February 21, 2020 Prayer Requests We invite you to communicate to us your individual prayer requests which will remain on this list for one month (Yes, you can always add them again). Please email your prayer requests to Susan at email@example.com OR write them in on the list as you enter Church on Sunday.
This week we ask for prayers for the following: Karen Osborne, Edward, Patricia Hart, David, the Phillips family, Bruce Campbell, Robert, Joe, Bill, Benjamin, and Tony.
And for those who have died: Chris Richard, Kobe and Gianna Bryant, John, Keri, and Alyssa Altobelli, Christine Mauser, Sarah and Payton Chester, Ara Zobayan
Decluttering Retreat, TOMORROW, February 22, 9 am to 1 pm. Join us this Saturday as we work and pray in preparation for Lent. As we declutter and clean the church, what are ways that God might be willing us to declutter our hearts with the things that get in the way of following Jesus more freely? RSVP to Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org by TODAY. Lunch will be provided.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, this Tuesday, February 25, 5:30-7:30 pm. Get ready for Lent with the St. Peter’s family on Shrove Tuesday where there will be lots of butter, syrup, bacon and more! Enjoy your favorite breakfast food before you give it all up! RSVP to email@example.com.
Ash Wednesday on the Streets! This Wednesday February 26, we will be offering ashes and prayers to passersby outside the church and at the 23rd Street subway station from 8-9 am and 12-1 pm. There will be a brief training on this Sunday the 23rd from 11:30-11:45 am. RSVP to Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Big Quiet @ St. Peter's: An Introduction to Silence Wednesdays during Lent, March 4-April 1, 7-8 PM Declutter the noise. This Lent we are entering into the practice of silence. Each week there will be a brief introduction, a brief contemplative reading and of course, the actual practice of silence together. So put down your phone (and put it on silent!) and quiet your heart and mind for this one hour each week.
St. Peter's Children's Ministry, Children's Church has been exploring the Kingdom of God through the parables.
Save the Date - St. Peter's Parents Night will be on March 6 in Chelsea with childcare provided! It will be a time for us to get to know each other more and share our hopes and desires for our children at St. Peter's Chelsea. We will send out an official invite with RSVP nearer the date, but please save this evening and let us know if it does not work for you!
Small Group: Are you looking for deeper spiritual community? Come join us for a small group Bible study on Thursday nights at 7:30pm, Hyatt and Michelle will be hosting this weekly Bible study in their apartment near Columbus Circle. If you are interested in joining, reach out to Michelle at email@example.com.
Pledge Envelopes can be found in the back of the church. Please note that using your numbered envelopes makes processing your cash gifts much easier. Can’t find your envelopes? Please contact Susan in the parish office.
E-Pledging: The Diocese is offering e-pledging to congregations/parishioners who wish to make regular contributions directly from their checking accounts. Interested in more information? Already signed up but need to update information? Please find our forms in the back of the church and return to Susan Crowson at the Parish Office.
Recordings of previous sermons are available on our podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify by searching for “St. Peter's Chelsea.” Subscribe to our podcast and never miss a message!
Volunteer Opportunities If anyone is interested in Lay Ministry in any of these areas, please speak with Michelle Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org): Lector, Greeter, Usher, Prayer Leader, Acolyte, Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM), Children’s ministry, Coffee Host, Sacristan. These are all wonderful ways to deepen your spirituality by participating in providing beautiful liturgy for our parish.
Interested in joining our incredible food pantry team? Please contact Alice Blount-Fenney at email@example.com or call the parish office (212-929-2390) for more information on how you can help.
Events at St. Peter's St. Peter's is bustling with activity seven days a week. From 12-step groups to poetry and play readings, photographers, Senior Fit, orchestral, choral and ensemble groups. There are St. Peter's- sponsored events as well as outside rentals. It seems like a week doesn't go by without a special performance in the church.
Ongoing Weekly meetings: Chelsea Mornings (AA), Mon-Sat, 8:00am-9:00am Chelsea Mornings at Night (AA) Mon 7:00-8:00pm Senior Fit, Tuesdays, 10:00am SLAA, Wednesdays 7:30pm, and Fridays 9:30 am (SLAA meetings are men only) Food Pantry: 10:30am-11:30am Saturdays
Weekly Services: Holy Eucharist; Sundays at 10:00am Evening Prayer: Wednesdays at 6:30pm
AIM Invitational Come see our very own Allie Beach’s dance production on March 22nd at Symphony Space. The AIM Invitational is a prestigious performance and scholarship opportunity for young dancers and features performances from companies along with soloists. Contact Christine for one of the free 5 comp tickets available. For more information you can visit their website http://broadwaydancecenter.com/special-event/aim-invitational or contact Allie at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org