Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David…” -Matthew 15:22 “We are beggars; this is true,” are reported to be Martin Luther’s last written words. Christians are “beggars” for God’s grace, undeserving but graced nonetheless. Today the Canaanite woman becomes our model,…
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SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Sunday School will kick off on September 10th and we are in need of volunteers to help as teachers and guides for age 2 through grade 4. Volunteers typically serve for 3-5 week sessions. All materials and lesson plans are prepared for you and no experience is necessary. If you are able to help, please contact Samantha Cuascut at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Once again, Edee Bedford has been asked to arrange dinner in an Amish home on Saturday, September 16th at 5:30 p.m. The home is very easy to locate. If needed, directions/map will be provided. This invitation is extended to anyone who would enjoy a delightfully unique evening with a young Amish couple and their ten children. And, of course, the food is delicious and plentiful! Sign up on the yellow sheet posted on the bulletin board by the Nursery. $20.00 per person must be paid to Edee Bedford by September 8th.
On August 27 we will honor our St. Peter’s Sages (our members who have seen 80 birthdays or more) at each traditional worship service. This coincides with our final hymn sing prelude for the summer. Any Sage who would like to submit one hymn for consideration is invited to send or call them into the Church office by Monday, August 21st. We will sing a verse of those hymns to start off the hymn sing for the morning. If you plan to attend and need a ride to service, please let the church office know or contact Christine Smith. Reception to follow after both services. Friends and family are welcomed.
Drivers may be needed on Sunday, August 27th to help our Sages attend the Sages Recognition service. A sign up sheet is posted on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the Nursery if you can help, or contact Christine Smith to volunteer. THANK YOU!
SIGN UP NOW — Adult members of all ages are invited to attend one of two one-hour educational sessions hosted by our Stewardship Committee on September 19th at noon (includes a light lunch) and 7:00 p.m. (includes dessert) at St. Peter’s. Congregational member Adrian Young, JD, MBA, CAP, CFP will present “Stewarding Your Legacy: Gift Planning Made Easy.” Please contact Jennifer Schlener-Thomas if you plan to attend: email@example.com . Deadline to register is Monday, September 11th.
The flower delivery team would welcome some one quart Mason type jars- no lids needed- to aid them with the weekly flower deliveries. If you have some stored in a closet, cabinet or basement that you no longer need, we would welcome them. Please drop them off in the sacristy sink area or the church office. Thank you! If you have any questions, contact Christine Smith.
Pastor Glenn Beard, Lower Susquehanna Synod Disaster Response Network Coordinator, will once again be organizing a disaster response trip, October 8-14, in Monmouth County, NJ. Participants will be working with the St. Bernard Project to help finish the rebuilding of homes damaged or destroyed by Super Storm Sandy almost five years ago. The group will be staying at historic Camp Evans in Wall, NJ. This will be the group’s final trip to New Jersey! Space is extremely limited for this trip. If you would like more information, or to sign up for the trip, please contact Pastor Beard at firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline to register is September 10th, although the trip could be filled by that point.
THE DEVOTIONAL VIDEO SERIES, POCKET CHURCH, is back for the summer. You can find the series at stpeterslutheran.org/pocket-church and new episodes will be added through Labor Day.
We are looking for a church member who might be willing to be our congregational liaison to this year’s CROP Walk. The walk is on Sunday, October 15th, and there is an organizational meeting on Sunday, September 9th at 9:00 a.m. locally for liaisons. If you might be willing to serve in this way, please contact Pastor Ross.
During these dog days of summer, be a Labrador Retriever, and faithfully remember to get your tithes and offerings in support of our church’s mission.