Weekly Update for October 14

St. Peter's Lutheran

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE OCTOBER 25 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

We continue to put together plans for a digital congregational meeting on October 25th at 9AM.  Voting will be conducted digitally through the GotoWebinar on-line meeting platform, and we are working on a telephone call-in option for those who cannot access the meeting through a computer.  Our purpose for meeting is to consider this recommendation:  Congregation Council recommends that St. Peter’s contracts with Kirby-Smith Associates, in the amount of $44,500, to lead a Mission Campaign beginning in the fall of 2020 and continuing into 2023 to meet our existing and potential mission goals for St. Peter’s.  We strongly encourage you to visit at https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/mission-campaign where you can register for the meeting and also find documents with information on the meeting discussion.

ST. PETER’S TRUNK OR TREAT OCTOBER 31 5-7PM

We invite families to participate in our Trunk or Treat Activity on Saturday October 31st – 5:00 – 7:00pm -Kids are invited to trick or treat from car to car – hot dogs, chips/ drinks and dessert provided.  RSVP to Sister Dottie at dottie.almoney@stpeterslutheran.org for more information and if would like to participate.

IN PERSON WORSHIP IS COMING

Please watch for information on our plan to begin in person worship at the 8:00 a.m. hour in the sanctuary.  The service will be brief (30 minutes) with traditional liturgy, communion using the fellowship cups we use at drive-in worship, some liturgy and a sermon.  There will be no sung music.  Social distanced seating and mask usage will be required.  More details to follow.

LIVE STREAM WORSHIP

Live-stream worship from the sanctuary continues this coming Sunday as usual at 10:45 a.m. at  https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/live.  We offer a blend of traditional and contemporary worship components, with leadership from staff members, church members, and musicians. 

DRIVE-IN WORSHIP

We have moved our start time back to 4:00 p.m., to keep the service in daylight, but everything else remains the same … a brief liturgy, the singing of two hymns, Holy Communion and a sermon.  Please call the church office (717-569-9211) with a head count of how many will be in your car, so we can make sure to have enough communion elements and bulletins for everyone.

ANNUAL MEETING NOVEMBER 8

We will also conduct our Annual Congregational Meeting on November 8 at 9 a.m., using the Gotowebinar digital platform noted in the above article.  We will vote on a 2021 budget, elect officers and new Council members for 2021, and cover our other reports, albeit in a different medium of communication than normal.  This will be a first for us at St. Peter’s.  Please plan to be a part of it, and insure that we have a quorum for the meeting.

God’s Peace,

Your Church Staff

Rev. Craig Ross

Rev. Craig Ross

Senior Pastor

The vibrancy of life here at St. Peter’s makes my service on our staff a joy and privilege. Visitation, teaching and preaching are the ministries that feed my pastoral identity, as together our staff and lay members share in our missional calling … Building a community of faith by God’s grace.

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