FAREWELL TO JOHN LORD
John’s last day at St. Peter’s is on August 15. We are a beach community and therefore John would like to gather with those who have worked with him in the Community Market, EfM, Sunday School, other events and all his friends at St. Peter’s for an evening of fellowship and fun. Come share a laugh and a memory, bring a beach chair and dish to share with others, and enjoy a summer evening on the beach. South Kingstown Town Beach in Matunuck, Wednesday, August 15 from 5:00 p.m. til sunset. We are organizing a gift for him, so if you would like to contribute towards that gift, checks can be made out to St. Peter’s with “John Lord” in the memo line.
OCEAN STATE WAVES BASEBALL GAME – JULY 17
Join our Bishop and other Episcopal Congregations in the County for this annual summer time event. Bishop Knisely will be throwing out the opening pitch for the third time. The Waves are playing the Mystic Schooners with the action starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 a piece with half the amount going to the Community Market.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST CANCELLED
The weather was gorgeous, the pancakes were made, the coffee and sausage were hot, but hungry guests were not present. It has been decided to cancel the second of two planned Pancake Breakfasts in support of the Community Market due to low participation. Keep in mind the Market is sponsoring two other summer events. The July 17 Ocean State Waves baseball game and the August 11 Giant Yard Sale (donations accepted starting August 5).
Wakefield Baptist Church is hosting a presentation on “The Do’s and Don’ts of Alzheimer’s Care” on Tuesday, July 31, at 5:00 p.m. with a light dinner served. Led by Robert E.P. Elmer, III, a Master Trainer in Alzheimer’s Care, this lecture is designed to provide caregivers valuable insight into better understanding this insidious disease. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway so that we can let Wakefield Baptist Church know how many to expect.
YARD SALE TO BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY MARKET
Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. there will be a yard sale at St. Peter’s to benefit the Community Market. There is a sign up in the Parish Hall if you would like to help with set-up or at the sale. Items for the sale can be dropped off in the Parish Hall starting August 5 and during the following week from 9 to 3 or during set-up evenings. Please no electronics, tv’s, broken or rusty items. Would anyone like to organize a bake sale to accompany the yard sale? Contact John Lord if you have suggestion or questions. Sorry, but we are not able to arrange any pick-ups of donations.
SOUTH COUNTY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
On August 19, at 3:00 p.m., the South County Community Orchestra will offer a free concert here at St. Peter’s by-the-Sea. The concert is presented under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany of URI. We hope you plan to attend.
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Thank you to everyone who contributed barbecue/picnic treats for our June 29 Community Market featuring items for the July 4 Holiday. Over 200 items were collected. In July we are asking for jams and jellies. We have lots of peanut butter, but are unable to obtain jam and jelly from the Community Food Bank.
The Vestry Minutes from the February, March, April and May 2018 meetings are now available on the vestry bulletin board located near the back parking lot entrance.
EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY
Beginning this fall at St. Peter’s, there will be a new EfM program started for those available during the day. It is a program designed for lay people who want to go deeper in their faith. Education for Ministry (EfM) is a weekly seminar to help people grow through worship, reflection, and study of the Bible, Church history and theology. EfM is a four-year program, though participants commit to one year at a time. It is led by a mentor, but facilitated by the group itself. If you are interested in participating, or want to learn more, contact Linda or Craig in the office at 783-4623 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need to have participants signed-up by mid-August.
HOSPITALIZATION & PASTORAL CARE
If you are planning to be hospitalized or are hospitalized please remember, due to HIPAA, hospitals no longer call the parish office to let us know you are there. To assist us in providing the best possible pastoral care to you in your time of need, please call the office prior to a hospital stay or surgery to let us know. Fr. Craig will be happy to pray with you and anoint you prior to surgery and certainly wants to visit you if your stay is more than 24 hours.
Once home, please call or have an advocate call with convenient times for Fr. Craig or a Lay Eucharistic Visitor to come see you with communion.
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. We have several Sundays available in August and September. Sign up early to get a particular Sunday of importance; maybe to remember a birthday or the anniversary of a loved one’s passing.
SUMMER READING – CHILDREN’S BOOKS
For the past few summers, the Community Market has distributed children’s books over the summer to our guests. This has been a big hit for many. If you have children’s books that you would like to donate, please bring them in and place them on the orange book shelf in the Parish Hall.
Remember that Morning Prayer is being said Tuesday-Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.