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COFFEE HOUR

There are a lot of openings in October: please contact Tracy Mulveny if you are interested in hosting. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to serve in September!  Click more to learn more about Coffee Hour.

Adult formation

Click more to learn more about adult education at St. Peter's.

Godly Play & Sunday School

Godly Play and St. Peter's Youth Sunday School returned September 18th from
9:15-10am. We have a fun year planned.
We can't wait to get started!

Iona service

The service will occur on the second Sunday of each month beginning on October 9th at 10:15.  

The Iona service is an intergenerational service in the Parish Hall combining elements of ancient and future worship in an Episcopal context. All are welcome!

Contact the office with any questions. 


reverse advent calendar

Each day, from November 27 until December 20, add a food item to a box. (See suggested list below.)
On the 20th of December bring your box to the Parish Hall for distribution to a local food bank.

November 27    -    box of cereal
November 28    -    carton of shelf-stable milk
November 29    -    peanut butter & jelly
November 30    -     boxed potatoes
December 01     -    canned ham (non-refrigerated)
December 02    -    canned sweet potatoes
December 03    -    jar of applesauce
December 04    -    canned cranberry sauce
December 05    -    canned fruit
December 06    -    canned beans
December 07    -     canned mixed vegetables
December 08    -    canned carrots
December 09    -    canned corn
December 10    -    box of oatmeal
December 11    -    box of rice
December 12    -    box of spaghetti
December 13    -    box of spaghetti sauce
December 14    -    canned tomatoes
December 15    -    tomato soup
December 16    -    chicken noodle soup
December 17    -    box of crackers
December 18    -    box of cookies
December 19    -    bottle of fruit juice
December 20    -    protein or fruit bar





Volunteer this fall

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Volunteer With Delaware Botanic Garden this Fall
Green Team member Tony Broomfield volunteers at the Delaware Botanic Garden where he is planting trees, and they could use some help planting thousands of bulbs and hundreds of trees. Sign up online to help or contact Carol
For more information contact Tony Broomfield

Women's spirituality group

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“Women’s Spirituality Group” at St. Peter's.
Similar to the Men’s Spirituality group, this group meets twice a month to discuss relatively short books on spirituality that appeal to women. We will begin with “The Book of Creation - an introduction to Celtic Christianity” by Philip Newell. Books will be chosen by the women and discussion facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Carol Flett. Thank you to St. Peter’s Daughters of the King chapter for their help and support in launching this ministry. The Daughters of the King will continue to meet separately, and they will be the founding members of the new Women’s Spirituality Group. For questions, contact Rev. Dr. Carol Flett  The next session is set for Friday, October 21st at 10:30 am in the Community (Parish) Hall.

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christmas at sea

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The Prayer Shawl Ministry is collecting items for ditty boxes to be distributed to seamen during the month of December. They are seeking donations of the following items:

Chapstick
Comb
Cough drops
Deodorant
Disposable razors
Gloves (winter/waterproof)
Gum/candy
Hand lotion (full-sized)
Pens/stationery
Playing cards
Sewing kit
Shampoo (full-sized)
Shaving cream
Socks
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Soap (bar or full-sized bottle)

You can place your donations in the box in the Parish Hall up until October 25th.

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sacred ground

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“Sacred Ground” is a film-based dialogue series on race and faith designed by the Episcopal Church for these challenging times in our country.  We have completed six offerings of this series, and it was a powerful and transformative experience for everyone.
Sacred Ground runs for 10 weeks, and covers the following topics:
1.    Stepping onto sacred ground
2.    The roots of whiteness and deeper roots
3.    Whose land:  exploring Indigenous history
4.    Transatlantic slave trade and slavery:  exploring Black history
5.    Whose land?  More layers:  exploring Latino history
6.    Americans, not foreigners:  exploring Asian/Pacific American history
7.    Selective access to the melting pot and the American dream
8.    Divisions in present-day white America
9.    Legacies:  Racism’s long life
10.    Becoming the Beloved the Beloved Community
There will be an additional gathering in June for all Sacred Ground graduates to assess what we’ve learned and its impact on our lives.
The next Sacred Ground series will begin on January 5th, 2023. We will meet by Zoom every other week on Thursday evenings for two hours from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (January 5th and 19th, February 2nd and 16th, March 2nd, 16th, and 30th, April 13th and 27th, and May 11th.)  There will be articles and films to review between sessions.  Our time together will be spent in dialogue about the material and its application to our lives and its connection to our faith.
The signup deadline is December 31st.  If you have any questions, please contact one of us.  We can also put you in touch with participants from earlier Sacred Ground groups.
We hope you will join us.
Call Mother Carlyle Gill     Call carol Wzorek

       Co-Facilitators

pandemic response update

 OCTOBER 2022 UPDATE:

St Peter's is no longer requiring masks, however masks are encouraged. We ask that you use your own judgement. Thank you for showing your love for one another during this time.  I know some of you will be happy with this news and others will be distressed.  We are all tired of the pandemic and it has meant different things to us depending upon our individual health conditions. Please continue to be considerate to all regardless of whether on not we mask.  As Christians, we are called to bear with one another and to do all things in love.  Please be patient and know that we are doing our best as we live through these challenges.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Rector.


 

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  • Guidelines for the bishops annual Christmas card contest 2022

    Please submit your artwork entry to communications@delaware.church no later than November 1. 

    Below are a few guidelines to keep in mind: 

    • Please submit your artwork as an attachment in a jpg or pdf format. 

    • Please include your name, age, contact information, and parish name with your submission.

    • All text and background colors that will be used in the card will complement your design. Note: the sample image on the left does not represent color or design of the actual card. 

    • The card will be 5” x 7”. If your artwork is designed to cover the entire front of card, please submit with the size/dimension of 5” x 7” (5:7 aspect ratio); otherwise, it can be any dimension variation (no smaller than 3” x 3” please). 

cookie walk update

December 17th

Thanks to those who signed up to make dough for sugar cookies.  We now have enough of that dough but could still use more gingerbread dough (recipe will be supplied to you).  If you can do that, please contact Ann Freeman  BY November 20.  Additionally, we are now starting to recruit people who wish to bake their own cookie recipes at home and donate them to the Cookie Walk.  There are some sign-up sheets on the table as you enter the Parish Hall through the patio doors.  Completed forms are to be placed in a box there.  Soon we will have on the parish website a way to sign up electronically to volunteer to bake at home, so please keep your eyes open for information on that. There will also be some fun cookie recipes on the website if you wish to try any of them.  The Little Cupboard and the parish choir appreciate your help with this always-fun event!