Announcements – October 16th, 2022


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Worship at 10:15 am

Sunday Education Hour at 9am

-The News-

Friday Night Bible Study

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 This 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.

UPDATE: Cheeseball Orders

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 and orders will start going out November 6th. There are order forms on the table by the slot wall as well as envelopes to put your order and payment in.

If you would like to help, make cheeseballs there is a sign-up sheet on the table by the slot wall. One of the dates has changed from the sign-up sheet that was put out last Sunday. Please check the new dates. Should you have any questions please contact: Paula Ryan 574-850-1681 OR Jill Reedstrom 574-286-4371

Stephen Ministers – The “After” People

Stephen Ministers are called the “after” people because they walk with those who need comfort and support after a loved one dies, after the unexpected diagnosis comes, after a relationship falls apart – after any variety of personal challenges that arise on life’s journey. Our Stephen Ministers have completed 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving, and they participate in regular supervision and continuing education. The relationship between caregivers and care receivers is held in the strictest confidence.

St. Peter’s Stephen Ministers are ready to come alongside you or a loved one and provide spiritual care. If you or a loved one might benefit from receiving care from a Stephen Minister, visit or connect with Vickie Hess or Amy Smessaert.

Interested in becoming a Stephen Minister? Contact Vickie or Amy. The next training is scheduled from January 14 to March 27, 2023. 

Bring your coffee and pray – for Pastor Clark, St. Peter, and the Church

Gather with Deaconess Amy Smessaert at 10 a.m. on Sundays for a brief time of prayer for Pastor Clark as he prepares a series of theses on questions of race, economics, and gender that have arisen in our life together, in society, and as the Church. We will pray for 6-8 minutes prior to worship. Meet in the south end of the sanctuary, by the stairwell. Copies of the prayer will be provided.

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):



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-

UPDATE: This is the last week to donate to the CROP Hunger Walk Fundraiser 

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!

Transplanting Day Lilies

Fall is the time to transplant flower. St. Peter members are welcome to dig up day lilies from the hill in the middle of the south parking lot. The hill will be leveled off and converted into grass in the future.

Church Set-up

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

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 made braille books last Saturday October 8th. Thank you so much SPY for all your help.

-Last Week in the Lord’s Service-
Week of October 9, 2022

Offerings – Last Sunday & Financial Update
General Fund: $10,657.28
Pastor’s Disc. Fund: $100
Hannah’s House: $100

Worship Attendance
•Last Sunday, October 9th: 126

M.A.C. Food Pantry
Food Collected this week: 377 lbs ….. Praise God!
This Week’s Shopping List: Jiffy Mix, Hamburger Helper and Rice-A-Roni
Contact Cindy Matthews for more information 574-855-3504.

Braille Bibles
• The Braille Team made 24 books of II Chronicles in Unified English.
Contact Sharon Csaszar 574-904-1411 or Sandy Ellis 574-220-3636 for more information.

• The sewing team made 5 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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