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Why We Give


Christian giving is both similar and different from other kinds of charitable giving and philanthropy. In essence, Christian giving is a response of generosity inspired by our gratitude for all that God has done for us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and for all the blessings of our lives, and the many gifts with which God has blessed us. We generously offer our very selves to the mission of God in the world, working with God for the inbreaking of the kingdom of God, and the unfolding of God's dream for humanity and for all of creation.

It is true that our giving makes possible the ministries of St. Peter's, but our primary motivation is "We need to give for the sake of the health of our souls," and not because "the Church needs our money."

Christian giving also includes a sense of giving of our whole selves: our time and talent, as well as our treasure, recognizing that all are gifts that God has entrusted to our care. They do not truly belong to us, but are meant for us to offer as we engage the work of God in our lives.

In this way, gratitude shapes our future when we allow our gratitude to inspire us and encourage us to generosity. Our generosity then becomes God’s mission in the world. Our generosity prepares the way of the Lord as we work with God for the inbreaking of the kingdom of God. Our generosity can truly change the world.

And when we are generous because we are inspired by joyful gratitude, our souls are transformed as well. When we are generous because we are inspired by joyful gratitude something miraculous happens: our gratitude deepens and grows, and so does the blessing. Below are several ways to offer your gratitude and generosity to the inbreaking of the kingdom of God:

Annual Pledge of Time, Talent, and Treasure
The annual pledge is a symbol of thanksgiving to God through St. Peter's. We encourage you to pray about what God is calling you to give out of your gratitude and generosity, and to look carefully at how this pledge fits into the rest of your household budget, both your "essentials" and "discretionary" spending. How does it relate to what you spend on travel, vacation, nights out to dinner? And most of all, does it truly reflect your experience of blessing, and the gratitude and joy in all that God is doing in your life, and in and through St. Peter's and the many ministries we support? Be sure to take into consideration an offering of your Time and Talent as well. There are so many ways to make an offering of yourself to God, and to be part of what God is up to in the world, through St. Peter's and the ministries we engage as a parish family.

You may make a one-time or recurring gift here.
You may fill out an on-line pledge card for your time and talent here.
You may fill out an on-line pledge card for your treasure here.

Plate Offerings
Plate offerings are the funds collected during the service that is beyond the pledge envelopes. They, too, are a way that our gratitude and generosity make incarnate the mission and ministry of God as lived through St. Peter's, for local ministries as well as community, diocesan and international ministries.

Special Gifts
Special gifts may be given when we wish to celebrate an important occasion, give thanks for the life of a loved one, or when a particular ministry inspires us to greater generosity and joy.

Planned Gifts, or, "We Can't Take it With Us!"
We also hope that you will consider helping the church in preparing for the long term. Planned giving is designed to help people make prayerful estate plans. There are many planned giving vehicles that can result in immediate tax benefits and benefit the church in amounts that you may not have thought possible. Those who have remembered St. Peter’s in their estate planning are members of the Lillian and Tally Jarrett Legacy Society of St. Peter’s Church. For more information on this type of giving, and about the Jarrett Legacy Society, please email us at legacy@stpetersdelmar.net or click here LINK.









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Worship this weekend! Sat. 5 p.m. (spoken), Sun. 7:45 a.m. (traditional, spoken), 9 a.m. Family Service (sung), 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. (organ and choir)
August 2014
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1 VBS

Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Internal Audit
Location: Library & Nursery
Time: 8:30am -4:00pm
Contact:  Dave Clemons

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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2 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

St. Peter's Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:30am -11:00am
Contact:  Leeann Gooding

Morris Memorial Service
Location: Church
Time: 2:00pm -3:00pm

Morris Memorial Reception
Time: 3:00pm -5:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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3 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Children's Church
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Forum: Hank George "From Jesus of Nazareth to Christianity in America" Part 1
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Choral Evensong with Sherry Reception
Location: Church and Parish Hall
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm
The Choir invites you to participate in a particul ...

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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4 Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

CODA 12 Step Group
Location: Youth Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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5 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Women's Cursillo Grouping
Location: Off Site
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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6 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Tim Speller Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Outreach Ministry Team Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:00pm -5:30pm
Contact:  Suzanne Foucault

Investment Committee Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 5:00pm -7:00pm
Contact:  Gary Rice

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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7 Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm
Set up begins at 10:00am.  Contact:  Bil ...

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

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8 Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Toastmasters Board Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:00am -10:00am
Contact:  Nick Alameddin

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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9 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Torrey Pines Docents
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Del Mar Foundation Playgrooup
Location: Nursery
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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10 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Forum: Hank George "From Jesus of Nazareth to Christianity in America" Part 2
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

RCMDP theory
Time: 12:00pm -5:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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11 Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

CODA 12 Step Group
Location: Youth Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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12 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Calendar Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -3:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Budget Class
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm
Contact:  Dave Clemons  

Vestry Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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13 Termite Tent
Location: Library & Nursery

North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Elena Yarritu Class & Recital
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 4:00pm -9:00pm

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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14 Termite Tent
Location: Library & Nursery

Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Rotary International
Location: Youth Room
Time: 11:15am -12:15pm

Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm
Set up begins at 10:00am.  Contact:  Bil ...

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

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15 Termite Tent
Location: Library & Nursery

Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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16 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Elena Yarritu Class & Recital
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:30am -4:00pm

Reserved for Children's Ministry
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:30am -11:00am
Contact:  Leeann Gooding

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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17 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Red Cross Blood Drive
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 8:00am -2:00pm

Children's Church
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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18 Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

CODA 12 Step Group
Location: Youth Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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19 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

BCSD Board Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 8:00pm -10:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

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20 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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21 Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Rotary's Day at the Races
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm

Fellowship Meeting
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

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22 Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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23 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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24 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Forum - Summer Liturgy Discussion
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Daughters of the King
Location: Library
Time: 11:00am -12:30pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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25 Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

CODA 12 Step Group
Location: Youth Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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26 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Centering Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -9:30am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm

LEV Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:30pm
Contact:  Martha Anderson

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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27 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
 

Senior Services Audit
Location: Library
Time: 8:00am -12:00pm
Contact:  Dave Clemons

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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28 Life Story Writing
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -11:30am

Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm
Set up begins at 10:00am.  Contact:  Bil ...

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm

CEA-How Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Mary Klainer

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29 Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

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30 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

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31 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Children's Church
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Forum: Hank George "From Jesus of Nazareth to Christianity in America" Part 3
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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