Food for the Poor
Please join us on Sunday, October 13, to hear the Rev. Holly Ostlund speak about a ministry providing direct relief to the poor throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Rev. Ostlund will share personal witness about Food For The Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living the Gospel mandate to love one another.
Nominations for Vestry
Starting October 1st, the vestry will be accepting nominations for new vestry members. This year, we are seeking nominations to fill two, three year positions on the vestry. Nominees must be members of the parish who are regular in attendance and financially support the ministry of the congregation. This year, we are looking for nominees who have proven leadership and organizational skills. Nomination forms are available at both entrances to the church.
Notes for John
Our friend and fellow parishioner John O’Hara has had a series of health setbacks and is home for a time. He misses all his friends here at St. Peter’s, so let’s cheer him up by sending notes and cards to let him know he is not forgotten. Cards can be sent to his home: 1499 Ocean Road, Unit 88, Narragansett, RI 02882.
Yard Sale/Bake Sale
St. Peter’s Pre School is hosting a yard sale/bake sale event on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Baby gear, home goods, toys, books, DVDs, furniture, sports equipment, clothing and more will all be offered. All proceeds benefit St. Peter’s Pre-School. A sign- up sheet for donations is posted on the bulletin board. Contact Jill Kitson with questions at 401.556.0804.
Community Market News
The Community Market continues to supply nutritious food for our neighbors in need. On Sept 6th, 42 families received groceries; 48 families were served on Sept. 13th, 50 families were served on Sept 20th, and 51 families were served on Sept. 27th. Additionally, eight new families registered at the Market during the month of Sept. We were able to provide fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as canned and boxed food. A food demonstration was given by URI’s SNAP program. Free samples, recipes and ingredients for a rice pilaf were handed out to our guests. This month, we welcome donations of canned vegetables and fruit, tuna fish, mayonnaise and soup.
New to the Episcopal Church and want to know more about what we believe and why we worship the way we do? Or are you a long time Episcopalian and need a refresher course in what we believe as Episcopalians? In either case the Enquirer’s class with Fr. Craig is for you. Each Thursday evening, Fr. Craig will be meeting with any adults and teens interested in learning more about their faith. The course will cover Church History, Worship, the Sacraments and Church Governance. This week, we will focus on the Creeds. If you have any questions or wish to sign up for the course, please contact Fr. Craig by email Craig@stpetersbythesea.com or though the Parish Office 783-4623.
Thank You . . .
A special thank you to Susan Hines and the 150th Committee, and all who helped make the Fall Gathering at the SK Land Trust Barn a huge success for all! Fr. Craig+
Please remember to stop by the EGE table after church service and to buy gift cards for grocery stores, coffee shops and other local merchants. All proceeds go to the Community Market. Thank you for your support!
We’re updating the list of volunteers willing to be contacted when fellow parishioners need rides to church, appointments, shopping, etc. If you’d like to join the transportation ministry, please email the Church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 or 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.