Life at Saint Peter's
February 25, 2016
In This Issue
This Week at Saint Peter's
Upcoming Sunday Readings
Lenten Opportunities
Sunday School
Rector Search Committee Survey
Men's Night
News From The OpShop
Health & Healing Minute
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed
Save the Date for Street Fair!
Please Help Fill Our Freezer
ShopRite Cards
Piano Concert
Schedule a Chat with Father Barrie
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 28, is the Third Sunday of Lent.
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Server Schedule
You may download a copy of February's service schedule by clicking here.
Lenten Opportunities


The following programs are continuing this week:

Embracing Forgiveness, a Lenten offering for adult formation, will meet Sundays at 11:30am in the Undercroft: February 28, March 6 & 13. You may attend any or all of the sessions. Throughout Lent 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. Bring your lunch, and we will read and discuss a chapter each week. Tuesdays at 12 noon, through March 15, in the Parish House conference room. Please speak with one of the clergy if you would like to join us. 

For a full list of Lenten Offerings at Saint Peter's this season, please visit the News & Media page of our web site, where you will also find our new Parish Calendar!

Sunday School

There will be regular Sunday School this week with our wonderful teachers, Serena Watkinson, Kathy Vacca and Mary Beth Weber!  

Any questions let me know!
Dana Leach 
(973) 364-7544
Search Committee Survey

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

Mark Livingston & Members of
  the Search Committee
Men's Night, March 4


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.

Please e-mail Vince with your RSVP so they have an idea of attendance.

News From The OpShop

February Fabulous 50% OFF Continues

and now we also have
$1 Clearance
(marked items only)


Join us this week!
TODAY, Thursday, 2/25 1 - 4pm 
Saturday, 2/27 10am - 2pm

Like us on Facebook

The OpShop will be closed during Holy Week
No Shop hours Thursday, 3/24 or Saturday, 3/26

Happy Easter!
Health & Healing Minute
Heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases are America's No. 1 killer.
Most Common Stroke Warning Signs      
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg especially on one side.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.
Any of the above symptoms may be temporary and last only a few minutes. Don't ignore them! If symptoms appear, call 9-1-1 to get medical attention immediately.
Most Common Heart Attack Warning Signs
  • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath. This feeling can occur with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs. These may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
As with men, women's most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, and back or jaw pain.

If you or someone with you has chest discomfort--especially with one or more or the other signs--don't wait longer than 5 minutes before calling for help. Call 9-1-1. Get to a hospital right away.
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.

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 

Summer at Saint Peter's

It's not too early to mark your calendar!

This year the Saint Peter's Street Fair will take place on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11.


Saint Peter's Vacation Bible School will be held August 1-5, more details to follow!

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!
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.
Four-Hand Piano Concert Monday


Looking for a unique way to celebrate Leap Day? 


Join our own John Pivarnik as he and Dr. Nan Childress of Caldwell College present a concert for Piano Four Hands at the College's Alumni Theatre this coming Monday afternoon.

In early May, John & Nan will bring this concert to Saint Peter's! 

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 + 
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. 
Contact information:
Parish Office: 973-226-6500   Fax:  973-226-5477

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