- Education Hour (All Ages): 9:00-9:50 am
- (Adults: Beauty, Building and Rebuilding)
- Worship: 10:15am
Advent: Wednesday Community Meal and Worship
End-of-year Offering Reports
Just a reminder that if you want your offerings to count in the 2021 tax year, please get them to the church office by Dec 31, 2021. The earlier the better. Year-end reports will be available for pick-up starting Sunday, Jan 9, 2022. If you have any questions you can contact our Financial Secretary, Cindy Matthews, at firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Offering Envelopes
Please pick up your envelopes from the table by the slot wall. If you visit any shut-ins please take them theirs as well. If you have any quests please contact Cindy Matthews at email@example.com.
Lecturing Schedule 2022
Just a reminder to all the members of the Lecturing Team. Mike Fonck will be sending the Pastors and Lataya the new Lecturing Schedule for the 1st quarter of the 2022 (January, February, March) on Friday December 10th. Please respond to the recent e-mail Mike sent regarding your availability by Wednesday December 8th if you haven’t already.
Submit Your Announcement Electronically
Like Prayer Requests, Announcements can now be submitted electronically. Please visit https://splcm.org/forms/submit-announcement/. Or click “Info” from our main page and then the “Forms” button.
Sunday Morning Hospitality Coffee Hour Servant-Opportunity
Helping host a Sunday Morning Hospitality Coffee Hour is a great way to serve others and get to know your brother and sisters in Christ. Hosting doesn’t need to be complicated or extravagant. Simple is good! Nancy Kroll organizes volunteers to host and offers great hands on guidance to get you started, walking you through all the steps and answering any questions. Simply let Nancy Kroll know if you would like to help with coffee hour food by signing up on the back table or talking directly to Nancy Kroll.
UPDATE Dec. 1, 2021
A new sign-up sheet is on the table by the slot wall and it’s for the next 3 months starting Jan. 2, 2022.
Advent Preparations for Christmas
New Advent Devotions are now available…
In Isaiah we come upon promises that move us mightily toward the New Testament’s proclamation that Jesus of Nazareth is Israel’s Messiah and the Savior of the world. These devotions from Isaiah will renew and enliven our hearts as we countdown to Christmas. “Those who wait upon the Lord … shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:21)
Christmas for Emmons
The Angel Tree for Emmons Elementary is up and is going on now until December 12. We have 12 students this year. Each student has two tags, one is for toys and one is for clothes. If you are interested in participating please choose a tag and write your name on the sign up sheet next to the corresponding tag number and description. Instructions, index card and labels are in each envelope. Return: no later than December 12.
Christmas for RLA
This year, we again will provide gift cards to our RLA Teachers to purchase materials for the classroom. We have 10 teachers/classrooms to cover. To contribute, find the sign and box at the slat wall. Checks to St. Peter, memo: RLA Christmas.
WOMEN OF ST. PETER – Annual Cookie Sale
Time to bake, bake, bake and share your favorite delicacy delights with the community. The Women of St. Peter will be having their annual cookie sale on Dec. 11: 9am-Noon. They are in need of cookies you have baked. Please bring your donated cookies to the church on Dec. 10. See Jill Reedstrom or Paula Ryan for any questions or more information. Let’s get baking….
Christmas Decorating – Your help is needed to prepare the Sanctuary for the Nativity of Our Lord
St. Peter is in need of eager elves to help decorate the sanctuary and church for Christmas.
• When? – Sunday, December 19th after Worship
• What? – Help with garland & wreath decorating, garland & wreath hanging, tree trimming and tree lighting.
• Commitment? – Many elves make light work but plan on 1.5 – 2 hours of work.
• Food? – Lunch will be served to the elves helping.
If you are able to help, please sign up to on the convenient “Elf Help Board” by the slot wall.
SPY Poinsettia Sale– THIS SUNDAY DEC 5 LAST DAY TO ORDER
SPY is hosting POINSETTIA SALES this year as a National Youth Gathering fundraiser. You can order flowers for your own decorating/gift giving use and/or donate to decorate the church altar for Christmas. The Altar Guild, who often organizes our poinsettias, encourages everyone to support this SPY fundraiser!
You can order single bulb 4.5″ plants for $7 or double 7.5″ plants for $15. Color choices include red, white, and jingle bell (red with white speckles).
One order form is all you need for all your orders -OR- you can talk to a SPY member. Payment is due with your order.
If you fill in an order form, please place the form and your payment in the marked box near the slat wall. Payment can be cash or a check made out to St. Peter Youth (or SPY).
!!! Regular orders are due Monday November 22. Delivery of flowers is on December 4. !!!
!!! Voucher orders are due Sunday December 5. Order pick-up on or before December 18!!!
If the available color options or delivery time does not suit you, you may purchase a voucher that can be used to select any color in the size you buy and you can pick up your flowers anytime from now until December 18 from the vendor (Varner’s in Niles). SPY is happy to work with you on delivery/pick-up as well. Keep this order option in mind for your office or other places of business that order large quantities for decorating. We are happy to work with anyone on getting large orders personally delivered.
Contact Krista Hunt with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-339-4579
Reverend John Alberts will be installed as Pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School on Sunday December 12 at 3:00pm (CST) in the sanctuary. All are invited to attend. St. John’s will celebrate this blessed occasion through worship and with God’s Word.
Christmas by Candlelight Harp concert given by Laura Ahlemeyer. Sunday December 12th at 3:00pm at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1314 North Michigan St, Plymouth IN. A freewill offering will be taken. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.
Women of St. Peter – Adopt-a-student
The women of St. Peter would like to introduce you to this years adopt-a-student Ethan Luft. Ethan graduated from Kearney High School in Kansas City, Missouri. After high school Ethan went to a local college in Kansas City but ended up transferring to Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. This is Ethans first year in the seminary and he just married his high school sweetheart this past February. Ethans bio and letter are on the slot wall if you would like to get more information about him. If you would like to correspond with Ethen is address is: Ethan Luft 13 Founders Way Apt. A St. Louis, MO 63105
Upcoming SPY Activities
SPY will also be making braille books this Saturday Dec. 4th from 10am-12pm.
Poinsettia and Jewelry Inventory
Unload and pick up poinsettias and inventory jewelry.
When: Saturday December 4th
Where: The Hunts House 18397 Greenleaf Dr. South Bend
Contact: Dave Homann
Lunch will be provided at the Hunt’s Home. Dave and Emily can give a ride to anyone working at Braille in the morning.
NYG Monthly Meeting
NYG will be having their monthly meeting on Sunday December 5th following worship.
Last Week in the Lord’s Service
Week of November 28th 2021
Offerings – Thanksgiving & Sunday
• General Fund: $7840
* MAC: $1050
*Pastors Disc Fund: $100
November Financials- UNAPPROVED
There is a deficit of $4,500 going into December. Financials have been posted to the
St. Peter Member page and are available for viewing.
* Sunday Nov 28: 116
* Wednesday Dec 1: 46
M.A.C. Food Pantry
• 274 lbs. was collected this week… praise God!
• Shopping List for This Week: tuna, cereal, and jiffy mix
• Start looking for sales on soup as M.A.C. is starting to run low on cold weather staples!
Contact Cindy Matthews for more information 574-855-3504.
• This week the braille team made 35 Books of Proverbs were made in Kiswahili.
Contact Sharon Csaszar 574-904-1411 or Sandy Ellis 574-220-3636 for more information.
• This week: 6 quilts was made for The Lutheran World Relief.
The Sewing Group meets Tuesdays to cut squares, size sheets, and assemble backs and fronts of quilts, iron sheets, sew and pin quilts. Participants of ANY skill level from the least to the greatest are welcome. If you are interested in this human care ministry contact Helga Platz 574-514-3751 for more information.
Key Links and Recurring Opportunities
Prayer Requests may be submitted by any of the following:
- Using the convenient on-line Submit New Prayer Request Here Link OR
- Adding written prayers to the “Our Gathering Prayers” form on Sunday morning; OR
- E-mailing your requests to PB, PC, and the Ministry Coordinator at: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Submit Your Announcement Electronically
Like Prayer Requests, Announcements can now be submitted electronically. Please visit https://splcm.org/forms/submit-announcement/.
St. Peter “Member-Login” Website Page
Did you know that we have a dedicated “Member-Login” website page just for members of St. Peter? This page contains documents like: the most current Church Directory, Monthly Celebrations for Birthdays, Baptism and Wedding Anniversaries, Annual Kingdom Spending Plan (budget), Monthly Financial reports, MLT and Voter Assembly Minutes and Announcements, Church Constitution, and more. NOTE: The “Member-Login” website page is password protected. Please contact the church office to receive the password.
Eucharist Opportunities at St. Peter
- In-Person during Divine Service on Sunday mornings at 10:15am.
- By Appointment at St. Peter Church (best days: Wed or Thurs) or at your home.
Contact Pastor Borger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Bible Study Information
For more information on our five Adult Studies this fall (join anytime), click here.
A Detailed Reference Guide and Quick Reference Guide are available on the blog at the following link: https://splcm.org/zoom/. Leaders, if you need another copy of the leader guide, please email PC at email@example.com.
COVID Policies for St. Peter:
- Following CDC guidelines, masks are now optional after vaccination.
- However, please be aware 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.)
- Please also try not to clutter up the Narthex on the way out: chat in an open space outdoors or in the wings.
- If you have COVID symptoms or a diagnosis, please join us from home by livestream until you are better: splcm.org/worship.
Thank You for your support for leadership and care for each other.
General Office Hours:
M-TH: 8:30am-1:30pm; FRI: 8:30am-Noon
- Education Hour (All Ages) 9:00-9:50am
- Divine Worship 10:15am
Your St Peter Leadership
- 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; There is one vacant At-Large Member position
- Elders: Chuck Ryan, Head Elder; Marty Orlowski; Brian Reedstrom; Mark Waldron; David Gurnee; John Schroeder, Jeff Rockwell
- Pastors: Pastor Bryan Borger, Senior Pastor; Pastor Adam Clark, Associate Pastor