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Our Mission Giving Plan for 2019

Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing the Mission Giving Plan for the 2019 church year presented in a different way than the typical congregational budget. This “narrative ministry budget” presents our congregational mission in the context of 11 major areas of ministry in St. Peter’s congregation, noting a few of the various…

Where does my offering go?

As we approach the end of the year, our council and committees are busy preparing our budget for next year. A portion of our budget each year is devoted to mission support for our national church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. What is Mission Support? ELCA members in more than 9,300 congregations in the…

A Place Called Home

There I was and I had just confessed the thing I didn’t want to confess. I had said it out loud and I wanted to take the words and grab them in the air and shove them back in my heart for no one to see. I could see their faces and they were what……

Where do you see God in Worship?

Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). I am sure everyone has had instances when they have had their doubts about something. There are things or situations that are just too good to be true. And what do we tend to do when…

2nd Sunday after Easter Preview

A week later the disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him [Thomas], “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are…

In Your Own Backyard

Email Devotional Pentecost 6 But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields. –Matthew 13:23 Upon encountering need in the world, sometimes we are prepared to be a good disciple. Sometimes God asks us to be an agent…

What Kind of Soil Are You?

TRADITIONAL SERMON Pentecost 6 SUNDAY Two weekends ago, I was in Nashville, Tennessee, officiating at the wedding of one of our long-time young adults from St. Peter’s.  I’ve never been to Nashville, so Nancy and I tried to gather in a bit of the spirit of the city when we weren’t with the Moul family…