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Worship at 10:15 am
Sunday Education Hour at 9am
Thank you to all who helped cut down, transport and put up the Advent tree. Our helper elf’s will be decorating our tree on December 18th.
THIS SUNDAY: Advent by Candlelight
Ladies! Please plan to attend Advent by Candlelight this Sunday, December 4 at 6pm. If you’ve already signed up, think about someone you might ask to join you: your daughter, mother, sister, friend, someone from work. Advent is frequently overlooked, especially by “the world,” in the rush of commercial Christmas. This is a lovely opportunity to BIOMEN SYNDESMOI and take time to ready ourselves for coming close to the mystery of the Incarnation. Ask the Lord for wisdom and courage to invite someone to come with you, and expect Him to equip you! Reach out to Renee Peggs (firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-742-0010) if you have any questions.
THIS SUNDAY: Pick Up Your “Backordered” Spirit Wear from the Office
A few folks had Spirit Wear that was backordered. It is in; please pick it up from the office.
NO HOSPITALITY TRAINING (Doorkeepers, Ushers, etc.) This Weekend
Due to availability of key participants, we are cancelling this weekend’s hospitality training; a new opportunity will be presented in January.
Christmas for Emmons
Thank you to all who took a tag or two from the Angel Tree. Please remember to return the gifts No later than December 18th.
Christmas for RLA
This year, we again will provide gift cards to our RLA Teachers to purchase materials for the classroom. We have 10 teachers/classrooms to cover. There is a collection box on the table by the slot wall. Please make checks to St. Peter, memo: RLA Christmas
2023 Offering Envelopes
The 2023 offering envelopes are ready to be picked up. You can find your envelopes on the table by the slot wall.
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.
This year we will be taking monetary donations for the altar 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 year’s donations made $800 for missions and women’s projects. Let’s 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.
This year we have 5 college students to make care boxes for. We are looking for donations of snacks and goodies for the boxes (granola bars, candy, gum, crackers, cookies, popcorn, hot chocolate, etc). There is a bin by the slot wall for the donations. Please bring all donated items to church by January 15th so that the boxes can be mailed by the end of January.
If you have any questions, please see Cindy Matthews.
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.
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 27th, 2022
Offerings – Last Sunday & Financial Update
General Fund: $7,540
Thanksgiving Eve: $273
•Last Sunday, November 27th: 119
* Thanksgiving Eve, Nov 23rd: 70
M.A.C. Food Pantry
• Food Collected this week: 598 lbs……. Praise God!
• This Week’s Shopping List: Jiffy Mix, Syrup and Hamburger Helper
Contact Cindy Matthews for more information 574-855-3504.
• The Braille Team made 25 books of I Kings in Contracted 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.
-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
F: “Flex” (call to see)
- Education Hour: 9:00-9:50am
- Divine Worship: 10:15am