What’s Happening – Week of April 7

We Hold In Our Prayers This Week:

Parishioners in Need of Prayer: Sagan Woolner, Kathy Woolner, Dick Wilmot, Jim Cofer, Cathe Step, Vern Slater, Jennifer Carlson, Don Applegate

Homebound Parishioners: Dina Marchiano (Sarah Taylor), WES Scovill, Linda Thompson, Lucille Arnold, Margaret DeArmond, Westelle Maxwell, Edith Higgins, Ruth Rea, Margo McClure, Anita Hulligan

Parishioners’ Friends and Family: Rick Mahon (Liz Crosby), Coletta Winsper (Emily Malquest), Russ Steinke (Ed & Julie Stenger), Hazel Sakai (Nancy Wittig), Cheyanne (Deb Vandrasik), Kirstin Drew (Fred Purdy), Kailin Purdy(Linda Purdy), Edith St. Clair (Michael Miller), Pat Murch (John Keller), Pat Eversol, Richard & Gerri Ross (Joanne Hull), Debby Alyward, Connie Vacaro, Mary Ann Matuszewski (Fred Purdy), John Aldridge (Jeff Tennant), Sue Nickel-Schindewolf  (Amanda Chamber), Cathie Reville (Liz Crosby), Ann Eggers Kolesar (Sue Andrews), Joanne Loeffen (Grant & Wendy Lawson), Bruce Ashforth (Ellen Szymanski), Ann, Lysa & Steven Balmer, Edna Ritter-Seesler, (Anida Balmer), Alison Linsley, Aline Masek, (Nan Miller)

Our Wider Fellowships: In the Diocese of Ohio pray the Cuyahoga Mission; in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, pray for Kenya

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

APRIL OUTREACH PROJECT NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY: The National MS Society Ohio Buckeye Chapter provides assistance to the 10,000 Ohioans and their families living with multiple sclerosis, a chronic and often disabling disease of the central nervous system.  There is no cure.  Operating in a 38-county area, the Society provides support and services to people touched by MS.   In my 16th year with MS (diagnosed in 1997), I will be walking with my team, “Dessert First!” at the Walk MS event (held on April 13.) With support from St. Peter’s, the National MS Society can continue their mission: to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.  Please join me, and other St. Peter’s parishioners touched by MS, with your generous donations in April! For more information, please contact Kathy Woolner.  Thank you.

Hope Chests: If you took a Hope Chest (Mite Box) to fill during Lent, please return it to the Office.  Hope Chest can be left in the church during a regular service during the Offertory or brought directly to the office.  All Hope Chests need to be turned-in by April 21st so we can send the check to Episcopal Relief and Development.  Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.  ERD truly appreciates your support.

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

  • April 14 – Teachings of Jesus:  Wisdom Tradision
  • April 21 – Jesus Ministry of Compassion
  • April 28 – Who Killed Jesus?

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.

A Celebration of Music with the Choral Scholars of St. Peter’s Choir: SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 4:30PM! Come help us celebrate the music ministry here at St. Peter’s Church!  Our musically gifted Choral Scholars will perform a recital of vocal and instrumental works for us, followed by a reception with a light supper in the Undercroft.  Justin Murphy Mancini, Aubrey Johansen, Antoinette Vargo and Michael Patterson will provide the most enjoyable music, and we will also present our three graduating college seniors with scholarship gifts toward graduate studies, a gift from a parishioner.  This event will benefit the parish music program with a free-will offering; no tickets will be sold.  These musical celebrations in past years have been a wonderful way for parishioners and friends to gather, share food and drink, and enjoy music and the good company of one another.  Plan now to attend, and invite friends and family to join you.

Youth Group Mission Trip to Appalachia Update: The Youth Group Mission Trip to Ripely, West Virginia is a GO!!!  The group will head out after the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, July 7th and we will return Friday, July 12th.  If you would still like to participate, please see Michelle.  The youth will be split into project crews and set to work on specific projects in the Appalachia poverty stricken areas. These projects may include: home repair, maintenance, minor construction, painting, sealing roofs, and yard work. We will need to bring the following items; if you would like to donate them, please drop them off in the church office.  Thank you.

Paint Brushes Paint Roller’s; Paint Roller Covers; Paint Extension Rods; Drop Cloths; Masking Tape; Cleaning Buckets; Cleaning Rags; Cleaning Supplies

Women Welcoming Women will meet in April 23 from 7 to 9 PM at Panera in Rocky River. Remember:  “Scatter seeds of kindness wherever you go… and watch friendship bloom”. That’s what Women Welcoming Women is all about; promoting friendship, support and fellowship. Please come for all or part of the gathering. For additional information call Lorna Jordan at (216) 227-0163 or ljcookie@cox.net.

ST. PETER’S MISSION MINISTRY will once again hold a Flower Sale to financially assist St. Peter’s mission teams with their efforts, domestically and abroad, to benefit the Mission Ministries. Whether you plan to spruce up your own yard or purchase flowers for a special mother in your life, Dean’s Greenhouse will provide beautiful plants, flowers and herbs in dozens of colors and varieties.  If you don’t garden, consider purchasing and donating flowers to spruce up our church yard.  Ordering information will be distributed in the weekly Sunday Service Leaflet or on the table in the sanctuary.  Plant varieties, planting suggestions and ordering information will also be available on-line via the church website.  Orders are due to Wendi Schwartz by noon, April 14, 2013Pick up will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 11:00-12:00 in the church parking lot in time for Mother’s Day.

It’s Spring Clean-Up Time!  Mark Your Calendars… The annual all-parish Spring Clean-Up Day has been scheduled for Saturday, May 4th. It’s time for us to prepare the church for Spring and Summer.  We need help with planting flowers, raking leaves, painting fences, grading soil, and general clean-up.  We will also have some inside projects for in case it rains.  We’ll start at 8:30 a.m. (give us as much time as you can spare) and finish around noon.  A light breakfast will be provided.  So come join us for some outdoor fun and fellowship.  Thanks for your help.

Women Welcoming Women Annual Bake Sale! Calling All Bakers:  The Women Welcoming Woman annual Mother’s Day bake sale is coming up.  It will be held Sunday, May 12th after both services.  This year the Youth Group will be running the show.  The proceeds of the bake sale will go toward the Youth Mission trip.  “Cards by Lorna” will also be on sale.  Since it’s Mother’s Day, plan on picking up some goodies and a card for that special person in your life.  To volunteer to bake or help with the sale contact Jennifer Williams at 216-221-3530.

Relay for Life will be taking place at Lakewood High School Stadium Saturday June 1st and 2nd.   If you are interested in forming a team please contact Gina at 888-227-6446, ext. 1221 or go to Relayforlife.org, search Lakewood OH event and up.  Also, Luminaria will be sold some time in March to light the inside of the track the night of the event.  If you are interested in purchasing a bag, contact Rose Costo at 216-856-3496.

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