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Education Hour (All Ages) 9:00-9:50 am
Adults: “How Do I Understand the Bible?”
“Hanging on the Cross” Fundraiser for Youth, This Sunday!
Our Youth who are going to this year’s National Youth Gathering (NYG) will be “hanging on the Cross” in the Sanctuary (i.e. keeping a hand on it) for 24 hours this weekend. They start Saturday and finish Sunday right before worship. This is one of their big Fundraisers for NYG, so please take the opportunity to “sponsor” them with a donation this Sunday, Jan 16!
Girl Scout Cookies: For You OR Our College Care Packages
It’s Girl Scout cookie season! Two Girl Scouts in our congregation, Abigail Pierce and Hannah Troyer, will be selling cookies Jan 14-Mar 14. Look for them after worship Jan 16 and Feb 6. You can buy for yourself, OR donate $5 to add a box to the care packages for our college students!
Cookies are $5/box, get your favorites while you can! Shortbread, thin mints, peanut butter patties, peanut butter sandwich, Caramel delites, lemonades, Toast-Yay and our new Adventureful (brownie and caramel) cookie! Thank you for your support!
College Care Packages – Sponsored by Women of St. Peter
The Women of St. Peter are putting together college care packages for 11 students, but we need your help! Please bring non-perishable goodies to the church by Sunday January 30. Especially helpful: breakfast & granola bars, candy, gum, chips, cookies, popcorn, etc. We already have a good supply of hot chocolate so this item is not needed.
Please place your Items in the bin by the slot wall. If you have any questions please contact Cindy Matthews at email@example.com
Spring 2022: Adult Bible Studies – Still Time to Join!
SUNDAY MORNING Study – Nuts and Bolts: How Do I Understand the Bible?
We know we are called to understand and study the Scriptures, but do we feel able? This class will help! Each Sunday, we’ll address one key topic for understanding and interpreting bible passages in your personal devotions, and in corporate worship and bible study. By the end of the study, YOU TOO will feel more competent to discern the Word God is speaking to YOU today, through the Scriptures.
Recommended but not required: Purchase an ESV Lutheran Study Bible, which we will learn to use as part of the class. CPH has one with “tabs” for each book; Amazon has regular.
When: Sundays, 9:00-9:50am, starting January 9th
Where: Church Fellowship Hall
TUESDAY NIGHT Study – Nuts and Bolts: Know The Old Testament NOW
The Old Testament (OT) is a major part of the Scriptures we need to know, not only to rightly understand Jesus and the New Testament but also to see the fullness of God’s heart and work. But who has time to read all those books?! Enter Know the Bible NOW: A Visual Overview, which provides easy-to-understand summaries of the biblical books and their teachings using lots of infographics and pictures. Whether you are a beginner or a long-time Christian, our study of the OT portion of this text will give you a clear and concise picture of the OT as a whole and how it relates to us. FOOD and CHILDCARE provided.
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan 11 – Feb 22 & Apr 19 – May 24 [Breaks, Lent through Holy Week]
Times: Food: 6pm, Study: 6:45-8pm
Location: Church Fellowship Hall
Cost: $20 for Know the Bible Now (view sample and order; church will cover if you can’t)
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: Resumes Jan 14th, then 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month
Where: Currently at Church with Zoom, but possibly transitioning to homes
Cost: $10 (church will cover if you cannot)
Sign-up: email Mike Fonck at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Dates: Resumes January 15th, 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 email@example.com
2022 Year End Reports
Year end reports are now done and ready to be picked up. The reports are in a small box on the table with the offering envelopes by the slot wall. If you have any questions you can contact Cindy Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 Offering Envelopes
Please pick up your envelopes by the slat wall. If you visit any shut-ins please take them theirs as well. Questions? Contact Cindy Matthews at email@example.com.
Sunday Morning Hospitality Coffee Hour Servant-Opportunity
Hosting Sunday Morning Hospitality is a great way to serve and get to know others. It doesn’t need to be extravagant; simple is good, and Nancy Kroll will help you! Simply sign up on the back table or talk directly to Nancy. 2022 Sign-up available by the slat wall.
-Ministry Updates and Opportunities-
Portals of Prayer
January – March 2022 now on the slat wall.
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. He then went to a local college in Kansas City but ended up transferring to Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. This is Ethan’s first year in the seminary and he just married his high school sweetheart this past February. Ethan’s bio and letter are on the slat wall if you would like to get more information about him. If you would like to correspond with Ethan is address is: Ethan Luft 13 Founders Way Apt. A St. Louis, MO 63105
SPY made 10 braille books of II Chronicles on Saturday January 8th. Thank you SPY for all your help.
Hangin’ onto the cross
What: NYG Fundraiser
Where: St. Peter Lutheran Church.
When: Jan 15th & 16th
Time: 10am on the 15th to 10:00am on the 16th.
Contact: Dave Homman 574-274-6543
SPY Escape Room Saturday Jan 22nd 4-7pm at Escape Room Experience in Mishawaka. More information will be coming soon.
NYG Service Auction
The youth are holding one of their biggest fundraisers, The Service Auction, and need donations. They will be offering their time and talents but anyone in the congregation can donate their services or goods for example, baked goods, party planning, handmade items etc. There is a sign up sheet by the slot wall. Please sign up by January 30th. The auction will be held on March 5th or 6th. More info to come.
RLA – Hiring
RLA has announced that they are hiring a Chief Development Officer. The Chief Development Officer is responsible for cultivating, stewarding and expanding the charitable support for RLA. A more detailed job description is attached.
–Last Week in the Lord’s Service–
Week of January 9, 2022
Offerings – Last Sunday & Financial Update
- General Fund: $ 5181.17
- Pastor’s Disc. Fund: $ 120.00
•Last Sunday, Jan 9: 87
M.A.C. Food Pantry
• Food Collected this week: 311 lbs.… Praise God!
• This Week’s Shopping List: canned vegetables, jiffy mix and jelly
Contact Cindy Matthews for more information 574-855-3504.
• The braille team 9 book of II Chronicles in Unified English and 19 books of Proverbs in
Contact Sharon Csaszar 574-904-1411 or Sandy Ellis 574-220-3636 for more information.
• The sewing team made 4 quilts 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.
-Links and General Info-
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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