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Worship at 10:15 am
Sunday Education Hour at 9am
Advent Preparations for Christmas
New Advent Devotions are now available…
The birth of Jesus was the beginning of his ongoing presence in our world as both God and man. He is born in us spiritually even as he was born physically from Mary. He comes to inhabit our lives. By his word, he blesses, renews, guides and empowers us so that it’s no longer we who live but Christ who lives in us. Each day in Advent, we will discover anew how his grace enriches our existence.
Please join us Saturday November 26 at 9am at the tree farm and church to cut and erect the Advent Christmas Tree. Please see John Schroeder for more information.
Advent by Candlelight
Advent by Candlelight returns at 6pm on Sunday, December 4. Ladies, mark your calendars and please sign up on the sheet by the slat wall. The event may look and feel a little different this year. We need a couple ladies willing to provide decadent desserts to please sign up on the sheet and coordinate with each other. Similarly, we need a couple ladies willing to provide simple decorations to please sign up and coordinate with each other. Any questions? See Renee Peggs!
This year we will be taking monetary donations for the alter poinsettias. Donation can be made now through Dec. 11. The collection box is located on the table by the slot wall.
If you should have any questions please see Annette Winterrowd.
Women of St. Peter – Annual Cookie Sale
Time to bake, bake, bake and share your favorite delicacy delights with the community. The Women of St. Peter will be having their annual cookie sale on Dec. 10: 9am-Noon. They are in need of cookies and baked goods that you have made. Please bring your donated cookies to the church on Dec. 9. Last years donations made $800 for missions and women’s projects. Lets see if we can keep the momentum going. See Jill Reedstrom or Paula Ryan for any questions or more information. Let’s get baking….
Christmas Decorating – Your help is needed to prepare the Sanctuary for the Nativity of Our Lord
St. Peter is in need of eager elves to help decorate the sanctuary and church for Christmas.
• When? – Sunday, December 18th after Worship
• What? – Help with garland & wreath decorating, garland & wreath hanging, tree trimming and tree lighting.
• Commitment? – Many elves make light work but plan on 1.5 – 2 hours of work.
• Food? – Lunch will be served to the elves helping.
If you are able to help, please sign up to on the convenient “Elf Help Board” by the slot wall.
Join RLA Shoe Collection
Please continue to bring in your “gently worn, used, and new” shoes to pass along to folks in developing countries. The goal is to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes. So far, SPLC has collected around 90 pairs. Please 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.”
If you need someone to pick up your shoes or bring them into church please see Krista Hunt.
38th Annual Advent/Christmas Service In the German Language
The 38th Annual “Weihnachts Vesper” (a Christmas Service in German Language) will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 27th, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 51490 Laurel Road, in South Bend. A time of fellowship will follow the service. Contact St. Paul church office at 574-271-1050 for more information.
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.
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-
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
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
-Last Week in the Lord’s Service-
Week of November 13th, 2022
Offerings – Last Sunday & Financial Update
General Fund: $7,125
Pastor’s Disc Fund: $325
Hannah’s House: $2,500
•Last Sunday, November 13th: 129
M.A.C. Food Pantry
• Food Collected this week: 0 lbs
• This Week’s Shopping List: Jiffy Mix, Jelly, Thanksgiving Items
Contact Cindy Matthews for more information 574-855-3504.
• The Braille Team made 23 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 was on break this week.
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.
Changes have continued. If your group needs to use Zoom, 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
M/F: “Flex” (call to see)
- Education Hour (pre3 to Adult): 9:00am
- Divine Worship: 10:15am (splcm.org/worship)