The Morning Star – Holiday 2013 Edition

November 19, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Little Flock to you our friends near and far. May you enjoy precious time with the ones you love this Thanksgiving holiday. I will be staying in Nashville this year with Patricia, Brendan and India. I will miss the larger Mayer and O’Reilly gatherings in St. Louis, but schedules are too tight this year to navigate extra travel. I’m thankful for every crazy day, every breath, and I’m throwing in a (hesitant, but) huge thanks this year for the challenges, interruptions, the changes, sent my way that keep me cracked open, like a seed that’s meant to rise and bloom, when I’d much rather stay warm, whole, and comfortably undercover, till I’m good and ready to come out of hibernation. I don’t think we’re meant to get used to these strange “rear view mirror” blessings. I don’t appreciate  being lost in new neighborhoods as they’re going by, but I’m thankful when I get to look back and see the unexpected places I’ve been taken and have grown into when it’s been my time to give up the wheel. One warning: Just don’t try to take away my morning oatmeal and coffee or there may be real serious problems.

Stars & Promises 2013 – Follow the Star!

We usually head right into Stars and Promises a day or two after Thanksgiving. This year will be different (speaking of changes), with fewer stops on the tour, and we want you to know we will miss coming to your hometown to play if your town is not on the schedule this year. We promise to be back again soon and…we encourage you to rent a school bus , hail a rickshaw to come and see us at one of the six shows that we will be playing this year. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Advent Season. All my best, PM December 17:Venue 68, 6910 South 101st E Avenue, Tulsa, OK, a Ministry of Asbury Methodist Church.

Proceeds benefit Goodland Academy. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the office of Asbury Methodist Church, Mardel Bookstore 71 St., Tulsa, and online at itickets.com.  Doors open at 6:00 pm Showtime: 7:00 pm.

 

December 18:

Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO.

Tickets are on sale now at: metrotix.com. This show will benefit Sherwood Forrest Camp. Doors open at 6:30 pm Showtime: 7:00 pm.

 

December 19:

Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY.

Tickets are available online at showclix.com/ and locally at:

Cayce’s Pharmacy – 1112 W. 7th St. and 211 Burley Avenue

Christian County Judge Executive’s Office – 515 Weber Street

Pennyrile Hospice – 220 Burley Avenue

Pennyroyal Arts Council – 425 East 9th Street

Staton’s Art and Framing – 4259 Fort Campbell Blvd.

WKDZ Radio – 19 Wooldridge Lane, Cadiz, KY.

 

Proceeds of this show will benefit St. Luke Free Clinic and Pennyroyal Hospice. St. Luke Free Clinic provides free health care to those who work but can’t afford routine health care.

 

Funds raised for Pennyroyal Hospice are used in part to support services not covered by insurance, medicare or medicaid; no one is turned away. Other services include: Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Chaplain Services, Grief Support, and Grief Camp for Children.

 

For more information contact; kmartin@pennyroyalhospice.com or call 270-885-6428.

 

December 20:

Paramount Center for The Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN.

To purchase tickets: etix.com. Tickets are also available at the box office or by calling the box office at 423-274-8925. Tickets are available for presale at $20, at the door $25.

show: 7:30pm / doors: 6:30pm

For more information email: kalonnroberts@gmail.com This show is sponsored by: Laurel Marina and Yacht Club. Proceeds go to Children’s Programming at the Paramount Center for the Arts.

 

December 21:

First Baptist Church, 411 Market Street, Wilmington, NC.

Purchase tickets at the following locations: Poodle’s Island Wear, 18 S. Water St. #5, Wilmington, NC phone 910-763-4523 – or – online at www.poodlesislandwear.com

Tickets: $25 adult, $10 child (14 & under), VIP Adult $40, VIP child $20….limited seating available.

Note: a $3.00 charge will be added to every credit card tix purchase. Please print receipt for ticket to enter. VIP Tix for adults $40 VIP Tix Kids 14 & under $20

Doors open at 6:15 pm Show: 7:00 pm. For more information, email: TLockhart63@gmail.com.

This show benefits Centre of Redemption. http://www.centreofredemption.com/ The Centre of Redemption focuses on prevention, advocacy, and restoration to assist human trafficking victims in recovering ownership of their lives. Every day, we help them make strides toward taking back what was stolen from them. Empowering victims of human trafficking by helping them recover from their past, deal with the present and excel in the future.

 

December 22:

Smoke Rise Baptist Church, 5901 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain, GA.

Doors: 6:30 pm . Showtime: 7:00 pm

No tickets are needed for this show. There will be a “free will” offering for the Smoke Rise “Families In Need” ministry.

Elements of Advent

Pastor Ron Glusenkamp and Peter Mayer have collaborated on a series of devotions for Advent called, “Elements of Advent.” This beautifully done booklet combines Ron’s daily thoughts and meditations on the journey of Advent which are linked to songs by Peter Mayer. Check it out at Amazon.com. The corresponding music is available at: littleflockmusic.com.

Live from the Last Island!

We had an incredible time this year at Meeting of the Minds in Key West, Florida. The whole week was full of musical acts and goings on, all culminating with a music marathon on Saturday with Marshall Chapman, Will Kimbrough, Your’s truly and the PMG, Mac McAnally, an acoustic jam with all the Coral Reefers, Sonny Landreth and his band, and a Coral Reefer all skate to end the night with Nadirah Shakoor, Tina Gullickson, Johnny Lovell, Roger Guth, Jim Mayer, Doyle Grisham and the fabulous Mike Utley and Robert Greenidge. AND… we recorded our set with the Peter Mayer Group live, with all of you doing your thing, and all of us doing our thing, right out in broad daylight, straight to disc. Don’t miss your chance to get LIVE FROM THE LAST ISLAND, limited copies are now available from Little Flock Music!!!

Little Flock Holiday Shopping Made Easy!

Little Flock Music’s webstore is full of wonderful ideas for gift giving! During the holidays, millions of people are searching for physical CDs. After all, it’s hard to wrap an mp3 and place it under the tree! With Peter’s many CDs and tee shirts in stock, there is something for everyone on your gift list! Shop from the convenience of your computer and let the Little Flock helpers do the rest. We will also be happy to wrap your gifts with special musical note giftwrap and include a satin ribbon and ship directly to the recipient. Just include your personalized message in the “comments” portion of the online order form at littleflockmusic.com.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Stars & Promises 2013 – Follow the Star!
Elements of Advent
Live from the Last Island!
Little Flock Holiday Shopping Made Easy!

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December 17 Tulsa, OK
December 18 St. Louis, MO
December 19 Hopkinsville, KY
December 20 Bristol, TN
December 21 Wilmington, NC
December 22 Stone Mountain, GA





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