Announcements for Jan 22, 2023


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

-The News-

Doorkeeper Training: THIS Sunday, Jan 22 After Worship for One Hour

Doorkeepers are a vital part of our St. Peter Hospitality, Emergency, and Response Team (H.E.A.R.T.). They welcome latecomers and pay attention for any medical or security needs throughout worship–in concert with greeters, ushers, pastors, and the medical professionals and first responders in our congregation. If you would be willing to serve in this role every 4-6 weeks in rotation with others, please let PC know; please also indicate whether you can join us this Sunday for brief training:

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 ( or Pastor Clark (

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

McIntyre Meal Train

Support Nick and Ana McIntyre in welcoming Ryleigh Mae into the family by signing up to bring a meal:

Girl Scout Cookies: This Sunday, Jan 22 and Feb 12

Abigail Pierce and Hannah and Leah Troyer will be selling cookies for their Girl Scout Troop after worship on Jan 22 and Feb 12…see them to get your yummy fix!

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 and Tax Reports

2023 offering envelopes and tax reports are ready to be picked up on a table by the slat wall. Any tax reports not picked up by the end of January will be mailed.

College Boxes – FINAL SUNDAY

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 22nd so that the boxes can be mailed by the end of January. If you have any questions, please see Cindy Matthews.

LCMS Foundation – Hiring Gift Planning Counselor for Indiana District

The LCMS Foundation is hiring a new gift planning counselor for the Indiana District. This position helps God’s people in the District create gifts, using cash but also other assets, to support ministry well into the future. Qualifications include LCMS membership, love for the Lord and His people, and outstanding communication skills. The Foundation will teach qualified applicants the other needed skills in legal, tax, and financial matters. Click here for detailed job description and application.

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 and the Church as we move forward in conversations about race, economics, and gender. 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.

Free Soft Shirts to Good Homes

Extra, black Thrivent t-shirts, sizes S and M, are available in the Narthex. Take and enjoy!

-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.

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 slat 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 15th, 2023

Offerings – Last Sunday & Financial Update
General Fund: $2,597.50
Pastor’s Disc Fund: $150
Braille: $22

Worship Attendance
•Last Sunday, Jan 15th: 126

M.A.C. Food Pantry
Food Collected this week: 272 lbs………Praise God!
This Week’s Shopping List: Macaroni, Jelly, Crackers
Contact Cindy Matthews for more information 574-855-3504.

Braille Bible Team
*2022 Book Production- 1,012 Total Books (using 60,942 sheets of paper)
Braille books this week: 25 books of II Chronicles in Unified English.
Contact Sharon Csaszar 574-904-1411 or Sandy Ellis 574-220-3636 for more information.

Sewing Quilt Team
Quilts this Week: 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:
  • 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

Published by Pastor Clark

I am the Associate Pastor of Outreach and Teaching. I look forward to hearing your story and being mutually encouraged by each others' faith--and questions!

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