Announcements – May 29th, 2022 (SUMMER WORSHIP 9AM starts!)


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Summer Worship (May 29-September 4): 9am

Sunday Education Hour is in Recess

-The News-


  • Summer Worship starts THIS Sunday May 29 at 9:00am.
  • Consecration service for Amy Smessaert is June 4th. If you have not done so already please RSVP by MAY 30th.
  • Hannah’s House Life Grant Backyard Renovation Project: 15-Min Meeting After Worship THIS SUNDAY, MAY 29 to decide on specific projects for grant. Anyone with any interest should come! More below.
  • Clean Up Crews to “substitute” while Jeff is gone are still needed, especially to prepare the week of June 12. TASK LIST AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL CREWS COMING SOON, more info below.
  • Vickie Hess is still looking for another Woman of St. Peter to attend the District LWML Convention. More info below.

Hannah’s House Project 15-Minute Meeting: After Worship This Sunday, May 29

The deadline grows nigh to apply for a grant through LCMS Life Ministry to assist Hannah’s House, an organization that provides transitional housing and other services for moms and babies. The Core Team is meeting to approve final project and follow-up ideas. ANYONE with possible interest in participating (there are jobs for EVERYONE) is invited to join us!

You can also take a look at the projects from which we will be choosing: CLICK HERE TO SEE NEEDS AND PROJECT IDEAS FOR HANNAH’S HOUSE

MLEA Announcement

  • The MLEA board would like St Peter to join them in the following prayers:

Prayers for direction and wisdom as the board as we consider plans
for building expansion.

Thanksgiving for God’s blessings over the course of this academic
year, along with prayers for our graduating eighth graders.

  • Building Expansion Committee update.  John Schroeder is Chairing this committee and the current plan is to have new classroom space ready by fall of 2024. 

Sign Up to Clean the Church While Jeff is Getting Married

Mr. Jeff Rockwell, who faithfully cares for God’s House week in and week out, is getting married June 4th and going on honeymoon. We need a team of about four people each week who can take care of tasks like trash pickup and disposal, vacuuming, and cleaning restrooms for three weeks. The first week needs to happen on Saturday June 4th after 2pm–that is, after Amy’s Consecration Service and while Jeff is getting married. The other two weeks–prepping for Sunday June 12 and 19–can happen anytime the week before as coordinated by the team. We will provide more specific instructions to those who sign up–please click the link below!


Voter’s Assembly: June 5, 2022 – Save the Date

Mark your calendar now for a Voter’s Assembly after worship on Sunday, June 5, 2022. At this assembly, we will celebrate God’s blessings over the last six months, elect officers, and introduce some exciting next steps in building community here at St. Peter.

LWML Convention and Grant

RLA submitted a grant request to LWML for $10,000 scholarship help. We made the cut–the proposal will be voted on at convention. Each congregation can send 2 members (and thus get 2 votes.) Vickie Hess plans to go but needs a second person who can be there at least for Saturday. The dates for this convention is June 17 to June 19 and will be held at Lutheran High School in Ft. Wayne.

If you are interested in going or need more information please contact:
Vickie Hess at:

Deaconess Graduation/Consecration and Gift: Amy Smessaert

We are excited to celebrate with Amy Smessaert the completion of her Diaconal Studies.  She will receive her degree and consecration from the LDA as part of a Service of Thanksgiving here at St. Peter on Saturday, June 4th at 10:30am with a reception to follow.  The Congregation is cordially invited!

In preparation and affirmation, we also want to collect a love offering of $500-1000 to gift Amy with a robe and other items she will need.  If you would like to help, a donation box is in the Narthex.  Checks to St. Peter, Memo: Deaconess gift.

Join H.E.A.R.T.: 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:

Ushersclick 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

Doorkeepersclick 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-

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

Find Full Information on All Studies Here

SPY Activities

Vacation Bible School
RLA VBS 2022 is coming to you this summer. Jerusalem Marketplace VBS will be hosted at RLA from June 27-July 1 from 9:30-11:30 each morning.  This is a free program open to all RLA students, supporting churches, and invited friends.  More details to come soon about the week’s activities.

Additional information and participant and volunteer registration can be found here:

Each family that registers no later than April 30 will receive a free music CD.

While we love running our program for free, it does take quite a bit of money to get things going.  If you feel interested in supporting our program, there are many ways to do this.  

-You can shop from our Amazon Wish List and have items sent directly to us:

-You can pull a tag from a donation board that will be on display in your church starting this Sunday.  

-You can “Adopt a Tribe” by donating $30 which will cover the price of supplies for tribe time activities for up to ten children for the whole week.  We are looking for at least eight sponsors who will not only make a donation but will receive a list of the people in the tribe that you can then pray for prior to, during, and after the week of VBS. (Contact Krista if you are interested in this option.)

-You can drop an offering into your church plate marked for VBS.

Most importantly, we ask for your prayers as we continue the planning process.  Pray for the children and families who plan to attend.  Pray that God provides the volunteers and funds that we need.  Pray for all the preparation that goes into this big event.  Pray that all is done to God’s glory, so that He will be revealed to all who are a part of this program.

Contact Krista Hunt with questions at or 574-339-5479.

RLA Update

There is much to celebrate at RLA with the hiring of a new Development Director Don Swift, increased enrollment, staff expansion, and the exploration of a building expansion for more classrooms to put everyone! As with all growth, there are financial components and we were blessed with a very large generous anonomous donation to help expand the building and staffing needs as well as parking for all of our guests when we are hosting events. This gift will get us started for the 1st year of expansion and with the help of Don, we are looking to increase our community relationships and donations to sustain our growth. RLA has a diverse student population and our scholarship needs have increased over the past few years and we are looking for support among our congregations.

For more ways to support RLA please click on the link Ways to Support RLA

-Last Week in the Lord’s Service-
Week of May 22, 2022

Offerings – Last Sunday & Financial Update
General Fund: $ 5005.23

Worship Attendance
•Last Sunday, May 22: 123

M.A.C. Food Pantry
Food Collected this week: 295 lbs…..Praise God!
This Week’s Shopping List: Jelly, Jello and Jiffy Mix
Contact Cindy Matthews for more information 574-855-3504.

Braille Bibles
• The Braille Team made 9 books of 1st Kings in Unified English
and 20 books of Proverbs in Kiswahili.
Contact Sharon Csaszar 574-904-1411 or Sandy Ellis 574-220-3636 for more information.

• The sewing team is done for the spring and summer. They will continue their work for The Lutheran World Relief on Tuesday September 13th.
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.

Prayer Requests may be submitted by:
Announcements may be submitted by:
  • Using the online form:
  • Filling out an announcement form from the left of the slat wall in the Narthex and placing it on the pastor’s chair to the right of the Cross at the front of the sanctuary.

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
  1. In-Person during Divine Service on Sunday mornings at 10:15am.
  2. By Appointment at St. Peter Church (best days: Wed or Thurs) or at your home.
    Contact Pastor Borger at

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

Office Hours:
Tu/Th: 9am-12pm
Wed: 8-10:30am
F: “Flex” (call to see)

Bryan Borger, Senior Pastor
Adam Clark, Outreach Pastor
Renee Peggs, Ministry Coordinator

Sunday Schedule

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

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