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Upcoming Events
OCT

23

TUE
Monthly Luncheon - Los Mariachi's
11:30 AM
All are welcome for a time of great food and conversation!
OCT

26

FRI
Lord's Table Set-up & Clean-Up
9:30 AM to 1:30 AM
Lord's Table Lunch
12:00 PM
Serving no-cost meals to the community in the Parish Hall.
Co-Ed Friday Night AA Group
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meet in the Parish Hall.
OCT

28

SUN
Choir Practice
8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Special music will be practiced at 8:30am and the hymns of the day from 9-9:15am.
Worship Service: Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Join us Sundays in the Sanctuary!
Sunday Book Study
11:15 AM
Gather in the Parish Hall following Coffee Hour.
" Bible Hunters" Adult Study & Supper
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
When scholars began to question the authority and accuracy of the Holy Scripture, a group of intrepid explorers set out to discover the historical roots of the Bible. Nancy Stratton & Linda Small will provide a light supper. All are welcome!
OCT

29

MON
Lord's Table Set-up & Clean-Up
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Lord's Table Lunch
12:00 PM
Serving no-cost meals to the community in the Parish Hall.
Ladies' Monday Night AA Group
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Women Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
Men's Monday Night AA Group
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Men Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
OCT

31

WED
NOV

01

THU
Thu Bible Study
9:30 AM
Meets at Marsh Cottage.
NOV

02

FRI
Lord's Table Set-up & Clean-Up
9:30 AM to 1:30 AM
Lord's Table Lunch
12:00 PM
Serving no-cost meals to the community in the Parish Hall.
Co-Ed Friday Night AA Group
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meet in the Parish Hall.
NOV

04

SUN
All Saints' Remembrance
A sign-in sheet is available in the Narthex to list loved ones who have passed. Contact the church office if you are unable to sign-up on Sundays. We will be honoring those named during the All Saints' Sunday worship service
Choir Practice
8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Special music will be practiced at 8:30am and the hymns of the day from 9-9:15am.
Worship Service: Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Join us Sundays in the Sanctuary!
Sunday Book Study
11:15 AM
Gather in the Parish Hall following Coffee Hour.
NOV

05

MON
Lord's Table Set-up & Clean-Up
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Lord's Table Lunch
12:00 PM
Serving no-cost meals to the community in the Parish Hall.
Ladies' Monday Night AA Group
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Women Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
Men's Monday Night AA Group
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Men Only. Meets in the Parish Hall.
NOV

06

TUE
Ministry Development Group Meeting
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
All are welcome to attend in planning and developing ministries at St. Peter's. Meet in the Parish Hall for a brown bag working lunch.
NOV

07

WED
Prayer & Care Gathering
10:45 AM
Meet at Marsh Cottage
Total Ministry

Total Ministry

Total Ministry is a term used to describe an overall approach to being "church." Since we believe that all the baptized are gifted by the Holy Spirit with spiritual gifts for the work of ministry, each church needs to strive to equip, encourage, and support its members in using those gifts in every area of their lives, both within and outside the "organized church." This radical, all-inclusive nature of the concept is the hardest aspect of understanding Total Ministry.

Leadership

Total Ministry is in nature. Instead of seeing the church's pastor as the congregation's sole "minister," all the members of a congregation are "partners in God's mission." Where in the past one person attempted to do the church's ministry on behalf of the entire community of believers, now a team of gifted people, ordained and lay, leads the community in developing, equipping, and sending ministry teams to carry out God's work.

Formation

Total Ministry approaches can be developed by a single congregation regardless of its size. They can also be formed by a cluster of neighboring churches or even an entire conference working together to support and encourage each other.

Shared Resources

Total Ministry relationships may include the sharing of programs, personnel, or other resources between congregations.

Goal

The overall goal of developing Total Ministry to extend the love of God to people outside the Church by involving a greater number of people in expanding ministry among members and in the greater community outside the congregation. Also, by linking stronger churches with weaker ones, we can help declining churches to renew their sense of mission and grow while encouraging stronger churches to take on more exciting ventures in ministry.