Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
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Week of September 23, 2018
Date posted: Fri, Sep 21st, 2018

In your daily devotions this week pray for the Anglican Church of Tanzania; St. Michael's Church 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 Finance and Budget Committee; the Commission on Congregation Development, the Ecumenical Commission and the Sudan Committee; and Frank Crumbaugh, III, priest 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 Fink, 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.

It's Back-to-School time in Haiti, too! Help the students of Redemption School Haiti by purchasing and using our ShopRite & Acme cards. Both are available for sale in the narthex following all services and are redeemable for full face value. St. Peter's receives 5% of each purchase to help fund faculty salaries and other needs at Redemption School, Gonaives, Haiti. Thank you.

Deacon's Office Hours: Just for this week, Deacon Helen will be in the office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am-12 noon. Please feel free to stop in for any need or just to say hello.

The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 30th immediately following the 10:15 service. During this meeting we will be electing new vestry members, as well as delegates to convocation and convention. We are in need of 6 nominees for Convention and 12 nominees for Convocation. If you would like to be nominated for any of these positions, please contact Michelle Scarpulla or Jennifer Buzby.

CROP Walk: Join us in the annual CROP hunger walk on Saturday October 14 at Freedom Park at 2pm! For donations, please see Beckie or Brandon, Lisa in the office, or visit medfordnj/stpeters to donate online.

Millennial Pumpkin Picking! Our St. Peter's Millennial group will be taking a trip to Johnson's farm on Sunday October 21 after the 10:15 service for some fall fun and pumpkin picking! We will be meeting at Medport Diner around noon, then will head to Johnson's afterwards. Please contact Beckie with any questions! 856-313-9325.

Christmas for Thiago and Rubino: It's time for our ChildFund Christmas collection. ChildFund requests St. Peter's monetary donation in October to provide gifts for Rubino in Bolivia and Thiago in Brazil. Both children are in need of new clothing and shoes, books, and groceries for themselves and their families. We cannot send packages because of gift taxes imposed by the receiving countries. Cash, coin, and checks (payable to St. Peter's Church) are appreciated. A donation box is in the narthex. Thank you!

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