the Narthex for your donation. Thanks.

St. Peter's Annual Rummage Sale – Save the Date! On Saturday, May 5th, 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 (April 29 - May 4). 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 1st - Friday, May 4th 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 Sue Legnani or Mary Allan.

A big thank you to Scott Fallon and Tom Williams for removal of the large pine tree that fell during the last storm!



March 26, 27, 28 9:00 AM Morning Prayer (Moore Chapel)
7:00 PM Holy Eucharist (Moore Chapel)

March 29 9:00 AM Morning Prayer (Moore Chapel)

6:30 PM Agape Meal*
7:30 PM Maundy Thursday Liturgy with Washing of Feet; followed by Stripping of the Altar.

8:30 PM Watch** begins in Moore Chapel (until 7:00 PM Friday)

March 30 12-1 PM Ecumenical Service with Medford Methodist and Faith Presbyterian at Faith Presbyterian at St. Peter's.

7:30 PM Liturgy of Good Friday: Live drama of Stations of the Passion by St. Peter's youth; the Solemn Collects; Veneration of the Cross; and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament.

March 31 9:00 AM Liturgy of the Word
There will be no 5 pm Eucharist. Please plan to attend one of the following Easter services.

March 31 8:00 PM Lighting of the New Fire, Liturgy of the Word, Holy Baptism, Holy Eucharist- The first Eucharist of Easter Day, bring bells or chimes.

April 1 7:45 AM Easter Eucharist#

10:15 AM Easter Eucharist, Releasing of the Alleluia, Children's Easter presentation, Flowering of the Cross, Easter Egg Hunt follows service.#

* Please sign up to bring: soup, cheese, bread and butter, fruit juice, wine, and fruit.

** Please sign up to keep watch over the Sacrament for one hour between the end of the Maundy Thursday Liturgy and the Good Friday Liturgy ("Will you not watch with me one hour?")

*** Bring a bell for the Great Noise at the Easter Proclamation.
# Children and adults should bring their Lenten Mite Boxes or Coin Folders to the Easter Services.

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