This Week at St. Peter’s

Parish Annual Meeting Sunday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the Nave
Please join us for our Annual Meeting for an update on our Parish life, vision for 2018, and Vestry elections. Children and Youth through 8th grade will attend regular Sunday School classes during the meeting. High School students will attend the meeting with adults.

Sunday, January 14
7:45 a.m. Rite I/Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Rite II/Holy Eucharist with Children’s Liturgy
10:00 a.m. Parish Annual Meeting with Children and Youth Formation
11:00 a.m. Rite II/Holy Eucharist
6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist in Spanish

All-Foyers Gathering Scheduled for Saturday, January 13, is CANCELLED.  Due to the winter weather advisory for the area for the weekend and some internal problems at Cedar Oaks (heat and water problems), our party scheduled for Saturday, January 13, at 6:00pm is cancelled.  I’ll try to reschedule the party for early spring after renovations at the house have been completed.  So sorry for any inconvenience.  I’ll be in touch with the spring schedule in the next couple of weeks.  Dianne Fergusson

Upcoming Events

Wednesday Night Programming returns on January 17 at 5:30 p.m.Prayer Breakfast
St. Peter’s Youth Prayer Breakfast continues on January 23rd at 7:15am. For each Tuesday, we are looking for volunteers to cook breakfast. Contact Christina Rutland

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Young Adult Bible Study
Beginning January 24th, there will be a young adult bible study each Wednesday in the large parlor at 7:30pm. Please join us for this introductory meeting! Contact Christina Rutland

Called to Community Book Study on Wednesdays
Called to Community 2018 Book Study will meet in the large parlor at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday beginning January 17. Each week we will read and discuss a short chapter of Called to Community: the Life Jesus Wants for His People, edited by Charles E. Moore. Open to all ages and stages of life, the group is discussion based and seeks to strengthen the bonds of community within our parish. Books can be picked up in the church office or purchased from your local bookseller. Lead by Jordan Bankhead (, Bette Bradley, and Corinne Jackson (

News for the Parish

A Note to the Parish:
I would like to apologize for interrupting communion Sunday when a vertigo attack left me helpless!  I am indebted to my friend Tom Folwkes for the immediate medical attention and to Trammell Wells, Lee Dean and Kirk Lovejoy for getting me out of church! It was not an exit this little actress would have chosen!  Grateful for all the love and support from my church family.
Kaye Bryant

Volunteer Program 
Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi is a non-profit agency founded in 1992. We serve 10 counties: Lafayette, Coahoma, Desoto, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tate, Tallahatchie, Tunica, and Yalobusha. We are a comprehensive victim service organization providing advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, homicide, and any other inner personal violence. Family Crisis Services is an accredited Children’s Advocacy Center. We strive to reduce trauma of violence by providing immediate and long-term support to survivors, and primary prevention to the community by providing the following: 24- hour crisis hotline, on-site counseling, forensic interviewing, prevention education, and community wide awareness events. All services are free of charge.Our volunteer program is critical in providing additional victim centered services by dedicated community members supporting our staff. The volunteer program consists of in-class instruction that trains our volunteers in a variety of areas. Once trained, the volunteers assist in: handling the crisis hotline; assist with community prevention awareness events; assist with fundraising events; provides referrals of service; court accompaniment for victims; advocacy; child supervision; and administrative duties. If interested, please contact Liz Lytle at

Diocesan Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
Applications will be accepted through March 1 for the various scholarships which benefit college or university students, provided through the Diocese and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. For many years, the diocese has offered scholarships to deserving and needy students and sees as an important ministry and mission opportunity the ability to assist in the furthering of students’ educational pursuits and formation.​ ​Descriptions of the various scholarships—Adams, Capers, Okolona, Misticos and Warren—as well as applications for each can be accessed at:
Pertinent transcripts and a high-resolution headshot photo should accompany each application.  March 1 is a hard deadline; applications and supporting materials will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. that day.