June 26, 2016
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The Right Reverend Johncy Itty
Celebrant and Preacher
Mark Engelhardt, Organist and Director of Music
Parish Notices for the week of 26 June 2016
We give thanks for the Baptism of Ellie Grace King and Emma Rae King who will be baptized at the 10:15 am service; and we welcome their parents, Edward and Melissa King; grandparents Lonnie and Nancy King; their godparents, friends and relatives.
A Special Concert Offering next Sunday: Mark Engelhardt will have the privilege of playing a concert on the world-renowned Walcker organ in the Methuen Concert Hall (Methuen, Massachusetts) on July 13th. In anticipation of that appearance, he will play the same program at St. Peter’s Church on Sunday, July 3 at 4 pm, followed by an Ice Cream Social. A Free Will offering will be asked, and all proceeds will be used to defray the expenses of repairing the lighting fixtures in the Center for the Arts at St. Peter’s.
Hold These Dates: Our Vestry is already hard at work planning outstanding events for next season. More details will come in time, but mark your calendars now for these Fall/Winter Events:
HARVEST FAIR: Saturday, October 22
Saturday, December 3
Prayers for the Week
We pray for those seeking healing: Ann, Ann, Beryl, Bill, Bruce, Bruce, Cathy, Chris, Christine, Connie, David, Deron, Diane, Elizabeth, Ellen, Emily, Gary, Gavin, Irene, Jack, Jim, Kelly, LaJune, Linda, Manuel, Meg, Nancy, Nicole, Robert, Roger, Sarah Grace, Susan, Theo, Tom, Trey, and Vance;
We pray for those who have died,
We pray for those in military service, and especially for Eileen, John, Kyle, Robert, and Stephen;
We pray for the unemployed and underemployed; for all who suffer from addictions; for all who suffer chronic illness, and for all caregivers;
We pray for our companion dioceses of Torit & Ecuador-Central; and for mercy, peace, and justice among all peoples, especially those whose lives have been devastated by terrorism, war, famine, tyranny, or injustice;
In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer we pray for St. Boniface, Lindenhurst; Staff and Board Managers of Camp DeWolfe; Jubilee Center, Mastic Beach; Spouses of Diocesan Clergy; Church of the Redeemer, Mattituck; St. Mark’s, Medford; Trinity Church, Northport;
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Church of Pakistan; and the Dioceses of Western Kowloon (Hong Kong; Diocese on the Coast (Nigeria); Doko (Nigeria); Domincan Republic (The Episcopal Church USA); Dornakal (South India); Down & Dromore (Ireland).
— A Letter from the Senior Warden —
June 20, 2016
DEAR ST. PETER’S PARISHIONERS:
For those of you who attended the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service on June 19th, you heard Kathy Malloy speak briefly on some very important new and exciting events the Vestry has planned for us in 2016:
Saturday, October 22nd ST. PETER’S HARVEST FAIR
Saturday, December 3rd ST. PETER’S CHRISTMAS FAIR
And what’s so different about these two events, you might ask? Well, for one thing, our “Annual” Harvest Fair will now include the selling of pumpkins – which were planted, grown, and harvested right here on the grounds of our St. Peter’s Farm!
Unfortunately, through a series of miscommunications, ample notice (via robo-calls and web announcements) was not provided to our parishioners in time, asking for help with the roto-tilling and planting of the thousands of pumpkin seeds. But with the hard-working efforts of Vestry members Bill and Debbie Crawford and Kathy Malloy helping me last week, we were able to prepare the gardens and get the pumpkin seeds successfully planted in the ground in order to guarantee a sizeable harvest by October!
However, that is not the end of this terrific endeavor. We still need the help of our parishioners to maintain the pumpkin patch, with weeding, with watering (sprinklers are already set up), and then picking pumpkins when the time arrives. St. Peter’s needs your help! Many other parishes have reaped substantial profits by selling home-grown pumpkins… and we hope to follow in their lead.
Our church must become fiscally independent of its ever-shrinking endowment. Our Vestry is striving to take advantage of the fertile grounds surrounding St. Peter’s, and to reach out into our local communities to host events that will encourage residents to attend and enjoy St. Peter’s hospitality. In order to reach this goal, our new events will now be open to outside vendors in order to best benefit our church and our parishioners. The more tables and wares to sell, the more people will come to buy!
But we need your help! Can you donate an hour or two to help in our pumpkin patch? Can you help with the planning and carrying-out of some of these plans/events? Do you have any ideas on other fundraising notions you might like to share? This is a great opportunity also for children to get volunteer hours for their schools. Our parish is made up of its many parishioners, not just its 11-member Vestry. We need the help of everyone! You can reach me anytime at St. Peter’s. Please leave a message with Mark, our Administrator or Linda. Let’s work together to achieve our goal of saving St. Peter’s Church!
Sal Basile, Vestry Warden
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