Announcements for March 12, 2023–Clocks Spring Forward This Weekend!


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Worship at 10:15am
Sunday Education Hour for all ages at 9am

Wednesday Evening Prayer Worship

Lenten Daily Devotionals

Available on Slat Wall Table in Narthex
or call the church office to request a copy.

Just as Moses wandered through the wilderness for forty days, God’s creation now wanders as we wait to be brought to our eternal promised land in heaven. During this time in Lent, reflect on the theme Promised Treasures in this daily devotional booklet. You’ll be led through a different item each week to see how each of these Old and New Testament elements will remind you of God’s eternal love for you in Christ. Take a moment each day to read through these personal devotions and center yourself with reflection as you move through the forty days of Lent toward His glorious resurrection.

The News

Remember to Set Your Clock Forward One Hour!

This Saturday, time “springs forward an hour” Saturday night. Set your clocks!

Easter Flowers

The Altar Guild is now accepting donations to purchase flowers for Easter. Donations will be accepted through Sunday, March 19 in the glass box under the slat wall. Please write your name on the sheet by the box so we can recognize you for your donation.

Easter Egg Hunt: Sign out, Fill, and Return Easter Eggs

Take a set of 100 Easter eggs to fill with individually-wrapped candy and no more than a very small piece of tape on the outside. They are spread across four bins in the Narthex by the slat wall. Please sign that you are taking a set and return no later than Palm Sunday, April 2nd.

Easter Egg Hunt: Volunteers Needed, Including New Clean-Up Team

Your help is needed for our community Easter Egg Hunt event on Saturday, April 8; 9:30-11am. There are many roles: see the sign-up board by the slat wall. In addition, this year we also need clean-up team after the event, which will help set up for Easter vigil. There is a special sign-up sheet on the table by the board for this team. Tasks will include moving chairs, mopping the fellowship hall, cleaning bathrooms, taking out trash, putting away decorations, cleaning up the kitchen, etc.

Please see PC with questions about the Event and Renee Peggs with clean-up questions.

RLA Euchre Tournament

RLA is sponsoring a euchre tournament fundraiser on Saturday, March 25 at 4pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Entry is $10 per person for the beginners’/casual tournament, and $20 per person for experienced/competitive players. Prizes awarded for each division!!! Crock pot meals (soup, chili, etc.) will be available for $5 per person between 5 and 6:30pm. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Sign up by emailing Donald Swift at or by calling the school office at (574) 272-2200. You do not need to have a team or a partner as they will be assigned when the event begins. Pick up more info under the slat wall or speak with Brian Ruch.

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

Hacienda on Grape Road is partnering with Habitat for Humanity. Grab a coupon under the slat wall to use on Monday, March 13. With the coupon, 20% of dine in (any food and alcohol), Fiesta-to-Go, and/or gift card purchase will go to Habitat. You MUST present a coupon for Habitat to get the funds–print what is below or grab one from the Narthex. This is ONLY for purchases made on March 13 and ONLY at the Grape Road location. Please see Emily Ruch with any questions.

YOUR Help is Needed as an Usher!

The Body of Christ is in need of 2-4 more permanent members on the Usher Team, to make a lighter rotation for everyone and ensure coverage. We also need more families or groups to sign up for a Sunday to help. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity and see Head Usher Matt Rockwell after worship or email him at

Choir Tour Concert

The Concordia University Wisconsin Kammerchor Spring Tour is coming to Michiana! Saturday, March 18 they will perform a concert at Trinity Lutheran in Elkhart (on CR 6) at 7pm. Sunday, March 19 they will be singing for the 8:30am worship service (also at Trinity Elkhart). Find additional details at

“Sunday Startup” for HEART Members – 10am Sundays at the Font

We are re-starting Sunday Startup. This is for the doorkeeper, usher, greeter, and elder for the day–as well as any medical person / EMT or Stephen Minister present that Sunday. Join us around the font to identify ourselves to each other and pray for the worship service.

Sweets and Serenades

St. Peter is excited to bring back this event to support RLA this year. Mark your calendar for Friday, April 28! Sign up under the slat wall 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. Information is available at the slat wall for how to register to volunteer and for children to attend.

Bring your coffee and pray – for Our Grant Application, Overture, Convention, and more

Gather with Deaconess Amy Smessaert at 10am on Sundays for 6-8 minutes of prayer for St. Peter, Pastor Clark, and the Church. We will pray for our Renewal Grant application and our Overture but also for the wider health and mission of the LCMS as we move toward Convention and for the Body of Christ as a whole. Meet in the south end of the sanctuary, by the stairwell.

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 (

FRIDAY Night Bible Study: The Creed
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 Mar 17, Apr 21, May 5 and 19)
Where: Fellowship Hall

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) 229-9496.

Last Week in the Lord’s Service
Week of March 5, 2023

General Fund: $11,682.26
Pastor’s Discretionary Fund: $20
RLA: $175
Maintenance Fund: $20

Worship Attendance
Sunday: 137
Wednesday Lenten Prayer, March 8: 64

M.A.C. Food Pantry
• food collected this week: 309 pounds
• this week’s shopping list: Ramen, cereal, spaghetti
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
15 books of II Chronicles in Unified English braille with help from SPY on Saturday morning
23 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

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