Readings for this Sunday:

Judsges 6:33-40

Psalm 100
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46

 

Healing Liturgy This Sunday

Please PRAY for the following:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  • In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, pray for the congregations & clergy of Wad Medani - (Sudan)
  • In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, pray for all the baptized in their daily life and work
  • 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 for our Acolytes
  • For St. Peter’s Church, Caldwell, Liberia
  • For Persecuted Christians in Tajikistan and Algeria
  • For our President, Donald; Congress, and Judges
  • For our Governor, Terry, and Governor-Elect, Ralph
  • For U. S. troops throughout the world, our foreign service personnel and contractors: Jason Powers, Annie Adams, David Crowley; Jason Gillis; Carl Engstrom
  • 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 Red Cross
  • For Robert Corbett, Sean Parry; Marsha Price; George Thompson; The Bucknor Family; Ann Neely; Michael & Maggie Snyder; Shawn Miltz; Brad Lafferty; Gail Hunt; The Harmon Family; Katy Rubarth; Geri Booras

The flowers on the altar this morning are given to the glory of God by Judy & Tim Hall in thanksgiving for our Children – Elizabeth, Katherine, & Henry,

 and our four granddaughters

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Dear Friends,

As we work our way through the Stewardship Season, we continue to need your awareness and help on three fronts to assure that our church is financially sound and able to deliver the services that God is calling us to.

2017 Giving – We are currently about $15,000 short of making our income goal of $482,000 for fiscal year 2017. To this end, we are asking people behind in giving to please do your best to catch up. Any additional year-end giving that you can provide is sincerely appreciated. Finishing this year on or ahead of our giving budget is very important to restoring staff salaries and other services that were put on hold this past year.

2018 Stewardship -  Currently we have commitments of approximately $341,000 (as of last Sunday 11/19) to fund our proposed 2018 budget of $521,000.  Thank you to those that have already pledged.  We would like to receive remaining pledges in the next two weeks so the Vestry can make a good budget in December. We are working hard this year to provide a deeper sense of stability to fund our core programs and expenses so that non-pledged giving can be used to grow our ministries and fund needed maintenance that has been deferred for past few years. We need your help.

E-Giving – E-Giving is the future of how effective churches achieve stable income and St. Peters would like to get there. If you are not currently giving electronically, please consider doing so. Automating your giving frees you from check-writing on Sunday mornings and provides a more stable way for St. Peters to manage its income.

Thank you for making St Peter's a great place to be.

Joe Matthews, Sr. Warden

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TREASURER’S CORNER

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

$482,809

Wk #

Date

Budget

Actual

47

11/19/2017

 $9,285

 $5,285

THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING SOON -  Please, if you choose to purchase anything on Amazon, do so using the Link on St. Peter's Website Home Page www.stpetes.net . Amazon Donates Money to St. Peter’s When You Use The Link to Amazon on Our Webpage!  - By simply using this link (under the “Support” heading) to get to Amazon.com, Amazon will donate at least a 6% cut of your purchase price to St. Peter’s.  The gift that gives twice! 

LEARNING

No Classes on November 26.

NEW Adult Formation Class Begins December 3:  The Healing Liturgy of St. Luke, led by Randy & Linda Stoutenburgh, will be held at 9:30am, Sunday mornings, in McCray Hall.

TAKE & READ:  (Copies available in literature racks in entryway)

  • Seminar on Sex, by Fr. Tom Simmons, for the C.S. Lewis Institute Fellows
  • BreakPoint: Communism’s Failed Promise – Heaven on Earth Without God, by Eric Metaxas

DOING

THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will take place at the 5pm service on Christmas Eve Our 1st meeting will be Saturday, December 2nd at 9am for a read through.  We will also be meeting on Sunday, December 10th and 17th at noon, and have a couple of rehearsals the week before Christmas - Times TBD --Kathleen Voss

  

CELEBRATE ADVENT in your home by making an Advent Wreath. Advent wreaths are a beautiful tradition which helps us to remain vigilant in our homes and not lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. Randy Stoutenburgh and Tamara Tyler will be providing the instructions and materials for you & your family to create your own Advent Wreath on 1st Advent, Sunday, December 3, at 12pm, in McCray Hall. There is a $15 materials fee per wreath. Please sign up on the bulletin board in McCray Hall so we’re sure to have enough materials for everyone.

THANK YOU to everyone who helped share the love of Christ with our community at Thanksgiving Together.  Special thanks to our volunteer leaders:  Sophiann Nunaley, Tim Hall, Justine Phelan, Paul Miller, & Sonny Hoeltzel.

VISIT THE TREE OF LIFE'S CHRISTMAS FOR OTHER'S DONATION BOARD in McCray Hall where you will find a number of items to choose from to purchase and bring back for local teens in our community.  Be a part of TOL's vision to reach out to the poor and needy in our community with the love of Jesus Christ.  Return back date is Sunday, December 3.

FRIENDS BEING FRIENDS GIFT CARD DRIVEThe Friends Being Friends Group is collecting $25 Walmart and Target gift cards for residents of Loudoun County’s group homes for adults with mental health and developmental disabilities. Please take a tag from the Giving Tree display in McCray Hall starting November 26. Return gift cards by December 10th to the box next to the display. Thank you in advance for your support! --The Baker Family

ST. PETER'S MISSION TRIP TO GUATEMALA, June 16-23, 2018. Information Meeting at 5 PM on Sunday, December 10th. in the St. Peter's Library. (Application Deadline:  January 7th, 2018.)  Please contact Bob Loker if you have an interest in attending or applying.

Assisting at This Morning’s Services

8:00 am

10:30 am

Sub-Deacon

Tim Hall

Tom Coate

LEMs

Tanya Matthews, Jaq Whalen

Linda & Randy Stoutenburgh

Lector

Mark Baker

Randy Stoutenburgh

Acolytes

Adam & Eric Gibson, Mark Matthews

Dan LaPre, Jon Coate, Lauren Hunt

Ushers

Dick Wilhelm, Zan Shah

Jim Heim, Bob Ryan

Greeters

Rebecca Smoot

Debi Parry

Coffee Hour Hosts

Paula Reardon & Gary Simpson

FINGER FOOD POTLUCK

Jon & Charlotte Corbett

FINGER FOOD POTLUCK

Tellers

Steve & Sally Falatko

Altar Guild

Pat Pearson, Linda Evans, Debi Parry, Laurraine Landolt,

Jane Mitchell-Baugh, Kelly Cockrill, Theresa Beeton

Assisting NEXT WEEK  (December 3)

8:00 am

10:30 am

Sub-Deacon

Michael Whitnah

Michael Whitnah

LEMs

Buddy Andrews, Terry Duhring

Dave Hunt, Dan LaPre

Lector

Gail Donohue

Kyle Voss

Acolytes

Aubrey & Addie Winger,

James Nunaley, Colin Donohue

Jonathan LaPre,

Grace Falatko, Scarlett Daly

Ushers

Mark & Nancy Baker

Susan Collins, VOLUNTEER NEEDED

Greeters

Joe Matthews

Steve Schultz

Coffee Hour Hosts

Cindy Coffey & Linda Turner

FINGER FOOD POTLUCK

Mary Paul Jones & Liz Tuohy

FINGER FOOD POTLUCK

Tellers

Pat Long & Sven Johnson

Altar Guild

Pat Pearson, Linda Evans, Debi Parry, Laurraine Landolt,

Jane Mitchell-Baugh, Kelly Cockrill, Theresa Beeton

Happening This Week:

Sunday

Nov. 26

HOLY EUCHARIST Rite I & Healing Liturgy

HOLY EUCHARIST Rite II & Healing Liturgy

Bible Study (Nunaley’s home)

8:00 AM

10:30 AM

5:00 PM

Monday

Nov. 27

Bible Study (TBD)

7:00 PM

Wednesday

Nov. 29

HOLY EUCHARIST Rite II  (Chapel)

Pastoral Care Team Mtg.  (Library)

 11:30 AM

4:00 PM

Thursday

Nov. 30

Next Step Community (TBD)

7:00 PM

Saturday

Dec. 2

Men’s Breakfast  (McCray Hall)

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal  (McCray Hall)

HOLY EUCHARIST Rite II  (Chapel)

Literary Guild Mtg.  (McCray Hall & Library)

7:00 AM

9:00 AM

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Sunday

Dec. 3

HOLY EUCHARIST Rite I

Sunday School & Christian Formation Class

HOLY EUCHARIST Rite II

Advent Wreath Making  (McCray Hall)

Bible Study (Nunaley’s home)

Youth Group (Youth Room)

8:00 AM

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

12:00 PM

5:00 PM

7:00 PM  

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