Announcements for Oct. 30th, 2022: Reformation Sunday


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Worship at 10:15 am

Sunday Education Hour at 9am

-The News-

Thanks for a Great Halloween Bash at RLA!

RLA gives thanks for St. Peter’s sponsorship of Thursday’s Halloween Bash, and for everyone who contributed or came out. Click here to see more pics of all our tables.

Church Fall Work Day: this Saturday, Oct 29, 8:30am-11:30am

Are you happy? Do you know it? We still need at least 4-6 more people to come serve this Saturday as stewards of God’s House at St. Peter. We’ll have tasty treats from Trader Joe’s to kick off. If you can help, please call, text, or email Renee Peggs and also let her know if you can “bring your own bucket”–or just show up if it is too late to RSVP: 574-742-0010 or Many thanks!

Submit Names by Tues, 11/1 for All Saints Sunday, 11/6

Have you lost a loved one in the past year? We would like to honor them on All Saints Sunday as part of our prayer of thanksgiving and rest in God. Please submit a form in the Narthex, or call or email Lataya with the name (first and last) at or 255-5585 by no later than this Tuesday, 11/1.

Spirit Wear is IN! Pick Up in the Fellowship Hall

Pick up your Spirit Wear from tables against the wall in the Fellowship Hall. Orders are arranged A-Z from left to right. Shirts ordered through webstore are in nice plastic bags with your name and address at top left. Kids shirts ordered by PC are in grocery bags (oh well) labelled with family’s last name. Any errors or issues, please see PC.

Spirit Sunday: Nov 13 – Wear Your Shirt for a Congregational Picture!

Wear your shirt on Sunday, Nov 13 for a picture around the Cross right after worship, on the way to the Voter’s Assembly. Didn’t get a shirt? Still join the picture!

Fall Voter’s Assembly: Sunday, Nov 13 after Worship and Picture

Hear where we have been and discern where the Lord is calling us to go. Mini agenda:

1. Review of June 2022 Voter’s Assembly minutes
2. Leadership reports
3. Celebrations of blessings
4. Presentation of 2023 Kingdom Spending Plan (Budget)

* Links to June minutes and the KSP/Budget Highlights coming next week. See you there!

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 SHORTENED Theses

PC continues to 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. He also has created more concise theses (2-3 pages per week) to help us read and discuss more easily. Download below (opens with same password as this site), read ahead, and come discuss:

Shortened Theses for this Sunday, 10/30:

Shortened Theses for next Sunday, 11/6:

MAC Food Pantry – Join the Board?

Mishawaka Alliance of Care (MAC) has always been a community oriented organization.  At present they are focused on serving the MAC Food Pantry.  Their board members are representatives from local church donors.  Due to our strong participation, they would like to have a member from St. Peter on the Board.

The Board meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 am.  Their next meeting is December 1st, at Albright Church.  If you are interested, or have questions, please call Alice Anderson,  574 -255-4240

SPLCM Endowed Scholarship

Valparaiso University sent a “Thank You” note for our support of their students through our St. Peter Lutheran Church-Mishawaka, IN Endowed Scholarship. The Scholarship was awarded to Andres Jauregui, who is a Senior from South Bend and is majoring in Elementary Education.

Join RLA Shoe Collection

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.”

Pick Your Next Usher Date!

Thanks to everyone who has served as an usher or usher team so far this fall. It is time to pick another date to serve! Please sign-up on the Sunday Servants sheet on the slat wall. You can see the specific list duties, with video demos, here. A veteran usher will be there to assist you and will teach you one extra duty beyond communion each time you serve.

Crucifer: Pick a Date to Carry the Cross!

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

-Ministry Updates and Opportunities-

Transplant Day Lilies from the Parking Lot Hill NOW

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 will be making braille books again on November 5th. Keep an eye out for a Sign-Up Genius email.

RLA Fundraiser

RLA is having a sub sandwich fundraiser to off-set the cost of new basketball uniforms. They would greatly appreciate your help in sharing this with your friends and family. If you need someone to come pick up order forms, please contact Lisa Schmidtgoessling at (574) 272-2200. They appreciate all of your prayers and support!

Cheer for a Notre Dame WIN against Navy on Nov. 12th as you enjoy a delicious sub sandwich AND help the Resurrection Lutheran Academy basketball team get new uniforms! 12” subs for $12 OR 2 for $20 Select your toppings and return order the form with payment to the office by Nov. 10th. Pick Up on Nov. 12th between 9:30-11:30am at RLA (6840 Nimtz Parkway, South Bend, IN 46628). Questions? Contact or call the office at 574-272-2200.

-Last Week in the Lord’s Service-
Week of October 23rd, 2022

Offerings – Last Sunday & Financial Update
General Fund: $7578.28
Pastor’s Disc. Fund: $20

Worship Attendance
•Last Sunday, October 23rd: 117

M.A.C. Food Pantry
Food Collected this week: 429 lbs ….. Praise God!
This Week’s Shopping List: Baked Beans, Canned Peas and Jiffy Mix
Contact Cindy Matthews for more information 574-855-3504.

Braille Bibles
• The Braille Team made 21 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 10 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
Changes have continued. If your group needs to use Zoom, 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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