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God’s Humble Pie

Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14, NRSV) A couple of weeks ago I was visiting one of our homebound members in a nursing facility that is not very high on my list of “good” homes.”  We have had members who have been residents there for…

February 2019 Herald

This month’s Herald available for Download Inside This Issue . . . Worship Schedule – 2 From the Council President—3 Adult Christian Ed. – 4 Committees – 5 Worship & Music – 8 Groups & Events – 9 Pastoral Letters – 10 Director of Music – 13 Youth Ministries – 14 St. Peter’s Preschool –…

Ministry Spotlight: Fellowship

Each week we’re spotlighting a ministry at St. Peter’s to show our mission in action. This week, we’re looking at our Fellowship Ministry. Our Ministry We strengthen both our human bonds and those which grow out of our communal faith, by gathering for fun and fellowship in both small and large events that are both…

Youth Sunday Worship Preview

Join Us For Youth Sunday Worship will gather at 8 am and 10:45 am in the sanctuary. New Day Praise service leadership will combine with the 10:45 am Traditional service. This Sunday’s worship is planned and led in part by our senior high school youth. We give thanks to the youth and their leaders for…

The Back Story on Cana

Wedding receptions can be interesting events.  The mixture of excitement … lots of young people … laughter and joy … all fueled by gallons of booze … can create all kinds of unusual experiences.  At my first call right out of seminary I had three weddings during my three year ministry at St. John’s.  What…

Magic or Miracle?

New Day Sermon Epiphany 2 Ritual cleansing prepared an individual to participate in something sacred (like worship or a wedding ceremony). Purity’s goal was to open a vertical channel to God, the source of everything sacred. Jesus’ miracle of water to wine created a link between religious practice and the sacredness of horizontal relationships.

Epiphany 2 Worship Preview

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2:5 Like Jesus, we are called to “do something,” to follow Christ’s lead and listen to what he says. The church’s mission is to act when we see something happening that is detrimental to others. Like Mary, we often think the solution involves getting…

This Is My Body

I’m a bit mortified.  We’re taking communion out of Dixie cups.  Dixie cups with sea creatures on them, to boot.  (When I headed over to my morning home communion visit I forgot to refresh my stock of plastic communion cups in my communion kit.)  So … as take out the elements to prepare Holy Communion…

Jesus … the Movie

Baptism of our Lord Sunday is about identity … Jesus’ identity as Son of God … and our identity as children of God. Baptism is at the heart of both these identities. In Jesus’ day, that identity was shaped through sermons spoken from hillsides and sermons preached from boats. If Jesus’ came to our world…