Lenten Program & Suppers
February 28, March 7, 14 & 21, 2018
During the weeks of Lent, we will gather on Wednesday evenings. Worship begins at 6 p.m. followed by Lenten Suppers at 6:30 p.m. Fr. Furman’s presentation will start at 7:15 p.m., and we will conclude at 7:45 p.m.
Listening in Lent
50th Anniversary: Our Vision for the Next 50 Years
Small Group Listening: March 13 – April 23
We are approaching our 50th anniversary as a congregation, and we want and need your help in dreaming and visioning together what God is calling St. Peter’s to do and be in its next fifty years. We need only 60-90 minutes of your time in a listening session of ten or twelve parishioners, led by a volunteer facilitator from St. Peter’s. Your vestry’s commitment is to offer every person who worships and participates in our common life a chance to be heard. Our intention is to offer enough session dates, times, and places for more than 200 of you to participate in one of these small gatherings. (And we will schedule even more listening sessions if we need to do so.) Thank you for your willingness to take part in this. For almost fifty years, the people of St. Peter’s have responded boldly to the mission entrusted to us. It is now our moment to help describe and define the journey forward. Click here to sign up for a small group. Sign up sheets will also be available in the Narthex.
Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. – Noon in Stockstill Hall
Please join us as we return to Camp Compassion to learn more about how we can love like God. We will have stories, games, and crafts. As always, your child did not have to attend the previous sessions to be able to join us on March 17th. Hope to see you at Camp Compassion!!
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Please join Gary and Judy Taylor at their home to celebrate the “wearing of the green” on Saturday, March 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. (or even later) We look forward to seeing you in whatever color you want to wear. Please bring a bottle of wine and/or appetizer to share. Soft drinks will be provided. Contact the church for questions or directions.
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.
EFM- Education for Ministry
EFM is designed to address our call at Baptism and Confirmation to become ministers. God calls all of us to become ministers for the church. The EFM program purpose is to help Christian lay people prepare for this ministry by developing an understanding of their faith through the study of the Bible, church history, and theology in seminar group study. As opposed to an ordained ministry, EFM does not teach the skills of ordained ministry.
EFM will be starting our 4th year this September with our current EFM program. There are 6-12 participants in an EFM group. Currently, there are 8 participants in our program. We have seven – 4th year participants and one – 3rd year participant. The program runs on an academic year of 36 sessions. Typical study preparation time is 4-6 hours prior to the seminar. The seminars meet once a week for approximately 3 hours. There are a total of four years in the program but each participant commits to each year separately. It’s encouraged to have multiple years in each EFM group.
The seminars furnish the participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the written materials and develop skills of theological reflection. It is through theological reflection that participants can learn to examine their own beliefs and relationship to our culture and the tradition of our Christian faith.
The EFM program is administered by The University of the South (Sewanee). Study programs are supplied by Sewanee. The cost for registration and materials is $350.00. You may contact current mentors, Mary De Monterey or Ron Adams if interested. Also check out the official website www.sewanee.edu/EFM/. There are prospectuses for EFM on the website.