This Week at St. Peter’s

Sunday, February 4

7:45 a.m.    Rite I/Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m.   Rite II/Holy Eucharist with Children’s Liturgy
10:00 a.m. Formation for all ages
11:00 a.m.  Rite II/Holy Eucharist
6:00 p.m.   Holy Eucharist in Spanish

Newcomer’s Coffee with the Rector
10:00 a.m. in the Toner Room this Sunday, February 4

Upcoming Events

Ann Whitaker’s Retirement Celebration 
Sunday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall

The Rev. Ann Whitaker will be retiring from St. Peter’s on February 13th. Please join us at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 11 in the Parish Hall as we celebrate Ann’s ministry and wish her well in her next life journey of retirement. In lieu of a purse, Ann has requested that donations be made in her honor to Heifer International, an organization that is near and dear to her heart. The website is

We will have an area set up in the Parish Hall next week where you can also leave a donation in the form of a check, with “Ann Whitaker’s retirement” written on it.

The Bishop’s visitation is on Sunday, April 22, 2018. This year, we will make the Sacrament of Confirmation available to students, 7th grade and up, and to all adults who are new to the Episcopal Church.  The youth will join with the adults for Confirmation prep through Lent and early-Eastertide.  We will have 7 sessions (2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 4/8, and 4/15) on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall, which will focus on what makes us unique in the Body of Christ as Episcopalians. You may resister for Confirmation through the link below. Christina Rutland, our Youth and Young Adult Minister, will follow up with more details on the schedule, format, and expectations of this program for our youth. Please contact  the Rev. Jody Burnett or Kara Howland with any questions.

Confirmation Registration 2018

“The Good Book Club” – A Lenten, Small Group Study of Luke’s Gospel 
Through the season of Lent, all parishioners of St. Peter’s are invited to join in a nation-wide movement to read the Gospel of Luke together.  We will have four small-group opportunities at different times during the week for members to come together for study, prayer, and conversation. Everyone is encouraged to begin reading on February 11, prior to your first group meeting.
A Daily Reading List is available through the link below or request a copy via email from the church office. Printed copies of the Daily Reading List are available for pick up in the Parish Hall.

Sundays at 4:00 p.m. – Rev. Sarah Moses
Begins February 18 in the Large Parlor (childcare provided)
Mondays at 5:30 p.m. – Rev. Chris Robinson
Begins February 19 in the Large Parlor (childcare provided)
Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. – Rev. Jody Burnett
Begins February 22 in the Large Parlor (bring your lunch!)
Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. – Bishop Duncan Gray
Begins on February 24 in the Large Parlor

Lent Daily Reading List

Rise and Shine Breakfast Ministry
If you are interested in preparing and serving a free meal on either a Monday or Thursday during the Spring, contact Lynn Wells or Ed Sisson. We have about 20 volunteers at this time; but, we need at least 10 more. The commitment would be for an hour and a half on either Monday or Thursday every other week from Ash Wednesday until the end of the U of MS school year in early May.

The shifts are as follows: Cooks 6:00-7:00; Set up and greet 6:30 – 8:00; Greet and Clean up 7:30 – 9:00; Food buyers would have needed supplies in kitchen on Sunday and Wednesday evening prior to the breakfasts. There will be four teams of seven volunteers.  We understand that you may have to miss one or more of your assigned days. We only ask that you arrange for a substitute and let the other team members know that you will not be there and that your substitute will be there in your place.

If you can’t volunteer but would like to help with this ministry financially, contact the Rev. Jody Burnett in the church office.

Lynn Wells 
Ed Sisson                                        662-234-7989

The Brotherhood of St. Peter’s Angel Tree

The Brotherhood of St. Peter’s was recently recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation from Angel Tree for outstanding service. St. Peter’s is the longest continuous serving church in Mississippi who partner with Angel Tree in ministry to children of incarcerated parents at Christmas time. Thank you to all who have participated in this important ministry for over 20 years.

2017 Contribution Statements
2017 Contribution Statements are now ready and available for you to pick up on the table in the Parish Hall.

Lenten Daily Meditations
“LENT IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE” booklets for daily meditation are available for pick up in the Parish Hall.