Ascension Day Jazz Vespers
Thursday, May 25, 7 p.m. , in the Sanctuary
The Norm Freeman Quartet will lead a service of jazz vespers (evening prayer) on Ascension Day at St. Peter’s. The Rev’d Norm Freeman earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from the Juilliard School and a Master of Divinity from General Theological Seminary, he is currently the Episcopal Chaplain for the University of California at Santa Barbara and Vicar of St. Michael and All Angels Church in Isla Vista. Fr. Freeman’s musical career has included regular performances with the New York Philharmonic and New York Pops, he has performed on four Grammy-nominated projects. Visit www.jazzministry.org to learn more and listen to the Norm Freeman Quartet.
Summer Spirituality Series
Thursdays at 7 p.m. (Parish Hall)
The 2017 Summer Spirituality Series begins the Thursday following Memorial Day and runs through the Thursday before Labor Day. Presentations on a variety of topics begin at 7 pm and last about an hour followed by a brief question and answer session after which ice cream cones from Kings Ice Cream will be served. The series is free and open to the public. NOTE: Dates with an asterisk (*) indicate a coinciding children’s night (see below). For additional information, contact the church office.
- June 1 The Jesus I know (The Rev. Carlyle Gill
- June 8* The Process of Dying (Bill Robbins)
- June 15 Water: A Spiritual Crisis (Green Team)
- June 22* A Scientist’s Perspective on Our Stewardship of the Environment (Dr. Jen Biddle)
- June 29 No class
- July 6 How to Read the Bible... Hopefully? (The Rev. E. Perren Hayes)
- July 13* Reflections on Always Kristen, a Memoir About Her Transgender Daughter (The Rev. Rita Nelson)
- July 20 500 Years of Martin Luther in Less Than An Hour (The Rev. Ray Michener)
- July 27* Using Essential Oils in Your Spiritual Life (Mary Anne Latorre)
- August 3 Jewish & Christian Responses to the Stranger (Rabbi Beth Cohen & the Rev. Jeffrey Ross)
- August 10* Nutrition: Feeding the Soul by Caring for the Body (Sharon Lawrence)
- August 17 The Women of Islam (Usman & Sobia Sandhu)
- August 24* Love Conquers All: Examples from Corinth to the Cape (Dr. Aimee Wiest)
- August 31 Introduction to Financial Peace (Deb Chamberlain)
Parents' Night Out
June 3 at 5:30 p.m. (Parish Hall)
Our April Parents’ Night Out will be held on Saturday, June 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. We have diner and either make a craft and/or watch a movie! Please bring a comfy pillow or blanket/sleeping bag for your child to cuddle up into! Contact Lorri. Reservations are a MUST by the Friday prior to the event at 9 a.m.! Please Note: There will be a $15/child charge for any children who are not members of the parish. Donations of juice boxes, pudding and fruit cups are happily accepted and we thank everyone who has donated items.
Children's Fun Nights
2nd and 4th Thursdays (June, July and August) at 7 p.m.
This summer, we will offer Parents’ Night Out on the first Saturday of the month. New for this summer will be a fun hour at 7 p.m. during the Summer Spirituality Series on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month (June 8, 22; July 13, 27; August 10, 24). We’ll meet downstairs for a drawing or other type of class, a craft, or a movie. When the parents are finished upstairs, we will join them for ice cream. All children are invited. Older children welcome to come as helpers! Contact Lorri for more information or to volunteer.
June 10 at 8:30 a.m. (Ocean Grill)
All men are invited to the monthly men’s breakfast on the second Saturday (6/10) of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Ocean Grill, 17252 N Village Main Blvd, Lewes.
Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room
Haiti is one of the two key interests of the Global Mission Committee. (The other is taking part in the Sussex County Refugee Coalition) Recently we gathered with Father Mark and his long-time friend from Haiti, Pere Yvan, to plan our next steps in working together~ Haitian parishes and St. Peter's ~ to develop each of our community's assets. Two of our teams and two from Haiti attended Asset Based Community Development training in the U.S. Now we are ready to use it for the betterment of both parishes. Next step: parishioners in San Pierre and St. Peter's will begin the ABCD training this spring. Of the 18 people trained, 8 will go to Haiti in the fall, to share what was gained and discuss next steps for mutual development. The next meeting of the Global Mission Committee will be held on June 13, at 7pm. All welcomed to join us.
Walkabouts - Question & Answer Sessions for Bishop Candidates’
This is an exciting time in our diocese. As previously announced, the candidates will attend three walkabouts at the end of June:
- June 28 Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Greenville
- June 29 St. Peter’s in Lewes
- June 30 Christ Church in Dover
The walkabouts will be held from 6:00 until 9:00 each evening. The evening will consist of prayer, introduction of the candidates, a question-and-answer session (Q&A), and a light reception.
Wild Goose Festival
July 12-17 in western North Carolina
Join us as we travel to the mountains of western North Carolina for the 2017 Wild Goose Festival from July 12-17. The Goose is the largest progressive Christian festival in the United States, focusing on spirituality, social justice, art, and music. A few of the 150+ speakers/artists announced so far include Nadia Bolz-Weber, Jim Wallis, Diana Butler Bass, Wm Paul Young, and Otis Moss III. The Rev. Carlyle Gill will be leading this trip. We have a private, air-conditioned mountain home booked for the festival. For festival information, visit www.wildgoosefestival.org . Contact Michael Potter for trip details (302-236-2761 /email@example.com).
Vacation Bible School
July 31 to August 3 at 5:30 to 8 p.m.
This year’s theme will be Surf Shack: Catching the Wave of God’s Amazing Love and will be held on July 31 through August 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. (dinner provided). Cost is $15 per child ($25/family max) (Volunteers' children-free). Scholarships available. Speak with Lorri Camilleri in the office about how you can get involved this year. Click here for the flyer.