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Worship at 10:15 am
Sunday Education Hour at 9am
RLA Halloween Bash is ON: Please Help by Bringing Candy
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help work a station at the RLA Halloween Bash. We are now taking bags of candy and monetary donations for the stations. If you would like to donate there will be a ballet box for monetary donations by the slot wall and a bin under the table for bags of candy.
RLA Town Hall: After Worship Next Sunday, Oct 16
Come out to hear about exciting new happenings at RLA from the Board and Staff and then offer questions and feedback in return.
Lost & Found
Please check out our lost and found as there are many items that have been left behind. These items are located in front of the “Cry Room”. If items are not claimed by October 23rd they will be donated to the Goodwill.
Teresa Mathes will be having a garage sale at her home this Friday and Saturday October 7th and 8th. The address is 3506 Woodmont Drive, South Bend. Should you have any questions you can contact Teresa 574-378-6211.
The Women of St. Peter will be making cheeseballs again this year. Cheeseballs will be $8 each and are sold by order only. Orders must be placed by October 23rd. There are order forms on the table by the slot wall as well as envelopes to put your order and payment in. Should you have any questions please contact: Paula Ryan 574-850-1681 OR Jill Reedstrom 574-286-4371
“Taking Off the Mask”: Tuesday, October 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY ADULT ED, 9am: Identity, Diversity, Love, and Justice
Download and Read NOW for next session.
PC continues to 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 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):
WEEK 1 &2 THESES
THESES FOR NEXT WEEK, 10/16
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.”
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-
If you are using the church for any reason and need the church set up a certain way please contact Matt Rockwell (Cell) 574-261-8318
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!
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
Spy will be making Braille books this Saturday October 8th from 10am to noon.
-Last Week in the Lord’s Service-
Week of October 2, 2022
Offerings – Last Sunday & Financial Update
General Fund: $5,620
Pastor’s Disc. Fund: $335
Hannah’s House: $100
•Last Sunday, October 2nd: 102
M.A.C. Food Pantry
• Food Collected this week: 0 lbs ….. Praise God!
• This Week’s Shopping List: Jiffy Mix, Hamburger Helper and Mac & Cheese
Contact Cindy Matthews for more information 574-855-3504.
• The Braille Team made 13 books of Proverbs in Kiswahili and 11 books of II Chronicles in
Contact Sharon Csaszar 574-904-1411 or Sandy Ellis 574-220-3636 for more information.
• The sewing team made 12 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.
-Links and General Info-
Prayer Requests may be submitted by:
- Using the convenient on-line Submit New Prayer Request Here Link OR
- Adding written prayers to the “Our Gathering Prayers” form on Sunday morning
Announcements may be submitted by:
- Using the online form: https://splcm.org/forms/submit-announcement/
- 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.
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 email@example.com.
-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
Th/F: “Flex” (call to see)
- Education Hour (pre3 to adult): 9:00am
- Divine Worship: 10:15am (splcm.org/worship)