Announcements – Week of October 25, 2020
Need assistance? The Church Office is staffed each week
Tues – 2:00-4:00, Wed from 1:00 – 3:00, and Thurs from 1:00 – 3:00 to help.
Worship, Sunday School, and Bible Study
A note about in person worship. As this health crisis wears on it is important for us to think about an appropriate response especially regarding worship attendance. There is no replacement for in person worship. Online participation is a distant second best. There are of course some who find themselves in a high-risk category who wisely refrain from in person worship. For these people online worship is appropriate. But in person worship can happen safely for most people, especially given the precautionary measures we are taking here at St. Peter. For your spiritual wellbeing please consider in person worship.
This service is live streamed on You Tube at 8:00 on Sunday mornings. It is available from that time forward at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU752A4TU6APpCRSxmIDXZg
Daylight Savings Time! Remember that this coming Saturday night, we turn our clocks back an hour!
Thank you for maintaining your giving during this health crisis! There are many ways you can give; through the offering plate when you are here in person or if you re not here in person you can give electronically through the website, or on your smart phone or even through paper application. If you have questions please call the office and speak with Kim.
Today! Trenton area Reformation Service. You are invited to a Reformation Service at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lawrenceville this afternoon at 4:00 pm. This year there will be no communion or dinner accompanying the service. The six LCMS congregations in the Trenton area have been invited to participate. Our own Steve deDufour will be singing the Lord’s Prayer. We hope you will be able to attend. Masks are to be worn and social distancing is to be observed.
Men’s, Women’s, Senior’s, Youth and Family Ministry
Confirmation Instruction will meet Tuesday at 4:30.
Prayer Chain. The Prayer Chain is ready to receive your prayer requests. Simply call Barbara to start or update a prayer. Prayers are by request only and are strictly confidential. You can also join the prayer chain by giving Barbara your e-mail address or phone number. Please pray with us. Pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.
Operation Christmas Child. We will once again be participation in Operation Christmas Child. This is a program run by Samaritan’s Purse for children in need in other countries. In addition to receiving a box full of items, they will also hear the Gospel and will be given the opportunity to attend a 12 week bible class.
We will be collecting shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys. Please consider packing a box for a child. I will have empty boxes available at church along with a list of suggested items to include. Each box costs $9 to ship so please include this with your box when you return it. You can bring your filled boxes to church any time up until Nov. 15. We would also appreciate monetary donations to help with shipping costs. You could make a check out to “St. Peter Lutheran Church” with a notation that it be used for Operation Christmas Child. If you have any questions, please call or text me. Thank you for your support of this ministry. Denice Jefferson
Living in Love food pantry garden invites all volunteers and donors to a year end celebration to thank you for your contributions. You are invited to gather in the courtyard at Holy Trinity on Sunday November 1st at noon. We will observe masking and distancing for this indoor/outdoor event.
Lambertville Food Pantry. We continue to gather items for the Lambertville Food Pantry and take them in weekly. There continue to be need in our community. The collection box is located outside of the Church Office Doors under the overhang. You can bring donations at any time and don’t even have to come into the church to drop them off.
Website and Facebook. Our website is at stpeternj.org, and our Facebook page is Saint Peter Lutheran Church. The link is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saint-Peter-Lutheran-Church/337705479662612 . Please visit our website and “Like” us on Facebook!
Important web links.
NJ District LCMS njdistrict.org
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod lcms.org.
LCMS World Relief and Human Care lcms.org/ca/worldrelief
“The Lutheran Hour” Broadcast lhm.org
Issues Etc. issuesetc.org
Focus on the Family focusonthefamily.com
Sacred Music for the World… lutheranpublicradio.org
500 Years of the Reformation reverendluther.org