This Week at St. Peter’s | 1-1-23

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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Christmas 1 / THE NAME OF JESUS                                                         01-01-2023

Let us enter fully into God’s new day and this New Year, rejoicing in its opportunities and facing its challenges with faith. Today God calls us each by name, surrounds us with a love that will not let us go, welcomes us into the family of faith, grants us a peace and a power that the world cannot give, and sends us forth bearing the name and the work of the Son, Jesus. Visiting? We invite you to join in our new life together as we hear God’s fresh word to us, grow in grace, and offer our God-given gifts in service to others.

TODAY

9:00AM            All Saints Choir warm-up.

10:00AM           + CHRISTMAS SEASON WORSHIP +

11:15AM           All Saints Choir rehearsal will normally happen at this time each Sunday…

but might not occur today because of the New Year’s Day holiday.

Pastors Neil and Gwen are both grateful and humbled by recent “wellness” and Christmas prayers, phone calls, cards, gifts, pie, soup, fruit, candle, and “Try this remedy” suggestions. Christian love is truly such a powerful blessing! Thank you also for all who have helped make this “Post-COVID” return to the Sanctuary for Advent and Christmas” a meaningful celebration of Christ’s birth among us and for us!

ThiS week At st. peTer’s

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

Wednesday, 10:00AM            Senior Ministry “Bible Study”.

Wednesday, 10:30AM Whole Foods fresh produce distribution.

Wednesday, 7:00PM Property Committee meeting on Zoom.

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

Friday, 6:30PM Girl Scouts return after holiday break!

What’s Happening…

January 8…   THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD. Worship with Renewal of Baptism Promises at 10:00AM

Today (January 1) we got his name… on this Sunday (January 8) we accept his mission! 

January 9…   CHURCH COUNCIL meeting on Zoom, 7:00PM.

January 10…   Area Girl Scout leaders in Rhoda Hall, 7:00PM.

January 11…   Senior Ministry “Games and Social Activities”, 10:30AM.

January 12…   AL-ANON PROGRAM. Find encouragement to end your own codependence.  7:00PM.

January 14…   Eastern Star training event, 10:00 –11:00AM.

January 14…   Rental event in Rhoda Hall, 12:00 noon.

We welcome all who have come to worship!

A heart that is open to God is a heart that is open to change and a new life. May we each live fully in the time and place where God has called us.

Christmas Poinsettias 2022

giving silent, vibrant, star-shaped praise to the Christ Child!

1 pink poinsettia given in honor of Olliyah Perkins by Rashidad Drayton Perkins

1 red poinsettia given in memory of Travist and Emma Johnson, parents, and Kenneth Johnson, brother,

by Pastors Gwen and Neil.

1 red poinsettia in memory of Karen Brown, our mother, by Katrina Whittaker and Veronica Britto.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of Nicole Draper, our daughter, by Brenda and Aaron Draper.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of Ronald Draper, our son, by Brenda and Aaron Draper.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of Laval Hillsman by Timyk Hillsman.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of James E. Hines, Sr. by Dorothy E. Hines.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of William Cook by Diane Hughes.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of Alvin Wesley Rouse Sr., my father, by Beverly E. Morris.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of Helen Rouse, my mother, by Beverly E. Morris.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of Alvin Wesley Rouse Jr., my brother, by Beverly E. Morris.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of Linda Richardson, my sister, by Beverly E. Morris.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of Wayne Rouse, my brother, by Beverly E. Morris.

1 red poinsettia given in honor of Beverly E. Morris, Mom, by Tanya K. Morris.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of William H. Morris, Grandpop, by Tanya K. Morris.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of Anilsa Perkins by Rashidah Drayton Perkins

1 red poinsettia given in memory of Paul B. Samuel, Sr. by Shelvia Samuel.

1 red poinsettia given in memory of my grandmother, Adele Coyt, by Roland Thompson.

1 white poinsettia in memory of William Thompson, Grandpa by Katrina Whittaker and Veronica Britto.

1 white poinsettia in memory of Theodore Hughes by Diane Hughes.

1 white poinsettia given in memory of Donald and Edith Bond by Pastors Neil and Gwen.

1 white poinsettia given in memory of Ollie Drayton by Rashidah Drayton Perkins.

1 white poinsettia in memory of my mother-in-law, Vera Taylor, by Roland Thompson.

 

                                                       Giving.

Seek to be generous, regular, and responsible in your support of Christ’s work that happens at, through, and beyond this St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church congregation. In January of 2023 we are receiving, in addition to regular Budget support: 1) World Hunger Appeal offerings (quarterly) that go to our national E.L.C.A. denomination and help relieve local, national, and international suffering through direct aid, development, and advocacy; (2) Building Fund contributions (monthly) that help us repair and improve GOD’S PROPERTY as a ministry resource (We just had two plumbing repairs of $2665 in December); (3) The Mission offerings received 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.

Upcoming Events

Jun
23
Sun
2024
10:00 am Sunday Worship Service
Sunday Worship Service
Jun 23 @ 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...
Jun
30
Sun
2024
10:00 am Sunday Worship Service
Sunday Worship Service
Jun 30 @ 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
3
Wed
2024
10:30 am Whole Foods Distribution
Whole Foods Distribution
Jul 3 @ 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
5
Fri
2024
8:30 am Senior Food Box Distribution @ St. Peter's Rhoda Hall
Senior Food Box Distribution @ St. Peter's Rhoda Hall
Jul 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Check out the Senior Food Program’s page for more information.
Jul
7
Sun
2024
10:00 am Sunday Worship Service
Sunday Worship Service
Jul 7 @ 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...