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Announcements and Scripture for Sunday 9/9/2018

Choir returns this Sunday 9/9. Rehearsals resume Wednesday 9/5 at 7pm.

Guild Meeting - Sunday 9/9, 11:45am for fall calendar planning.

Parish Directory will be distributed this week.

Relish Making - Thursday 9/13 at 9am and 7pm, and Friday 9/14 at 9am. Come one, come all for this annual tradition! Please return all empty relish jars to the kitchen before then.

Way of St. Paul - Saturday 9/15, 9am-4pm - Gathering of all teams diocesewide at St. Stephen's in Whiting, NJ. Register now online or call parish office.

The next meeting of the St. Peter’s reading group is Tuesday, September 25 from 7-9 pm in the parish hall. Our September book is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Contact Cathy Hawn with questions. 732-996-7568 (texts are fine) or St. Peter’s is a sponsor of this year’s Dragon Run on Saturday 9/29. Spots still available on St. Peter’s team to walk (1 mile) or run (5K/3.1 miles). Opening ceremonies 8am, start 8:30 am and finish, all at Swedesboro Town Hall, Kings Hwy., Swedesboro. Registration required. See Wayne Stetser for more info.

St. Peter’s is a supporter of Family Promise’s annual “Taste of South Jersey” Dinner on Monday 11/19, 5:30-8:30pm, at Adelphia Restaurant. Join us for a fun night out as we support St. Peter’s biggest outreach at their biggest annual fundraiser. South Jersey’s best chefs serve their favorite dishes. Tickets are $45. See Outreach Chair Debbie Buchma or Fr. Bob.

Latest sermon can be found on St. Peter’s YouTube channel.


Mark 7:24-37

Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.” So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

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