Announcements for Jan 15th 2023:

-WORSHIP and SUNDAY SCHOOL-

To access Live-streamed Worship and view Worship Folder please use:

Worship at 10:15am
Sunday Education Hour for All Ages RESUMES THIS WEEK at 9am


-The News-

Spring Adult Bible Studies and Small Groups!

SUNDAY MORNING: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
Na-who? Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah are three of the so-called “minor prophets”–the shorter prophetic books in the Old Testament. But as we’ll see, these under-studied books pack a major punch! Come, learn, and discuss!
When: Sundays, 9am | Where: Church Fellowship Hall

TUESDAY EVENING (Once Monthly) – Taking Off the Mask
This CONFIDENTIAL group gathers to process some of the harder things in life with God and each other. A meal is also shared and childcare provided as needed. If you wish to join us, please contact either Deaconess Amy Smessaert (amyhsmessaert@gmail.com) or Pastor Clark (adamclarknd@gmail.com).

FRIDAY NIGHT Bible Study – “Matthew’s Gospel, Part 2”
The Gospel of Matthew proclaims the story of Jesus Christ with an eye toward his fulfillment of Old Testament law, prophecy, and kingship. Come explore the Gospel’s last 15 chapters in-depth with a Lifelight study guide from Concordia as we build faith together.
Time: 6:30pm
Dates: Every 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month
Where: Fellowship Hall (a week’s host can also choose their home, if room for 15-20)
Cost: $13 (church will cover if you cannot)
Sign-up: email John Schroeder at jschroeind@aol.com

MAC Food Pantry

MAC Food Pantry is looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to help out for a couple of hours (10am-11:30am) on Fridays. If you would like more information please contact Albright United Church at 574-259-1975 option 4.

2023 Offering Envelopes

The 2023 offering envelopes are ready to be picked up. You can find your envelopes on the table by the slat wall.

2023 Tax Reports

The 2023 tax reports are ready to be picked up. Please stop by the table by the slat wall and pick up your reports. Any reports not picked up by the end of January will be mailed out.

College Boxes

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.

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.

-Ministry Updates and Opportunities-

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 hymn. Sign-up on the Sunday Servants sheet in the Narthex and watch this video to prepare.a

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

SPY Braille Books

SPY made 13 books of I Kings in Contracted English on Saturday the 7th. Thank you so much SPY for all your help.


-Last Week in the Lord’s Service-
Week of January 8th, 2023

Offerings – Last Sunday & Financial Update
General Fund: $8779.28
Pastor’s Disc Fund: $50

Worship Attendance
•Last Sunday, Jan 8th: 142


M.A.C. Food Pantry
Food Collected this week: 345 lbs………Praise God!
This Week’s Shopping List: Rice-A-Roni, Jello, and Jelly
Contact Cindy Matthews for more information 574-855-3504.

Braille Bibles
• The Braille Team made 26 books of books of I Kings in Contracted English
Contact Sharon Csaszar 574-904-1411 or Sandy Ellis 574-220-3636 for more information.

*2022 Book Production- 1,012 Total Books (using 60,942 sheets of paper)

Quilts
• The sewing team made 6 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: 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.

Zoom Videoconferencing
Changes have continued. If your group needs to use Zoom, please email PC at adamclarknd@gmail.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


Office Hours:
M/Tu: 9am-12pm
Th/F: “Flex” (call to see)



Bryan Borger, Senior Pastor revborger@me.com
Adam Clark, Outreach Pastor adamclarknd@gmail.com
Renee Peggs, Acting Ministry Coordinator office@splcm.org

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