upcoming events

ECW's (Episcopal Church Women) Ladies Night Out

Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m.

Home of Terri Klopp

Ladies’ Nights Out are relaxed social events meant for catching up with old friends or making new ones. Guests are always welcome; attendees bring a beverage or a sweet or savory treat to share. The next LNO will be Tuesday, June 20, at the home of Terri Klopp, Lewes (the address will be mailed to those attending). Lynn Goebel has volunteered to host in September on a date to be announced. If you would like to host next fall or winter, contact Mary Beth Palkon-Krytzer or Ellen Werner.

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 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)

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 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.

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.

St. Peter's 51st Annual Art Show

Saturday, July 1 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

GREAT ART SERVING GREAT CHARITIES!  This popular event, held rain or shine, will feature paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, and works in fiber, glass, wood, metal, and much more. Over 135 juried artists and artisans will display their works on the streets surrounding St. Peter’s Church. All proceeds from this event support organizations helping individuals and families in need in the Cape Henlopen School District. Aid is given regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, color, marital status, creed, national origin, disability, or religious affiliation. For complete information on the Art Show, click here!

Parents' Night Out

July 8 at 5:30 p.m. (Parish Hall)

Our July Parents’ Night Out will be held on Saturday, July 8, 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.

Global Missions

Tuesday, July 11 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 7 pm. All welcomed to join us.

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 / mikepotter@outlook.com). 

St Peter's Readers

Sunday, July 16, 5 p.m. in the Conference Room

The St. Peter’s Readers will meet in July on Sunday, July 16, at 5 p.m. The book selection is J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy. Hillbilly Elegy is “ A passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis- that of poor white Americans.” Looking Ahead: The book for August is My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She Is Sorry by Fredrik Blackman. Friends—please remember that all are invited to join us any month! Come when you can, leave when you must!

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.