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Rally Day is Sunday, September 10th. On that day we will welcome everyone back from summer vacations and kick-off the new fall Sunday School year. It also gives us all a chance to re-commit ourselves to regular church attendance and to involvement in the life and ministry of our church.

I hope you will attend our worship services that day. At the 10 AM service, we will be commissioning all those adult volunteers who teach in the Sunday School (children and youth), along with those who lead our Children’s Chapel services, and those who care for our youngest members in the Nursery. We will also recognize the grandparents who make up our church family.

Following the 10 AM service that day, we will hold our Annual Church Picnic on the front lawn. Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, popcorn, and sno-cones will be provided and everyone is asked to bring a side dish to share with others. Our Vestry members will be providing desserts.

In addition to the great food and fellowship, there will be games and activities for children of all ages including face painting, a bounce house, races, a pie eating contest, bocce, and corn hole. There will be something for everyone! This is a wonderful opportunity to come together as a church family, enjoy each other’s company, and build a strong foundation for the year ahead. Picnic clothes are very appropriate for worship services that day- red (especially St. Peter’s tee shirts) is encouraged. Hope to see you on September 10th!

The Stewardship Committee Needs You! It is time to begin planning our 2018 Stewardship Program and you are invited to join the planning committee. The stewardship of time, talent, and treasure is central to the life of any Christian. In the past, we have planned several events and activities that provided a context in which to prayerfully consider these things. These included a Blessings Board, the Minis-Tree, Jig Saw Puzzles, and a Commitment Brunch. While all of these efforts have been successful, we are always looking for new ideas. Perhaps you have some ideas about how best to approach Christian stewardship. We would love to hear from you and have you be part of this important planning committee. Please see the Rector or any Vestry member if you would like to serve. Thank you.

Vestry Nominations. We will soon be receiving nominations to serve on the 2018 Vestry. The Vestry consists of the elected lay leaders of our congregation. Vestry members serve a three year term and are involved in the planning and implementation of our church programs. They also share in caring for our church members and their needs. Vestry members are required to be confirmed Episcopalians who are willing to submit a financial commitment to the parish and take an active part in the ministries of this church. The Rector or any current Vestry member will be happy to answer any questions you may have about serving on the Vestry. We will be electing three new Vestry members at the annual parish meeting in January, 2018.

Peace and Love,