Announcements: Sunday, September 5, 2021

Summer Sunday Schedule
9AM Worship
(No Education Hour)

Sunday Sept 12th: Rally Day Kick-off and Potluck SIGN UP
Education Hour, All Ages: 9am    Adults: Prayer Walk!
Worship: 10:15am
Potluck: 11:45am     

Potluck
*Join us for fellowship and re-connection     
*Bring a lawn chair to sit outside, or sit in Fellowship Hall     
*Entree provided by Jill & Paula Catering     
*Ice cream provided by MLT     
*Please CLICK HERE to sign-up & indicate if you can add a side dish or salad     

Needed ASAP: Volunteers to Clean Out the Brush behind the Church
Major weeds behind the church are encroaching on our HVAC.  Pastor Clark has a friend needing service hours for his men’s group at another church who has offered to help clean-up.  We need a group from St. Peter who could join him.  If you could help on Saturday, September 18 from 8:30-11:30am, please click here to sign up.  Contact PC at adamclarknd@gmail.com with any questions.

Outreach Sign-Up: Elm Road Fall Festival – Friday, October 8th, 6-9pm
In lieu of a Family Dance, this year Elm Road will be having a huge outdoor Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, October 8, 6-9pm. They can use as many volunteers as we can supply! Shifts run from 1 to 2 hours and start as early as 3pm for setup, run until 9:30 for clean-up, with lots of different times and stations between. Please click on this link to pick a “shift” and “station/job” from Elm Road PTO’s Sign-up website.

Community Table Meal Prep Sign Up
Please sign up here to prep a meal for the Tuesday night community table. We can’t do it without you! Here are a few easy meals to consider: pizza and salad, tacos, hotdog and chips, chili and a side, spaghetti and a side, soup and sandwiches. If you have any questions please e-mail Pastor Clark, adamclarknd@gmail.com.

Announcing Friday Night Bible Study – “Revelation: the Lamb of God”
The Book of Revelation offers profound insights into the reign of Christ, the Lamb of God, in our lives—if you can understand its many symbols!  Join us to explore the book with the help of a text from the Rev. Dr. Louis Brighton and other LCMS theologians and bible scholars as we support each other in the faith.
Time: 6:30pm Meal | 7-8:30pm Study and Group Discussion
Dates: Starts September 24th, then 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month
Where: Probably in homes of participants who want to host
Cost: $10 (church will cover if you cannot)
Sign-up: email Mike Fonck at mfonck@comcast.net

Announcing Saturday Night Bible Study – “Matthew’s Gospel, Part 1”
The Gospel of Matthew proclaims the story of Jesus Christ with an eye toward his fulfillment of Old Testament law, prophecy, and kingship. Come explore the Gospel’s first thirteen chapters in-depth with a Lifelight study guide from Concordia as we build each other up in the faith.
Time: 7-8:30pm
Dates: Starts September 18th, then 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month
Where: Homes of participants who want to host
Cost: $13 (church will cover if you cannot)
Sign-up: email John Schroeder at jschroeind@aol.com

Tuesday Community Table Adult Study: The Psalms
The Psalms are often called the Prayerbook of the Bible. In this small group, we will learn the structure and theology of the Psalter as a whole; we will also look closely at key psalms on themes like blessing, praise, creation and sin, death, and more. How do these psalms reveal God and order our prayers–and our lives? Each week, a short lesson from Eugene Peterson will help us find initial answers individually at home. Then we’ll discuss our musings as a group and Pastor Clark will supplement with insights from various theologians, including Martin Luther (did you know Luther had all 150 Psalms memorized by age 28 and lectured on them extensively as an OT prof at Wittenberg University?!)
Starts: Tuesday, Sept 14 | Food: 6pm, Study: 6:45-8pm
Where: Church
Cost: $10 for Peterson book (church will cover if you can’t)
Sign-up: Click here

Fall Sunday Adult Bible Study: Beauty, Building, and Re-Building
There can be no doubt that we are in a time of re-building in our families, friendships, and fellowship at St. Peter.  Rebuilding can be a bummer; yet it can also be an opportunity to ask important questions, like: WHAT exactly is God calling us to build, and WHY?  This fall we will seek answers by exploring the themes of beauty and “building” in Scripture and Church history.  What can we learn for our lives from Abraham’s altars, Israel’s Temple, and early Christian patterns of worship?  What can we learn from the way Christians have approached architecture and the “places” where they lived, worked, worshiped and played?  Each week we will explore one big idea in Scripture and church history, so each week will be self-contained (no worries if you miss a week).  Please join us, starting with a Prayer Walk on Rally Day (Sept 12)!

MAC Food Pantry
251lbs this week.  They would like jelly, jiffy mix, and syrup.

Also, do you or anyone you know have an old refrigerator/freezer that you would like to sell to MAC?  They have an old one on its last legs and need to replace it.  Please call Cindy M at 574-855-3504 and let me know!

Prayer Requests may be submitted by any of the following:

COVID Policies for St. Peter:

  1. Following the new CDC guidelines, masks are now optional after vaccination.
  2. However, please be aware that this is an adjustment period and also that some folks still may desire to mask due to special health situations, e.g. an immunocompromised person in their household. So we encourage everyone, masked and unmasked, to ask one another what they prefer and to still mask if requested. (Folks who generally will not mask thus will still want to carry one in their pocket to use if needed.)
  3. Please also try not to clutter up the Narthex on the way out: chat in an open space outdoors or in the wings.
  4. If you have COVID symptoms or a diagnosis, please join us from home by livestream until you are better.

Thank You for your support for leadership and care for each other.

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 Pastor; Pastor Adam Clark, Associate Pastor


Eucharist Opportunities at St. Peter

  1. In-Person during Divine Service on Sunday mornings at 9am.
  2. By Appointment at St. Peter Church (best days: Wed or Thurs) or at your home.
    Contact Pastor Borger at revborger@mac.com

Zoom Videoconferencing

A Detailed Reference Guide and Quick Reference Guide are available on the blog at the following link: https://stpetermishawaka.wordpress.com/zoom/. Leaders, if you need another copy of the leader guide, please email PC at adamclarknd@gmail.com.

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