ThiS week At st. peTer’s | 10-1-23

PENTECOST 18 / WORLD COMMUNION                                  10-01-2023                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We welcome all who believe in Jesus to the Lord’s Table on this World Communion Sunday. If Christ isn’t part of your life’s plan, then you don’t really have a good plan. And if you say “yes” to the Lord’s call of discipleship with your mouth but end up saying “no” with the rest of you, then you still don’t have a good plan. Get a life. Love Christ. Follow and serve Christ. Love and serve others like Christ did. Let us pray fervently for this congregation, pray for ourselves, and pray for Christians all over the face of this earth that we may all grow in faith and in loving service, living out our baptismal promises with joy. You cannot blame others for your own rebellion and refusal directed at God. But you can do this: this moment, here and now, change your mind, turn, and live. You have a chance and a choice.

TODAY

9:00AM                      All Saints Choir rehearsal. 

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

11:20AM WOMEN’S DAY CHOIR rehearsal. Add your voice to the praise!

 “Trudi’s Challenge”

At our 92nd ANNUAL MEETING OF ST. PETER’S (February 26), Trudi Wright suggested that 70 people giving an extra $143.00 in regular giving during the calendar year 2023 would add about $10,000 to our Budget Income, taking care of our anticipated $7,322 deficit and creating a small surplus for 2023. Pastors Gwen and Neil liked that idea. If you would like to join in that quest, please designate such extra giving as “Trudi’s Challenge”. But it will blend with other general giving toward our 2023 Budget needs. Received to date since February 26: $2,146.00. We will probably not meet the “Challenge” goal in these last three months of 2023, but each extra gift helps make a difference! Lord, let me steadily walk your path. Help me to give witness to your love through generous giving! 

ThiS week At st. peTer’s

Tuesday, 6:00PM   Oak Lane Wildcats young cheerleaders in Rhoda Hall.

Wednesday, 10:30AM Senior Ministry “Games and Social Activity” in Rhoda Hall.

Thursday, 6:00PM   Oak Lane Wildcats young cheerleaders in Rhoda Hall.

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

Friday, 6:30PM   Girl Scouts have returned to St. Peter’s. Welcome back!

Saturday, 9AM – 1PM            YOUTH MINISTRY   “Car Wash” (and hot dogs!) to raise funds for

ELCA Youth Gathering. Support our youth as they raise funds!

 

LOVE, NOT HATE.            PEACE, NOT VIOLENCE.

MERCY, NOT GREED.           JUSTICE, NOT ABUSE. 

HUMILITY, NOT ARROGANCE.      GOD’S TRUTH, NOT LIES. THE WAY OF JESUS, NOT JUST “MY WAY”.

Giving in 2023.

Those in the Sanctuary can put their offering in the offering plate to share their gratitude and generosity in response to Christ’s love. Those who are farther away might mail a check or money order to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2169 74th Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19138… contribute online through  bit/ly/stpetersgiving and set up one time donation or recurring weekly gift to selected categories…or text to Give+ at 833-914-0896 and follow the instructions to register and record your contribution.

Last Sunday’s offering tally (money given in the sanctuary or mailed, but not online giving) also included:

$  50.00 —   ELCA World Hunger Appeal, $2081 received to date in 2023.

$    0.00 –   Lutheran Charities Appeal, $821 received to date 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 (which includes Silver Springs/Martin Luther School).

$    0.00 –   Mission Offering

We have selected Mothers in Charge, Inc. a Philadelphia anti-violence organization), for our July – December giving. We have received $391 to date.

Our January – June Mission Offering was Covenant House of Philadelphia, servicing

homeless and runaway youth. We received and sent $647.20.

$    0.00 –   Lutheran Disaster Response (Maui Wildfires), $575 received to date.

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What’s Happening…

October 8…  PENTECOST 19. 10:00AM Hybrid Worship (in person and online). 

October 8…   Mediator Lutheran Church, 2832 N. 28th Street, will have its annual Women’s Day at 11AM.

Theme: “Blessed Is the Woman Who Puts Her Trust in the Lord”

October 14 -15…   38th Annual Women’s Day at St. Peter’s!

Theme“Breaking the Chains of Silence!”  See Proverbs 31:8-9 and Psalm 107:13-14. 

Selected Color: blue (Please remember this is a suggested clothing color, but not required.)

PRAYER BREAKFAST on Saturday at 10:00AM. (Please sign up if attending.)

WORSHIP & MEAL on Sunday at 10:00AM. Who have you invited to attend?

WOMEN’S DAY Choir is continuing preparation today! 

WOMEN’S DAY Preacher will be Dr. Obioma Martin. She is endowed with a doctorate in           Philosophy and is certified in trauma. She is a published author and a TEDx speaker. She is the founder of an organization committed to aiding battered women with children and teen parents. She is an ordained evangelist and a certified biological counselor. Dr. Martin stands as a beacon of hope and transformation.

Women’s Day project: collecting items for Lutheran Settlement House: gift cards, diapers, baby formula, non-perishable food items. There is a box for your donations. Lutheran Settlement House, one of three organizations we support through our Lutheran Charities Appeal, seeks to provide services for people who suffer from domestic violence situations; the organization also reaches out to Philadelphia’s homeless and senior populations.

October 14…   Women of the E.L.C.A. “Spiritual Retreat” at United Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia Campus,

9AM – 4PM. A $20 donation includes lunch register by October 6.

October 21…  “Season of Jubilee Prayer Breakfast” sponsored by the African Descent Lutheran Association Delaware-Maryland Synod Chapter at All Saints Lutheran Church, 4215 Loch Raven Boulevard, Baltimore.

October 28… YOUTH MINISTRY “Halloween Carnival” for ELCA Youth Gathering.

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.