Announcements – Week of July 25, 2021
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
Things are changing! We are so thankful that the mandates regarding in person worship, social distancing, and masking have been lifted! Yet we understand that there are still reasons for us to be careful. So, while the social distancing and masking are no longer required we will still take precautions in our 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 Nominations If you would like to nominate a pastor for the Office of Pastor at St. Peter Lutheran Church there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex. If you prefer you may call Stephen deDufour and he will take your nomination. Nominations are due no later than Sunday, August 1.
Pastoral Expectations Please complete the rating list of Pastoral Functions, Traits and Abilities. The Call Committee will be using this information to better understand the congregation’s expectations of the Pastor that we call to serve St. Peter Lutheran Church. This form is due no later than Sunday August 1, 2021 and is available in the narthex. If you need a list sent to you please contact Kim in the church office or Stephen deDufour.
Return 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/VhanuPCNsSI
Maintaining our giving during the summer months is important so that we do not fall behind and so that we can continue to pay our obligations. We are off to an extremely weak start in July! While summer may be “away time” for many of us please do what you can to keep your giving regular. Thank you for your faithfulness.
Please remember that 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 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.
Sunday School and Adult Bible Class are on summer recess! We will resume in September after Labor Day.
Wednesday Zoom service continues over the summer. Each Wednesday Pastor leads a 30-minute Zoom service at 7:30 pm. We are completing 1 Samuel and about to start 2 Samuel. To participate watch for the weekly email or request a link from Kim or Pastor.
Men’s, Women’s, Senior’s, Youth and Family Ministry
Men’s Breakfast will meet this Tuesday, July 27th.
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 nursery school is now accepting registrations for Fall 2021. If you know of anyone with a child 2 – 5 years old who is looking for a nursery school, please have them contact Margaret Kelly at email@example.com, or 609-466-6511. Our website, www.stpeterns.org, has more details. We have lost many families this year due to the pandemic, and we are especially grateful for anyone whom you can refer us to! Thank you!
Once again, we will be holding a Packing Party for Operation Christmas Child. We would like to do this on Sunday August 1 in the Fellowship Hall. It will start as soon as service is over. We are also in need of items for the boxes such as bar soap, steno pads, small toys, new socks for boys or girls, combs and many other items. We also need monetary donations for the mailing of these boxes. Checks can be made out to St. Peter Lutheran Church with “Operation Christmas Child” on the memo line. If you have any questions please speak to Amy VanHise or Denice Jefferson. Thank you so much for your support of this wonderful outreach.
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. We will also be posting a schedule on the bulletin board where members can again volunteer to deliver the donations to the food pantry. Please look for that and sign up if you can!
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