ThiS week At st. peTer’s | 5-21-23

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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7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER                                                                                                                                                        05-21-2023

Welcome to worship. Why did Jesus leave them? When his followers were beginning to accept the reality of his mysterious resurrection, Jesus was gone again. But he didn’t leave to abandon them… he left to empower them. The final words of Jesus to his disciples were a promise of the Holy Spirit, an instruction to stay together and wait, and the command to be his disciples in mission here, there, and everywhere. BECAUSE WE ARE THE LIVING, BREATHING, AND ACTING BODY OF CHRIST IN THE WORLD, WE HAVE IMPORTANT WORK TO DO. Lord, give us the wisdom, understanding, and knowledge we need in our waiting. Lord, give us the courage, boldness, and love we need in our doing. Because of Christ’s death and resurrection, we have a message to hear and a story to tell!

TODAY

9:00AM All Saints Choir warm-up.

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

11:20AM All Saints Choir rehearsal.

11:20AM Scholarship Committee meeting.

“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.Total since February 26: $1,537.00. 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 Senior Ministry “Bible Study” in Rhoda Hall.

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

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

Friday, 6:30PM Girl Scouts.

 

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”.

What’s Happening…

May 28… DAY OF PENTECOST! A Spirit explosion of joy and power!

Hybrid worship in the Sanctuary at 10:00AM followed by cake and ice cream downstairs. In the sanctuary or even at home, we invite you to wear bright 

red, yellow, orange, or even “hot pink”

 as we celebrate the fire of the Holy Spirit that filled, fired, and poured out of those 120 believers. Pastor Clesha Staten will be our preacher. Can we gather our own set of 120 believers?

 

May 29…  MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY. Remember those who have served our country in times of war and 

in times of peace. All gave some, and some gave all. 

June 3…  Scholarship Committee “Po’ Folks Dinner and Designer Bag Bingo”. $10. 12:00 noon – 3PM.

June 3…   St. Mark’s Lutheran, Broad & Chelten, is having a flea market + dinner sale, 10AM – 4PM.

June 4…  HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY. Hybrid Worship at 10:00AM. Pastor Bob Holum will be our preacher. 

June 10…   Elaine Jones invites you to her 84th birthday celebration at Radisson Hotel, Trevose (for the cost of

the meal). Contact her.   

June 11…  BEAR CREEK CAMP SUNDAY. Come and meet some of the staff. Plan to attend a

week of Christian camp (completed grades 1-12) in the Pocono Mountains. Registration is

now open! Often our kids will choose Session 8 (August 6-11 this year).

June 12…   CHURCH COUNCIL meeting, 7:00PM.

June 17… Memorial service celebrating the life and faith of Fannie Thompson, in the Sanctuary, 1:00PM.

June 25…   SCHOLARSHIP SUNDAY. 

July 11…   Scholarship Committee “Bus Trip to Sight and Sound” in Lancaster. Contact Jerona Rice.

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… or give online 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.

You are also invited to give to our selected Mission for January 1 – June 30: Covenant House of Philadelphia provides shelter, food, immediate crisis care, and other services to homeless and runaway youth in and around our city to help them get off the streets, into a job, and transitioned into independent living. Those using the offering envelopes will find a “Mission Offering” envelope for May 21 in their box of envelopes; others will need to designate what they are giving. This Thursday, May 25, at 11:45AM on NBC10, tune in to hear Executive Director Jen Weikert talk about the work that Covenant House is doing to help young adults experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. We have designated “Mission Offerings” in the past to Covenant House: $1,520.00 in 2014; $448.00 in 2018; $605.00 in 2019; $602.16 in 2021; and $748.60 in 2022. To date in 2023, we have received $125.00. There have also been some other ways that we have given support over the years.

Pastor David Maddox II continues to be part of the staff that helps to offer help and hope and healing to those who are searching, struggling, and suffering.

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.