In your daily devotions this week pray for the Church of Canada; the members and ministry of the Trustees of Diocesan Investment Trust; the ministry of priests; clergy and lay deputies of the 232nd Diocesan Convention; and Edward Pritts; priest of our diocese.
The Flowers on the Altar are given to the greater glory of God and in loving memory of Fred and Dorothy Griffiths, parents of Suzanne Crawford.
February food drive - Suggested donations for February include pancake mix, syrup, oatmeal, cereal and canned fruit. 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.
Pledge results!! We had a good start to our pledge commitment with $238,357 so far pledged. We thank all who have pledged and if you have not done so, please consider pledging.
Coffee Hour – Please sign up for the 7:45 and 10:15 coffee hour. The sign-up sheet is in the narthex. We need volunteers!
Multi-Generational Valentine's Day Outreach On February 7th we will again be making Valentine's for Weisman Rehabilitation Hospital and collecting novelty gift items appropriate for boys and girls 6 months to 17 years of age. Ideas include new books and magazines, hand held games, playing cards, activity and coloring books, small stuffed toys, and personal gift items. Please do not donate food. Our collection will begin on January 24th and last until February 7th. We are also in need of two large baskets.
Pre-Lenten DIY Lenten project for your home. Lent begins on February 10th and there are plans in the works for a pre-Lenten project for everyone to do when your cards are finished on February 7th. More information will be coming soon. Please use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex so we know how many people to plan for. This is open to anyone who would like to participate.
2015 Dollar-a-Day Calendar for Redemption School now complete - The calendar page will be turned to 2016 the weekend of February 14, the First Sunday in Lent. Thank you from your MDG Team.
Pancakes Anyone??? Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Tuesday, Feb. 9th 5:30-7 p.m. St. Peter's will host a traditional pancake supper of pancakes, sausage, applesauce and beverages. $7 per adult; $5 for seniors 62 and over; $3 per child and children under 2 are free. Tickets will be on sale this weekend. We look forward to seeing you there!
Valentine's Day - Married couples: have you been looking for an opportunity to renew your wedding vows, but have been waiting for the perfect place and time? St. Peter's Church at the 5 pm on February 13th, Valentine's Day Saturday service is that place and time. At that service, St. Peter's will welcome all married couples wishing to re-affirm their commitment and love to each other in front of their families, friends, and neighbors. After the service, come join us for a traditional spaghetti dinner – bring a bottle of wine to celebrate! A sign-up list for those wishing to attend the dinner will be in the narthex. **We would like to offer babysitting if it will be needed. Please contact Mandy Hunter ASAP if you will need child care for the dinner. (609)320-9179 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Worship Opportunities for Lent begin this week: St. Peter's has a long history of reading Morning and Evening Prayer throughout the weekdays of Lent, with the walking of the Way (Stations) of the Cross replacing Evening Prayer on Fridays. We encourage you to lend your heart, soul, and voice to these special services of prayer and meditation, beginning this week on Thursday, February 11. Morning Prayer is held at 9am, Monday-Friday and Evening Prayer is held at 7pm, Monday-Thursday, both in Moore Memorial Chapel. The Stations of the Cross are walked every Friday evening in the church at 7pm.
Follow the Madness...Lent Madness that is. Starting on Ash Wednesday you can vote for your favorite saints as we go through Lent by going to www.lentmadness.org . Each day you will receive an email with the biographies of two saints and after you read about them you can vote for the one that you feel is the most worthy, interesting, strange or whatever strikes your fancy. Voting does not take place on the weekends. We will start out with a round of 32 saints and as candidates for the Golden Halo are eliminated the field will be taken down to the Saintly 16, then the Elate 8, the Faithful 4, and finally on Easter the Golden Halo winner will be announced. Books with the biographies of this year's saints are available in the Narthex if you don't want to follow this Lenten exercise/meditation/devotion/fun on line.