Announcements

Pastoral Home Visits Resume

With the lifting of many of the Covid-related restrictions, the clergy of St. Peter's are now allowed to resume pastoral home visits starting May 21st, provided that the person being visited has been fully vaccinated against Covid and is willing to wear a mask. If you are in need of a pastoral call, please contact the office and we will arrange to have a clergy person visit you.


It’s Vestry Nomination Season!

The Vestry serves as the governing body of St. Peter’s. It works with the Rector and other clergy, the administrative staff and parishioners to achieve the church’s goals and missions. Twelve parishioners serve on the Vestry, divided into three classes of four persons each. Nominees to fill the four Vestry terms which will commence at the end of the year are now being sought. Members of St. Peter’s will vote on the nominees at the annual meeting in November. The new terms will begin in January 2021. To serve on St. Peter’s Vestry one must be confirmed in the Episcopal Church, a member of St. Peter’s for at least one year, and have made an annual pledge. Inasmuch as the Vestry meets monthly and its duties involve a wide range of ministries—including stewardship, youth and family, property, worship and music, missions and outreach, parish life and newcomers, pastoral care—Vestry members should be full-time residents. If you are interested in serving on the Vestry or wish to nominate someone, please advise either Sue Potts, Senior Warden, or Tracy Mulveny, Junior Warden.


ART SHOW NEWS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Good news: we will be having our 55th Annual Art Show on Saturday, July 3, from 9 am to 3 pm! The city of Lewes and state of Delaware have approved our COVID-19 safety plan and we are quickly moving forward. Previous art show successes could not have been possible without your help. We hope you will continue to support the art show by volunteering. The proceeds from this event benefit those in need and at this particular time the need is great. Volunteer recruiters will have their sign-up sheets at the 5 p.m. church service on Saturday, June 5, and at the 8 am and 10 am church services on Sunday, June 6. (Note updated dates) On these days you will also be able to pick up an art show sign to display in your yard. Please remember to return the sign after the show. Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions concerning volunteer opportunities or would like to sign up in advance, please contact Sue Potts, Tracy Mulveny or Anne Canan.


We’re seeking your ideas for an upcoming educational program

Fr. Ted Olson has recently been named the Associate for Adult Formation here at St. Peter’s, and he would like to hear from you. Specifically, what topics would you like to learn more about during our new Adult Sunday Forum program that we will be starting in the Fall. Topics might include specifically religious or spiritual subjects as well as other areas which pertain to personal and human growth and development, our relationships with one another, with ourselves and with creation. You can send your ideas to Fr. Ted at Frted79@gmail.com


New Mission and Outreach Study Group Forming

The words “mission” and “outreach” are synonymous, for if we are doing outreach, we are doing mission, and by doing mission, we are practicing outreach. The Mission and Outreach Committee, in partnership with St. Paul’s Georgetown and their companion parish St. Luke’s, Merida, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, is sponsoring a 4-week Study Group, “Thinking About Mission”, via Zoom beginning on Thursday, May 27th, at 6 PM. We will be using the book “Questing - The Way of Love” as our starting point for discussion. You can purchase the book from Amazon. Please contact John Michael Sophos (jsophos611@comcast.net or 202-560-4422) by May 26th if you are interested in participating in this program.


It’s time for VBS! “Be My Neighbor”, an abbreviated outdoor Vacation Bible School will be held on June 19 from 9:30 am until noon in the Courtyard in front of the Parish Hall. All are welcome to join us for Scripture and Outdoor Games (including water games). We will have snacks and will offer lunch-to-go at noon. This program is free and open to all children aged 4 and up. We will follow all current CDC mask guidelines. In case of inclement weather, this event will not be held, and there is no make up date. If you would like more information, or would like to register, please email Deacon Chris: chris@stpeterslewes.org by the 14th of June, or contact the office for a registration form.


St. Peter's is offering two online Bible study

classes each week.

Thursday morning at 9:30 am Fr. Jeff is leading a study of the Book of Acts. This study follows the hybrid model: in-person for those who are comfortable gathering together (mask wearing is required), or via Zoom for those who either need or want to join from home. This group has lively and informative discussions about the text they are studying together. There is always room for more participants if you are interested.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study meets from 7 to 8:30 pm every Wednesday via Zoom.

Beginning January 6th we will be reading 1st and 2nd Samuel.

This history of Samuel, Saul and David is rich in stories that we all know well, as well as stories of heroines and heroes who don’t get as much press as we might hope for - Hannah and Bathsheba, Nathan and Absalom - and much about the Ark, Philistines, battles, betrayals, songs of triumph and sorrow.... lots to chew on!

Come and join in the discussions. Contact the office for the Zoom links. 

Wednesday Spirituality Group

A group is meeting via Zoom on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, with the Rev. Carlyle Gill as moderator, to consider readings that may lead to greater wisdom and understanding.  We are currently reading “The Seat of the Soul” by Gary Zukav, which can be obtained from Browseabout Books as well as from Amazon.  All are welcome to join us for open and thoughtful discussion; reading is not necessary for participation in the group. 

Please contact the office if you would like to know how to participate.

St. Peter's Readers

St. Peter’s Readers has been meeting using the Zoom platform on Sundays at 5:00.

We will continue to meet at 5 p.m. while we are using the Zoom platform.


We have made decisions about upcoming selections:

• June 20- American Dirt – by Jeanine Cummins (fiction)

• July 18- Our Town – (classic, play) 


For information on how to join this group, please contact the office.

We want to see YOU

The warm, loving community full of genuine Christian hospitality is a hallmark of life at St. Peter's. To help us feel connected in our time of quarantine, we are asking for photos of you – individuals, couples, and families. These photos will be shared as a slideshow in upcoming weeks during our 9:00 Sunday Eucharist on YouTube. To get clear photos, just use your smartphone with good lighting and upload your pictures HERE.

Now you can wear a replica of our new Steeple Cross!

Local jeweler Albert Frank has designed silver and gold versions of the new Steering Cross from the steeple of St. Peter's. These are custom made to order and about 1.5 inches in height. If you would like one for your very own, please give him a call at 302-645-1718. Gold is market rate, silver is about $150.