Announcements for March 28, 2021 *Palm Sunday!

Education Hour for ALL AGES 9 – 9:50 am

Adult Study: “Preparing for Holy Week / Final Journey through Lent” – this Sunday’s study will take the place of our usual annual congregational retreat and will conclude our “Journey through Lent” as we follow Jesus Christ to his final earthly destination, Jerusalem. Our choir director, Emily Ruch, will help us prepare our hearts and lives by previewing and leading a discussion of some of the great Holy Week hymns (Click here to connect by Zoomclick here for the handout).

Worship Sunday at 10:15 am

Easter Season Office Closures

The church office will be closed Thursday, April 1 – Wednesday, April 7. The office will reopen Thursday, April 8 at 9am.

Save the Date: Saturday, April 24 at 10:30am – St. Joseph Co. Resiliency Outreach

St. Joseph County Cares Consortium has organized a resiliency campaign to lift up the county through intentional acts of kindness. Groups like St. Peter can select their own “kindness event” to encourage our neighbors. For our first St. Peter event, we will have a short devotion, share small gift cards at the Family Express across the street to brighten our neighbors’ day as they pump gas, and then discuss the experience briefly after. Our youth have done this kind of activity before, always with fun and interesting results! Mark your calendars and/or click here to sign-up!

Fellowship and Hospitality after Church

Light refreshments will be served after worship in the Fellowship Hall. Please keep food and drink in the Fellowship Hall or outside and mask in other parts of the church. This allows those who are comfortable to snack but those who want to fellowship with masks do that, and have a path to the door. Thank you for your care for each other.

Special Lenten Prayer Requests

Click here for the Prayer Sheet. We encourage you to take this opportunity to see where others in the Body are at and to join Christ in interceding for one another.

Submitting Regular Prayer Requests

We would like to ensure that both pastors get all prayer requests and that they also get to the pastor who ends up doing prayers on any given Sunday. To help, please email your requests to PB, PC, & Jenna (all three):,, These emails are also listed at the top of the weekly prayer sheet.

Eucharist Opportunities

Opportunities to receive the Holy Eucharist at St. Peter:

  1. In-Person during Divine Service on Sunday mornings at 10:15am.
  2. By Appointment at St. Peter Church (best days are Wednesdays or Thursdays). Contact Pastor Borger at
  3. By Appointment at your home. Contact Pastor Borger at
  4. Zoom Communion, approximately once a month. Contact Pastor Clark at

MAC Food Pantry

We delivered 546 lbs this week! They are in need of pancake mix, syrup and Jello.

Current COVID Policies for St. Peter:

  1. Masking
    • Wear masks throughout the entire worship gathering including when seated. 
    • Children 5 and under are not required to wear a mask.
    • Pastors and Lectors (while in the chancel area), Organists (while playing instruments), and the Choir (while offering their gift of song) may unmask at those times.
    • Masks can be lowered to receive communion and also in Fellowship Hall while eating snacks after worship.
  2. Other COVID Guidelines:
    • Continue to practice good hand-washing / hand-sanitizing
    • Ensure social distancing
      • Sit “zigzag” in pews so there are 6 feet or more between you diagonally.
      • Move to open spaces if you realize you’re sitting too close
    • Follow guidance by health departments for all public venues: If you or a member of your household is sick with a possible COVID symptom, please stay home for 10 days from onset or until you have a negative test.  If you have known exposure to someone COVID-positive (contact traced) but no symptoms, quarantine for 14 days or until a negative test. 

Thank You the congregation in advance for their cooperation in adopting this extended protocol. We would also like to thank the congregation for their continued support and encouragement of the leadership as we wade through these difficult decisions.

Mission Leadership Team (MLT): Jeff Luppes, President; Rob Hunt III, Vice-President; Amy Carter, Secretary; David Luster-Bartz, Treasurer; Ninette Deliyannides, At Large Member; Ed Mueller, At Large Member; Susannah Clews, At Large Member Elders: Chuck Ryan, Head Elder; Marty Orlowski; Brian Reedstrom; Mark Waldron; David Gurnee; John Schroeder
Pastors: Pastor Bryan Borger, Senior PastorPastor Adam Clark, Associate Pastor

Zoom Videoconferencing

A Detailed Reference Guide and Quick Reference Guide are available on the blog at the following link: Leaders, if you need another copy of the leader guide, please email PC at

Ministry Coordinator’s Regular Office Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 9 am – 2 pm. However, her schedule will be more of a “flex schedule” for now due to some unforeseen circumstances. Prayers for her and her family are appreciated. Thank you for your patience during such a weird, crazy time in our lives.

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