Readings this Sunday:

 

Make an Advent Wreath for Your Home This Sunday at noon!

 

Please PRAY for the following:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  • In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, pray for the congregations & clergy of West Buganda - (Uganda)
  • In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, pray for the congregations & clergy of St. Mark’s, Alexandria; San Marcos, Alexandria; Trinity, Charlottesville; St. Andrew’s, Burke
  • 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 Adult Education Leaders
  • For St. Peter’s Church, Caldwell, Liberia
  • For Persecuted Christians in Turkey and Kuwait
  • 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 Arts Councils
  • For Adalynn Hubbard-Childs; Robert Corbett, Sean Parry; Marsha Price; George Thompson; The Bucknor Family; Ann Neely; Michael & Maggie Snyder; Shawn Miltz; Brad Lafferty; 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.

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

48

11/26/2017

 $9,285

 $ 7,461

Friends

The people of St. Peter's are stepping up in an impressive way to support the staff and ministries and outreach of St. Peter's in 2018. 

Ten people have made a new pledge this year, totalling $38,000.  Thirty-three people increased their pledge totalling $24,000. Vestry members account for $9100 of that!!  What a team of leaders we have!

We are still reaching toward our amibitous goal of $521,000 budget next year and anticipate more pledges to come.  If you haven't yet pledged, please do so by Sunday December 10.  The Vestry will make our budget on Tuesday the 12th.  

Please continue to pray for God's abundant provision and guidance as we go forward! "Praise God from whom all blessings flow."

Fr. Tom

 

GIVE THE GIFT THAT GIVES TWICE! - if purchase anything from Amazon using the Amazon Link on St. Peter's Website  www.stpetes.net -, Amazon will donate at least a 6% cut of your purchase price to St. Peter’s Church.  It adds up!

LEARNING

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

  • Elementary Sunday School meets 9:30am in classrooms downstairs
  • Middle Sunday School meets 9:30am in the Youth Room (upstairs)
  • High Sunday School meets 9:30am in the Library (upstairs)

NEW Adult Formation Class Begins Today, December 3:  About Christian Healing Ministry – 3 sessions, Dec 3, 10, & 17, Sunday morning between the services in McCray Hall  Join Randy and Linda Stoutenburgh for an overview of Christian Healing – a.k.a. “that thing we do with the fragrant oil”. We’ll consider what it is, what it isn’t, and why we do it. We will also select and study a few stories on the healing ministry of Jesus.

DOING

CELEBRATE ADVENT in your home by making an Advent Wreath today. 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 today, December 3, at 12pm, in McCray Hall. There is a $15 materials fee per wreath.

TREE OF LIFE'S Christmas for Other's gifts are due today, December 3, in the designated box. Thank you for blessing others in our community this Christmas.

CHRISTMAS SERVICE VOLUNTEERS:  If you’d like to serve at the Christmas services, sign up in McCray Hall or at:  www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549a8aa2cabf58-christmas

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

THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will take place at the 5pm service on Christmas Eve.  Music rehearsals will be on Sundays, December 10th and 17th at noon, and we’ll have a couple of rehearsals the week before Christmas - Times TBD --Kathleen Voss

MISSION TRIP 2018 INFORMATION MEETING for St. Peter's mission trip to Guatemala (June 16-23, 2018), will be next Sunday, December 10th at 5pm in the library. (Application Deadline:  January 7th, 2018.)  Please contact Bob Loker if you have an interest in attending or applying.

YOUTH WHITE ELEPHANT CHRISTMAS PARTY:  December 17th. Please bring a recycled / used/ inexpensive gift to exchange. This will be a potluck style dinner - the Hunts and I will bring the main course, so we ask everyone to bring a side, snack, drink, dessert, etc. All parents are welcomed to come and stick around for food, fellowship, and holiday cheer!  Please let me know if you can attend, so we can cook enough for everyone!  RSVP to Jon Coate.

BLUE CHRISTMAS – LONGEST NIGHT LITURGY – Thursday, December 21, 7:00pm.  Are you (or do you know someone who is) - not experiencing a very merry Christmas season? Or perhaps just stressed out with all the responsibilities of preparing for Christmas?  Join us in a beautiful Longest Night Liturgy that proclaims the love of God for those suffering and the comfort, hope, and peace He offers all.  See website or insert for more details.

Assisting at This Morning’s Services

8:00 am

10:30 am

Sub-Deacon

Michael Whitnah

Michael Whitnah

LEMs

Buddy Andrews, Terry Duhring

Dave Hunt, Dan LaPre

Lector

Gail Donohue

Dan LaPre

Acolytes

Aubrey & Addie Winger,

James Nunaley, Colin Donohue

Jonathan LaPre,

Grace Falatko, Scarlett Daly

Ushers

Mark & Nancy Baker

Susan Collins, Tred Parry

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

Assisting NEXT WEEK  (December 10)

8:00 am

10:30 am

Lectors

TBD

TBD

Acolytes

Josh, Megan & Olivia Smith

George & Henry Simmons,

Lexi Eddinger, Grace Falatko

Ushers

Rick & Kelly Cockrill

Keith & Regina Brzozowsky

Greeters

Ron Clark

Linda Stoutenburgh

Coffee Hour Hosts

Paul & Sherri Kakol

FINGER FOOD POTLUCK

Jimmy & Traci Eddinger

FINGER FOOD POTLUCK

Tellers

Howard &  Linda Evans

Altar Guild

Nancy Dillon, Judy Hall, Una LaPre, Linda Turner, Justine Phelan

Happening This Week:

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 PM

10:30 AM

12:00 PM 5:00 PM

7:00 PM

Monday

Dec. 4

Bible Study (TBD)

7:00 PM

Tuesday

Dec. 5

Vestry Ministry Mtg. (Trillium Gathering Building)

7:00 PM

Wednesday

Dec. 6

HOLY EUCHARIST Rite II  (Chapel)

Mission Team Mtg.  (Library)

Choir Rehearsal  (Choir Room)

 11:30 AM

5:00 PM

6:30 PM

Thursday

Dec. 7

Next Step Community  (TBD)

7:00 PM

Saturday

Dec. 9

EVENING PRAYER  (Chapel)

5:00 PM

Sunday

Dec. 10

ADVENT LESSONS & CAROLS

Sunday School & Christian Formation Class

ADVENT LESSONS & CAROLS

Christmas Pageant Music Rehearsal  (Sanctuary)

Choir Rehearsal  (Choir Room)

Bible Study (Nunaley’s home)

Mission Trip 2018 Information Mtg  (Library)

8:00 AM

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

5:00 PM

5:00 PM 

Christmas Worship Services

Blue Christmas                                                   Dec. 21, 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist & Pageant         Dec. 24, 5:00 pm

Festive Choral Prelude                                       Dec. 24, 10:00 pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Holy Eucharist       Dec. 24, 11:00 pm

Christmas Day Eucharist                                   Dec. 25, 11:00 am

Christmas Lessons & Carols                              Dec. 31, 8 & 10:30 am

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