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St. Peter’s & St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Sunday Eucharist @ 10:00
The Rev. Maryalice Sullivan, Vicar
The Rev. James W. Kelliher, Deacon

Aurora Emdjian-Organist
Bradley Marshall, Sign Language Interpreter

Spring, Resurrection and Love
 

Already there is beginning to be a green hue to our trees,
Slowly, slowly Spring is creeping into dormant world of nature,
Each day now brings a new surprise, 
The leaves of the crocus are using their power to push through the hard earth.

The wonder and mystery of God is contained in the phenomenal that we call spring.
How can it be that the dull, grayish brown of the landscape
Can once again become the lush green of summer
How can what is seemingly dead be alive again?

How can Sarah give birth way beyond her time,
How can Daniel survive the Lion’s Den,
How can a widow and her son go from hunger to the fullness of life
How can we hear and embrace the love our God has for each of us?

The reemergence of the world of nature
Gives us a living picture of hope,
Hope that God is breathing on us and into us love, today and everyday,
With God all things are possible,

even when we do not see or understand,
The hand of God is at work,
Loving us 
Calling us to be all that we can be. Amen

Maryalice




 

Our sign now welcomes all in both Spanish and English.  It is a small step to begin to welcome the community in which we are now living into this holy space.  It is a way of being co-creators with our God to make all things new.  


Spaghetti Dinner-Italian Night


Come one, come all, this promises to be a night of good food,

fun and fellowship.
There will be baskets for raffle and maybe

another surprise or two-

Saturday, March 30, 6 p.m.  

Price of the dinner: adults $12.50, children: $8.00,

Families, max: $40.00

 

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Food Pantry last week.  Our basket was overflowing by a lot and then more groceries came in during the week.  Of course thank you to those who faithfully donate money for this ministry.  This is truly a symbol and sign of love.  What a blessing all of you are!

Our open house was a great success!

 

Sunday was truly a day of joy and delight as we celebrated the renewal of the rectory.  Jim and Paul were so gracious to invite us into their home, which as been lovingly restored by the work of many hands.  We are truly blessed!  Thank you so much to Jim and Paul and all who made this possible.
 

Please pray for:
Rossie & Lynn, Anna Mae, Bruce, Michael, Everleigh, Bob, Francis, Barbara, Mary, Ann & Al, Emile, Louis, David, Richard, Walter, Scarlet, Brad, Robin, Pat, Linda, Betsy, Mark, Alan, Gary, Robert, Laura, Jennifer, Lynn, Mike, and Our Homebound: Dot, Helen, Terry,

Gail and Dawn. 

Our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is asking us to Walk the Way of Love.  So far we have talked about, Turn, Learn and Pray.  This week is Worship.
Please remember to go to the website (st.peter-st.andrews.org) and use the Amazon Smile when you are shopping on-line.


             Church is open for prayer: Wednesday & Friday 9am to 2pm

                             (please enter through the parish house door)


 

Open house at the rectory on Sunday, March 17th @ 11:15

For the past ten months we have been working and working to restore our beautiful church, parish house and rectory.  This Sunday we are all invited to come and see the rectory.  Jim and Paul have been gracious enough to invite us to come and see their beautiful home.  Please bring some food to share and welcome them as they welcome us.  

 

Please remember to use the Amazon Smile when you are shopping on-line.

 

Food Pantry Sunday

The third Sunday of the month is our “Food Pantry Collection Sunday”.  Of course donations are always welcomed, but especially on the Third Sunday of the month.  
This month there is a real need for:
Tuna Fish
Peanut Butter, & Boxed Mac & Cheese

But please know that all donation of food or money will be greatly appreciated.  

Spaghetti Dinner-March 30, 2019 @ 6:00

Mark your calendars, March 30, 2019 at 6pm there will be a Spaghetti Supper, There will be some baskets to raffle and maybe a surprise of two.
Price of the dinner: adults    $12.50
                                children: $8.00
                               Families, max: $40.00
Come one come all and bring your friends it promise to be a night of good food, fellowship and community building.

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

 

Lent and Love

II am supposing for most of us when we think about the word Lent we do not automatically associate it with the word Love.  Yet it is the season that hopefully will help us to love and be loved.  On Ash Wednesday we are reminded that “It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church.” (Book of Common Prayer).  This season of Lent it is a time for each of us to look into our hearts and find the places we have separated ourselves from God and allow God to touch and love us.

As a child I dreaded this season.  There were always the lectures on what am I going to give up, or more bluntly put, how was I and everyone else going to be miserable for forty days.  There was very little emphasis on the actuality that this season, of all the seasons of the year, was to bring us closer to the heart of God.  I do not know about you but I considered this a season of punishment rather then a walk in love.

We are told that love is patient and kind, certainly God’s love for us is.  During Lent things will look different at church, there will be a different kind of graciousness adorning our altar and we will begin our worship with the confession of our sins, hopefully setting ourselves open to be more loved by God.  We will focus on our journey with God and God’s journey with us.  We begin with Jesus going off into the wilderness and being tempted.  We will walk with him on his journey to Jerusalem and listen to his cries as his heart is broken because of the love he has for that city and the people who live there and how they would not hear or feel his love for them.

The same is true today.  God’s desire is to love us.  Lent is the time to open our hearts to be filled with the love that Jesus has for us.  Hopefully we can all make an effort to love more and be loved.  So pay it forward, smile more, notice the buds as they grow on the trees and bushes, look for the first crocus to break the barren grown of winter, give generously, and most of all may we in the stillness of Lent know that we are loved.
Maralice

 

 

Please remember to pray for:

Our parish prayer list:

Rossie & Lynn, Anna Mae, Bruce, Michael, Everleigh, Bob, Francis, Barbara, Mary, Ann & Al, Emile, Louis, David, Richard, Walter, Scarlet, Brad, Robin, Pat, Linda, Betsy, Mark, Alan, Gary, Robert, and Laura, Jennifer, Mike and Lynn, and Our Homebound: Dot, Helen, Terry, Gail and Dawn.

Please continue to remember to use the Amazon Smile

When you are buying anything online from Amazon go to our website and click the Amazon Smile. It is as simple as that and then the church receives a donation from Amazon.  Thank you for all who have been faithfully doing this.

A Large Thank You to our grandson, Jacob who came and spent two days pulling up the carpet in our upstairs room.  Little by little we continue to make things new.

Next we need to gather a crew of people and clean our church including the sacristy.

Spaghetti Supper

Mark your calendars, March 30, 2019 at 6pm there will be a Spaghetti Supper, There will be some baskets to raffle and maybe a surprise of two.
Price of the dinner: adults    $12.50
                                children: $8.00
                               Families, max: $40.00
Come one, come all and bring your friends it promises to be a night of good food, fellowship, and community building.