WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS for June 15/16
FORUM WITH BISHOP MATHES! Please join us in the Parish Hall immediately following the 9 o’clock service as the Bishop delivers the final forum on our Baptismal Covenant,“The Spirituality of Stewardship.”
THANK YOU TO PETER LILLIAN FOR OUR PRAYER GARDEN: Please join us at 8:45 am on Sunday as Bishop Mathes blesses our new prayer garden, and we again thank Peter Lillian for completing it for us as his final Eagle Scout project.
SENIORS’ LUNCH – Experiencing India’s Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur: Traveling by van, rickshaw and various horse-drawn, camel-drawn, 3-wheeled and person-pedaled modes of transportation … and yes, a short ways by elephant, too …Join us on Tuesday, June 18, as Peggy Martin shares photos and stories about her recent trip. Please sign up at the Seniors’ Table on Sundays or in the church office before June 17. Also, please bring one or more items of non-perishable food for donation to the Community Resource Center.
FREE SHUTTLE TO FAIR: Business owners from Del Mar and Solana Beach will be running a free shuttle to and from the Fair every half hour from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. The first stop will be on the west side of Camino del Mar at 15th street.
WALKING THE JOURNEY OF HEALING: The Tuesday Grief Recovery Group is changing for the summer. Beginning Friday, June 21, we will meet in front of Albertson’s on Via de la Valle Friday mornings at 9:00 am and walk the trail behind the store. Join us as we walk the community. “I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” (Soren Kierkegaard)
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – SIGN UP NOW! St. Peter’s Episcopal Church volunteers have been busy planning Summer 2013 Vacation Bible School! This year our Rainforest theme promises to help your child grow stronger in faith as they rotate through the different VBS stations (bible stories, crafts, science, music and games). The program will be held Monday July 8 - Friday July 12 from 9 am - 12:15 pm. Registration is now available online at www.stpetersdelmar.net/vbs for children 4 years-grade 6. We hope you can come follow Jesus on this Life Changing Adventure!
UPCOMING SUNDAY FORUMS ON LITURGY AND THE STRUCTURE OF THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER: A two-part series on the form, function, and content of the Eucharistic Prayer will be held in the Parish Hall on June 23 and 30. Together we will explore the parts of the Eucharistic prayer and their location in the six Eucharistic Prayers in the BCP. We will conclude by looking at prayers from other liturgies within the Anglican Communion and a discussion of the liturgy we will be using during the Summer months.
THRIFT SHOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteering at the Thrift Shop can be rewarding and helpful. Our shop is open Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 4 pm and again on Saturday 10 am to 1pm. Anyone, at any age can help by tagging articles of clothing; helping straighten the shelves and displays; or helping customers take to their purchases to their cars. Your time at the shop will fly by! We are also interested in teenagers who need to earn service hours. Why not get ahead this summer before school begins in the fall and rack up some of those hours? If you are interested in more information, please call Chris Miller, Thrift Shop Manager, at 858-481-1945 or on her cell phone at 760-445-9445.
ICON WORKSHOP – AUG. 5-8: Mtr. Paige Blair, will offer our third annual iconography workshop from August 5-9 at St. Peter’s. Participants will prayerfully write an icon based on the Korsun Mother of God, by legend first written by the Evangelist Luke. The cost for participation is $200 for parishioners and $375 for non-parishioners. Checks may be made out to St. Peter’s with “icon workshop” in the memo. Class size is limited to 10 participants (minimum 5) and will be enrolled on a first-come, first-enrolled basis. A non-refundable supply deposit of $200 is due in the Parish Office by June 28, so that supplies may be ordered to arrive on time. Please email your interest/questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNITTING OUTREACH PROJECT: As a Christmas gift for the Community Resource Center low-income seniors, they asked if we would knit hats and scarves again this year. If you would like to help, please see or call Nancy Atherton 858-755-4306.
STAFF CHANGES IN THE OFFICE OF THE BISHOP: Two changes in diocesan staff have been announced recently. The Rev. Canon Suzann Holding concludes her ministry with us at the end of this month (June 30) to pursue her doctorate of ministry at Columbia Theological Seminary. Canon Howard Smith also completes his tenure as development director, although he will be engaged on a contract basis for a few specific projects. Both Suzi and Howard have served our diocese well. We invite you to join us in thanking them by attending a reception: Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. at the Episcopal Church Center, 2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107. Please RSVP to Bobbi Hoff, email@example.com, 619-481-5454 by Monday, June 24. Please pray for all involved and most importantly, do not forget to thank Suzi and Howard for their good and faithful service.
EPISCOPAL WEEKLY BULLETIN INSERTS: These weekly bulletin inserts provide information about the history, music, liturgy, mission, and ministry of The Episcopal Church and can be found at http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/stw/bulletin-inserts/.
This week’s insert is on World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day is Thursday, June 20, and the Episcopal Church recognizes the plight of refugees around the world. The church proudly supports the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries and its network of 31 affiliate partners, who welcome refugees in communities across the United States with help from Episcopal parishes. To learn more about the Episcopal Church’s refugee ministry and connect with an Episcopal Migration Ministries affiliate, visit http://episcopalchurch.org/emm. To read the full article, visit the website above.
Next Week’s Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a, Psalms 42 and 43, Galatians 3:23-29, Luke 8:26-39
Bible Challenge – Next Week’s Readings
Day 169 – Neh. 1-3, Psalm 137, I Corinthians 12 Day 170 – Neh. 4-6, Psalm 138, I Corinthians 13
Day 171 – Neh. 7-9, Psalm 139, I Corinthians 14 Day 172 – Neh. 10-12, Psalm 140, I Corinthians 15
Day 173 – Neh. 13, Psalm 141, I Corinthians 16 Day 174 – Esther 1-3, Psalm 142, II Corinthians 1
Day 175 – Enjoy hearing the Scriptures read aloud in church