Announcements for June 4, 2023 — Summer Worship at 9am!


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Summer Worship at 9am
Sunday Education Hour in recess until after Labor Day

The News

Women of St. Peter Picnic and Business Meeting

Plan to join the WoSP for a long-overdue gathering and some important business on Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30pm at Jill Reedstrom’s house (address and maps at church under the slat wall, along with a sign-up sheet so we can plan food). Light supper will be provided. We’ll have a brief devotion and then the business meeting to elect new officers (please see Paula Ryan if you’re interested AT ALL in holding an office) and decide which organizations to support. WoSP has about $3000 to donate. If you feel strongly about where we might make an impact, plan to show up on the 13th to advocate! Organizations can be local, national, or international and we can certainly choose more than one.

If you are a woman, and you attend St. Peter, you are part of the Women of St. Peter. We look forward to being with you on the 13th!

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.

Slate of Nominations for Election to MLT

President: Brian Reedstrom (Nominated for 1st Term)
Vice-President: David Seitz (Nominated for 1st Term)
Treasurer: David Luster-Bartz (Nominated for Special Term 5)
Secretary: Alex Homann (Nominated for 1st Term)
At-Large: Elizabeth McGrath (Nominated to 1st full Term)
At-Large: Andrew Deliyannides (Nominated to fill 2nd year of a Vacated Term)

Mission Leadership Team (MLT)
Current Members:

(1) Officers of the Church:
Treasurer: David Luster-Bartz

(2) At-Large Members:
Elizabeth McGrath (Completed 2nd year of a Vacated Term)
Dylan Bergstrom (Entering 2nd Year of 1st Term)

(3) Ex-officio Members: Pastors Borger and Clark are ex-officio members

*Outgoing Members:
President: Jeff Luppes (Completed 2 Terms)
Vice-President: Rob Hunt III (Completed 3 Terms)
At-Large: Ninette Deliyannides (Completed a special 3rd Term)
Secretary: Amy Carter (Completed 1½ Terms)

Elder appointments by MLT
To be appointed to 1st year of 2 year appointment:
Marty Orlowski, Brian Reedstrom, Chuck Ryan (Chair), Jeff Rockwell

Completing 2nd Year of 2 year appointment:
John Schroeder, Mark Waldron, Dave Gurnee (currently working out of town)

Current Michiana Lutheran Education Association (MLEA) delegate appointments by the MLT
Brian Ruch, Vicki Hess, David Luppes, Ninette Deliyannides, Krista Hunt

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at RLA is coming the week of June 12-16. 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

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

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.

The Last Week in the Lord’s Service
Week of May 28, 2023

General Fund: $xxxx

Worship Attendance
Sunday 5/28: 109

M.A.C. Food Pantry
• food collected this week: 492 pounds
• this week’s shopping list: cereal, jelly, Jell-o
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
• Braille is finished for the program year. Join us after Rally Day in September!
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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