In your daily devotions this week pray for the Diocese of Renk, Sudan; the members and ministry of the Sudan Committee, Convocation Deans, Convocation Secretaries, the Trustees of the VanDuzer Scholarship Fund and the ministry of Hospital Chaplains.
The Flowers on the Altar are given to the greater glory of God and in loving memory of Rowland and Jean Napier Ricketts, parents of Jean Ricketts and George and Corrine Gruenwald, parents of Deacon Helen.
August Food Drive – Suggested donations for August include baby food, formula, peanut butter, jelly and canned soup. Children in need don't receive school breakfasts and lunches during the summer. 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.
ShopRite Card Sales to continue throughout the summer. Your MDG Team appreciates your continued support of this effort. Available denominations are $20.00, $50.00 and $100.00. St. Peter's receives 5% of the value of all cards sold, which is used to support our work with Redemption School, Haiti.
Less than a Dollar a Day provide an Education to a Haitian Child: Did you know that it costs less than one dollar a day to provide a Haitian child or youth with a full year of schooling at Redemption School, Haiti, including uniform, shoes, book bag, and books? Giving a day is easy: simply donate $1.00 or more in the glass jar on the narthex table and sticky-note your name on the calendar posted immediately to the right - one date per dollar. Let's fill every date!
Oaks Integrated Care (formerly Twin Oaks) helps local children experiencing behavioral and emotional problems. Unfortunately, many families of children in Oaks Integrated Care programs can't afford new backpacks and basic school supplies for the upcoming school year. St. Peter's is once again collecting backpacks, lunchboxes, and supplies. You can make a difference by donating the following items: Backpacks & lunchboxes, Book covers, Calculators (solar & scientific), Protractors & rulers, Index cards, Scissors & glue sticks, Facial tissues & hand sanitizer, Pens & pencils, Three-ring binder with paper, Pocket folders, Erasers & pencil cases, Crayons, markers & highlighters. Please place your donation in the bins in the narthex August 1-16.
Rutger's Summer Reading Program continues this month on Tuesdays from 8 to 5pm and Fridays from 10 to 5 pm. Please do not disturb these classes. Thank you!
Jean Ricketts, who is a Summer Singer for the third year, plays the violin obligato to the Offertory Anthem. We are so glad to have you with us again this summer!