News 09.14.15

Lunch Bunch: September 15 – Noon in the Fellowship Hall

It’s time for the Lunch Bunch to get back together. We invite all folks to join us for this luncheon hosted by Anne & Dick J.. We will have a very interesting program presented by Nora S., “Update on 2015 White House Conference on Aging”. Today’s special luncheon will be provided by the Omelet Man. He will make your favorite omelet as you request. You can either sign up on the sheet provided in the narthex, or by contacting St. Peter’s. WeI hope you can join us and start our new season off with a bang!

Men’s Breakfast: Resumes Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 AM

Bob K. and Rusty H. will talk about their recently completed backpacking trip on the John Muir Train in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A 100 mile trek with lots of climbing three 12,000 foot passes and three 13,000 foot passes and a climb up Mt. Whitney (14,500 feet). Signup in the Narthex or contact St. Peter’s.

Sabbatical  – Welcome Back Fr. Craig – Part 1: Sunday, September 20

Sunday September 20th’s adult forum will welcome back our itinerant rector from his travels to France, Germany, and Italy with special breakfast delights from each country.

Learn what it’s like to find your recently published work on the shelves of the Vatican library or simply enjoy coffee on the left bank under the shadow of Notre Dame. In typical fashion, our rector, while in Germany, was merely registering for a conference of interest when the organizer asked whether he’d like to present a paper. Fr. Craig accepted and was a presenter at the Loyola University Chicago’s International Critical Theory Conference in Rome.

Service of Remembrance: Sunday, September 20, 7:00 PM

This is an opportunity for anyone who wishes to come and remember, honor and celebrate the lives of their deceased loved ones.

 South Africa Brunch: September 20th CANCELLED

Unfortunately Diana and Rusty H. had to return to South Africa to attend to Rusty’s mother, who suddenly became seriously ill. Please keep the Higgs family in your prayers.

Episcopal Bishops Ian T. Douglas and Eugene T. Sutton
Offering a Free Online Class: “A Christian Response to Gun Violence”

Led by two co-founders of Bishops United Against Gun Violence the class will be available to watch online anytime from September 14-28. The “Big Class,” as it’s called, is open to anyone in the world. It is a production of churchnext.tv with financial support from the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, and other sponsors. The class is designed to spur thought, conversation, and action around the issue of gun violence. It consists of four 5-7 minute videos and offers questions for reflection and/or discussion following each. It takes the average learner about 45 minutes to complete the class. To learn more about the class or to register go to https://www.churchnext.tv/school/catalog/course/a-christian-response-to-gun-violence-with-eugene-sutton/

“This course is not about repealing the Second Amendment,” says Bishop Eugene Sutton. “It’s about examining the roots, causes, reality, and our response to our increasingly violent and tragic age, and offering ways for Christians to take action.”