In your daily devotions this week pray for peace in Jerusalem; the members and ministry of the Committee on the Priesthood and the Provincial Synod; Gail Bennett, Louise Cressman, John Dill, Daniel Hall, Frederick Pray, Kenneth Reed, James Roman, Mary Jo Smith, and Warren Spencer, deacons of our diocese; and Keith McCoy and Carol Stoy, retired Archdeacons of our diocese.
Thank you to all who helped with the Outdoor Spring Clean up: John and Danielle Colaianni, Kelly Wu, Dalton Wu, Darren Wu, Bob Waller and Marty Banecker.
Capital Campaign – St. Peter's Episcopal Church is about to embark upon a Capital Campaign to repair the roof over the Sunday School entrance, the sagging ceiling in the office wing and to correct various heating and air conditioning issues inside the church and William's Hall. To complete these projects we need your help! We need to raise $36,000.00 by May 31, 2014 in order to make these urgent and necessary repairs. Pray that we can raise these funds in a timely manner. Please complete a pledge card, indicating the amount, so that these funds can be raised quickly in order to complete this work as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact me, Jeff Moore or John Colaianni. I hope the Vestry can count on you to give generously. Martin Banecker
Easter Food Drive—You can help provide an Easter meal for those less fortunate by donating to St. Peter's Easter Food Drive for the Christian Caring Center. Suggested items are canned fruit, vegetables, and soup; stuffing mix; mashed potato mix; brown sugar; ham gift certificates; and children's breakfast food, such as cereal, oatmeal, jelly, peanut butter, ravioli, and snack bars. Please place your donations in the bins in the narthex by April 6. A check for $35 will provide a dinner for one family; donations in any amount are appreciated. Checks (payable to the Christian Caring Center) can be dropped off at the church office. Thank you!
12 Disciples needed for Maundy Thursday Foot Washing - We encourage everyone to come forward to have their feet washed at the Maundy Thursday service, but would like to have twelve advance volunteers to represent Jesus' closest friends whom he served at the Last Supper. A sign-up sheet is on the long table in the narthex.
The Maundy Thursday Vigil at the Altar of Repose provides us with a chance to "spend one hour with [Jesus]" on the night before his death, as his first disciples could not. We encourage you to take this opportunity for silent prayer, meditation, Bible reading, and reflection on the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please sign up in the narthex to let us know which hour or hours you are willing to cover.
St. Peter's will host its annual RUMMAGE SALE on Saturday, May 3, from 7:30 am - 12 noon, inside and outside of Williams Hall, rain or shine. Please start bringing your donations to Williams Hall beginning on Tuesday, April 29th. Volunteers of all ages are needed! Sorting, organizing and pricing will occur from 6pm - 8pm the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prior to the Rummage Sale. Volunteers are also needed to help haul away the leftovers, which will be donated to the Medford Goodwill. If you would like to host a table, donate baked goods for sale, or to volunteer (youth service hours awarded!), or for any questions, please contact Danielle & John Colaianni at 609-654-5644 (home) or john.colaianni @gmail.com. Please tell your friends and neighbors, circle the date, and thank you for your annual support of this great event!!
Lenten Coin Folders and Mite Boxes support Redemption School, Haiti: Just a reminder to return your filled Lenten Coin Folders and/or Mite Boxes at any of our Easter services or as soon as possible afterward. Your MDG Team thanks you for your support of our new companionship with Redemption School. Please make any checks payable to St. Peter's Episcopal Church with "MDG" in the memo.
We're looking for help planning our National Cancer Survivors Day celebration to be held on June 1st at 3:00 pm at New Freedom Park. Can you help? See Cindy Cullen or email email@example.com
SERVICES OF HOLY WEEK 2014
MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK
April 14, 15, 16 9:00 AM Morning Prayer (Memorial Chapel)
7:00 PM Holy Eucharist (Memorial Chapel)
April 17 9:00 AM Morning Prayer (Memorial Chapel)
6:00 PM Agape Meal*
7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Liturgy with Washing of Feet; followed by Stripping of the Altar.
8:00 PM Watch** begins in Memorial Chapel (until 7:00 PM Friday)
April 18 7:00 PM Liturgy of Good Friday: The Way of the Cross - Live drama of Stations of the Cross by St. Peter's youth; the Solemn Collects; Veneration of the Cross; and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament.
April 19 9:00 AM Liturgy of the Word
There will be no 5 pm Eucharist. Please plan to attend one of the following Easter services.
THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER***#
April 19 8:00 PM Holy Eucharist- The first Eucharist of Easter Day, bring bells or chimes.
April 20 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.