Life at Saint Peter's
January 21, 2016
In This Issue
This Week at Saint Peter's
Upcoming Sunday Readings
Annual Meeting This Sunday
Rector Search Committee Survey
News From The OpShop
Funding Future Ministry Presentation to held January 31
Men's Night Scheduled for February 5
Pancake Supper, Tuesday, 2/9
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed
Please Help Fill Our Freezer
Save the Date for Street Fair!
Schedule a Chat with Father Barrie
ShopRite Cards
Food Pantry Needs for January
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
Amazon Programs Benefit Saint Peter's
Voice Lessons
Piano Lessons
Prayer Services

Morning Prayer with Father Anthony
Tuesday through Friday mornings
8:30-8:45 AM
in The Chapel

Evening Prayer
7-7:15 PM
in The Chapel
Quick Links
Upcoming Sunday Readings 
You can look ahead at the readings for this Sunday by connecting to the Lectionary Page.
Sunday, January 17, is the Second Sunday after the Epiphany.
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Server Schedule
You may download a copy of December's service schedule by clicking here.
Annual Meeting, Sunday, January 24

Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 24
Please join us in the Undercroft following the 10am service to elect vestry members, a warden, and delegates to Diocesan Convention 2016; to hear reports on the state of the parish; and to conduct such other business as may come before us.

Please know how important your voice is as we move forward as a community. Join us Sunday.

A light lunch will be served.
Search Committee Survey

The Rector Search Committee has composed a parish-wide survey and asks that all family members participate. Invitations have been sent via e-mail and paper copies were mailed to homes this week. Extra copies will be made available for all who need them.

Thank you to those who have already submitted thoughtful responses. If you would like to complete the survey on-line, you may follow the link in the e-mail invitation or simply click on the link below.

We look forward to hearing from you as we move forward with the search for our new Saint Peter's Rector.

Mark Livingston & Members of
  the Search Committee
News From The OpShop

Winter Coats & Sweaters
50% off!

If snow closes the shop on Saturday, we'll put a message on our voicemail.
We are open normal hours this week
Today, Thursday 1 - 4 PM
Saturday, 1/23 10 AM - 2 PM 

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Funding Future Ministry, January 31

Funding Future Ministry:   
An Overview of Planned Giving  
and How To Get Started 
will be presented by David Farrand,  
Sunday, January 31, at 9am  
in the Upper Room

Come hear about how you can help build a sustainable future for St. Peter's Church!

David Farrand retired as a managing director at Morgan Stanley & Co. in 1993. His volunteer work has included serving as executive director for Planned Giving at the Episcopal Diocese of Newark and as a field representative in Philanthropic Services for the Episcopal Church Foundation. He is currently chair of the Diocese of Newark's Fund Development Committee. In 2013, he became a member of the Presiding Bishop's Development Advisory Council. 

A member of Calvary Church in Summit, David has served on the vestry and as founding chair of the Heritage Funds Committee. He sat on the board of St. Philip's Academy in Newark, New Jersey, from 1998-2008, and was board president from 2002-2008. He currently serves as a trustee for and chair of the Investment Committee of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a B.A. in Accounting. Mr. Farrand will also preach at 8 and 10am that morning.
Men's Night, Friday, February 5

Get Your Goulash On!

Friday, February 5 at 6:30 PM
in the Undercroft
What better time for fun and fellowship before you don your sackcloth, roll in ashes, and kneel on uncooked rice for Lent! John Pivarnik will provide his famous Hungarian goulash, nicely seasoned with the highly-sought-after 'SZEGED' Hungarian paprika. The goulash is more or less all inclusive. Some sides of artisan breads would be useful. I'll also provide some hot stuffed cherry pepper appetizers for those of you who like it really hot!

Any other appetizers and/or desserts are welcome. This is BYOB, so suit yourself and perhaps bring some of your favorite brews to share. This is a learning experience as well as a community builder.

Please e-mail John directly or contact Eileen at the church office if you are planning to attend.
Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 9

Pour on the syrup!
Pancake Supper, February 9
pancake supper
Our annual Pancake Supper will be held on Shrove Tuesday, February 9. This event, also celebrated as Mardi Gras, marks our celebration before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 10.

Please join us to support our Saint Peter's Youth as they raise funds for their Mission Trip to Virginia Beach this summer. Details to folow!
Coffee Hours Hosts Needed
Hosts are need for Coffee hour directly following the 10 AM services on Sundays! While you may get as extravagant as you want, we really are only asking people to provide light finger food snacks--things such as a cheese and cracker tray, fruit or veggie platters and something sweet for the kids to snack on and drink. The purpose of coffee hour is for a brief social get together, not for lunch.

Please contact me by e-mail or at 973-618-9345 to let me know what Sunday you would like to sign up for!

Thank you!
Christine DiGiovanni 

Angel Food
Our cupboards are (almost!) bare. We like to keep a supply of ready-made meals for our Health & Healing "Angels" to deliver to members of our parish family to show support and concern of the Saint Peter's community.

If you are able to share a quart or more of your home-made soup, chili, or dessert, please contact Serena Watkinson to find out more.

And thank you!
Save the Date for Street Fair 2016!

It's not too early to mark your calendars!

This year the Saint Peter's Street Fair will take place on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11.
Want to Chat, Meet our Interim Rector?
Please know that I am available and eager to meet with you. I am in the office during the day mid-week and often here for evening meetings as well. To support each of you in your ministry here at Saint Peter's and in the world around us, I need to know what you need from me.

There are several ways to schedule our meeting. You may link here to Doodle, but if the times listed there are not convenient, please reach out directly via phone (201-390-8270) or e-mail to suggest a few times we might meet. I look forward to hearing from you.

--Father Barrie + 
ShopRite Cards Available

Back by Popular Demand!

You may purchase ShopRite gift cards to benefit Saint Peter's! Cards are available in denominations of $10, $25, $50 or $100.

Lisa Brown will have cards available for sale on select Sundays. Please contact Lisa directly by e-mail or phone at 973-287-6073 for more information or to purchase cards.
Please Help Our Local Food Pantry

Saint Peter's is proud to continue our relationship with the Caldwell Food Pantry. Parishioners are welcome to help our neighbors by bringing items to church that we will deliver on your behalf. Please leave items in the baskets at the back of the church and chapel.

Each month they focus on particular items, and for January, pasta and sauce are particularly welcome. Personal needs items such as toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, soap, toilet paper, and paper towels are always appreciated.
Please remember that you can drop off items at the food pantry anytime, Monday through Friday from 9 AM - 4:30 PM, by leaving the food on the cart in the lobby of the food pantry. It is located at 14 Park Avenue, next to the Caldwell Post Office.

Thank you for your generosity! 

Saint Peter's On the Web

Did you know that Saint Peter's has our own YouTube channel? We include the Gospel reading with the sermon for your reference, and try to highlight special music by our Combined Choirs as well as the Cherub Choir. 

subscribe to our channel to be notified when new videos are posted!
Amazon Link

Please keep Saint Peter's in mind
when you shop online!

When you  follow our Saint Peter's link to get to, we receive a percentage back in advertising revenue, and we are currently earning 6.5%! The more clicks and purchases we receive, the greater this percentage.

Thanks to your clicks, we earn over $100 each month!

Be sure to also select Saint Peter's as your charity of choice for the Amazon Smile program!

Please note that you are not charged any additional fees by shopping using these links, and you may change your charity of choice at any time. Amazon Smiles is a one-time sign-up; and earnings are in addition to those from the advertising program.

To shop using our link, please click above or use the link on the home page of our web site.

Thank you!

Voice Lessons

Piano Lessons


John Pivarnik is currently offering piano lessons for beginners through adults, with or without prior musical training.  


Please contact John at 973-377-9068 or  by e-mail for scheduling and more details.


We are a proud Member of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. 
Contact information:
Parish Office: 973-226-6500   Fax:  973-226-5477

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