December 6 @ 11:45 a.m.
Our Parish Annual Meeting takes place this Sunday on ZOOM at 11:45 a.m. (You can join as early as 11:30 a.m. for a little virtual fellowship.) Our parish bylaws require us to have a sizable quorum in order for us to complete the election of vestry and diocesan delegates at this meeting, so please join us!
Here is your link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2997014467
Here is your Meeting I.D. #: 299 701 4467
Angel Giving Tree
Our ‘Angel Giving Tree’ is now up in the narthex. There are gift tags for local families as well as for gifts to Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD). Our Outreach Advocates will have the doors unlocked tomorrow, Saturday December 5, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. if you want to stop by and select a gift to purchase this year. (You may also come by next week during office hours.) These gifts need to be returned to the Church by Sunday, December 13.
Advent Wreath Supplies Pick-up
Beginning November 22, 2020
Advent wreath supplies and devotionals will be ready for pick up starting Sunday, November 22, 2020 from the red bins under the breezeway. Each bag will contain wreath ring, plastic plant saucer, candles, Advent devotional and coloring pages. Candle sets for those who already have an Advent wreath and other devotional materials will also be available.
Please contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org if additional coloring pages are needed for your family members.
Although we will not all be able to gather in a large, indoor worship service on Christmas Eve with bulletins including the names of persons memorialized, honored, or celebrated with donations to the flowers, we will STILL HAVE POINSETTIAS at the altar for our recording of the Christmas Eve and subsequent Christmas liturgies, AND…we will still list the names you send us (as long as you print them legibly), scrolling on the screen as part of the introduction to each of our Christmas liturgies. If you would like to make a special Christmas donation to St. Peter’s this year, please mail in your donation with this form by DECEMBER 15 so that we can honor or memorialize your loved ones!
Have you ever been curious about the Holy Spirit? Join us over the next 4 weeks as we dig a little deeper to learn what Catherine Marshall reveals in her book, The Helper, about Scripture and prayer. We will look at “Who is the Helper? How do I experience the Helper’s presence? What is the Helper’s role and function in the church? And, how do I receive the Helper?
We are delighted to have Jane Mercer lead us in a discussion
Click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2997014467
Meeting ID: 299 701 4467
(If you don’t have a computer or tablet, you may dial in by calling 1 646 558 8656, and then dialing the meeting ID #)
Women’s Zoom Bible Study
Mondays @ 7 p.m.
Beginning Monday, November 2, 2020 the women’s Bible study will begin our discussion of John A. Sanford’s The Kingdom Within (The inner meaning of Jesus’ sayings) The book is available online for about $10.
Please contact Suzanne Brehm if you are interested in joining us so we can send you a link to these weekly, 40-minute Zoom gatherings.
Inspired by the UK’s Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020, St. Peter’s will be creating our own snapshot of 2020. You are invited to submit your pictures to be included in A Portrait of Our Parish: The Spirit of St. Peter’s in 2020.
Open to all ages and abilities, we want to capture the different moods, emotions, experiences and the spirit of our St. Peter’s family during this unique time in our parish life. Black and white or color photographs are welcome and can be taken with a phone or camera. Please email your picture and any questions to email@example.com by December 12, 2020.
*If your family is not in our children and families email group, please call the parish office and ask for your email address to be added! (864) 268-7280.
We would like to invite you to participate in the church drive for first aid supplies to donate to the United Ministries families who participate in the IFHN (temporary shelter at St. Giles) program. Since we are unable to host families for the IFHN program right now, we thought we could provide them with some first aid essentials. We have brainstormed a list of ideas for items to put into first aid boxes that we have. There will be box with a first aid cross at the church starting now and ending November 20. We welcome any donations! Any Day of the Week, you may drop off donations at St. Peter’s Plastic Bins under the covered drive-through in the front parking lot.
St. Peter’s Coat Drive from now until November 11 (St. Martin’s Day) We would like to collect any of your used coats which might be taking up space in a closet and could be helpful to someone in need. In the spirit of St. Martin, a Roman soldier who cut his cloak in half to share with a poor beggar, we would like to share warmth with persons who may need a coat in Greenville this winter. You can drop off a coat in our red bin marked ‘Coat Drive’ in the covered drive-through area in the front of St. Peter’s. United Ministries plans to distribute coats one at a time during the winter to persons in need. We will deliver our collection of coats to United Ministries on November 12. The greatest need is for adult coats in sizes L thru XXXXL.
We now offer in-person worship gatherings. After you have read the expectations for participating in worship here, you may click here to sign up for one of 12 family slots at either 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
We will continue to have two online options to view our Sunday services:
Prayers for Healing
For those who are seeking some spiritual tools and may be unsure how to pray and minister through this time of physical distancing, click here for some helpful tips and examples for how to care for yourself, your family, and other loved ones.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
910 Hudson Road
Greenville, SC 29615
Phone: (864) 268-7280
Fax: (864) 268-2501
P.O. Box 25817
Greenville, SC 29616
Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.