This Week at St. Peter’s | 10-23-22

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 20.                                                                                                           10-23-2022

 

God,

be merciful to me, 

a sinner!

We all stand in need of God’s forgivenes

TODAY

9:00AM                   All Saints Choir rehearsal.

10:00AM                  + PENTECOST SEASON WORSHIP +

 

ThiS week At st. peTer’s

Monday  –   Deadline to register to vote. Don’t be fooled or discouraged by those who are trying to deceive, divide, and even destroy our nation for their own personal egos and greed. Use your right to vote even as    some seek to manipulate or eliminate it. Pray for God’s peace and justice to prevail even as some try to promote hate and violence. Show mercy and act with compassion in spite of what others say and do. Lift up human rights for all, not just for you and your own. We are living in challenging times. Step up to the challenge.

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

Wednesday, 10:30AM    Senior Ministry “Bible Study”

Wednesday, 10:30AM    Whole Foods fresh produce distribution. Games and Social Activities”.

Thursday, 7:00PM                    ALL SAINTS CHOIR rehearsal.

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

Friday, 3:00PM          Wedding.

Friday, 6:30PM        Girl Scouts.

 

   What’s Happening…                   .

October 30…   Reformation Sunday.  Hybrid Worship at 10:00AM.

    We celebrate restoration, renewal, and revival through the gift of God’s grace in Christ Jesus!

 November 4…   Senior Food Box distribution, 8:00AM.

November 6…   All Saints Sunday.  Hybrid Worship at 10:00AM

We remember departed Christian sisters and brothers and seek to be steady in our own faith!

November 8…   Election Day. 

November 19…  Girl Scouts gather for CPR training, 9AM.

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.

 

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.

 

                                                        Happy brains.

A neuroscientist in San Francisco was researching what makes a happy brain. He concluded that there are four independent brain circuits that influence our lasting well-being. The first brain circuit has to do with “our ability to maintain positive states”. It makes sense that this ability creates joy within us. The second brain circuit, totally independent from the first, is responsible for “our ability to recover from negative states.” The neuroscientist wrote that one may be good at maintaining positive states but easily fall into an abyss of a negative state from which one has a hard time recovering. So this ability would help restore and renew us. The third brain circuit, also independent but essential to the others is “our ability to focus and to avoid mind-wandering.” This is the brain circuit that meditation seeks to develop, that creates order and balance when we are under stress or are disoriented. The fourth brain circuit is “our ability to be generous”. This ability has to do with our connection to others. That’s amazing! Science says that we have one entire brain circuit, one of only four, devoted to generosity. It is no wonder that our brains feel so good – are HAPPY! – when we help others or are helped by others, or even witness others being helped. There is strong and compelling evidence that we come “factory equipped” for cooperation, compassion, and generosity. That’s what our Creator has “wired” us to feel and to do. You can try to pretend that you are happy while facing emptiness and loneliness. You can seek to fake love and connection, concern and compassion without being genuine, without being generous. But God will know. Other people might guess. And this research suggests that, on the inside, YOU won’t be as full of joy as you might. You can have a more meaningful, joyful life.  LEARN TO LIVE. LIVE TO LOVE. 

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.