Weekly Announcements for May 14


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

The News

Adult Sunday School, 9am: Spiritual Formation and a Look at Fall 2023

Pastor Clark is introducing spiritual formation as part of being a pilgrim on the way. This Sunday, May 14, he will share an overview of what that will mean for the congregation, from youth to adults, coming this fall.

Sunday Schedule for Summer 

Our final Sunday School for this program year is May 21 and then we’ll pick back up in the fall. Beginning May 28, worship begins at 9am and there will be no Sunday School. Make a note for yourself so you show up at the right time for worship!

Voters’ Assembly – Save the Date

Please plan to remain after worship on Sunday, June 4 for our next Voters’ Assembly meeting in the fellowship hall. Lunch will be provided!

Hannah’s House

Pastor Clark threw his back out and could use some assistance with Hannah’s House. If you can help with planting plants, weeding, and/or carrying things the week of May 15, please email him your availability at adamclarknd@gmail.com.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at RLA will be the week of June 12-16. We are heading to Babylon to witness Daniel’s courage in captivity. Please use the online registration link or QR code (at the slat wall) so we can start getting an idea of how many children to prepare for. Older teens and adults can use the same link or QR code to volunteer. We need volunteers for tasks before VBS week, during the week with children, and during the week behind the scenes… something for everyone! The donation board and an Amazon wishlist are available by the slat wall for you to help provide needed items. Thank you to everyone who has taken a slip so far. Remember to bring your items back by June 4. See Krista Hunt or Melissa Luster-Bartz if you have any questions.

Ministry Updates and Opportunities

Adult Bible Studies and Small Groups

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 (amyhsmessaert@gmail.com) or Pastor Clark (adamclarknd@gmail.com).

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 (mfonck@comcast.net) or John Schroeder (jschroeind@aol.com; (574) 220-1530).

Time: Meal 6:30pm | Study 7-8:30pm
Dates: 1st and 3rd Fridays (remaining meeting date May 19)
Where: Fellowship Hall

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 rockwellmatt87@gmail.com.

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 May 7, 2023

General Fund: $4,867.26
Braille: $500
Pastor’s Discretionary: $25
Endowment: $5

Worship Attendance
Sunday 5/7: 103

M.A.C. Food Pantry
• food collected this week: 400 pounds
• this week’s shopping list: Jell-o, Rice-A-Roni, mixed vegetables
Contact Cindy Matthews (574) 855-3504 for more information.

Sewing Quilt Team
7 quilts 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
• 24 books of II Chronicles Unified 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:

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.

Zoom Videoconferencing
Changes have continued. If your group needs to use Zoom, please email PC at adamclarknd@gmail.com.

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

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