Announcements for July 16, 2023 -Summer Worship at 9am


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

The News

Meal Train for Lori Borger

Please click this link to sign up to bring meals to Lori and the Borgers following her shoulder surgery. Any questions? Send an email to or connect with PC (574-323-0654).

Ministry and Call Committee (MCC): Survey and Conversation Opportunity

This weekend, at church and also in an online announcement emailed at 2pm Sunday, the MCC will address our next steps to consider a “step back” for Pastor Borger and a “step up” for Pastor Clark. It will include: an outline of the process, a starting proposal, a survey that can be completed on paper or online, and an opportunity to schedule a 15-minute in-person chat with an MCC member on July 23 or July 30th after worship. Please look for the special email Sunday afternoon if you can’t make it to church!

Art Items

A Melvin C Johnson painting of the original church and two commemorative SPLC plates are available to good homes. They are on display outside the cry room. If you’d like any of these items, please just take them. You don’t need to ask anyone’s permission.

RLA Teacher Needed

Join the team at Resurrection Lutheran Academy as a 3rd grade teacher! RLA focuses on educating students through Christian love and grace. We are looking for an energetic, caring teacher who strives to create an environment where students can achieve socially, emotionally, and spiritually to the best of their ability. You must be comfortable communicating with parents, building student relationships and interacting with staff to develop a positive teamwork atmosphere. Some of your teaching responsibilities will include: religion, language arts, math, science, social studies, and art. Current teaching license and criminal background checks are required. Staff reports on August 1st and students begin on August 16th. Learn more about us on our website and submit your resume to the school office or email it to

Mid-Year Contribution Reports

Please pick up your contribution reports from the box under the slat wall. Homebound/hospitalized have been mailed. Be sure to contact Cindy Matthews (574-855-3504) if you have any questions at all or need to make a correction. Thank you, SPLC!  

RLA Golf Outing

Help support the Dale Timm Scholarship fund at RLA by attending the RLA Golf Outing on Saturday, August 5. Click here for info or to register, or use the QR code on the flyer (by the slat wall). Questions? Contact Development Director Donald Swift, 574-272-2200 (RLA).

Drop a Note of Encouragement to N’isa FreedomWalker

N’isa has spoken with both Pastors over the last couple weeks. She wants everyone to know she’s doing well, but would love prayers for health. She would also love to hear or get a card from you:

N’isa FreedomWalker
c/o Brickyard Healthcare, Rm 214, Bed 1
1900 Andrew Avenue
LaPorte, IN 46350

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.

Week of July 9, 2023

General Fund: $16,686.26

Worship Attendance
Sunday 7/9: 95

M.A.C. Food Pantry
• food collected this week: Pantry closed for holiday
• this week’s shopping list: Jiffy mix, jam/jelly, mixed vegetables
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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