ThiS week At st. peTer’s | 1-14-24

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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EPIPHANY 2                                                                                                                                                                             01-14-2024

Called. The young child Samuel listened to the voice of God. Two men, Philip and Nathanael, followed the Son of God. Closer to our own lifetimes, a young man named Martin Luther King Jr. also dreamed a dream of God’s Kingdom and walked the walk. Now it’s our turn. Come and see who Jesus is! Open your eyes, heart, and mind to God’s message, to God’s vision, in flesh and blood, in spirit and in power. Open your eyes, heart, and mind to a new understanding of yourself. Then, transformed by what you see and sense, go and tell others. Don’t just dream – do something. This news about God’s love for us is so good that it’s hard not to share. Join the Jesus journey! What are you being urged, called, or summoned to do?

TODAY

9:00AM         All Saints Choir warm-up for worship.

10:00AM       + EPIPHANY WORSHIP + (in person and online)  

11:20AM        All Saints Choir rehearsal.

3:00PM       Our Synod’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service will be at Christ

Lutheran Church in Oreland.

  1. PETER’S CHURCH COUNCIL (01/08): (1) approved minutes of 12/11 Council meeting; (2) celebrated that 2023 Budget Income was 48 cents more than 2023 Budget Expenses(3) agreed to a proposed  2024 Budget to present for Congregation’s approval; (4) received Pastorsand M.L.K. “Day of Service” reports; (5) selected February 11 after worship as Annual Meeting (alternate is February 25); (6) discussed other minor issues. Pray for your elected servant leaders, pray for your church, and pray for the faith, the love, and the work we share. We are looking for Church Council candidates to serve.

 

ThiS week At st. peTer’s

Monday, 9:00AM M.L.K. DAY OF SERVICE AT ST. PETER’S. Includes lunch. We are anticipating kitchen clean-up, preparing and perhaps painting several bathrooms, discarding other items, and doing other projects. Our 2020 Day of Service, right before COVID, was a blessing! Forty-nine sets of heads, hands, feet, and hearts… from very young to not as young… members, neighbors, students, and friends…   gathered to work together, fellowship together, eat together. We are grateful for Thrivent Action Team Project funding which helped provide food and supplies.

Monday, 7:00PM                Scholarship Committee meeting on Zoom.

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

Wednesday, 10:00AM       Senior Ministry “Study and Discussion” in Rhoda Hall.

Wednesday, 11:00AM       Whole Foods fresh produce distribution.

Thursday, January 18         WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY (January 18 – 25)

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

Friday, 6:30PM                  Girl Scouts.

 

SHARE HIS LIGHT.   +   BEAR HIS WORD.   +   DARE HIS WILL.

 

Some 2023 giving statistics (corrected from last week’s bulletin):

  ELCA World Hunger Appeal, $3,032.12 received in calendar year 2023.

  Lutheran Charities Appeal, $1,088.60 received in 2023.

The 3 Lutheran-related local social ministry organizations that we support serve over 30,000 of our neighbors in need: KenCrest Services; Lutheran Settlement House; and Gemma Services.

  Mission Offering

For July – December we selected Mothers in Charge, Inc., a Philadelphia anti-violence organization. $905.00 received in 2023. (And our January – June Mission Offering was Covenant House of Philadelphia, servicing homeless and runaway youth. We received and already sent $647.20.] Lutheran Disaster Response (Maui Wildfires, Palestine etc.), $815.72 received in 2023. Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, in support of our shared work and service with Lutheran sisters and brothers, $1,180.00 contributed from our offerings and income.

Trudi’s Challenge was a year-long goal of 70 persons committed to extra giving in the amount of $143 per person, (That amount would have been $10,010). $2,744.00 was received in 2023.

Trudie’s Raffle was a raffle of a $147 package of beef products, $1,600 was received in December.

“Cheesecakes and Cookie Dough.” The recent fundraising to help prepare for the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans in July, 2024, added $599.

 

What’s Happening…

January 21…   EPIPHANY 3. Hybrid Worship at 10:00AM.

February…  BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

February 11…  TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD. Hybrid Worship at 10:00AM.

93rd ANNUAL MEETING OF ST. PETER’S (in person and online) after worship.  We will officially approve our 2024 Budget, elect Church Council, etc. We will need 50 adult “confirmed, communing, contributing” members of the Congregation to officially meet. (Alternate date: February 25 after worship). Please submit any reports to the Church Office by January 31.

 

 Daily in 2024, give thanks, live thanks, share love.

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...