Announcements for March 26, 2023


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

(Note: Easter Sunday Worship, April 9 – One service only, 8:00am.
Easter Breakfast after Worship; no Education Hour)

Wednesday Evening Prayer Worship

The News

Mini-Retreat, Sunday 4/2 9am: Walking the Holy Land in Holy Week

Our own Anna Leeper recently was privileged to visit Israel and walk where our Lord and His disciples once did. Join Anna as she uses some pictures and stories from her trip, plus Scripture and prayer, to help us get our hearts ready for Holy Week.

Easter Breakfast Sign Up: Coffee Cakes and Eggs

Did you know that our Easter breakfast requires 15 dozen eggs and 15-20 coffeecakes? If you would like to help out by donating a dozen eggs or a coffeecake/muffins (can be homemade or store-bought), please sign up now under the slat wall. Eggs must be brought no later than the morning of April 8 to the kitchen. See Paula or Jill if you have specific questions.

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 2.

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.

Easter Party and Egg Hunt: Sign up YOUR Kids!

Don’t forget to sign up YOUR kids for the Party! Click here for Fast-Track Registration

Hannah’s House Life Grant Project: Time to Sign Up!

We have just received final confirmation from Hannah’s House that we are a go for our project this Spring! So it is time to schedule two Saturdays that will work the best for the most people. We will have jobs for every skill and ability level!

To figure which weeks work best, we will use the “Doodle” website, which helps us instantly see which days get the most responses. Please click the following link and indicate ALL the days that could work for you in May to early June:

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 5:00pm 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.

Want to support RLA? Consider being an MLEA delegate!

Some delegates to the Michiana Lutheran Education Association (MLEA) serve on the Board. But some serve more as key volunteers at the school and cheerleaders for RLA at St. Peter. Do you feel God tugging on your heart in either direction? Talk to Rob Hunt (MLT Nominations Chair) or Jackie Homann or Brian Ruch (current MLEA President and VP)!

Bergstrom Meal Train

We welcome Benjamin Frederick Bergstrom born 3/11/23 at 11:39 pm, weighing 7 lbs and 8 oz and 19 inches long. Welcome Jordan, Dylan, and Benjamin Bergstrom home with a meal: Click here to sign up for a date!

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

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

We are re-starting Sunday Startup. This is for the doorkeeper, lector, usher, greeter, and elder for the day–as well as any medical person / EMT or Stephen Minister present. 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 volunteer. Use the QR code or this link to register to 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 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 19, 2023

General Fund: $9,277.26
RLA: $50

Worship Attendance
Sunday: 132
Wednesday Lenten Prayer, March 8: 49

M.A.C. Food Pantry
• food collected this week: 305 pounds
• this week’s shopping list: Ramen, cereal, jelly
Contact Cindy Matthews (574) 855-3504 for more information.

Sewing Quilt Team
• Quilts this Week: 7
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
25 books of I Kings in Unified 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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