150TH CELEBRATION DINNER/DANCE
Space is going fast for seats at our special 150th Celebration at the Dunes Club on June 28. Be sure to get your reservations in as soon as possible. If you have not received your invitation in the mail please let us know.
ASCENSION DAY SERVICE
This year the Feast of the Ascension falls on Thursday, May 30. According to the Book of Common Prayer, Ascension Day is considered a principle feast of the church and should be observed with prayer. This year, St. Peter’s will be offering a simple Eucharist at Noon to mark this festal occasion and commemoration of Christ’s ascension into Heaven. Please mark your calendars and join Fr. Craig as we mark this special day in our Church Calendar.
SS TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY
On Sunday, June 2, we will be celebrating the completion of another Sunday School Program year. Please help me express our gratitude to the hard work of our teachers and Youth Formation Team. This year the formation team consisted of Fr. Craig, Kristin Costello, Emily Lennon, and Melissa Doak. Our teachers included Sue Tassone and Emily Lennon for primary, Nicole Zelenak and Bob Knox early readers, Stacey Pride Middle School and Kristin Costello and Fr. Craig High School/ Confirmation.
This year our Adult Formation program has included 12 weeks of topics requested by the congregation, the Lenten series on “When God Winks at You”, an evening course of Episcopal 101, and Wednesday Noon Bible Studies from September through May, all led by Fr. Craig.
For all the Blessings of the Earth, we celebrate on Rogation Sunday. This year Rogation Sunday will be celebrated on June 2 after the 10:15 service. This day is the church calendar’s equivalent of Earth Day. On this day we will pray for the conservation of our planet, bless our gardens and pray for the harvest. Everyone is invited to bring a bit of earth from your gardens with seeds etc. for blessing on that day. If you have any questions, feel free to speak with Fr. Craig.
BROTHER’S KEEPER CONCERT SERIES
The Brother’s Keeper Concert series will again grace the sanctuary of St. Peter’s. This year’s concerts will be led by concert pianist and friend of St. Peter’s, Jodie DeSalvo. The series of three concerts will include the local talents of our Music Director, Tony B. Romeo, Soprano Chelsea Swan, and the not so local talent of violinist, Glenn Basham. This year each concert will be ticketed events with all proceeds to benefit of the Community Market. The concert dates are Friday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. – Dueling Keyboards with Tony B. Romeo and Jodie Desalvo; Saturday, August 10 – Piano and Violin with Glenn Basham and Jodie Desalvo; Saturday, August 31 – Light Opera and Broadway with Chelsea Swan, Ariel Rogers, and others.
Tickets for all three events are $20 at the door. Sponsorships for these events are available, if interested please speak with Fr. Craig.
COMMUNITY MARKET STATS – APRIL 2019
In April, attendance at The Community Market at St. Peter’s was up slightly compared to April 2018.
We served 95 families (315 people) through 177 household visits. Compared to April 2018 we served
• 5 more families
• And had 11 more household visits
We also had 13 NEW local families register to be market clients.
ALTAR FLOWERS OR SANCTUARY LAMP
Please remember that there is a sign-up sheet (on the bulletin board across from the kitchen) to request dedicating altar flowers or the sanctuary lamp candle in memory or thanksgiving. Sign up early to get a particular Sunday of importance; maybe to remember a birthday or the anniversary of a loved one’s passing.
WORSHIPING WITH CHILDREN!
Relax! God put the wiggle in children. Here are some helpful hints – There are bags in the back of the church with books, crayons and coloring pages. Sit towards the front so your children can see the action. Bring or send your children up front for the children’s sermon. Let them see you worshiping and guide them through the service. Let them hold a hymnal or prayer book. Use the Parish Hall to let them walk (it has speakers to hear the service). Know that you and your children are always welcome in worship: wiggles and all.
SHOP AT AMAZON & SUPPORT ST. PETER’S
When you shop at Amazon, don’t forget to shop via smile.amazon.com/ch/05-6010991, which will select St. Peter’s as your charity. You pay nothing extra and St. Peter’s will get a small percentage back from each purchase that will help support the Community Market.
DO YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER NEED A HOSPITAL OR HOME VISIT?
If you, or someone in your Rhode Island family, is ill or hospitalized and would like a visit from Fr. Craig or a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, please call the Church office. As much as we like to think we know everything, sometimes we need you to let us know. So please call us if you would like a hospital or home visit.