Weekly Update For July 15

St. Peter's Lutheran CHurch

Hi folks — here is this Wednesday’s update on news from St. Peter’s.

Pre-Register for VBS!

Take Out VBS is next week July 20 – 24. We will have your takeout boxes ready for pick up outside the main door of church on Sunday, July 19th from 1:00 to 2:00pm and 6:00 to 7:00pm and again on Monday from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

In that take out box you will receive daily links to the VBS program which includes a Bible story and theme of the day, puppet shows led by a cast of critters, VBS songs led Erik Teichmann, and much, much more. Also included in the take out box are crafts for each of the VBS days.

Don’t miss out on helping your kids learn their Bible stories and keeping them entertained! All you need to do is register now by clicking on the button below!

Re-Opening Survey Results

Thank you to the many households who completed the re-opening survey that was shared in last week’s update and E-News. Thus far, over 120 households have responded. Your feedback is very helpful to the church staff, the council, the worship committee, and the covid-19 task force, as we plan and discuss ways that we may safely gather for in-person worship.

With that said, take the survey if you haven’t yet.

Looking at the survey results thus far, we noticed that many who responded to the survey normally attend the Traditional services, so we would love to hear feedback from our folks who normally attend New Day as well.

With folks who have responded, 51% of you have let us know that you “prefer to worship online rather than attend in person right away.” This is helpful information as we continue our plans for live streaming while also planning ways that we may worship in-person.

Church leadership also appreciates the feedback that you have offered about how you take risk management seriously, and how you hope to show love for your neighbor by wearing masks, socially distancing, and engaging in safe-church protocol when you are on-site.

As we move forward in plans for in-person worship and continued live stream worship, we will continue to update you on details and information from our staff, worship and risk management committees, and council.

Attendance Preference by Household

Live Streaming From The Sanctuary

You may have noticed that the last few weeks Church@Home has been live streamed from the sanctuary. Wiring a network port in the AV room has allowed us to move out of the Teichmann house and into the sanctuary.

At this time we are using a borrowed camera that is functioning as a higher quality webcam. Church leaders are leading worship with the sanctuary as a background. A more sophisticated camera option has been ordered and will be available later this summer. In the future, with the aid of the PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera, the worship space can be used in a more interactive way.

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Rev. Sarah Teichmann

Pastor of Christian Formation

Pastor Sarah served as Pastor of Christian Formation at St. Peter’s from 2014 – 2021. She now serves the wider church as a partner at Kirby-Smith Associates.

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