St. Peter’s “Town Hall” Meeting – February 4, 2018
Following the 10:15 Holy Eucharist, the Wardens and Vestry will be available in the Meeting Room to facilitate discussion and answer your questions or concerns. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND and BRING A CAN OF SOUP. After all it is Souper Bowl Sunday. Cans of soup collected will be donated to ST. PETERS HAVEN .
St. Peter’s Church Directory Update – February 4, 2018
It’s time again to update the Parish Directory. Your cooperation in preparing it as accurately as possible is needed and appreciated. To that end, one large print edition of the Directory is located in the narthex. Another is pinned to the bulletin board in the Meeting Room. Please be sure to review your contact information. To insure accuracy please MAKE CHANGES IN LEGIBLE PRINT. The Parish Administrator will collect these 2 copies on Wednesday, Feb. 7th. PLEASE do NOT remove them from Narthex and Meeting Room.
St. Peter's Seniors’ Coffee Club – February 7, 2018
Coffee Club continues on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting at 10 AM in the meeting room. Coffee Club includes meditations, Bible study, and discussion of current events. Refreshments are served and all are welcome to join us as you can. We are presently studying the Acts of the Apostles from the bible.
The Last Sunday after The Epiphany & Absalom Jones Sunday – February 11, 2018
St. Peter’s will honor the memory and ministry of Absalom Jones, the first person of African descent ordained a deacon and priest in the Episcopal Church at the Holy Eucharist on February 11th. All are welcome to the public celebration of the feast of Absalom Jones at Trinity & St. Philip’s cathedral, Newark 3:00PM – 4:00PM. Reception to follow.
Altar Guild Meeting Tuesday – February 13, 2018
The Altar Guild will meet at 3:30 PM in the church on Tuesday, Feb. 13th to prepare the church for Ash Wednesday and Lent.
Ash Wednesday – February 14, 2018
The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14th. A Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes will be celebrated at 7:30 PM. Fr. George Kaswarra will preside. If you are unable to attend this service other nearby churches are providing Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes at other times. Grace Church 200 Highland Lane, Nutley 7:30 AM Imposition of Ashes only; 12:00 Noon: Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes. St. James 581 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair 7:00 AM Imposition of Ashes only; 12 Noon: Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes.
Palms from last year will be burned for Imposition of Ashes on the 14th. If you have palm from last year bring it to church or drop it off at the office.
Healing Service Returns - February 28, 2018
Beginning this month a Healing Service will be held on the last Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM. All are welcome, including guests. For February 28th the healing service will be in the main church sanctuary. The service consists of Prayers, Psalms, Lessons and Anointing. It is an opportunity to come together in faith to pray for healing and wholeness of spirit, mind or body, for ourselves and others. Ross Sweetland and Gladys Hughes will lead the Service.
Thank You from St. Peter’s Haven
St. Peter’s Haven Staff would like to thank the Vestry and congregation of St. Peter’s Church for helping us with the Holiday Matching Grants campaign run by Partners for Health. We are very excited to have raised $17,770.41, which will be matched by Partners for Health. This money will help St. Peter’s Haven continue with our mission of feeding the hungry and providing shelter for families.
2017 Contributors’ Statements
Please be sure to pick up your statement in the Narthex today.
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Outreach News and Opportunities
Winter Coat Collection
St. Peter’s Haven is collecting coats for their annual Winter Coat Drive. You can donate a new or gently used coat to St. Peter’s Haven for distribution to the children and adults who come to the Food Pantry. Donations of scarves, hats and gloves are also accepted. You can drop off gently used coats at DeLuxe Cleaners, 1280 Main Ave., Clifton who will clean and deliver coats to St. Peter’s Haven, Clifton.
Pantry Food Needs
St. Peter’s Haven’s Food Pantry is working to develop healthy food options for its clients by encouraging donations of healthy foods. When donating foods, please consider donating 2 pound bags of brown rice, whole grain pastas and cereals, salt free tomato products and healthy soups.
St. Peter's Haven Volunteer Opportunities
Food Pantry: Wednedays, Thursdays, & Saturdays: 9:00AM - 12Noon