Announcements – Week of September 26, 2021
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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:
Today we welcome Pastor Daniel Fenco, as our guest pastor. Pastor Dan’s passion has led him to start a Bilingual/Spanish-speaking church in Bernardsville and in Somerville. Pastor Dan serves at the church he planted, Camino de Fe Lutheran Church, where he serves as a Pastor and Church Planter.
During this pastoral vacancy if you have needs, please speak to one of our Elders: Bob M., Jason B. or Tyson W. They will help direct you to someone to address your needs.
Mark Your Calendar! There will be a Joint Reformation Service on Sunday, October 31st @ 4:00 PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lawrenceville, NJ. (Participating Churches: St Peter, Bethany, Holy Trinity, Messiah Princeton)
We are going to continue the single service summer schedule (9:30 only service) for the month of October. There will not be a Bible study or Sunday School. In addition, until we get a permanent Pastor, communion may not happen on a weekly basis. We appreciate your understanding during this transitional time period.
Covid-19 has left us in flux! Week to week we hear different reports regarding what may be coming and how we should respond! We understand that there are still reasons for us to be careful. So, while social distancing and masking are currently not required, we still 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. Thus, please feel free to wear a mask if you choose to.
Call Committee Update. We have been blessed with five excellent candidates for Pastor of St. Peter. All five candidates have been initially contacted. We will be scheduling interviews via Zoom or Teams with each of the candidates. This process will take a few weeks. When that is completed, the committee will offer the results and give recommendations to the congregation.
If there are any questions about the process, please feel free to contact any member of the Call Committee; Jenna, Amy, Bill, Steve and Fred. We will continue to keep everyone as updated as possible
Returning to worship. Our congregation is highly vaccinated! If you are not yet vaccinated we encourage you to do so and help make this an ever-greater safe place to be. We also encourage people to return to in person worship as soon as possible. Virtual worship is good and necessary in some cases but we long to see everyone here and fellowship together.
This service will be live streamed on You Tube at its regular time of 9:30 this and following Sunday mornings. It is available from that time forward at the following link: https://youtu.be/SNFxhjlK9Oc
Please remember that there are many ways you can give; through the offering plate, through your banks bill pay, electronically through the website, on your smart phone or even through paper application. If you have questions please call the office and speak with Kim.
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.
Thank you for praying for the nursery school’s fall enrollment. We are now promoting our Playtime Class, which is a parent/toddler class that runs on Friday mornings. More information can be found on our website, www.stpeterns.org
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