CategoryMinistry Features

Posts about our ministries here at St. Peter’s. From stewardship, to community outreach, to our intern program, there are so many ways that we do God’s work in our community!

Stewardship of our Civic Freedoms

As Americans celebrate the birthday of our nation, we give thanks for our civic freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, due process, a speedy trial, voting and many more. Our freedom has made us the envy of much of the world. But as with any valuable gift, our civic freedoms can be abused, neglected or underappreciated to…

Develop a Heart of Generosity

Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35b A friend who regularly volunteers to serve meals to the needy illustrates the truth of Jesus’ teaching. “It’s so rewarding to help,” she says, explaining that the time and hard work is worth…

Stewardship of Community

You shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18b Think of all the homes, apartments and condos within walking (or easy driving) distance of our congregation. Now ask, how do we interact with these neighbors? Does our congregation understand their issues, joys, opportunities and challenges? How can we love them as…

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Holistic Stewardship for Lent

For centuries Lutherans have observed Lent with passionate devotion and prayerful attention to spiritual disciplines. These faith practices strengthen our souls and open our hearts to the resurrected Christ at Easter. This year, try developing a sense of holistic stewardship for your life. Stewardship, of course, looks at how we use not just our financial…

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Stewardship of Loving Relationships

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Mark 12:31b Red hearts, roses and chocolates are everywhere, so it must be February – the month of love! There’s certainly nothing wrong with celebrating romance between you and a special someone, or love among family members, or best friends who are always there for one another. But…

Ministry Spotlight: Intern Ministry

Each week we’re spotlighting a ministry at St. Peter’s to show our mission in action. This week, we’re looking at our Intern Ministry. Our Ministry The intern ministry committee members undertake the task of helping the intern prepare for the ministry.  The intern works closely with the rostered staff developing competencies in theological articulation, leading…

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…

Ministry Spotlight: Evangelism

Each week we’re spotlighting a ministry at St. Peter’s to show our mission in action. This week, we’re looking at our Evangelism Ministry. Our Ministry Our proposed mission statement is “Building a community of faith by God’s grace.” Part and parcel to building community is raising up disciples. One of the descriptors in our proposed…