Announcements for June 18, 2023 -Hannah’s House help needed!


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The News

Mealtrain for Amy Smessaert: MORE MEALS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed to provide meals for Deaconess Amy following her knee replacement surgery. You can sign up here to bring a meal; don’t hesitate to reach out to the office ( or Pastor Clark (; 574-323-0654) if you need help getting signed up. Amy has requested 2-3 meals per week between June 10 and July 8. Thank you for serving and supporting!

Hannah’s House: Help THIS WEEK

Praise God, we finally have the permit to build to the deck! Materials will be dropped at the curb and need to be carried into the backyard ASAP so they don’t “walk off.” We need two groups. Each will start at 5pm, or come as soon after as you can. Click the following links to sign up to help: Tuesday, June 20th | Friday, June 23rd

We also need folks who could help dig up sod and/or assist Vance and Brian with deck. If you could help with either, please email PC times you are available next week and we will sync up:

Women of St. Peter News

At their meeting on Tuesday, the women allocated their raised funds as follows:

RLA Playground: $1000
Dale Timm Scholarship Fund: $500
RLA teachers $50 ea. for classroom supplies: $500
Habitat for Humanity Matthew 25 Build: $250
Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build: $250
Women’s Care Center $250
MAC Food Pantry: $250

In addition, the WoSP budgeted and donated $1000 to support an LCMS seminary student.

WoSP officers for the coming year:
Paula Ryan – president
Karen Waldron – vice president
Jill Reedstrom – secretary
Cindy Schroeder – treasurer

Many thanks to the congregation for your support of our fundraisers: cheeseballs and the Christmas cookie sale!

MLEA Delegates Meeting News, Board Election, Thanksgivings, and Prayers

Your Michiana Lutheran Education Association met in support of Resurrection Lutheran Academy this past Thursday with big results!

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Niles, MI was welcomed as a new member of the Association!

Outgoing Board Members were celebrated, including the following from St. Peter: Jackie Homann – Outgoing President; Cindy Schroeder – Outgoing Financial Secretary (but continuing to serve on the Finance Committee); Andrew Deliyannides – Outgoing At-large.

New Board Members were elected including the following officers: Brian Ruch – President; Ninette Deliyannides – Vice President; Vickie Hess – Treasurer; Esther Nowicki – Secretary. Still Vacant: Financial Secretary (do you have those skills or would you be willing to learn? Email Brian:

Pastor Clark stepped into the role of pastoral representative to the Board from the Pastors Advisory Committee (all the association church pastors) and installed the new Board.

Finally, the Board and School ask your prayers for the following:

  1. Thanksgiving for Melissa Luster-Bartz, who has accepted the position of 5th/6th homeroom and language arts teacher. Ongoing prayers for a 3rd grade teacher.
  2. Thanksgiving for RLA’s upcoming 25th Anniversary and prayers for the celebration planning process.
  3. Thanksgiving for 81 enrolled students and prayers for many more in this key season for enrollment. The 100 student mark is on the horizon and we’d love to hit it, by God’s grace and your sharing of RLA’s ministry!

St. Paul Lutheran South Bend News: Pastor Jording and Family are Staying!

A few weeks ago, we announced that the pastor of St. Paul LCMS South Bend and our good partner in RLA ministry, Pastor Jeremiah Jording, had received a call to be Shepherd of a school in Fort Wayne. We are thankful to announce that after prayerful deliberation, he has decided to stay at St. Paul! We look forward to our continuing partnership in the gospel,

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 June 11, 2023

General Fund: $2,667
Pastor’s Discretionary: $25
VBS: $500

Worship Attendance
Sunday 6/11: 100

M.A.C. Food Pantry
• food collected this week: 282 pounds
• this week’s shopping list: Jiffy mix, jam/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)
    Brian Reedstrom (President)
    David Seitz (Vice-President)
    Alex Homann (Secretary)
    David Luster-Bartz (Treasurer)
    Andrew 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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