St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Announcements –March 17, 2019
“The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the church to prepare for them by a season of prayer, penitence, and devotion.” (BCP, p. 264) The season of “Lent” (an Old English word for “spring”) is a time when we will focus on our need for God in special ways:
•Sunday worship: The Lenten themes of penitence and forgiveness are reflected in The Penitential Order at the beginning of each service, a more reflective Prayers of the People, and Eucharistic Prayer C. In keeping with ancient tradition, the word “alleluia” (which means Praise the Lord) will not be heard in prayers or hymns until Easter.
Please mark your calendars for the following events during Lent:
•Lenten Bible Study: Listening to God 3/10 – 4/14, 8:50 – 9:20 a.m. Everyone is welcome! •4/14 Palm Sunday: 1 service at 9:00 a.m., Start Liturgy of the Palms in the Parish Hall. •4/18 Maundy Thursday: 7:00 p.m. •4/19 Good Friday: 12 noon-Stations of the Cross, Good Friday Liturgy7:00 p.m. •4/21 Easter Sunday: 1 service at 9:00 a.m.
Today is the monthly OKIK Sunday, when you are invited to make an offering in any amount to support our remaining orphan, Vivian. An envelope is included for your convenience. More information about OKIK is available on the green flyer in the back of the church. Your generosity thus far has been wonderful. Vivian thanks you, Jesus thanks you, and I thank you!
The Seymour-Oxford Food Bank is especially in need of Cold Cereal & Canned Pasta. Perhaps you can keep those items in mind the next time you go to the grocery store. Thanks in advance!
Vestry Meeting, Sunday, March 24, 2019 after 9:30 Service.