What’s Happening – February 24 – March 1

We Hold In Our Prayers This Week:

Parishioners in Need of Prayer: Cathe Step, Vern Slater, Jennifer Carlson, Don Applegate

Homebound Parishioners: Linda Thompson, Lucille Arnold, Dick Wilmot,  Margaret DeArmond, Westelle Maxwell, Edith Higgins, Ruth Rea, Margo McClure, Anita Hulligan

Parishioners’ Friends and Family: Edith St. Clair (Michael Miller), Neil Beach (John Keller), Richard & Gerri Ross (Joanne Hull), Debby Alyward, Connie Vacaro, Mary Ann Matuszewski (Fred Purdy), John Aldridge (Jeff Tennant), John Ferry (Sara Ferry), Sue Nickel-Schindewolf  (Amanda Chamber), Cathie Reville (Liz Crosby), Pat Eversole & Pat Thomas (Joanne Hull), Ann Eggers Kolesar (Sue Andrews), Joanne Loeffen (Grant & Wendy Lawson), Bruce Ashforth (Ellen Szymanski), Jenifer Royer (Anida Balmer), Wendy Callaghan (Dottie O’Neill), Melvin Martin (Kathy Martin), Pat Murch (John Keller), Pat O’Neill (Liz Crosby), Julie Reis (Kristin Gardner), Jay Weisbarth (Clara Mae Cain), Louise Foisy (Joann Newman), Coletta Winsper (Emily Malquest), David Sandberg (Mary Sandberg), Alison Linsley, Aline Masek, (Nan Miller)

Our Wider Fellowships: In the Diocese of Ohio pray for Our Bishops and Diocesan Staff; in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, pray for the Episcopal Church of Maryland

In Harm’s Way: Kyle Ross, Mark Stroh, Joey Satullo

FEBRUARY OUTREACH PROJECT:  The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East: This tiny of group of Christians considers itself “living stones,” faithful lineal descendants of the first Christians.  For the most part, Anglicans in the Holy Land are Palestinians.  As such, they are a tiny minority in current day Israel/Palestine, dwarfed by their Israeli/Jewish and Palestinian/Muslim neighbors.  Nevertheless, in spite of small numbers, the Anglicans of the Holy Land do remarkable work in the realms of education, health care, and peace-building.  The Diocese of Jerusalem, under the leadership of the Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani, counts about 7000 members in 22 parishes, 30 or so priests, and operates over 30 human service institutions in Gaza, Israel proper, the West Bank territory, Lebanon, and Jordan.   One of those institutions is Saint George’s College in Jerusalem.  Originally built to train clergy, the College has grown into the premier continuing education facility in the Anglican Communion. Each year, several hundred pilgrims from all over the world the world take part in College courses.  They are exposed to the land of the Bible, coming to appreciate and understand Holy Scripture in amazing new ways.  You can visit the website of the American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem (www.AFEDJ.org), the diocesan website (www.j-diocese.org), or Saint George’s College (www.sgcjerusalem.org) to learn more about our February partners.  Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem, consider coming on pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Keith in 2014, and share generously.

EXPLORE & CONNECT: St. Peter’s Newcomer’s Series, Explore & Connect will kick off today at 11:45 a.m. in the Undercroft.  This program is a meet and greet gathering with church staff and lay leaders and includes an all-important tour of the building.  All are invited no matter how long you have been attending St. Peter’s.  We would love to get to know you. A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Lorna Jordan (216) 227-0163 or ljcookie@cox.net or the Parish Administrator, Leslie Hannan at (216) 226-1772 or office@stpeterslakewood.org

LENTEN MEDITATION BOOKS AND “HOPE CHEST” MITE BOXES are available at the back of the church.  Please take a “Hope Chest”, fill it with your loose change during Lent, and bring it back on Easter Sunday.  All funds will benefit the Episcopal Relief & Development.  “Happy are those who consider the poor; the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble.” Psalm 41:1   Please, let’s fill the Hope Chests and heal a hurting world!

SATURDAY MORNING MONASTERY: Instead of a Wednesday evening Lenten supper and study, we are going to try something new.  We will turn St. Peter’s into a monastery, a school of prayer, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on the Saturdays in Lent.  Give yourself the gift of a few hours of prayer.   Each Saturday morning will begin with coffee, juice, bagels, and fellowship.  After Morning devotions, there will be a time for experiential learning about prayer.  We will learn about the Anglican Rosary, Muslim prayer practices, walking a Labyrinth, Stations of the Cross, and a few things yet to be determined.  After the presentation, there will be an hour of quiet which folks can use however the Spirit leads.  We will offer the opportunity for folks to pray by means of simple physical labor indoors or out.  Lunch will include the practice of “Lectio Divina,” or holy reading.  We end the morning with tea and conversation.

The St. Peter’s Choir continues to seek your help during this season of Lent and for Eastertide.  We are especially in need of additional sopranos, and the need for altos is nearly as great.  This ministry cannot survive without more help from persons within our parish.  Please see our posters and fliers in the Church and consider how you can help to preserve, encourage and grow this ministry.  Our Dir. of Music, Michael Miller, will be glad to provide more information after today’s Eucharist, or you may contact him by email or through the parish office.

Come One, Come All! Continental Breakfast on Sunday, March 3rd! This month, Women Welcoming Women has graciously agreed to host the breakfast.    You are invited to join in the fellowship at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 3rd for coffee, juice, fun, and fellowship!  Breakfast will run from 9 – 9:45 a.m.  All are invited!  This will be a combination of hot and cold foods with, bagels, fruit, and other goodies.  The cost is $3.00 per person with a maximum of $15 per family.

MARCH Sunday Forums:  9:00 AM TO 9:45 AM in the Undercroft…

  • February 24 – What Can We Know About Jesus?
  • March 10 – The World into which  Jesus was Born
  • March17 – Jesus’ Birth: Incarnation
  • March 24 – Palm Sunday
  • March 31 – Easter Sunday

This DVD-based study features leading religious voices of our day, and helps participants find their voice in exploring a credible Jesus for the third millennium.  This will include a 30-minute video segment with a guided discussion.  Plan to join us in the Undercroft.  All participants will receive a discussion guide for each session.  For more information, see Nancy.

Youth Group Mission Trip to Appalachia Update: So far we have four youth and two adults committed and ready to finalize details for this trip.  Our friends at All Saints Parma have expressed interest too, but we are still in need of more St. Peter’s folks.  We need a total of seven (7) St. Peter’s youth in order to go as a group.  Please consider the information below and contact the church office A.S.A.P. if you would like to attend.

Who:    St. Peter’s Youth 7th through 12th grade

What:   Brother’s Keeper Mission Tripto Ripley, WV

When:  Sunday, July 7th –  Friday, July 12th, 2013

Where:  Parchment Valley Retreat Center, Ripley, WV

www.parchmentvalley.org

Why:    We will find out what specific project we will be doing when we arrive at camp.  Projects consist of home maintenance and repair; minor construction such as wheelchair ramps, porches, decks, porch roofs; painting inside and outside; sealing trailer roofs; yard work; etc.

For a more detailed description, DVD is available for you to borrow in the church office.

WOMEN WELCOMING WOMEN:  All women of the Parish are invited to Women Welcoming Women this month.  Our meeting is on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 PM at Panera Bread in Rocky River.  It’s a perfect time to set aside an evening for yourself.  It’s full of laughter, support and fellowship.  We will also plan the WWW sponsored breakfast in March. For more information contact Lorna Jordan  (216) 227-0163 or lcjcookie@cox.net .

Easter Brunch: You’re invited to The Annual Easter Brunch, Saturday, March 30th at 10:00 a.m. till noon. There is no cost for this event.  Please bring a brunch item to share. Families will have the opportunity to experience The Gospel Story step-by-step using a corresponding craft activity.  Families will make a book in the shape of the cross.  This book can then be taken home and used to tell the gospel story to everyone!  We will also have a table set up with information about local Christian Summer Camps along with an opportunity to craft an item from our Vacation Bible School kit ~ Everywhere Fun Fair, Where God’s World Comes Together.  If you would like to help or have any questions please call Michelle Killin-Keith at 440-781-4161.

EASTER EGG HUNT: We need donations of small items to fill 300 plastic Easter eggs.  We would like to fill the eggs with NON-FOOD items.  Please take a moment to consider purchasing an item through the link or phone # provided below (Oriental Trading Company). Another option, you can just reply to this request with what you would like to purchase and then reimburse the church when we see you next Sunday.  We need all donations by Sunday, March 17th.  The Youth Group will be filling the eggs at their meeting that evening.  We have never done an Easter Egg Hunt during my time here, so I am very excited and I think the kids are going to LOVE it!!!  Thank you so much for helping with this.  Michelle Killin-Keith (440-781-4161 or via e-mail at dartwoman@sbcglobal.com)

www.orientaltrading.com or 1-800-228-2269; Smile Face Magnets WC-12/1341 $5.50 (6 doz.); Mini Zoo Animal Erasers WC-9/218 $5.50 (144 pcs.);Crazy Eye Patch Assortment WC-14/444 $5.25 (4 doz.); Ladybug Erasers WC-32/1730 $5.00 (3 doz.); Dog Stampers WC-12/4770 $7.25 (2 doz.); Cat Stampers WC-12/4771 $7.25  (2 doz.); Mini Sticky Hands & Feet WC-39/1230 $6.00 (6 doz.); Glittery Rainbow Tattoos WC-39/1533 $5.25 (6 doz.); Glitter Tattoos WC-39/1112 $5.25 (6 doz.); Bright Pencil Sharpeners WC-8/145 $6.25 (6 doz.); Glow-In The Dark Sticky Eyes WC-39/2120 $6.00 (4 doz.); Mega Religious Friendship Bracelet Assortment WC-5/721 $21.00 (150 pcs.); Mega Beaded Necklace Assortment WC-24/12640 $21.00 (144 pcs.); Mini Safari Pullback Race Cars WC-16/1077 $10.50 (2 doz.);   Moustache Roll Stickers IN-9/1480 $2.50 – WE NEED TWO ORDERS (100 stickers) (or anything else you would like to order that will fit inside a 1” egg)

Name Tags: Each Sunday, you are invited to write out your name on a name tag and wear it so everyone will know who you are… Permanent name badges are available for ordering!  Please call the office if you would like to place an order for a badge (red background with white lettering).  The badges are available with magnetic backs or pins. (Please remember: anyone with a pacemaker should not order a magnetic back badge.)  The cost of the badge is $6.00.  Call 216-226-1772 or e-mail office@stpeterslakewood.org the office with questions or to place an order.

MEN’S FRIDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY will resume on Friday, April 5th at 7:00 a.m. at Joe’s Deli located at the corner of Hilliard and Wooster Roads.  Everyone is invited.

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