This Week at St. Peter’s | 4-2-23

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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PALM PROCESSION / SUNDAY OF THE PASSION                                                         04-02-2023

Welcome to worship. God loved you enough to send Jesus, and Jesus loved you enough to be humble, obedient, willing, self-giving, and executed. We have not earned our salvation; you and I will never deserve it. But if you want to live fresh right now, with abundant joy, abiding peace, true meaning, and beyond your physical death, then receive God’s gift with an open, humble heart. Resurrection is on the way! Don’t let anything get in the way. We invite you to join in our new life together which is being shaped by the good news of Jesus Christ crucified and now risen among us.

 

TODAY

9:00AM All Saints Choir warm-up.

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

11:20AM All Saints Choir rehearsal. 

We welcome all who have come to worship!

“Trudi’s Challenge”

During 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 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 try to designate such extra giving as “Trudi’s Challenge”. But it will blend with other general giving toward our 2023 Budget needs. Received last week: $293.00. Total since February 26: $1,106.00. Lord, let me steadily walk your path. Help me to give witness to your love through generous giving!

 

 

ThiS week At st. peTer’s

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

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

Thursday, 7:00PM           + Holy Thursday. “Love one another as I have loved you.” 

                  Hybrid  Worship with Footwashing, the Lord’s Supper, Stripping the Altar.

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

Friday, 8:00AM     Senior Food Box distribution ministry.      

Friday, 7:00PM                +Good Friday. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”                                      


Hybrid Worship with “Seven Last Words” meditations
need a few volunteers!

Saturday…                              Women’s Ministry “Gathering” in person and online postponed!

What’s Happening…            

April 9…  EASTER SUNDAY RESURRECTION.  Still dead? No, he rose! 

Hybrid Worship in person and online at 10:00AM.

April 10…   CHURCH COUNCIL meeting, 7:00PM. 

April 11…   Area Girl Scout leaders in Rhoda Hall, 7:00PM.   

April 16…   2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER. Hey, is somebody at the door? Yes!

April 29…   Girl Scout event in Rhoda Hall, 10:30AM – 12:30PM.

May 5, 6… Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod Assembly at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford PA.

May 6 (corrected date)… Mother’s Day “Pop-Up Shop” fundraising event, 1:00 – 5:00PM. Vendors, contact Elaine Jones. 

                                                       Giving in 2023.

You are invited to give to: 

  1. Lutheran Charities Appeal (which supports KenCrest, Lutheran Settlement House, and Gemma/Silver Springs – Martin Luther School, three local social ministry organizations, as they serve over 30,000 of our neighbors with various needs.);
  2. our selected  Mission for January 1 – June 30 of Covenant House, Philadelphia (which helps get homeless young adults off the streets, into a job, and transitioned into independent living)
  3. ELCA World Hunger Offering (which helps address the needs of an estimated 842 million people in our world – all neighbors to us – who do not have enough food).

 

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”.

Upcoming Events

Jun
19
Wed
2024
10:30 am Whole Foods Distribution
Whole Foods Distribution
Jun 19 @ 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.
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.