ThiS week At st. peTer’s | 6-11-23

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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PENTECOST 2 / Bear Creek Camp Sunday                                                      06-11-2023                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Welcome to worship. Jesus came to call sinners to repentance, and that includes me and you. He came to minister to the sick and hurting ones, including us. Those who have already come to Jesus, and who now seek to bear his name and spirit and mission to others, surely know all about “fresh starts” and “second chances” and “new life”. Day by day we are trying (or should be) to say love and show love and do love, courageously crossing boundaries and barriers that seek to exclude others and compassionately extending mercy and God’s invitation to sit at the table next to us. The Church is alive and on fire and on the go!

TODAY

9:00AM All Saints Choir warm-up.

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

11:20AM All Saints Choir rehearsal.

11:30AM Lunch for Bear Creek staff, campers and families… plus additional Youth and

those interested in helping to work with youth ministry. We are hoping to

have two sets of meetings.

We welcome our BEAR CREEK CAMP Staff visitors. Is it summer already?

Through the grace of “Philly Connect” and the financial support of various St. Peter’s members, children have departed each summer for a week of spiritual growth, outdoor exploration (3,000 acres of forests, streams, and fields… 30 miles of trails), and small group development at the wonderful outdoor ministry in the Pocono Mountains that is shared by the Northeastern and Southeastern Pennsylvania Synods of our ELCA denomination. Please don’t delay in registering! Often our kids will choose Session 8 (August 6-11 this year).The cost of a week of overnight camp this season is $75.

“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 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: $1,589.00. Lord, let me steadily walk your path. Help me to give witness to your love through generous giving!

FAITH is possible in the most difficult of circumstances. 

LOVE is the true call no matter what the world says.

Join our family, share God’s love.

 

ThiS week At st. peTer’s

Monday, 7:00PM CHURCH COUNCIL meeting (in person).

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

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

Friday, 6:30PM Girl Scouts?

Saturday, 1:00PM Memorial Service celebrating the life and faith of Fannie Thompson in the

Sanctuary.

 

What’s Happening…

June 18…  PENTECOST 3. JUNETEENTH, FATHER’S DAY. Hybrid Worship at 10:00AM. 

June 21…  SUMMER officially begins. Have a safe, blessed, faithful, and productive season!

June 21…  Senior Ministry “Bible Study”, 10AM.

June 21…  Whole Foods fresh produce distribution, 11:00AM.

June 25…  PENTECOST 4. SCHOLARSHIP SUNDAY. Guest preacher.

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

513 DAYS UNTIL THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

(Just in case you haven’t heard about it yet.)

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 safe spaces, emergency sheltering, transitional housing, education and employment services, medical services, mental health and counseling support, nutritional food, clothing and more to every at-risk young person who is homeless or runaway and without much of a plan or support. In 2022, Covenant House reached out to 910 young people through its core programs and services. 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. We have sent “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 $267.00 and pray to do better. There have also been some other ways that we have given support over the years (for example, Thrivent Action Projects). Pastor David Maddox II, a “son of St. Peter’s”, continues to be part of the staff that helps to offer help and hope and healing to those who are searching, struggling, and suffering.

 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.