April 20, 2014
Welcome, Newcomers & Visitors!
¨ Greeters wearing a “Greeter” name badge and a white rose will be waiting on the lawn after services to find answers for your questions!
¨ Please write your address and phone number in the black book as it travels your row, so we can send you a letter of welcome.
¨ Come to the Visitors’ Table, immediately to your left as you exit the Church. You will receive the gift of a St. Peter’s mug!
¨ Remember, you don't have to be a member to get involved! Ask about volunteer and education opportunities at the Newcomer or Parish Life Table. Sign up for a nametag at the Parish Life Table, and it will be waiting for you next Sunday. Pick up a free sticker for the back of your car on the lawn today!
After-Easter Quiet Days
The church and offices will be closed this Monday and Tuesday for Quiet Days. The office will re-open at 9:00 am on Wednesday.
Early Years Ministry Will Host a Baby Shower to celebrate the birth of our new Church Nursery! You are invited to come this Saturday, April 26, from 10:30 am to noon in our current Nursery. Brunch will be provided by Early Years families. Our Nursery Staff will unwrap your gifts. Bring the whole family for fellowship and fun. Everyone in the parish is invited to help stock our new nursery! Choose a tag from the tree in the Sunday School Hallway to shop quickly and easily at Target.
Spring Anglican Fourth Day weekends are almost here! The Men's Weekend, led by Bob Mullins, is April 24 - 27 ; the Women's Weekend, led by Pat Barnidge, is May 1 - 4. Other team members from our church include Father Michael Petty, Doug Ingram, George Allen, Everett Yarbrough, Bob Whittier, Bobby Carrouth, Stan Mattick, and Glenda Roudabaugh. The weekends are a delightful mix of worship, instructive Christian talks, personal renewal and reflection, singing, fellowship and laughter, great food, and an overall wonderful ,spiritual time together. If you would like to know more about Anglican Fourth Day, contact any of those current team members or Jim, Barnidge, A4D St. Peter's coordinator
Next Sunday, April 27, is THE time to return your mite box to the church. 100% of your gift will go to Uganda for our Orphans! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Sunday, at the 9:00 am service, is the Children’s Festal Eucharist, when some of the members of the One Family of Faith class will receive their First Communion. All of those little ones’ families will be at that earlier service, so if you have no pressing desire to be in church at 9:00 am, please consider attending the 11:15 service to make a bit more room.
New Church News
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Columbarium niches are still available at construction prices until the church moves in a few weeks. Once you commit to the purchase of your niche(s) and pay a deposit, you have a year to pay off your balance! Take advantage of the discount before post-construction prices!
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An Affordable Gift
A $20 Hymnal is a gift to the new church we can all afford. A bookplate with your dedication can be affixed to the front page of the book. Contact Diane Biederman, email@example.com
More Church Furnishings Available
¨ Wrought iron double prayer desk for crypt columbarium $2000
¨ Incense Boat & Spoon - $200
Contact Diane Biederman at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate one of these items
“Later” is NOW!
If you purchased church furnishings for the new building, and said, “I’ll figure out my dedication later” . . . the time has come! The list of dedications in honor and memory of loved ones is now being compiled and prepared for the Consecration service sheet. Please send your dedication ASAP to email@example.com
Yard Signs & Car Magnets
God’s church is on the move—and spreading the Word! Evangelize without words by purchasing car magnets ($5) and yard signs ($10) in the office or on the lawn! If you buy a yard sign, please don’t plan to put it out until we move—we don’t want your neighbors to visit the new church and be greeted only by a muddy bulldozer!
Purchase an engraved brick paver to honor people and occasions—and to help with the new church building! You should have received a letter in the mail explaining the particulars, but there are extras at the Parish Life Table if you did not. At $150 per brick, you can be part of a pathway to the church for generations! Please note that this is an ongoing project; you can purchase bricks on down the road, next year or in ten years, as occasions arise.
(Don’t Let the Students Starve!)
InterVarsity’s end-of-the-semester potluck for college students is Tuesday, April 29. They are looking for the donation of a few main dishes to feed their hungry congregation of young people. Are you willing to help? Sign up with Tina Campbell at the Parish Life Table today. If the food is brought to St. Peter’s by 5:15 pm on the day of the event, InterVarsity will gratefully pick it up and take it over to campus.
The Book Cellar will be closed after Easter in preparation for moving to the new church!!!!!!
The St. Peter’s Artisans now have a mission statement and a web page (http://www.stpeterstallahassee.org/artisans) and would like to feature art pieces created within our church community. Our parish is filled with talented artists! If you are creating items for the new church (banners, altar linens, carvings, etc.), please e-mail photos of your completed work to post on the web page. Photos and comments can go to Vanessa Zein-Eldin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Worship 11:30 am—Noon
Prayer service Noon—1:15 pm
22nd floor of State Capitol Building
If you’re struggling with physical, emotional, or spiritual issues, receive confidential prayer from a team of trained and committed prayer intercessors at walk- in prayer clinic held on the first Thursdays of the month at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 7:00-9:00pm and the third Thursdays, 7:00-9:00pm at Killearn Methodist Church. Call Tallahassee Healing Prayer Ministries, 385-9164.
Ready for Your Close Up
We’ll still try to assemble our photo directory before your newborn goes to college! If you haven’t had your photo taken by John Schmidt by the fountain on the lawn between the morning services, please try to do so soon. As he weather gets springier, it’s more pleasant to pose and smile!
Upcoming Baptism Dates
June 8 Pentecost 9:00 & 11:15 am, 5:00 pm
August 10 9:00 & 11:15 am, 5:00 pm
November 2 9:00 & 11:15 am, 5:00 pm
Contact Anne Wright, email@example.com, to arrange Baptism for yourself or your child.
Missions and Outreach
Hungry for Food . . . to Give Away!
Our partner in local mission, Good News Outreach, is experiencing a food shortage, as are other charitable organizations in town. Please bring non-perishable food items to bless hungry neighbors in our community. Donations may be put in the big donation box in the Sunday School hallway.
Summer Camp Offers Fine Arts!
“Note” the date! Fine Arts Camp will reprise the week of August 4-8 for children in rising K-6th grades. Registration forms are now available and online for fine arts camp! You can also pick up a form at the Parish Life Table outside this morning. Take advantage of the early registration discount available through May 4! Contact Debbie Garven with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be no Children's Worship this week for either service. If your child is in first grade, bring them upstairs to worship with you. Kindergarteners and younger children are welcome to check into our nursery during service. We will return to Children's Worship in the NEW church!
Registration for Vacation Bible School continues online! Our theme: “Wilderness Adventure: Moses in the Desert.”
Holy Week Message
Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus the Messiah,
We have now entered the most solemn and glorious week of the year. From the acclaim of Palm Sunday, to the pain of the Passion, from the humiliation of the cross to the glory of the resurrection, this was the week of weeks for Jesus, and is now for us who follow Him.
Can we imagine what it means that Jesus, who made all water, was thirsty? For the one who had all glory and majesty as God, was spit upon, slapped, and whipped by men? For the one who created all life in the universe, "the Author of life" (Acts 3:15), was killed by those He created?
As we know, his death had a profound purpose: "21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." (2 Corinthians 5:21, ESV)
And then, on the first day of the week, the first day of a forever changed world, Jesus was raised from the dead and is now seated at His Father's right hand.
Because Jesus became the suffering servant who died for us, Paul writes: "Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11, ESV)
I know, I am saying things we all already know. But it is crucial that we pause to reflect upon these amazing truths and give glory to God for what He has done, this week, and all the weeks to come.
May the Lord strengthen you and deepen your faith in Him in these special days.
In Jesus the Crucified and Risen One,
The Rt. Rev. Neil G. Lebhar
Prayers for the Military
Please pray for: Lance Asher, Ryan Asher, Abraham Blocker, Adam Blocker, Liz Borelli, Josh Brown, David Chichetti, Alex Clifford, Ben Clifford, Cole Cochran, Bruce Crooks, Jon C. Davis, Jamie Dilworth, Ryan Dozier, Eric Evans, Mark Evans, Sean Gallagher, Colin Hightower, Brantly Kilpatrick, Alex Lawrence, Van Lovett, Matt Miller, Adam Nestor, Don Penn, Robert Peterson, Andrew Raich, Garrett Searle, Bradford Smith, Kurt Spitzer, Jr., Walt Stanish, Walter Stanish, Tyler Sumners, Zack Tannen, Parry Alex Thomas, Buddy Vollertsen, Woody Vollertsen, Griffin Williams, Ryan Williams, Scotty; the wounded, families, caregivers.