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    ONGOING OUTREACH

    Recycle Plastic Bottle Tops- Our new Youth Group,  led by Michelle are asking everyone to start saving "plastic tops"such as those off of water, pill, detergent, lotion, peanut butter and fabric softener bottles.  Also tops from margarine, cool whip, sour cream and other similar tubs.  The goal is 400 lbs of tops!  This will enable the Youth Group to order a 6' park bench that will be made from the recycled plastic. The Youth Group will also be raising $200.00 which is the only cost associated with purchasing the bench.  The bench will be placed either near the Memorial Garden or by our Labyrinth.  Both these spots are open to the public for prayer, comfort and reflection.  So start saving those tops! Recycling for Pets- We ask all to bring in your aluminum cans and put them in our new recycling bin. They will be cashed in at the local recycling facility and the funds will be donated to the Marshall County Humane Society for much needed supplies. Thank you in advance for participating in this new outreach.

    MARSHALL COUNTY CARING NEEDLINE Each year parishioners volunteer to help at a local Park from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve.  Help is needed to collect canned goods that are the admission to see the beautiful light display.   In years past,  St. Peter's has helped "Santa" and his helpers visit and take pictures with area children who have come to the park. Whenever assistance is needed by M.C. Caring Needline, St. Peter's is always eager to help.  Whether it be helping out a family with necessities or packing Easter and Thanksgiving baskets, our volunteers are just a phone call away.

     FOOD BANK SUPPORT........St. Peter's is very excited about a    new outreach effort that was started in 2011.  Members of St.  Peter's come from many different counties surrounding the    lakes area.  It has been our desire to spread our "helping hands"  the work of our very diligent and enthusiastic senior warden,  each quarter non-perishable items are purchased and then  delivered to Food Banks in Lyon, Livingston, Caldwell and    Trigg counties.

       JONATHAN CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - "FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER"    The Bishop's Advisory Committee has set aside $1,000.00 per year to help cover needs of the family resource center.  Funds have been provided for the "Brown Bag Lunch Program" as well as assistance to families in need.  Parishioners volunteer to help at annual events, mentor children and take part in the yearly reading program. FOOD FUND The first Sunday of each month a special monetary collection is gathered to donate to the food pantry at the Marshall County Caring Needline.  Starting, September 2014 we will also began collecting "Food Items" for this outreach. 

    Becky Cornwell, director of Marshall County Needline accepts our annual check  from senior warden, Warner Reynolds and parishioner Doug Moore at St. Peter's Annual Christmas Party. DISCRETIONARY FUND The third Sunday of each month another special offering is given by parishioners to put into a discretionary account.  These funds are used to assist families and individuals in need throughout the county and surrounding areas.  Needs such as utility bills, short term lodging, gas and food are often paid.

    SEASONAL and YEARLY PROJECTS

    SR. WARDEN'S CHRISTMAS MISSION PROJECT                                                            At the discretion of the Senior Warden a worthwhile cause is selected to participate in as a congregation each Christmas season. Sr. Warden, Warner Reynolds has asked parishioners to donate funds to purchase good quality colored paper for Jonathan Creek school as the 2013 "project".  Due to budget cuts, only a small amount of construction paper is available for the students. We are happy to announce that St. Peter's raised 450.00 to donate to Jonathan elementary!

    CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER OUTREACH                                                                      For several years parishioners have given items to donate to the "Christmas at Sea" program, co-ordinated by the Seamen's Church Institute in Paducah.  We usually gather for an afternoon of fellowship, delicious chili and to pack boxes with our donations.  These are distributed to hundreds of mariners who are unable to be home for the holidays.

    Because of our continued ministry with the Seamen's Church Institute, St. Peter's has been designated a "Mariner Friendly Church".  

    KENTUCKY SHERIFF'S BOYS and GIRLS RANCH A donation is sent to this local non-profit camp each year.  The Sheriff's Ranch provides a weeklong experience to youth from underpriveledged homes and circumstances.  In a decision to expand our outreach to many Kentucky counties St. Peter's began in 2012 to support the camp on a bigger scale.

    For the past few years,  St. Peter's has donated both a boys and girls bike to the camp.  At the end of each week one outstanding camper is chosen to receive this special prize to take home.               

    St. Peter's has also provided items for the camper's take home "Goody Bags" a bible for each child along with various school supplies, toothbrushes and toothpaste.   There are several opportunities in which we can volunteer such as dining room helpers and campfire "Story Tellers"; this is an area that we hope to expand on in the future                                                                                                                                                                         

    YOUTH SUPPORT Several youth involved with our congregation have been supported through scholarship funds to attend All Saints Episcopal Church Camp in Leitchfield Kentucky.  A wonderful summer camp experience for all.

CONTACT US

St. Peter's of the Lakes
Episcopal Church,
47 Black River Rd,.
P.O. Box 183,
Gilbertsville, Ky 42044
(270) 362-8301
email - stpetersotl@bellsouth.net
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CHURCH OFFICE HOURS:
9am - 1pm Mondays & Thursdays

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Louise McLean - Parish Administrator

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