Announcements for February 12, 2023


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The News

Special Voters’ Assembly – THIS SUNDAY, Feb 12

You are cordially invited to a Special Voters’ Assembly with light meal after worship this Sunday, February 12. The purpose of this Assembly is to consider whether to submit an “overture” to this summer’s Synodical (LCMS-wide) Convention. The overture primarily would call for more and better conversations on race/ethnicity, economic justice, and sex and gender. It also includes 16 theses, condensed from our Fall Sunday School, offered here as a discussion starter. Click below to download and read the 3-page Overture draft and Pastor Clark’s 1-page cover letter. The password is the same as this site; call church office 255-5585 or call or text PC, (574) 323-0654, if you forgot ;-). Thanks and see you there!

Girl Scout Cookies: Sunday, Feb 12

Abigail Pierce and Hannah and Leah Troyer will be selling cookies for their Girl Scout Troop after worship this Sunday, February 12. see them to get your yummy fix! Cookies are $5-6 per box.

New Friday Night Bible Study on THE CREED: Starts Fri, Feb 17!

We confess the Apostles Creed every Sunday. But have you ever studied it closely? Come join us on this walk through the core of the faith. All are invited! If you haven’t attended before, please contact a host so that they have a headcount: Mike Fonck ( or John Schroeder (; (574) 220-1530).

Time: Meal, 6:30pm | Study 7-8:30pm
Dates: 1st and 3rd Fridays, except Good Friday (meeting dates are Feb 17, Mar 3 and 17, Apr 21, May 5 and 19)
Where: Fellowship Hall

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, 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, Final vote at February MLT.

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.

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.

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.

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 ( or Pastor Clark (

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.

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 (574) 261-8318.

Coffee Hour/Hospitality

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 February 5, 2023

General Fund: $6,075.28
Memorials: $50
Maintenance Fund: $20
Pastor’s Discretionary Fund: $50

Worship Attendance
February 5: 124

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: 6
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
24 books of I Kings in Contracted English braille
Contact Sharon Csaszar (574) 904-1411 or Sandy Ellis (574) 220-3636 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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