Announcements – October 2nd, 2022


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Worship at 10:15 am

Sunday Education Hour at 9am

-The News-

Stephen Ministry at St. Peter – Learn more on Oct. 2!

Ever wonder what Stephen Ministry is or who is involved in this Christian caregiving ministry at St. Peter? Well, you’ll get a good sense of that during Stephen Ministry Sunday on October 2. Look for Stephen Ministers and Leaders serving in these ways: 

* Greeters: Cindy Schroeder and Ninette Deliyannides
* Ushers: Annette Winterrowd, Kristie Sherburn, and Craig Merrick
* Crucifer: Mike Fonck
* Lectors: Mike Fonck and Craig Merrick
* Barnabas Talk: Chuck Ryan
* Hospitality: Vickie Hess and the rest of the team (except Amy Smessaert)

And, check out the bulletin insert to learn about the history of Stephen Ministry. More info can be found at

If you or a loved one might benefit from receiving care from a Stephen Minister, visit or connect with one of our Stephen Leaders: Mike Fonck, Vickie Hess, and Amy Smessaert.

Interested in becoming a Stephen Minister? Contact one of the Stephen Leaders listed above. The next training is scheduled from January 14 to March 27, 2023. 

Halloween Bash: WE NEED YOU- and we’ll provide the candy!


Elm Road Fall Festival: Fri, Oct 7th, 6:30-8:30pm EASY

We have been invited to help and support the Fall Family Festival. They need 5-7 people to help with 1) signing waivers and putting on wristbands at entry, 2) checking wristbands at stations like the Petting Zoo and Bounce House. Email PC ASAP if you can help:

“Taking Off the Mask”: Tuesdays, October 4 and 11

When: Meal: 6-6:30pm | Discussion: 6:45-8pm
Where: Fellowship Hall at St. Peter

Are you wrestling with something hard to talk about? Age or illness? Doubts in your faith? Death of a loved one? A family member’s decision you find hard? Job issues? Relationship struggles? Depression? Gender and sexuality? Any other struggle?

Consider joining this confidential space where we can process with God and each other. During this first two weeks, we will listen to each other and determine what might help and what we want, going forward.

Contact Pastor Clark with questions or to register. Please indicate if you need childcare:

NEW SUNDAY ADULT ED, 9am: Identity, Diversity, Love, and Justice
Download and Read NOW for first session, Sunday 10/2

Over the next 6 weeks, Pastor Clark will gradually post a set of Theses that offer his best take on the best way forward with regard to questions of Identity, Diversity, Love, and Justice that have become divisive in the Church and our society. These these are intended for debate seeking consensus and any missing truth.  So PC invites you to read, jot thoughts, and then come discuss

Because these Sundays will be discussion sessions, please read the theses (about 6-8 pages per week) BEFORE you come. Download below (note – it is sealed with the same password we use for prayers; call PC or church office if needed; do not distribute to others without Pastor Clark’s written permission):


So that no special email is needed, here are the Week 2 Theses (for 10/09):

Join RLA Shoe Collection

Starting next Sunday, 9/25, bring your “gently worn, used, and new” shoes to pass along to folks in developing countries. Ask your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers for donations, too!

*”Gently worn means no holes, no separation of sole, something you would pass on or wear yourself.”

Hannah’s House Life Grant: $1000 more needed by Oct 6!

Good News: we received $2500 for our Hannah’s House project! BUT:

  • We will be doing the project in the Spring.
  • They could not fund 1:1, so (after more donations) we still need $1000 by Oct 6 to accept the grant. Write checks to St. Peter, memo Hannah’s House.

Be a Crucifer…or Usher!

We invite anyone interested and able to carry the Cross in the opening hymn of worship. Sign-up on the Sunday Servants sheet in the Narthex and watch this video to prepare.

We also continue to invite families, ministry teams, or friend groups to sign up on the same Sunday Servants sheet for a day of Ushering this Fall. A veteran usher will be there to assist you. You can also see the specific list duties, with video demos, here.

-Ministry Updates and Opportunities-

Thank you for supporting our CROP Hunger Walk Fundraiser 

Over the past few weeks, we encouraged you to support our efforts to raise funds for the St. Joseph County CROP Hunger Walk. Despite not-so-ideal weather we had 20 of our members come out to represent St. Peter Lutheran Church at the walk on September 25th

Together with all of you we raised $605 –over half of the amount was generated through our Youth Group!!! Our donations will support the organization’s projects addressing hunger and food insecurity, lack of clean water, and other issues defining poverty in our community and across the globe. 25% of all the funds raised go to local organizations, including Broadway Christian Parish UMC Food Ministries, Christian Community Pantry of Walkerton, Sunnyside Presbyterian Church Food Pantry and United Religious Community Advocacy Center. 

Thank you all for making this project a success!

There is still time to make a donation!

If you would like to make a donation, please do so no later than Sunday, October 16 to ensure 25% percentage of the funds come back to the local St. Joseph County chapter. 

Click here to donate online or give your check or cash to Halrun Luppes. Thank you!

CROP Walk 2022

Coffee Hour/Hospitality

We Need help with hospitality on Sundays. Pick up some treats from the store such as mini rolls, strudel, donut holes, small cinnamon rolls or similar. Total cost is no more than $20 (3-4 packages). There is a sign-up sheet and instructions on the table by the slot wall.

Please contact Nancy Kroll if you have any questions at (574)520-1236 or (574)229-9496

Braille Books
Spy will be making Braille books on Saturday October 8th from 10am to noon.

-Last Week in the Lord’s Service-
Week of September 25th, 2022

Offerings – Last Sunday & Financial Update
General Fund: $7,488.20

Worship Attendance
•Last Sunday, September 25th: 174

M.A.C. Food Pantry
Food Collected this week: 356 lbs ….. Praise God!
This Week’s Shopping List: Jiffy Mix, Hamburger Helper and Mac & Cheese
Contact Cindy Matthews for more information 574-855-3504.

Braille Bibles
• The Braille Team made 33 books of Proverbs in Kiswahili.
Contact Sharon Csaszar 574-904-1411 or Sandy Ellis 574-220-3636 for more information.

• The sewing team made 6 quilts for 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.

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 “Members” Website Page
Did you know that we have a dedicated page just for members of St. Peter? This page contains 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: Password is the same as “prayers” password; call the Church Office with questions, 574-255-5585.

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

-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; Elizabeth McGrath, At-Large Member; Dylan Bergstrom, At-Large Member.
  • 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

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

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