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November 2020 Herald

This month’s Herald is available for download Inside This Issue . . . Worship Schedule – 2 Adult Christian Ed. – 5 Committees – 6 Groups & Events – 9 Pastoral Letters – 11 From Director of Music – 13 Worship & Music – 13 Youth Ministries – 14 St. Peter’s Kids – 14 St.…

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Weekly Update for October 28

Hi Folks.  Here is some news for the coming week! REGISTER NOW FOR THE NOVEMBER 8 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING Two Sunday’s from now we will have out Annual Meeting – Online Version!  Since many of you are now pros from using the Go To Meeting platform this past Sunday for our congregational meeting, we expect to…

Devotions @ Home

Here is the next edition of Devotions@Home a daily selection of readings for personal study which respond to the previous Sunday and lead us to the coming Sunday. Set within a short prayer service, this may be a new way to cultivate a habit of reading the Bible for a few minutes each day. Feel…

Reformation Sunday

Rooted in the past and growing into the future, the church must always be reformed in order to live out the love of Christ in an ever-changing world. We celebrate the good news of God’s grace, that Jesus Christ sets us free every day to do this life-transforming work. Trusting in the freedom given to…

Weekly Update for October 21

Keep up to date with some our our updates this week! REGISTER NOW FOR THE OCTOBER 25 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING This Sunday, October 25, at 9am we will gather digitally for our congregational meeting. Our purpose for meeting is to consider this recommendation:  Congregation Council recommends that St. Peter’s contracts with Kirby-Smith Associates, in the amount…

Covid Discipleship

I spend the morning mostly alone in my office at church, where I type, read a commentary in preparation for the Sunday sermon, answer emails, and participate in a mercifully short Zoom meeting.  The time passes quickly.  I have a couple of cups of coffee which springs me from the solitary confinement of my office,…

Devotions @ Home

Here is the next edition of Devotions@Home a daily selection of readings for personal study which respond to the previous Sunday and lead us to the coming Sunday. Set within a short prayer service, this may be a new way to cultivate a habit of reading the Bible for a few minutes each day. Feel…

Pentecost 20

From the visit of Mary to Elizabeth’s house; through the visits of Jesus to Zacchaeus’s house, Mary and Martha’s house, and Levi’s house; to the visit of the risen Christ to Cleopas’s house, Luke’s gospel is a story of God’s hospitality. God is guest and host, and Jesus’ meal fellowship is a proclamation of God’s…

Singing in Church

You may have seen in the most recent weekly update that the staff are working diligently toward holding in-person worship indoors. In that announcement you would have seen that this service is being offered without sung music. In this article, I attempt to explain how we arrived at that decision and talk about what it…

Weekly Update for October 14

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…

Second Grade Teachers

I’m standing behind my grandson, watching his iPad screen over his shoulder.  The picture that heads today’s devotion is not what I saw … but put the kiddos in a Zoom screen and it could have been.  I was watching his 2nd grade math class as he Zoomed in from our home.  His mom’s friend…