Be An Angel Tree
The Be An Angel Tree will be available for picking tags after the worship services on November 11 and 12.
All gifts and tags must be returned to the church office by December 6.
A Further Journey: A Class for Men in the Second Half of Life
2nd and 4th Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Chapel - NEW LOCATION! (see dates below)
Beginning in September we will continue the spiritual and personal growth discussion group for men in the second half of life. Last spring we began honest and lively conversations about growth issues in our lives and we want to continue these times together. We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from
7 -8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the church building. Tom Ledbetter and Ray Michener will lead the conversations and be helped by the planning team of Howard Reign, Chris Mark, Gary Belkot, and Mike Alushin. All men are welcome to join us for this time of enriching conversations of honesty and spirituality with no judgment or criticism. The autumn schedule is: November 13, 27, and December 11.
Global Mission and Outreach ABCD Meetings.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 14, in the Conference Room at 7 p.m. Please plan to join us. In addition to our regular meetings, the GM&O Committee has scheduled numerous gatherings in the coming months. Here is the list:
- November 19 (Sun) 9-10 a.m. - The Parish of S. Pierre in Mirabalais
- January 16 (Tue) 6-8 p.m. - Logistics concerns, work in small groups – going to Haiti and staying in Delaware
- January 21 (Sun) 10 a.m. - Commissioning at church
Capital Punishment Workshop
November 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Chris Miller-Marcin will facilitate a workshop on Capital Punishment on November 16, from 6-8 p.m. in St. Peter’s Parish Hall. The workshop is one of Chris’ diaconate projects for the Diocese necessary to complete as she moves forward to become a deacon. Panel members include the Reverends Ron Gerber, Mark Harris, Larry Hofer, and Ray Michener who will touch on our Baptismal Covenant and what Scripture, Anglican/Episcopal Tradition, and our own reason say about Capital Punishment. Additionally, Mr. Jeremy Collins, Mr. Don Peterson, and Ms. Carol Wzorek will give short presentations as well. Moderator for the evening is Ms. Charlotte King. The event is co-sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice. Refreshments served. All are welcome!
Parish Life Day - Listen and Leap!
November 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church in Middletown, DE
Parish Life Day is a fun-spirited, community day, that is often referred to as our second convention. For over ten years, it has drawn approximately 200 people annually from Delaware and the surrounding areas. In addition to special guests, the day includes; a wide-range of workshops, 30+ vendors, morning and closing reflection, music, Bishop’s message, an all-day children’s program, breakfast, and lunch. There is something for everyone – a true family affair. Come join the fellowship, fun, and educational opportunities! For more information or to register, visit: goo.gl/sAJZ4V
Saint Peter’s Readers.
Sunday, November 19 at 4 p.m. in the Conference Room
Join us on Sunday, November 19 at our new time for the winter months—4 p.m. This month we will discuss John Lester’s Corn Singer which is an epic story of crossed cultures with history, adventure, and romance! It is set in the southwest and Europe during WWII. Local author, John Lester, will be with us to share his five-year effort to write and research his book. Betsy Hansot has the book—$12 each. Her phone number is 644-2044. Friends—please remember that all are invited to join us any month! Come when you can, leave when you must! Looking Ahead: The book for December is John Grisham’s Skipping Christmas and we’ll meet on 12/17. Please bring a children’s books to donate.
Church Office Closed
The office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Advent Wreath Making
Sunday, November 26 at noon in the Parish Hall
All are invited to join us in the Parish Hall on Sunday, November 26, at noon to make your Advent Wreath for this year. Supplies are limited, so please contact Lorri in the office to register. Mark your calendar!
We will start off with a soup lunch. Bring a dessert or crusty bread/rolls to share.
Advent Quiet Day
Friday, December 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays on Friday afternoon, December 8 (2 to 4 p.m.) in the Parish Hall. Join Mother Carlyle on this sacred quiet journey through the four weeks of Advent as we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. Contact the office to register.
Eric Mintel Quartet Is Back with Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz
Saturday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
We are pleased to announce that the Eric Mintel Quartet will return to Saint Peter's for an evening of holiday fare celebrating the music of Vince Guaraldi who wrote the Charlie Brown music plus your holiday favorites with that special jazz flare. A reception will be held in the Parish Hall following the concert. Bring the whole family - we may even have some visitors from the North Pole!!! A free-will offering will be received (suggested donation of at least $10 pp). Hosted by Family Ministry.
Parents' Afternoon Shopping
Sunday, December 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall
Parents, need to finish those last minute presents? Send your kids to us for an afternoon while you get your errands run! We will be making gifts for the parents this month plus we'll have an afternoon snack. If there's time, we'll watch a movie. Reservations are a MUST by 3 a.m. on December 7 so that we can accommodate our little guests and have enough supplies on hand. Contact Lorri in the office. Please Note: There will be a $15 charge for each child who is not a member of the parish. Donations of juice boxes, pudding, and fruit cups are gratefully accepted and we continue to be blessed by those who have contributed!
All-Parish Christmas Gathering
Sunday, December 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Parish Hall
EVERYONE is invited to our Second Annual All-Parish Gathering in the Parish Hall. Bring something edible to share. We'll sing carols and join in lots of fellowship with out St. Peter's Family. Contact Lorri in the office if you have questions. We hope you will join us!