Life at Saint Peter's
February 11, 2016
In This Issue
This Week at Saint Peter's
Upcoming Sunday Readings
Sunday School This Weekend!
Lenten Opportunities
Rector Search Committee Survey
Funding Future Ministry
News From The OpShop
Men's Night
Pancake Supper Thank-You
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 February
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
in The Chapel

Evening Prayer
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, February 14, is the First Sunday of Lent.
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Server Schedule
You may download a copy of February's service schedule by clicking here.
Sunday School

As I have said before, I love the idea of adding something during Lent instead of or in addition to giving up something. An easy thing to add is to make church a priority during this season. The first Sunday of Lent, February 14th, falls during school break, so originally there was no Sunday School scheduled. HOWEVER, I am going to have ONE class this Sunday, February 14th, for ALL children, preK-6th grade, in the 1st-3rd grade classroom.

Opportunities to get the ages together are very special. If you are around please start your Easter preparation and your Valentine's Day with those you love in church and Sunday School! There will be regular Sunday School next week with our wonderful teachers, Serena Watkinson, Kathy Vacca and Mary Beth Weber!  

Any questions let me know.  
Dana Leach 
(973) 364-7544
Lenten Opportunities


For a full list of Lenten Offerings at Saint Peter's this season, please  visit the News & Media page of our web site.

The following programs are starting this week:

Embracing Forgiveness, a Lenten offering for adult formation, will meet Sundays at 11:30am in the Undercroft: February 14, 21 & 28, March 6 & 13. You may attend any or all of the sessions. Based on a publication by Barbara Crafton and Tim Scorer, this series offers a welcome balm for a culture struggling for civility and reconciliation. Each of the five sessions will begin with a brief video presentation, after which we will engage in a discussion of what forgiveness is and what it is not--on both a personal and a communal level.

A lunch discussion of Blessed Is She: Living Lent with Mary, a book from Church Publishing about the Mother of God. This 112-page volume offers a reflection for each week in Lent. Bring your lunch, and we will read and discuss a chapter each week. Tuesdays at 12 noon, February 16 through March 15, in the Parish House conference room. We may have copies of the book available, so please speak with one of the clergy if you would like to join us. The cost is $14.
Search Committee Survey

Thank you to all who submitted thoughtful responses to the Parish Survey. The Search Committee will be meeting soon to review them and take our next steps.

Mark Livingston & Members of
  the Search Committee
Funding Future Ministry

Thank you again to David Farrand for offering his planned giving presentation and sermon this past Sunday. You may view Mr. Farrand's sermon by clicking the link below.

If you are interested in learning how you might include Saint Peter's in a will or trust, please contact Mark Livingston.
News From The OpShop

Find a last-minute gift 
for your Valentine
at our 50% off Sale!

We will be open 
Saturday, 2/13 10am - 2pm

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Men's Night

A small but dedicated band gathered to enjoy camaraderie and John Pivarnik's delicious goulash last Friday.

Mark your calendars: our next Men's Night will be held on Friday, March 4, when Alan Pulitano & Vince Corso will coordinate an Italian evening.

Pancake Supper Thanks

Thank you to all who participated in Tuesday evening's Pancake Supper. Over $1000 was raised in support of this year's SPY Mission Trip! Congratulations to Carolina Media, winner of the 50/50, who generously donated back her proceeds.
Coffee Hours Hosts Needed
Hosts are need for Coffee hour directly following the 10am 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.

Openings start in February! 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 February, cereal is 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. 
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