To access Live-streamed Worship and view Worship Folder please use:
NOTE: There is currently an ATT phone and internet outage for the area around the church. If not fixed by Sunday, there will unfortunately be no livestream (or phone at church).
Education Hour (All Ages) 9:00-9:50 am
Adults: “How Do I Understand the Bible?”
- This Sunday, March 27 in worship: New and Returning Members Sunday, Return to Altar for Communion
- Take Eggs to Fill for Easter Party and Egg Hunt. For more information please see “Ministry Updates and Opportunities” below.
- Trivia Night this Saturday March 26 at 6pm. For more information please see “SPY Activities” below.
- Lectors meeting/training this Saturday March 26 at 9:30a. Please see “Ministry Updates and Opportunities” below for more information.
- NOTE: Internet and phone currently down for church and surrounding area – this also means there will be no livestream until it is fixed. Sorry!
Easter Party and Egg Hunt is On!
You can still email PC to help at email@example.com. Look for flyer invitations to share, coming soon. And click the image below to RSVP for your own kids!
Easter Flowers – Donate by April 3rd
The Altar Guild will order flowers to decorate our church for Easter worship on April 17. Donate using the clear box in the Narthex. Please make checks to: Women of St. Peter.
News from The M.A.C. Food Pantry
MAC would like to thank all of you for your continued support and sponsorship whether it is food, finances, or your time. Your generosity is greatly appreciated; MAC could not serve those facing food insecurity in our community without you!
In 2021 60 volunteers donated over 3800 hours of time. MAC served 1423 families with 4704 individuals. MAC utilizes the Northern Indiana Food Bank to purchase items at a significant savings, but unfortunately all the needs cannot be met there. They rely heavily on your donations and supporting organizations, to fill the gap. May you be blessed and find joy in knowing that when you donate to MAC you are “feeding the least of those among us”.
Lenten Journey Worship, Devotions, & Service
Lenten Wednesday Evening Prayer Worship
Lenten Daily Devotions: Witness To Christ by R. Reed Lessing
Pick up a copy from the slat wall.
Be a witness to Christ this Lent, from Ash Wednesday through beautiful Easter morning. Journey through John’s Gospel as he paints a stunning portrait of Jesus, who is the bread of life, your glorious Savior. John wrote his Gospel for you “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). Life! Through this season of Lent, you too will see how believing in teh resurrection brings you life – abundant life, forgiven life, and eternal life. That’s God’s gift to His children!
“Lenten Offering Box” – A Sunday School Service Partnership with the Congregation
Lent is a time for reflecting on God’s mercy by acting out in mercy towards others. Lenten Offering Boxes will be distributed by our Sunday School in the coming weeks. The Box Offerings collected during Lent will help bring clean and safe water to families experiencing a water crisis in underserved communities around the world through the organization charitywater.org. During Lent you are encouraged to partner with our Sunday School kiddos and collect your pocket change and more throughout the season and to give those small gifts to God as a faithful response to his abundant mercy.
Join H.E.A.R.T. in “Heart Month”: Be an Usher or Doorkeeper!
We Need YOU! St. Peter H.E.A.R.T. (Hospitality, Emergency, And Response Team) does the vital work of making people feel welcome and supported in worship. But we are in dire need of both USHERS and DOORKEEPERS! Take a moment to read the description of both ministries below. Their coordinators will be available after worship to answer questions. Talk to them about joining, or click a link below to be contacted:
Ushers – click here to be contacted by Head Usher Matt Rockwell
- Sign up individually, as a family, or as a study/ministry group
- Serve a regular rotation (e.g. once a month) or sign up for a block (e.g. “for March”)
- Aid worshippers as needed; invite to communion; collect offering and/or attendance sheets; count attendance
- Easy training will be provided
Doorkeepers – click here to be contacted by Coordinators Jackie and Sam Homann
- Serve once every 4-6 weeks in rotation
- Sit by near the main door during worship
- Welcome latecomers, keep an eye out for medical or safety needs
- Simple CPR/AED training recommended and provided; you will also be able to call on trained medical personnel in the church
-Ministry Updates and Opportunities-
Easter Egg Filling
We need your help filling Easter eggs for the Community Easter Party. If you are able to help please sign up, grab an instruction sheet and take a bag of plastic eggs located by the slot wall. Each bag has 100 eggs in it and each egg needs to be filled candy. All eggs need to be returned no later than April 14th.
Please sign up to bring a coffee cake or muffins to share at Easter breakfast on April 17. A sign up sheet is on the table by the slot wall. Please contact Paula Ryan if you have any questions.
NYG Service Auction
Thank you from the youth, parents, and leaders for your generosity in donating, attending and purchasing goods and services. The auction raised over $5,000 for the youth. If you bid on a “made to order” items and need the persons contact information please see Halrun Luppes.
Lectors Meeting/ Training
Lectors Meeting/Training on Saturday Morning, March 26th, starting at 9:30 A.M. This gathering will be for all existing Lectors as well as anyone wanting to become a Lector. Please make sure you mark this date and time on your calendars. More details will be following via e-mail and our Sunday announcements.
St. Paul’s Estate/Gift Planning Luncheon
What: Andy Behrmann of the LCMS Foundation will present thoughts on how he can help
counsel Lutheran families through the gift planning process and preparing families
to meet with their attorney to discuss estate planning. A complimentary luncheon
will be provided.
When: Sunday April 3, 2022
Where: St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 605 S. Center St. Bremen, IN
in the fellowship hall
Contact: Please rsvp to the church office at 574-546-2332 no later than Friday, March 25th.
Spring 2022: Adult Bible Studies
SUNDAY MORNING Study – Nuts and Bolts: How Do I Understand the Bible?
9:00-9:50am | Fellowship Hall
FRIDAY NIGHT Bible Study – “Revelation: the Lamb of God”
Food: 6:30pm, Study: 7-8:30pm | 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month | Fellowship Hall
SATURDAY NIGHT Bible Study – “Matthew’s Gospel, Part 1”
7-8:30pm | 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month | Member homes
SPY-NYG Fundraiser (maybe the the last one)
Please Join Us for Trivia Night at St. Paul Lutheran Church
Where: 51490 Laurel Rd, South Bend, IN 46637
When: March 26 at 6:00 pm (Trivia will begin at 6:30 pm)
How Much: $50/ team of 8. Money for the tables will be due the day of the event. You can collect money beforehand and bring it with you the day of the event to turn in.There are only 5 team spots available and we already have one.
Contact: Dave Homann if you have any questions
SPY will be making braille books again Saturday April 2nd.
Vacation Bible School
We are excited to announce there will be a Vacation Bible School program this summer from June 27- July 1. Watch for more details to come on registration and volunteering.
-Last Week in the Lord’s Service-
Week of March 20, 2022
Offerings – Last Sunday & Financial Update
General Fund: $4774.33
Pastor’s Disc: $520
•Last Sunday, March 20: 109
* Last Wednesday, March 16 : 55
M.A.C. Food Pantry
• Food Collected this week: 250 lbs…..Praise God!
• This Week’s Shopping List: Jello, Jiffy Mix and Jelly
Contact Cindy Matthews for more information 574-855-3504.
• The Braille Team made 21 books of II Chronicles in Unified English Braille.
Contact Sharon Csaszar 574-904-1411 or Sandy Ellis 574-220-3636 for more information.
• The sewing team made 2 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
A Detailed Reference Guide and Quick Reference Guide are available on the blog at the following link: http://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.
F: “Flex” (call to see)
- Education Hour (pre3 to adult): summer recess; resumes September 10
- Divine Worship: 9am (May 28 – September 3)
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