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Announcements and Scripture for Sunday 8/26/2018

Thank you to Pam Whitehouse and Jim Earle and all who led worship last week.

Calling all relish jars! Please leave all relish jars in the kitchen to prepare for this year’s batch. $2.50/pt half price sale on existing Zucchini Relish while supplies last!

Reading Group meets Tuesday 8/28, 7-9pm, in parish hall. Book is Born A Crime by Trevor Noah. Please join us for any or all of the dates! Meetings are at 7-9pm in the parish hall. All are welcome with no expectation of making every meeting. Please feel free to bring a friend, a snack and ideas for future selections. Questions? Call Cathy Hawn at 732-996-7568 or

  • Tuesday, August 28 - Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

  • Tuesday, September 25 - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

  • Tuesday, October 30 - The Panic Virus by Seth Mnookin

Relish Making - Thursday 9/13 and Friday 9/14. Come one, come all for this annual tradition of fun and service! See Wayne Stetser for details.

Guild Meeting - Sunday 9/9, 11:45am.

Way of St. Paul - Saturday 9/15, 9am-4pm - Gathering of all teams diocesewide at South River. Register now online or call parish office.

A new Parish Directory is in the works. Look for publication by end of summer.

Family Promise annual “A Taste of South Jersey” Dinner is Monday 11/19, 5:30-8:30pm, at Adelphia Restaurant, 1750 Clements Bridge Rd., Deptford. Tickets $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Cash bar and mixer begins 4:30pm. South Jersey’s best chefs serve their favorite dishes. Last year we had fun for a good cause and got great exposure for St. Peter’s in-person, online and in the printed material. Do we want to do it again? See Outreach Chair Debbie Buchma or Fr. Bob.


John 6:56-69

Jesus said, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.” He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.

When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.”

Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”

All Scripture for this service


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