Women’s Bible Study
August 19, 2019 @ 7 p.m.
On Monday, August 19 the women’s Bible study will begin our session on Robert Farrar Capon’s The Mystery of Christ…& Why We Don’t Get It. We will begin with an overview of the book and some background information on the author. All ladies are invited to join us on Monday evenings in the parlor as we explore the mystery of Christ. Please contact Jan Rhodes with any questions or if cost is a concern.
Safe Church Training
September 7, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.
Creating safe spaces in our worship communities is a ministry that we all share. Safe church policy and training is grounded in our call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being. Our shared efforts to be aware, educate others and respond effectively provides opportunities to increase and enhance our ability to live out our Baptismal Covenant within our communities of faith and in the world beyond.
The training is required of all clergy, wardens, vestry members, Eucharistic Visitors, youth leaders, confirmation sponsors, acolyte leaders, choir directors, Sunday School teachers, nursery volunteers, volunteers working in the parish on a regular basis and all employees of congregations.
We will be hosting a Safe Church Training on Saturday, September 7 at 9:30 a.m. in Stockstill Hall. If you plan to attend this session, please contact the church office, so that we may have enough materials available for all participants. For those needing to be re-certified, you may either complete the online program at www.edusc.org, or participate in an in-person training (the dates for which may be found on the diocesan calendar.)
Sunday School Kickoff
September 8, 2019
Please join us to Meet Your Sunday School Teacher on Sunday, September 8 at 9:30 am in Stockstill Hall. After enjoying some doughnuts and juice, the children will be dismissed to their individual classes.
September 8, 2019 from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Children’s Choir will resume on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm in the choir room. All elementary age children are welcome.
Interfaith Hospitality Network Service Opportunity
September 8 – 14, 2019
IFHN is a ministry to support families who are experiencing homelessness. Along with St. Giles Presbyterian church, we provide meals and fellowship with the families in the program.
Our next INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK service opportunity is the week of
September 8-14 at St. Giles Presbyterian Church.
Please join us for a peaceful time of reflection and prayer as we prepare for our week of helping support several families in transition with safe, temporary housing. All St. Peter’s members are invited to join us on Sunday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m. in our worship space as we celebrate our commitment to this mission through a Holy Eucharist shared with our fellow helpers from St. Giles. Following the Eucharist we will have a time of fellowship in Stockstill Hall, and also answer any questions you may have as you consider helping us with this rewarding ministry!
If you are interested in joining this enthusiastic and dedicated group of parishioners who welcome a few, very grateful families to St. Giles once per quarter, but are unsure of what it entails; please join us! This is your perfect opportunity to meet our experienced volunteers from St. Peter’s as well as St. Giles and ask questions. Childcare will be provided.
Thank you for your consideration!
September Holy Hike
September 14, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us as we hike at Waldrop Stone Falls, which is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Central, South Carolina. The hike features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. You can check it out on AllTrails.com https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/south-carolina/waldrop-stone-falls
1. In Clemson at the intersection of SC 133, US 76, US 123, and SC 28, turn right onto 133 & continue for 3.3 miles until you reach Madden Bridge Road.
2. After turning right on Madden Bridge Road, drive 0.2 mile to Waldrop Stone Road on your LEFT. Immediately there is a pull-off and trail to the right. We will meet at the second entrance, approximately 0.2 miles further up Waldrop Stone Road. There is parking along both sides of the street just past the second entrance.
For more information, please contact the church office. You can follow Holy Hikes Upper South Carolina at: https://www.facebook.com/HolyHikesUpperSouthCarolina/ to RSVP and check for updates/cancellations. PLEASE: RSVP so that we have enough bulletins and wafers for all.
Welcome & Discovery Class
September 17 – 18, 2019
Sign-up for our next Welcome & Discovery Class if you would like to understand more about worship, faith and service in the Anglican Tradition; the Episcopal Church; and at St. Peter’s.
We will begin with dinner on Tuesday evening, and have a relaxed time of learning more about worship and sacraments, while also tracing the outlines of Christian faith as we have received it through the Bible and the Christian Tradition. Father Furman will give particular attention to the “lenses” through which Anglicans and Episcopalians see. The class resumes on Wednesday evening with coffee and fruit and cheese. There is no obligation or commitment associated with this class. You may sign-up by calling the parish office at 268-7280 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: Sunday, September 15.
Eucharist Visitor Training
September 21, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.
St. Peter’s is blessed to have a vibrant Eucharistic Visitor ministry, in which a trained and licensed lay person takes consecrated bread and wine from our Sunday service to share with our members who are unable to come to church. This ministry is vital to those who are ill or home-bound, allowing them to continue to participate in our corporate worship. We will be offering a Eucharistic Visitor Training at 9:30 on Saturday morning, September 21 in the Choir Room. If you plan to come, please contact the church office.
September 21, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Please join us for fun, food and fellowship at the home of Pete and Sally Hensen on September 21 from 6 – 8 p.m. All adults are welcome! Please bring a bottle of wine and/or appetizer to share. Soft drinks will be provided. Good people, good food, great fun!
Save the Date for Rise Against Hunger
October 5, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m.
St. Peter’s and Greenville Islamic Society will partner again for our 3rd year to package 20,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger. We will hold the event at the Islamic Center Oct. 5 from 2-4 p.m. More details coming soon.
Save the Date for St. Peter’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
October 27, 2019
St. Peter’s 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held will be Sunday, October 27 and will include a celebratory lunch here at the church. You don’t want to miss this!
First Sundays at 4 pm from October through June
“You gave me a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.” Ps 18:36
Behind the altar of St. Peter’s church, we are blessed to have a labyrinth, a spiritual path. It is set in a sacred space. Walking to its center, the pilgrim or prayer walker, lets go of all thoughts and concerns. The center is a place to tell God- “Here I am Lord,” use me for your service. Walking back out the same path that one entered, one meditates on what service they can bring to the world.
A simple prayer.
Weather permitting, join us every first Sunday at 4 pm from October through June for a community walk or simply walk and pray any time the Spirit moves you or the world troubles you.
Iter Vitae (Life’s Journey) St. Peter’s Labyrinth Ministry
Are You Called to Become A Daughter of the King?
We are a group of Christian women striving to fulfill the promises of our Baptismal Covenant through the adoption of a Rule of Life:
• To continue in the Apostles’ teaching & fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in the prayers.
• To persevere in resisting evil, and when we fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord.
• To proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.
• To seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself.
• To strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.
At Confirmation we promise to pray, work, and give for the spread of Christ’s Kingdom. Through membership in our Order women are:
• Strengthened through prayer.
• Helped to learn through study.
• Provided community with other Daughters.
We are a group of women living a Rule of Prayer and Service to our neighbors. We are women to whom parishioners can look for love and for help in time of need or loneliness. We seek to walk with God as our guide and try to draw those with whom we come in contact into the church. We are women who work to spread Christ’s Kingdom here on earth. We can never forget that prayer is the foundation from which our service grows.
“Prayer without work is empty words, Service without prayer is labor lost.”
We find The Order of the Daughters of the King to be a safe place in a busy world where we can be together and support each other in Christ’s love.
For more information or questions, contact Diane Moore or Beck Sullivan.