Readings for this Sunday:

Mark Your Calendars for Our First BEACON DINNER!

St. Peter's Vestry is hosting a Congregational Dinner on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm - Pentecost Eve!

 

Please PRAY for the following:                                                                                                                        

  • In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, pray for the congregations & clergy of Ngbo - (Enugu, Nigeria)
    • In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, pray for the congregations & clergy of St. James’s, Richmond; St. Mary’s, Goochland; St. Stephen’s, Richmond; Holy Cross, Dunn Loring
    • For Shannon, Ted, and Susan, our own Bishops in the Diocese of Virginia
    • For Tom, our rector; Michael, our seminarian
  • In our Parish Cycle of Prayer, we pray our Director of Youth Ministries
  • For St. Peter’s Church, Caldwell, Liberia
  • For Persecuted Christians in Tanzania and Central African Republic
  • For our President, Donald; Congress, and Judges
  • For U. S. troops throughout the world, our foreign service personnel and contractors: Jason Powers, Annie Adams, David Crowley; Jason Gillis
  • For those who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflicts and are suffering from the invisible wounds of posttraumatic stress
  • For our Federal, State, & Local Police Officers and Loudoun Valley Fire and Rescue Departments
  • In our Community Cycle of Prayer, we pray for our Leaders & Volunteers in Loudoun Schools
  • For Joey Ferguson; Scarlett Daly; Tait Livingood; Paul & Jo May Ives; Adalynn & Oakley Hubbard-Childs; Judith Refo; Linda Irwin, Shawn Miltz; Brad Lafferty; Gail Hunt; Kiki Harmon; Katy Rubarth; Geri Booras

PRAYER NEEDS: Individuals and families may choose to have their names placed on the public and/or private prayer lists. The names on the public prayer list are included during the Prayers of the People during worship on Sunday and in the bulletin. St. Peter’s Prayer Quilt members spquilt(at)stpetes(dot)net pray for the people on the private list. Names are listed for four weeks. If you would like someone to remain on our list, please send us an update every 4 weeks.

TREASURER’S CORNER – Tanya Matthews

SUMMER GIVING:

The thing I love about summer is the chance to change-up the routine. It frees us from some of the “regular responsibilities” we carry through most of the year. Ah, vacation! Ah, lazy days! Ah, slower pace!  Ah, but there’s a downside!  When summer comes, giving declines on Sundays. It seems that when our routines change, our giving patterns do too. St. Peter’s budget suffers in the summer as a result and it can be nerve-wracking trying to catch up in the fall.  Friends, you can help break this cycle! One way is by upgrading your giving method. Give online! Here are three easy ways to give online:

  1. Make a one-time, or recurring gift at give.stpetes.net
  2. Set up automatic bill-pay
  3. Call Diane Adams, our bookkeeper, at (540) 338-7307 or email her bookkeeper(at)stpetes(dot)net

This will make the act of giving easier for you, and it will also provide St. Peter’s with a dependable stream of revenue to help us stay on target with our budget (weekly updates posted in the St. Pete’s Weekly.) We’ve provided laminated pew cards for our online givers to place in the plate during the Offertory, in lieu of tithe envelopes. Thanks!  --Fr. Tom

 

AMAZON GIVES ST. PETER’S MONEY WHEN YOU USE THE LINK ON OUR WEBPAGE

Please, if you choose to purchase anything on Amazon, do so using the Link on St. Peter's Website home page www.stpetes.net - By simply using this link on our website (under the “Support” heading) to get to Amazon, it gives St. Peter's a 6% (or more) cut of your purchase price - at No Cost to you. Thank you!

 

LEARNING

End of Program Year

Spiritual Formation Classes for All Ages                               Sundays, 9:30-10:15am

  • SUNDAY SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL CLOSING PROGRAM: Sunday, May 21st is our last Sunday School class for the year! Where did the time go? We will meet in our classrooms at the usual time (9:30am) take attendance and then move to the atrium for a brief recap of the year and refreshments. Parents are encouraged to join us! We should end no later than 10am. Students in Mr. Wilhelm's class are also welcomed to join us after checking in with Mr. Wilhelm.
  • HIGH SCHOOL CLASS: Mere Christianity. Meets in the Library, led by Jon Coate.

ADULT FORMATION: EVIL: A DVD discussion featuring Bishop NT Wright. What should we do about evil? We will Look at what Evil is, What a Biblical Perspective is, and what a Christian response should be. Led by Jon Corbett, McCray Hall, 9:30am

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Save The Date for Vacation Bible School, June 26th – June 30th. Our 2017 theme is MAKER FUN FACTORY! Where kids learn that they were create by God and built for a purpose! This VBS is intended to help kids and adults begin or deepen their faith by discovering our loving god made each of us. We hope to ground kids in the solid foundation of Jesus’ love, love that gives our lives purpose. Register at: https://stpetes.net/stp/index.php/component/rsform/form/5-vbs-registration As always, help is needed and appreciated in our bible centers, snack station, registration desk and craft center. We welcome youth participation and it DOES count toward service hours. -- Kathleen Voss

DOING

PARISH WORK DAY PART 2: Saturday, May 27, 8am. We need your help one more time this years to get the grounds at St. Peter’s looking good for the Summer. Saturday May 27th become the second work day to finish what we started in late April. Our goal will be to accomplish the following:

Reinstall Benches at Fire Pit; Final Grade; Hydroseed; Plant evergreen shrubs on rear wall; Dispose of Debris Rear Parking Lot; Reconstruction Dumpster Enclosure; Install Gravel Pathway to McCray Hall Stair; Front of Church -Lower Conduits below grade - Install Junction Box Contact: Joe Matthews

CHANGE in Coffee Hour Hosting for Summer: Starting next Sunday, May 28, through the summer, only two individuals will be scheduled as hosts to prepare the drinks for Coffee Hour. St. Peter’s will provide the snack to be set out by the hosts. We hope this will provide hosts a break both financially & in frequency of serving. See the May Good News for more details.

THE ANDY BERGNER CENTER (ABC) opened with its first pilot day on April 28th - the first of 5 planned FREE pilot days. The next will be May 26 at The Parish House of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Middleburg. Additional scheduled FREE pilot days include (in addition to May 26th): June 23, July 28, and August 25. The Andy Bergner Center provides adults 45+ respite from daily isolation (resulting from age, illness, loss…) with a day of diversion and community. For more information see the flyer posted in McCray Hall or contact Kay Redditt at: 540-687-6297 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

AN EVENING with COMPASSION FIRST. This is the anti-human trafficking organization that has blossomed into two homes for girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking. This event was single handedly put together by a Loudoun County High School student (Anna Maria Kendrat) who has a heart for this issue and decided she wanted to do something about it! AMAZING! Please mark Friday May 26th from 6:30 -8 pm to join us at: Belmont Ridge Middle School 19045 Upper Belmont Place Lansdowne, VA. See this link for all the details. http://www.compassionfirst.org/events/leesburg

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THE JUNE GUATEMALA MISSIONS TRIP: Over the next few months the Guatemala Team will be collecting funds to be used for ministering in Guatemala. We will also be collecting supplies such as toilet articles, over the counter medicines, vitamins and school supplies. There is a box in the narthex for contributions. Checks can be placed in the collection plate or sent to St. Peter’s with the notation “Guatemala". Let us do the shopping for you! Thank you.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VBS! We are looking for yarn and glass jars for craft activities in our upcoming 2017 VBS. All colors of yarn, all sizes of jars. If you have any surplus craft supplies (beads, buttons, washi tape, poms, cotton balls, felt scraps, etc.) we are happy to take those too! Please contact Regina Brzozowsky with any questions.

TREE OF LIFE FOOD PANTRY: 136 lbs. were donated in April. Thank you for your generous giving. – Jean Kuhns

Mark Your Calendars - BEACON DINNER: St. Peter's Vestry is hosting a Congregational Dinner on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm - Pentecost Eve! As we close out the program year, we will gather for a delicious spaghetti dinner including fun, fellowship, thanks and appreciation.What a great group of friends we have here at St. Peter’s! Let’s get together to break bread and have fun and celebrate the end of the program year. We’d also like to show our appreciation for the people who made it happen. We need to thank our teachers and our choir, our outgoing vestry members, our music committee and especially our hardworking staff, who have continued to pour their dedication into our church despite pay cuts this year. The list goes on. In fact, there are so MANY people we’d like to honor, the Vestry has come up with several categories of awards, some of which you’ll find…quite humorous! And there’s one very special person to whom we’ll confer the coveted Beacon Award. We might also have a big announcement to make. This is one dinner you won’t want to miss” – Fr. Tom

Assisting THIS WEEK (May 21)

8:00 am

10:30 am

Officiant

Dan LaPre

Lectors

Calvin Smith

Mark McKinley

Acolytes

Adam & Eric Gibson, Mark Matthews

Dan LaPre, Lauren Hunt, Jon Coate

Ushers

Todd & Pam Johnston

Steve & Anne Schultz,

Jimmy Eddinger, Billy Dillon

Greeters

Rebecca Smoot

Brian Daly

Coffee Hour

Hosts

Paul Miller & Laurraine Landolt,

Bryan & Shiloh Field

Stephen & Sally Falatko,

Michael & Katie Marsh

Tellers

Jim & Maggie Heim

Altar

Guild

Sophiann Nunaley, Nancy Baker, Chris Lafferty, Patty Costantino,

Rebecca Smoot, Sharon Purnell, Marina Liburdi

Musician

Dudley Oakes

Assisting NEXT WEEK (May 28)

8:00 am

10:30 am

Sub Deacon

Tanya Matthews

Tom Coate

LEM

Buddy Andrews, Peter Schellhase

Jonathan LaPre, Volunteer Needed

Lectors

Bryan Field

Liz Tuohy

Acolytes

Aubrey & Addie Winger

Jonathan LaPre, Grace Falatko, Volunteer Needed

Ushers

Dick Wilhelm,

Zan Shah

Keith & Regina Brzozowsky,

Susan Collins, Steve Schultz

Greeters

Dell Nunaley

Jon Corbett

Coffee Hosts

Mark & Nancy Baker*

Joe & Rebecca Babb*

Tellers

Steve & Sally Falatko

Altar Guild

Sophiann Nunaley, Nancy Baker, Chris Lafferty, Patty Costantino,

Rebecca Smoot, Sharon Purnell, Marina Liburdi

Happening This Week:

Sunday

May 21

Vestry Retreat (Chesapeake Bay)

MORNING PRAYER

Sunday School Closing Program (Sunday School Wing)

Youth & Adult Christian Formation Classes

MORNING PRAYER

Guatemala Prep Mtg #4 (Library)

Bible Study (Nunaley’s home)

Youth Group   (Youth Room)

8:00 AM

9:30 AM

9:30 AM

10:30AM

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

7:00 PM

Wednesday

May 24

Morning Prayer (Chapel)

Bible Study (TBD)

11:30 AM

7:00 PM

Thursday

May 25

Next Step Community (TBD)

EVENING PRAYER (Nave)

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

Friday

May 26

Youth Movie Night (Youth Room)

7:00 PM

Saturday

May 27

Parish Work Day

8:00 AM

Sunday

May 28

HOLY EUCHARIST Rite II & Healing Liturgy

Adult Formation Class (McCray Hall)

HOLY EUCHARIST Rite II & Healing Liturgy

Pizza with the Pastor (McCray Hall)

Bible Study (Nunaley’s home)

8:00 AM

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

5:00 PM

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