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Auction! – Sunbonnet Sue

Collectible vintage (est. 1940’s) textile piece in the very popular Sunbonnet Sue motif. Suitable as a queen bed topper, a twin bed coverlet, or a charming wall hanging at 75” x 82”. Ecru, hand-stitched appliqué blocks joined with machine-tatted bands. In excellent condition. Our simplified online auctionof the Sunbonnet Sue coverletclosed at noon Tuesday, June 2nd. Our final bid was $1,000by “A St. Peter’s Parishioner” Thanks to all for participating!

Online Worship Only

Check your email for an RSVP invite to worship ONLINE with Zoom! Didn’t get the email blast? Email the churchoffice@stpeterscarson.city to get one! Got the email? Click and Register now for additional instructions and to download the Zoom software. Then click on the email Sunday morning when we open the meeting. More about ZOOM software.

From the rector

Dear people of St Peter’s,   Next week the season of Lent commences with Ash Wednesday, the 10:00 am service in the church building and the 6:30 pm Ecumenical Service at First Untied Methodist Church. Coventry Cross is hosting a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper the evening prior at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. If anyone can bring bacon, sausage, or juice, that would be lovely.   The first Sunday of Lent is March 1st. Sunday services open with the Penitential Order –…

History arrives

A long awaited project for St. Peter’s has reached completion. An official historical marker now sets out the details of our Rectory, the residence of the first Nevada State Governor. It took the persistent efforts of a trio of parishioners to “bring it home.” Hallie Murphy secured the donation of the stone building blocks. Gayle Bowers persuaded a donation of the masonry work to put it together. Marilyn Peshek persisted in tracking down and securing the plaque itself, long ago…

Karma Box at St. Peter’s

On Sunday, January 12, Preston Emborsky, grandson of parishioners Tom and Isobel Streenan, unveiled his Eagle Scout project at our 10:00 am service. Preston built seven Karma Boxes to be distributed throughout Carson City. A Karma Box can be filled with non-perishable food items, toiletries, and warm clothing for the winter, and water in the summer. Anyone in need can take whatever is in the box, and those who are more fortunate can donate. Father Jeff gave the blessing, reminding…

From the Rector

Dear people of St Peter’s, May blessings abound in the new year. May we be ever present to the sufferings, the cruelties, the joys, the wonders of the world around us, ‘…this fragile earth, our island home.’ May we continue to find creative solutions to the hurts of our world. May we say ‘yes’ when called upon and ‘no’ when we must. May we give ourselves permission to check out when our spiritual tanks are empty and resources are depleted,…

Advent Musings

On a cold December Thursday, after Morning Prayer at Coventry Cross, The Rev. Elizabeth Tattersall showed me a felt banner called Our Advent Journey made by Deb Rogers-McCabe, one of her parishioners. The flames detach and can be added each week. I immediately ordered one and will use it next year in Sunday School. So clever! Then I realized the words are not the same as what we share each Sunday in Advent at the 10:00 service. So, I started…

Children Help Others

Congratulations to our Sunday School children, who over the course of two weeks raised $1,001.50 for the “Gifts for Life Children’s Care Package” organized by Episcopal Relief and Development. Empower communities to help children up to age six thrive and achieve their full potential: care for five moms & their newborns; nurture & nourishment for 12 children; clean water for a family; mosquito nets & training for 10 families; and four savings & loan group memberships. Gifts for Life Children’s…

Quilt Raffle Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the Quilt Raffle, Deacon Veronica Galas! Runners-up were parishioners Tina Galhaut and Belinda Grant, both of whom attend 8:00 am Sunday service. Through the diligent work of our ticket sales rep Marilyn Peshek, we reached a record high of $941 gross in sales. And, of course, we could not have done it without the wonderful contribution of former parishioner Terry Dezort, designer and creator of our Holiday Bazaar quilts. Over the course of 14 years,…

Nights off the Street

Nights off the Street Nights off the Street, or NOTS, is a program operated by volunteers in several local churches, including St. Peter’s. The program gives dozens of Carson City homeless a place to sleep each night during winter from November through March. Nights off the Streets (NOTS) Nov 1, 2019-March 31,2020 Time: 9pm – 6:30am Here is the official list of the shelter locations:November: Connected Naz December: First Methodist 12/1/19 – 12/14/19December: First Presbyterian 12/15/19 – 12/31/19 January: St.…

Holiday Bazaar

Our festive fundraising event, St. Peter’s Holiday Bazaar, is set for Saturday November 9th. Here are ways you can help. Publicity fliers will be available in early October. These include 1/4-page mini-fliers, full-page fliers, and large-print fliers for a window or two in your vehicle. We can also provide you digital copies of these to print out your own or send to friends, family, and your social groups. Merchandise creation and delivery. Contact any Merchandise Coordinator for discussion or questions…
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