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February 26, 2013

Time and Talents
Sunday School
Thank you to these persons who are volunteering their time and talents to teach Sunday School at St. Peter's: Joe Ceh, Charis Chia, Alison Erekson, Whitney Hershberger, Nancy Meyer, and Caroline Ward
Lenten Opportunities
Lent 40 days 
Opportunities for Worship and Spiritual Growth in Lent 2013 




The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)will be available by appointment on the Wednesdays in Lent between 5:15-6:15PM. Contact Fr. Steve by phone (773) 525-0844 or email [] to arrange a time.


The Holy Eucharist

Besides Sunday, the Eucharist will be celebrated at 12:15PM and 6:30PM on these Wednesdays: February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, and 27.  

Lenten Meditations will be offered by members of the parish.


Thursday Night Lenten Series

February 21, 28 and March 7, 14, and 21 at 6:30 PM


St. Peter's will join the people of four other Episcopal parishes in the Chicago North area (St. James' Cathedral, Ascension, Our Saviour and St. Chrysostom's) for a five-week series to be held on Thursday nights, 6:30 PM. Each of the parishes will host one evening at their church. St. Peter's will host the event on Thursday, March 7th. The evening will include a soup and salad supper, presentation by the one of the parish rectors, and Compline.  The theme of the series, "The Journey: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," seeks to connect our individual and parish stories with the Lenten journey to the Cross and Resurrection.


February 21st

     AtAscension, 1133 North LaSalle

     The Very Rev. Joy Rogers, presenter


February 28th

     At Church of Our Saviour, 530 West Fullerton

     The Rev. Milton Williams, presenter


March 7th

     At St. Peter's, 621 West Belmont

     The Rev. Terri Heyduk, presenter


March 14th

     At St. Chrysostom's, 1424 North Dearborn

     The Rev. Brian Hastings, presenter


March 21st

     At St. James' Cathedral, 65 East Huron

     The Rev. Dr. Steve Danzey, presenter


Lenten Micro-Retreat

Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 pm OR

Saturday, March 9, 11 am


Entering the Lukan Passion: The Exodus of Jesus

The author of the Gospel of Luke portrays a Jesus crazy-mad to get to Jerusalem so he can "accomplish his exodus" (9:31) What does he mean? In this 90-minute micro-retreat we'll try to experience the answer instead of talking about it. We'll participate in an updated Seder, Israel's ancient meal of liberation, and consider questions of memory and inclusion. Who is invited to the table in our lives, and who is left outside the door? How do meals keep our memories alive?


The retreat will be led by St. Peter's Artist-in-Residence, John Dally.

Both sessions will be held at the church.


Please RSVP by March 3rd at

or speak to John following the Sunday Eucharist.


Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant

Following the ancient pattern of preparing catechumens for Holy Baptism at Easter, the Church offers a similar set of rites and disciplines for persons already baptized to enter a time of disciplined renewal of the baptismal covenant. This process is appropriate for new members, for Christians coming from other traditions, for those who have been separated from the church for whatever reasons, and for anyone who feels called to renew their life in Christ. Participants will meet weekly for a brief time of sharing and instruction, engage in at least one of the Lenten spiritual disciplines offered by the church, and commit to be consistent in the study of Scripture, in prayer, and in worship. Candidates for reaffirmation will be presented at the Ash Wednesday services and will reaffirm their baptismal covenant at the Easter Vigil on March 30.


Preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism at the Easter Vigil

Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body the Church. Baptism is especially appropriate at the Easter Vigil. If you are an adult desiring baptism or a parent desiring the baptism of your child at the Easter Vigil, please contact [] to discuss preparation for Holy Baptism.


Stations of the Cross

7PM Beginning Feb. 15th in the church on the Fridays in Lent. Each week the Stations will be followed by half an hour for meditation, featuring organ music played by Michael Lindner.

The Sunday Readings
Sunday, March 3rd (The 3rd Sunday in Lent)  
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Exodus 3:1-15

1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Luke 13:1-9

The Collect for Sunday
Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Growth Group News
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The next Young Adult Growth Group gathering will be at the home of Steve Danzey on Friday, March 15th. Email Fr. Steve for more details and the address.
Wednesday Bible Study
Grant us so to hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest ...
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Fr. Steve is leading the Wednesday Bible Study Group as they explore the Book of Isaiah.  They meet in the Guild Room at 11AM. All are welcome. Bring your Bible and an open mind.

Easter Vigil Baptisms
Baptismal Preparation Class
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Father Steve is meeting with the parents of children or with those adults who wish to be baptized at the Easter Vigil on March 30th. The class will be held on Sunday, March 17th at 10AM in the Rector's office. If you wish more information, email Fr. Steve or call 773 525-0844.
Pub Theology
Have Questions? Maybe you have some Answers?
Brendans Pub
Our next Pub Theology is on Wednesday, February 27th (Brendan's Pub 3169 N Broadway) immediately following the 6:30PM Eucharist. Non-alcoholic and soft drinks are available, as well. 
This month's topic:
"Will some, a few, or everyone be saved?" 
News from around the Diocese of Chicago
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To read the latest e-newsletter from the Diocese of Chicago click here.
Join the CROSSwak Procession
CROSSwalk 2013
Crosswalk 2013  
FRIDAY, March 22nd, 6 PM. Join the 2nd Annual CROSSwalk procession. The procession laments the death of more than 800 youth to violence in our city since 2008. Our goals our to heighten awareness, build partnerships for solutions and link participants to organizations and programs in need of their support through gifts of time, treasure and talent and through prayer. We will travel through the Loop from St. James Commons (Wabash and Huron) to stops at Daley Plaza and Old St. Pat's, and proceed to the lawn outside Stroger Hospital. Participants are welcome to walk the entire route or join us for liturgy at any point along the route. The event should conclude by 9PM, and buses will be available to transport participants back to Daley Plaza or to St James Commons. To register for the event, sign up here. You do not have to register in advance, but it will help us with logistics if you do. We are also forming a choir to perform during the liturgy at one of more of the stops. You can follow the same link to sign up for the choir. Catherine Thomson will be available during coffee hour on March 10th to answer questions and coordinate volunteer opportunities. For further information, contact Catherine by email or phone 773 827 4703.
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Wednesday, February 27th

Lenten Meditations

Ross Coons at 12:15PM

Michael Lindner at 6:30PM

Sunday, March 3rd   

Graeme Thomson

Rub Woods

Steve McFadden



Jeff De La Rosa
Debbie Barford
Allen Heinemann
James Pamer
Michael Feineman
Glenn Charlton
Sam Hoehnle
Levi Harris
Nancy R. Meyer
John Dally
C. Stephen Danzey
Flower Guild

No flowers in Lent


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Please remember in your prayers  


Sharon K., Mary, Doris, Judy, Debbie and Ernie, Margaret & Janet, Ed, Don C., Beth, Carolyn, Zina, Lynn, Nancy, Tim, David, Joan and Reuben, Phillip, Howard, Nathan, Don, Tom, Pearl and family, Butch, Bonnie, Terry, Linda, Frank, Cynthia, Pat, Rosa, Gayle


For the Rector Search Committee


In Thanksgiving

For the birthdays of Alexander Kozakis, 2/26; Gloria Donnelly, 2/27

For the ministry of The Vestry and Wardens

For Tyler Sampson and Anthony Vaccaro, sponsored for ordination by this parish


 For the Departed

 Carl Huyser





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