St. Peter Newsletter, September 27, 2012

St. Peter Rummage Sale

Hang on to those treasures sitting out in the garage! St. Peter’s is holding its annual rummage sale.

When?
Saturday 10am – 4pm on October 13, 20, and 27.
Sunday 12pm – 3pm on October 14 and 21.

Where?
The Sunshine Shopping Center, about 1/2 mile east of 41 on Bonita Beach Road on the north side of the street (get map).

The space will be near Zorba’s Restaurant. Look for the signs.

Where do I bring my treasures?

We would be grateful if you could drop off your treasures on Saturday, October 12.

If you have treasures but can’t get there, please call Mary Copeland at 239-498-1331, or Mary Jarvis at 239-263-9292.

Can I help?

You sure can. In fact we are grateful for any help we can get. Sign up sheets are available every Sunday or give either one of our two Mary’s a call.

Fr. Hans Out of Town

Fr. Hans will attending a conference in Washington, DC from Sunday afternoon until Wednesday evening, September 30 until October 3. Will there be Church on Sunday? Yes, although Fr. Hans will have to leave right after Divine Liturgy to catch his flight.

Sunday Scripture Readings

Epistle

II Corinthians 6: 16-7:1 (17th Sunday after Pentecost)

Ancient Cover for the Bible

BRETHREN, we are the temples of the living God; as God said, “I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.

Gospel

Luke 6:31-36 (2nd Sunday of Luke)

The Lord said, “As you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.

And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.

Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”