BROTHER’S KEEPER CONCERT SERIES
The last concert was an incredible success with the largest audience in attendance ever AND we raised $1,460.00 for the Community Market. This will help feed our local families for 7 weeks! If you want to hear more and be a part of this excitement, join us for our final concert on August 31 at 7:00 p.m. when Chelsea Swan joins forces with Arielle Rogers and Jodie DeSalvo to present an evening of song entitled “Life, Love and Lament.” You will hear famous arias as well as some of Broadway’s greatest hits! Admission is only $20.00 and all proceeds benefit the Community Market.
SUNDAY SCHOOL KICKOFF
Sunday School kick off for the new program year will be on September 8, with registration beginning at 9:45. Sunday School will start at 10:00 a.m. and run through “The Peace”, at which point the students will join their families for Eucharist. The morning will end with an ice cream social and coffee hour after the 10:15 service. We look forward to welcoming all to our kick-off celebration.
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS, ETC.
Also on September 8 at the 10:15 service, we will include Blessing of Book Bags as our way to ask God to be part of our School year both at St. Peter’s, school and work. Be sure to bring your backpacks, briefcases, cell phones, etc. Adults are also encouraged to bring their work bags to be blessed.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED
Sunday School teachers are needed for the 2019/2020 school year. If interested, please speak to Fr. Craig.
SAVE THE DATE …SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
We will gather together at 3:00 p.m. at the South Kingstown Land Trust Barn. This will be a time for our family of parishioners of all ages to enjoy food and fellowship. This will be a totally free event. Details will follow.
COMMUNITY MARKET IN NEED
The Community Market is currently in need of tuna, mayonnaise, and corned beef hash. These items are difficult or impossible to get at the Food Bank and the will compliment other items that we do have. Thank you.
We are 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.
COMMUNITY MARKET STATS – JULY 2019
In July, attendance at The Community Market at St. Peter’s was down compared to July 2018. We served 69 families (249 people) through 133 household visits.
Compared to July 2018 we served
• 26 fewer families
• 97 fewer people served
• And had 40 fewer household visits
We also had 5 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.