Readings for this Sunday:

Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52


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Please PRAY for the following:                                                                                                                        

  • In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, pray for the congregations & clergy of Pennsylvania
    • In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, pray for the congregations & clergy of St. Mary’s Whitechapel, Lively; Trinity, Lancaster
    • 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 Intercessors
  • For St. Peter’s Church, Caldwell, Liberia
  • For Persecuted Christians in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • 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 Mayors
  • For Marty Riddle; Ann Neely; Judith Refo; Michael Snyder; Linda Irwin; Shawn Miltz; Brad Lafferty; Gail Hunt; The Harmon Family; 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.

We’re delighted to welcome Becky Dvorak to our services

this morning for Healing Prayer

The flowers on the altar this morning are given to the glory of God by

Judy & Tim Hall in memory of Nancy Smith Hall –

birthday August 2, 1921


In our continuing efforts to communicate the finances of our church home, here is the information from last Sunday: Thank you for many contributions to building Christians for service!

Annual Income Budget Target


/52 =





Wk #









$ 6,060

$ (3,225)

$ (13,468)

SUMMER GIVING: Please consider upgrading your giving method to online giving.

AMAZON DONATES MONEY TO ST. PETER’S 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 - By simply using this link (under the “Support” heading) to get to, Amazon will donate at least a 6% cut of your purchase price to St. Peter’s. Such an easy way to help our church!



ADULT SUMMER SUNDAY MORNING FORMATION is a study of The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher, described as the “most important religious book of the decade”. We will use this book as a guide to ask the question, whether we agree with Dreher 100% or not, “What will God have us to do as a community?” You can order a copy of the book through the Amazon link on our website (see above). Sundays, 9:30am, in the Library, led by Jon Corbett.

SMALL GROUP LEADER TRAINING is designed to transform small group ministry and renew your love for Jesus by training you to lead interactive Bible studies. You'll learn a new skill while you deepen your love for Jesus and Scripture. Join us for a day of wonder and encouragement as we discover together the beauty of Jesus! August 18-19, McCray Hall, led by Maggie Snyder & Bob Loker. More details and registration at


GUATEMALA MISSION REPORT: The Missions Committee and the Guatemala team invite YOU to join with us as we share pictures and stories from our recent Guatemala trip: “Mission, Ministry, Mercy, Merriment, Misery (A little Montezuma’s Revenge!)”. Please bring some finger food and a favorite beverage to share. This Wednesday, August 2, 6:30pm, in McCray Hall.

THE NURSERY WILL ONLY BE OPEN FOR THE LATE SERVICE 7/30 - 8/13, back to regular hours on 8/20. Numbers are low during the summer months and we are trying to conserve funds and give our nursery ladies some down time. Contact: Kathleen Voss

JOIN THE CHOIR! Choir Rehearsals will be from 9:15-10:15am in the Choir Room on the following Sundays: July 30, August 13 & 27, September 3, 10, 17 & 24. Contact: Andrew McGinley, Director of Music.

BEST OF BROADWAY: A Benefit Concert for Tree of Life Ministries. August 4 at 7:30 PM & August 5 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM at Trillium Gathering Building, 18915 Lincoln Rd. Purcellville. $12 Suggested Donation at the Door. For more information see:

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS!  Please join us Sunday, August 20, for the Blessing of the Backpacks during our worship services. Come celebrate the beginning of a new school year for students, teachers & administrators as we send them back to school with our prayers and blessings. Students and educators are encouraged to bring their backpacks or briefcases to the service to be blessed. Their backpacks or briefcases will be a physical reminder throughout the school year that St. Peter’s Church loves them and is praying for them. We hope to see you there! Invite someone you know to join us for this special Sunday.

Assisting at This Morning’s Services  

8:00 am

10:30 am


Tanya Matthews

Tom Coate


Buddy Andrews, Paul Donohue

Randy Stoutenburgh, Lauren Hunt


Kyle Voss

Liz Tuohy


Josh, Megan, & Olivia Smith,

James Nunaley

Jonathan LaPre,

Grace Falatko


Bill & Beth Gibson

Mark & Katie McKinley


Ron Clark

Jon Corbett

Coffee Hosts

Tim & Judy Hall

Randy & Linda Stoutenburgh



Altar Guild

Bobbie Wilhelm, Jean Kuhns, Ruth Ensor, Mari Campbell


Andrew McGinley

Assisting NEXT WEEK (August 6)

8:00 am

10:30 am


Tim Hall

Dave Hunt


Judy Hall, Sophiann Nunaley

Dan LaPre, Jonathan LaPre


Mark Baker

Mark McKinley


Sophiann Nunaley

Traci Eddinger


Kimmie & Colin Donohue,

John Matthews

George & Henry Simmons,

Lexi Eddinger


Bryan & Shiloh Field

Tred & Debi Parry


Rebecca Smoot

Traci Eddinger

Coffee Hosts

Paul & Sherri Kakol

John & Carrie Marie Burden


Pat Long & Sven Johnson

Altar Guild

Sophiann Nunaley, Nancy Baker, Chris Lafferty,

Patty Costantino Rebecca Smoot, Sharon Purnell


Dudley Oakes

Happening This Week:


July 30


Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)

Summer Adult Formation Class (Library)


Literary Guild Mtg. (LaPre’s home)                        

8:00 AM

9:15 AM

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

4:00 PM


Aug. 1

Vestry Ministry Mtg (MeCray Hall)

 7:00 PM


Aug. 2


Outreach Team Mtg. (Library)

Mission Team Report  (McCray Hall)

11:30 AM

5::00 PM

6:30 PM


Aug. 3

Next Step Community (TBD)

7:00 PM


Aug. 5

Men’s Breakfast (McCray Hall)

7:00 AM


Aug. 6


Summer Adult Formation Class (Library)


Youth Group. (Youth Room)

8:00 AM

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

7:00 PM

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