This Week At St. Peter | 11-3-22

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

2169 74th Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19138

Church Office: 215-424-5122   Fax: 215-424-7841

e-mail address: stpetersinfo@yahoo.com

Revs. Gwendolyn Johnson-Bond & Neil A. Bond, Co-Pastors

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PENTECOST 23.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       11-13-2022                                                                                                                                                     This earth does not have forever. The Temple and all our treasured towers will be destroyed, wars and rumors of war, earthquakes, famines, false leaders, betrayal, persecution, and maybe even death because of our faith.

There is only one solid foundation. In the midst of this life’s real and imagined anxieties, we often seek comfort in numerous real and imagined securities. But even when life’s real and imagined foundations crumble, fail, and fall along the way, there is One in whom we hope, on whom we stand that does not crumble, ever. Even when the brutal end seems so near, when the world is being turned upside down, we are offered the promise of a new beginning. DON’T GIVE UP! DON’T GIVE IN! TRUST JESUS WITH YOUR LIFE AND SOUL!

 

                                   TODAY

9:00AM                   Choir rehearsal.

10:00AM                  + PENTECOST SEASON WORSHIP + 

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA PLANTS. After two years of being only on Zoom due to COVID-19, we are anticipating that some of us will be able and willing to physically gather in the Sanctuary during the Christmas Season. So we will decorate, including sponsored red or white or pink poinsettia plants given in memory or in honor of someone or something. This year’s plants will cost $10.00 each, and the deadline for orders is December 11. Order forms are available and should be given to Pastor Neil or Pastor Gwen.

 

   ThiS week At st. peTer’s

Tuesday…            Election Day. Pray. Vote. Pray.

Tuesday, 7:00PM        Area Girl Scout leaders meeting.

Wednesday, 10:00AM    Diane Hughes, volunteer office administration.

Wednesday, 10:00AM    Senior Ministry “Bible Study”. Please note the time change.

Wednesday, 10:30AM          Whole Foods distribution.

Thursday7:00PM                   ALL SAINTS CHOIR rehearsal.

Thursday, 7:30PM                    AL-ANON PROGRAM. Find encouragement to end your own codependence.

Friday, 6:30PM        Girl Scouts.

Saturday, 10:00AM        Eastern Star training event.

Saturday, 11: 00AM             Women’s Ministry “Gathering”

 

We welcome all who have come to worship!

Speak to our Pastors about Holy Baptism, membership in this congregation, and faithful discipleship. A heart that is open to God is a heart that is open to change and a new life!

Our Scholarship Committee is doing some fundraising through African American Expressions 2022 Christmas Catalog orders. A first order will be submitted soon. Contact a member of the committee to get calendars, Christmas cards, stationery, pot holders, aprons, umbrellas, tote bags, shower curtains, puzzles, floor mats, ornaments, mugs, wall hangings, etc. Contact the Scholarship Committee.

Another fundraiser, Thanksgiving pies, will benefit our Building Fund. Pies and breads in various flavors are $25 each, must be ordered by November 12. Contact Sheila Vitruk ort Trudi Wright.

 

   What’s Happening…                   .

November 13…   PENTECOST 23. Hybrid Worship at 10:00AM

November 14…   Church Council meeting in Rhoda Hall, 7:00PM.

November 19…   Eastern Star group packing Thanksgiving baskets, 12:00 noon.    

November 20…   CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY. Hybrid Worship at 10:00AM.

    We lift up the ultimate victory of Christ over death, sin, the devil, every evil and injustice!

November 23…   DAY OF THANKSGIVING. Give thanks, live thanks, share love.

November 27…   FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT.  A new Church Year begins!

December 3…   Rental event in Rhoda Hall, 6:00PM.

December 10…   Eastern Star training event, 10:00AM.

December 10…   Women’s Ministry “Gathering”, 11:00AM.

December 10…   “Pop-Up Shop” and “Flea Market”, fundraising events, 1:00PM.

December 17…   Girl Scouts “Investiture Service” in Rhoda Hall, 9:00AM.

December 17…   Rental event in Rhoda Hall, 2:00PM.

 

                                                       Giving.

Beyond regular and responsible support of Christ’s work that happens at and through St. Peter’s, there are additional ways to give gratefully and to share generously: (1) World Hunger offerings that go to our national E.L.C.A. denomination World Hunger Appeal and help relieve local, national, and international suffering through direct aid, development, and advocacy; (2) Lutheran Charities Appeal offerings that support three Philadelphia metro area social ministry organizations: KenCrest Services, Lutheran Settlement House, and Gemma Services, together serving over 30,000 of our neighbors with varied needs each year; (3) Mission offerings that, in 2022, will be split between two causes: No More Secrets which addresses inadequate access to menstrual sanitary products and hygiene education in Philadelphia… and Covenant House in the Germantown neighborhood which helps get homeless young adults off the streets, into a job, and transitioned into independent living. Please designate the purpose of your giving. Someone once complained that all he ever heard around church was giving, giving, always giving. That’s an accurate description of Christianity. It all begins with what God has given us, especially in the gift of our Savior, Jesus Christ. And we, in turn, are called to be givers, offering our lives and our gifts.

 

Upcoming Events

Jul
14
Sun
2024
10:00 am Sunday Worship Service
Sunday Worship Service
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be gathering together for worship service on Zoom using the following information: MEETING ID: 5977365682 MEETING PASSWORD: 204934 You can also join us for...
Jul
17
Wed
2024
10:30 am Whole Foods Distribution
Whole Foods Distribution
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Whole Foods Distribution Use entrance on Briar Rd. to access the lower classroom area. Need more information? Check out this event’s ministry page.
Jul
21
Sun
2024
10:00 am Sunday Worship Service
Sunday Worship Service
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be gathering together for worship service on Zoom using the following information: MEETING ID: 5977365682 MEETING PASSWORD: 204934 You can also join us for...
Jul
28
Sun
2024
10:00 am Sunday Worship Service
Sunday Worship Service
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be gathering together for worship service on Zoom using the following information: MEETING ID: 5977365682 MEETING PASSWORD: 204934 You can also join us for...
Jul
31
Wed
2024
10:30 am Whole Foods Distribution
Whole Foods Distribution
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Whole Foods Distribution Use entrance on Briar Rd. to access the lower classroom area. Need more information? Check out this event’s ministry page.