GREENERY SALES: The Christmas Greenery sales to support our Youth Programs continue this Sunday on the patio. Greenery sales will continue through November 8. All orders must be received by the supplier by November 12th.
CALVARY’S TRUNK OR TREAT: Calvary Lutheran Church at 424 Via de la Valle in Solana Beach invites everyone to a FREE Trunk or Treat from 5:30 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 29. Held in Calvary’s parking lot, decorate your car and trunk and bring candy and small prizes to hand out. Light supper followed by games, crafts, & Trunk or Treat. Sign up at 858-755-2855 or email@example.com.
ALL SAINTS’ DAY: We will pray for all who have died in the past year by name for All Saints’ Day, being celebrated Saturday, November 1, and Sunday, November 2. Please contact the church office (858-755-1616) by Thursday, October 30, with name(s) of loved ones who have died.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STOPS NEXT WEEKEND!!! Don’t forget that we “fall back” next weekend, as Daylight Saving Time stops. Remember to change your clocks on Saturday night/Sunday morning (Nov. 1/Nov. 2).
DOK RENEWAL OF VOWS – NOVEMBER 2 AT 11:00 AM: Please join our St. Hilda of Whitby Chapter on Sunday, November 2, at the 11:00 am service as our Daughters of the King renew their vows. We invite the women of St. Peter’s to join our Daughters for brunch and a presentation by Nancy Holland, diocesan Canon for Mission Enterprise. Please contact Linda Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 858-759-2778 to R.S.V.P. if you plan to attend the brunch.
ALL SAINTS’ DAY – “SMOKE” AND “SMOKE-LITE”: We will be celebrating All Saints’ Day on Sunday, November 2, using incense at the 11:00 am service. We will also be doing “incense-lite” at the 9:00 am to introduce that service to this glorious tradition.
ALL SAINTS EVENSONG – SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Would you like to honor a loved one at our upcoming All Saints Evensong on Sunday, November 2? The music ministry is looking for an Evensong sponsor to help support the special music offerings planned for this day. If you’d like to know more, please contact Director of Music Ruben Valenzuela at email@example.com.
INTERFAITH SHELTER (IFS): St. Peter’s is blessed once again to be hosting up to 12 guests in the Parish Hall from November 9 - 23. IFS guests are not chronically homeless, but people and families in temporary need of shelter. Volunteering is done in fellowship with other parishioners and training is provided. We are inviting people to serve as daytime and overnight hosts, cook team members, and laundry helpers. There are opportunities for everyone! For cook teams, contact Rachel Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all else, contact Molly Stone at email@example.com. We look forward to speaking with you!
“BLUE BOX” DONATIONS – ONGOING NEEDS: We’re delighted that the Community Resource Center in Encinitas has let us know about their on-going “most-needed” items, so we can better focus our donations to the “Blue Box” on Sundays. Here’s the list: Progressive Soups (hearty style); Beef Stew; Lentils (dry); Black beans (dry); Meat Chili (canned—no beans); Oatmeal (tub or single serving); Cooking oil; Ketchup; Mayonnaise. Thank you for your continued donations! Please place them in the “Blue Box” on the patio on Sundays.
ST. PETER’S DAY AT CAMP STEVENS – NOVEMBER 16: We hope you will join us for a day of outdoor fun at Camp Stevens on November 16, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our Sunday will start with Worship in the outdoor chapel among the pines. Lunch, archery, the climbing wall, crafts and a garden tour will all be available to our group. Please sign up Sundays on the patio at the children’s table or email Leeann Gooding at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. We will be taking reservations until Sunday November 9th.
SAVE THE DATE – CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21: The Christmas Pageant & St. Nicholas Choristers Concert will be Sunday, December 21 (please note change---not on Christmas Eve), at 4:00 pm in the Church, with a family reception in the Parish Hall to follow. Pageant rehearsal dates are Sundays, November 30, December 7, and December 14, from 10:00 – 10:50 am in the church. Sign-ups will begin November 2 on the patio and in your Sunday school classes. Additionally, on Christmas Eve at 4:00 pm we will offer a special Family Eucharist in the Parish Hall.
UPDATED DIRECTORY: Please contact the front office (858-755-1616) to obtain a copy of the updated Parish Directory.
RACHAEL’S WOMEN’S CENTER MEALS – OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY: Please consider joining us in this wonderful outreach opportunity. We prepare and deliver suppers for the women at Rachael’s on the first Wednesday of every month. This outreach is very fulfilling and a generous gift to the patrons of Rachael’s. A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board on the patio. For more information please contact Gloria ElGhoroury at 760-431-9586 or at email@example.com. Visit Rachael’s website at www.rachaels.org.
ALTAR FLOWERS SIGN-UP FOR 2015: The new Altar Flower chart has arrived and is posted at the back of the church. Sign up to sponsor flowers in 2015. The Altar Guild thanks you for your continued support!
A/V VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: We are seeking volunteers to assist St. Peter’s clergy and visiting speakers in managing their audio/visual needs on Sundays. Comfort with running your home A/V system is all that is required. Complete training will be provided. Contact Geoff Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org, if interested.
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/.
October 31, the night before All Saints’ Day, is All Hallows’ Eve, or as it is more commonly known, Halloween. Although All Saints’ Day is one of the major holy days on the church’s liturgical calendar, All Hallows’ Eve is not as widely celebrated in the church as it is in secular culture. However, for Episcopalians seeking a Halloween liturgy, “The Book of Occasional Services” (Church Pension Fund, 2004) does offer a service for All Hallows’ Eve (pp. 108-110). Read the full article at the website above.
Next Weekend’s Readings: Joshua 3:7-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37; Matthew 23:1-12
Bible Challenge – Next Week’s Readings:
Day 295 – Ezekiel 47-48, Psalm 91, Rev. 15
Day 296 – Daniel 1-2, Psalm 92, Rev. 16
Day 297 – Daniel 3-4, Psalm 93, Rev. 17
Day 298 – Daniel 5-6, Psalm 94, Rev. 18
Day 299 – Daniel 7-8, Psalm 95, Rev. 19
Day 300 – Daniel 9-10, Psalm 96, Rev. 20
Day 301– Enjoy hearing the Scriptures read aloud in church