WORSHIP and SUNDAY SCHOOL
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Worship at 10:15am
Sunday Education Hour for all ages at 9am
Special Voters’ Assembly
Please plan to remain after worship on Sunday, February 12 for a special meeting of the Voters’ Assembly. The purpose is to vote on whether or not to submit what’s called an “Overture” to Synod this summer, regarding the diversity/equity/love/justice conversations Pastor Clark guided us through in the fall. Full details will be given at the Assembly, but a membership quorum is required in order to have the vote. Please speak with Pastor Clark if you have questions between now and the 12th.
Nominations for LCMS President
Each congregation can nominate one candidate for LCMS President. The Mission Leadership Team is presently considering the Rev. Dr. Patrick Ferry, immediate past president of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. You may read more about his vision for Synod at patferry.com, a website formed at the request of others considering him for nomination. Input on Dr. Ferry or other candidates for consideration can be submitted to the MLT via President Jeff Luppes, firstname.lastname@example.org. Final vote at February MLT.
Sweets and Serenades
St. Peter is excited to bring back this event to support RLA this year. Mark your calendar for Friday, April 28! Watch for more information to come on how to support, volunteer, and attend. See Krista Hunt with questions.
Vacation Bible School
St. Peter is pleased to announce that we will once again help sponsor Vacation Bible School at RLA the week of June 12-16. More details coming soon about registering to participate and volunteer.
McIntyre Meal Train
Support Nick and Ana McIntyre in welcoming Ryleigh Mae into the family by signing up to bring a meal: https://tinyurl.com/mr3dj5n5.
MAC Food Pantry
MAC Food Pantry is looking for one or two volunteers to help out for a couple of hours Tuesday evenings and/or Friday mornings. If you would like more information please see Cindy Matthews or Pastor Borger, or contact Albright United Church at (574) 259-1975, option 4.
Girl Scout Cookies: Sunday, Feb 12
Abigail Pierce and Hannah and Leah Troyer will be selling cookies for their Girl Scout Troop after worship on Sunday, February 12… see them to get your yummy fix!
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 10am 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 Thrivent t-shirts, sizes S and M, are available in the Narthex. Take and enjoy!
Ministry Updates and Opportunities
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 (email@example.com) or Pastor Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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 email@example.com
Pick Your Next Usher Date!
Thanks to everyone who has served as an usher or part of an usher team. It’s 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 of duties, with video demos, here. A veteran usher will assist you and teach you one extra duty beyond communion each time you serve.
Crucifer: Pick a Date to Carry the Cross!
Anyone interested and able is invited to carry the Cross for the processional at the beginning of worship. Sign up on the Sunday Servants sheet in the Narthex and watch this video to prepare.
If you are using the church for any reason and need the church set up a certain way, please contact Matt Rockwell (574) 261-8318.
We need volunteers for hospitality on Sundays. Pick up some treats from the store such as mini rolls, strudel, fruit, 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.
Last Week in the Lord’s Service
Week of January 29, 2023
General Fund: $2,545
January 29: 128
M.A.C. Food Pantry
• food collected this week: check back next week
• this week’s shopping list: Ramen, Rice-A-Roni, Macaroni
Contact Cindy Matthews (574) 855-3504 for more information.
Sewing Quilt Team
• Quilts this Week: sewing did not meet this week
The Sewing Group meets Tuesdays to cut squares, size sheets, 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.
Braille Bible Team
• 11 books of II Chronicles in Unified English
• 12 books of I Kings in Contracted English Braille
Contact Sharon Csaszar (574) 904-1411 or Sandy Ellis (574) 220-3636 for more information.
Links and General Info
Prayer Requests may be submitted by:
- Using the convenient on-line Submit New Prayer Request Here Link
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
Chuck Ryan (Head Elder), Marty Orlowski, Brian Reedstrom, Mark Waldron, David Gurnee, John Schroeder, Jeff Rockwell
Pastor Bryan Borger, Senior Pastor
Pastor Adam Clark, Associate Pastor
F: “Flex” (call to see)
- Education Hour (pre3 to adult): 9:00am
- Divine Worship: 10:15am (splcm.org/worship)