WORSHIP and SUNDAY SCHOOL
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Worship at 10:15am
Sunday Education Hour for all ages at 9am
Last Sunday School This Week; Summer Schedule Starts NEXT Week, May 28
Our final Sunday School for this program year is this Sunday, May 21. Beginning May 28, worship begins at 9am and there will be no Sunday School. Please make a note so you show up at the right time for worship!
Sunday, May 28 (Pentecost): New Member Sunday
Next Sunday, May 28, is Pentecost, the first gathering of the New Testament Church post-Resurrection. Fittingly, we will welcome 9 new members into the Body of Christ here at St. Peter! Please remember that this will be on the SUMMER schedule, i.e. worship at 9am.
Announcing Voters’ Assembly and Primary Agenda: June 4
Please plan to remain after worship on Sunday, June 4 for our next Voters’ Assembly meeting in the Fellowship Hall. The Agenda will include election of officers, update on the pastoral transition process and a potential call committee, reports, and new business.
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 provide needed items. Thank you to everyone who has taken a slip so far. Remember to bring your items back by June 4. See Melissa Luster-Bartz if you have any questions.
Ministry Updates and Opportunities
Adult Bible Studies and Small Groups
SUNDAY MORNING: Pilgrims on the Way
Join us Sunday for our final reflection on life as a pilgrimage in, with, and toward God. 9am, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pastor Clark (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Schroeder (email@example.com; (574) 220-1530).
Time: Meal 6:30pm | Study 7-8:30pm
Dates: tonight, May 19, last meeting before Summer Break
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.
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.
The Last Week in the Lord’s Service
Week of May 14, 2023
General Fund: $3,709
Sunday 5/14: 108
M.A.C. Food Pantry
• food collected this week: Cindy is gone for a couple weeks, check back soon!
• this week’s shopping list: “dealer’s choice”
Contact Cindy Matthews (574) 855-3504 for more information.
Sewing Quilt Team
• Sewing is finished for the program year. Join us after Rally Day in September!
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
• 26 books of I Kings in 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:
- 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: 9:00-9:50am
- Divine Worship: 10:15am