Announcements – Week of May 22, 2022
Need assistance? The Church Office is staffed each week
Tues. – 2:00-4:00, Wed. and Thurs. from 1:00 – 3:00 to help.
Worship, Sunday School, and Bible Study
During our Pastoral Vacancy:
Chaplain Gregory Jans is our vacancy pastor, and he will fill that role until we have successfully installed a new pastor at St Peter. We will continue to have one Divine Worship service @ 9:30 AM for the remainder of this vacancy. During this pastoral vacancy, if you have needs, please speak to one of our Elders: Bob M. and Jason B. They will help direct you to someone to address your needs.
Adult Bible Study and Sunday School are at 8:15 a.m. today. Please join us!
Adult Bible Study and Sunday School programs will be going into recess until the Fall. Beginning Sunday, May 29 and during the summer, there will be no Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study or Sunday School programs; these programs will resume in mid-September.
Today we celebrate Armed Forces Sunday! Today we give thanks to God for those who are giving themselves in service to us and our country in the military services. We thank God for their commitment and pray God’s blessing upon them for safety and strong service. In addition, there is an insert in the bulletin with an envelope, giving you an opportunity to financially support our LCMS mission to the armed forces. You may put the envelope in the offering plate or mail it yourself. Online donation can also be made.
Partners in Mission (Additional members needed)
Partners in Mission currently consists of 4 local LCMS churches (named below), working to bring people together in cross congregational events, for Worship and Fellowship. Several programs are in place today with other new offerings being considered.
The four LCMS Churches;
- Lutheran Church of the Messiah, Princeton
- St Peter Lutheran Church, Hopewell
- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lawrenceville
- Bethany Lutheran Church, Ewing
- One other Church may be joining and participating
Programs in place today;
- Annual Reformation Worship Service
- Advent mid-week Services
- Annual Mid-Winter Lecture series
If you are interested in becoming part of this important mission, please speak to / contact Bob Maguire.
Covid-19 has left us in flux! We understand that there are still reasons for us to be careful. So, while social distancing and masking are currently not required, we do take precautions with distribution of the Lord’s Supper, hand sanitizing, and food service. We also recognize that some may continue to feel more comfortable wearing a mask or may do so on occasion for reasons of precaution; please feel free to wear a mask if you so choose.
Help Wanted / Outreach: We have one person who has been diligent with handling the St Peter Sunday morning Church Service streaming to YouTube. Thank You Jason! We need others to learn the process and cover this streaming each Sunday morning. Please consider volunteering for this important Church service, serving our Church members who cannot physically attend worship on Sunday mornings. This is an Equal Opportunity position, Men, Women and young adults will not be turned away! Contact Jason Bloom for brief hands on instruction / demo.
This service will be live streamed on You Tube at its regular time of 9:30 It is available from that time forward at the following link: https://youtu.be/92gfxjZ5G_o If you miss the service live, watch it whenever you like! The services are also posted after the fact to the church’s website.
Men’s, Women’s, Senior’s, Youth and Family Ministry
Prayer Chain. The Prayer Chain is ready to receive your prayer requests. Simply call Barbara G. 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.
The Altar Guild would like to invite women of the Church to consider joining and participating in the Altar Guild. For more information and to learn about the Altar Guild, please speak with Leslie K., Chair of the women’s Alter Guild.
Parsonage Rehab – After 20+ years, the parsonage is in need of extensive rehab. Painting, carpeting, doors, windows and more. We would encourage contributions in any amount designated for this project, and we thank those who have already donated. We are hoping to get as much work done as possible before the new pastor moves in.
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