Announcements for July 19, 2020

Streaming Change and Feedback Request

Starting this Sunday, we will use Vimeo Studio software and one of our new cameras for our livestream. This also allows us to pull our audio straight out of the soundboard/mics.

The video will appear “live” on BOTH and Both will become permanent videos immediately after the livestream ends.

We encourage you to try either source this weekend, and we ask your patience as we make the transition. We would welcome your feedback AFTER THE LIVESTREAMS END using the following survey: Please comment using this survey, rather than during worship in the comments. We will continue to tweak and improve!

There are three advantages to using 1) it uses a different “backbone network” (CDN) on the Web; this means that it has the potential to deliver a less glitchy connection to those who are geographically closer to its core servers (maybe you!), 2) it also allows for true High Definition (1080p), which our new cameras can deliver, whereas Facebook only does 720p, and 3) at the same time, Vimeo also automatically adjusts video size based on each person’s connection; so if you have a slower internet connection, it will automatically adjust the resolution to try to give you a smoother stream. In contrast, on Facebook, you have to manually adjust the resolution yourself (by clicking the gear icon at the bottom of the video).

Worship Options for Sunday 7/19, 9am

We look forward to joining you in common worship, whether in-person or online!  Please also know that your pastors and other leaders are continuing to develop still more creative ways to safely foster worship and connecting as the Body of Christ.  We also encourage you to continue being safely creative in connecting to each other and serving your neighbors!

Baby Robbie Ruch is here & a MealTrain has been set up for them!

Robbie Ryan Ruch was born the morning of Tuesday, July 14. He came quickly at 21″ long, weighing 7 lbs, 14oz. He is perfect and adorable and Emily is doing great. They arrived home from the hospital on Wednesday. One way to make life easier for the Ruch Family is by having meals brought for a couple weeks through Meal Train starting this SUNDAY, JULY 19th! Follow the link to the Meal Train HERE and sign up. All the information is right there including date options, address of recipient, family size, delivery times, special instructions, favorite/least favorite foods and allergies/restrictions.

Robbie Ruch aka Bright Eyes!

Zoom Videoconferencing

Our licenses for Go-to-Meeting expired at the end of June.  We thank Randy Eveler for the opportunity to use GTM, at both St. Peter and RLA!

All groups should now use the Zoom rooms and guide available on the blog at: Leaders, if you need another copy of the leader guide, please email PC at

Ministry Coordinator’s Office Hours

Current regular office hours are: Tuesday-Thursday 9am – 2pm. Please follow the guidelines posted at the door of Ministry Coordinator before entering and please wear a face mask. Jenna has a compromised immune system so your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Office hours will continue to be re-elevated during these times and adjusted as needed. Thank you for your cooperation.

MAC Food Pantry

We are still delivering food to Albright UMC, and by we I mean Cindy Matthews. Thanks Cindy! Last week 298 lbs were donated. Way to go, St Peter! They are in need of canned tomatoes.

RLA Summer Family Fun Nights instead of VBS – just 2 Wednesdays left!

July 22 & 29 from 6-8pm outdoors at RLA. In place of VBS, this summer RLA is hosting these fun nights of games and crafts to give families a chance to connect and have some fun. Bring your own drinks and bug spray. The evenings will be a mix of free play and group games. The event is open to RLA/church families and our VBS friends. Fun and popsicles provided.

RLA Personal Tours for New Families

Miss Lisa posted a video on RLA’s Facebook page that she is taking reservations for personal tours of the building, talking about the program and the RLA community with potential new families. She is directing people to or to call her at 574-272-2200 to schedule a time. Please get the word out and share with friends and neighbors… sharing her video on your Facebook pages will help too!

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