ThiS week At st. peTer’s | 6-18-23

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 3 / JUNETEENTH /  FATHER’S DAY                                                 06-18-2023                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Many are “harassed and helpless” in our world. God loves us deeply and dearly and depends on us to love others with the same degree of compassion and commitment God offers us. It won’t always be easy. And sometimes it won’t look so successful. Our Lord Jesus sends us forth fluffy, slithering, and cooing to be God’s laborers for God’s plentiful harvest… that is, “like sheep in the midst of wolves… wise as serpents… innocent as doves (Matthew 10:16).” If God is calling us to press on, to go forth, then let us stand up and do it…

TODAY

9:00AM All Saints Choir warm-up.

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

11:20AM All Saints Choir rehearsal.

  1. PETER’S CHURCH COUNCIL (6/12): (1) met on Zoom (weather threat, transportation and attendance issues); (2) received Pastors’, Property Committee, and Youth Ministry planning reports; (3) learned details about summer rental from a preschool and St. Peter’s participation in the C.B.S. Food Program for children.

Bear Creek Camp Sunday. We are so grateful for the blessing of last Sunday’s visit from the Executive Director and other staff and for a good attendance from our kids! There were 65 people in the sanctuary for worship, followed by lunch and two sets of meetings related to our children and youth. The cost of a week of overnight camp this season is $75. Don’t delay in registering for camp. Often our kids will choose Session 8 (August 6-11 this year).

“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: $1,612.00. Lord, let me steadily walk your path. Help me to give witness to your love through generous giving!

Goodness is stronger than evil;

love is stronger than hate;

light is stronger than darkness;

life is stronger than death;

victory is ours through Him who loved us. 

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa

ThiS week At st. peTer’s

Wednesday… SUMMER officially begins. Have a safe, blessed, faithful, productive season!

Wednesday… On June 21, 1981 (42 years ago) Gwendolyn Johnson-Bond was ordained to

serve as a Lutheran pastor. Well done, faithful servant of Jesus!

Wednesday, 9 – 10AM C.B.S. Food Program free breakfast to age 18! First day. Use Office entrance.

Wednesday, 10:00AM Senior Ministry “Bible Study” in Rhoda Hall.

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

Wednesday, noon – 1PM C.B.S. Food Program free lunch to age 18!

Thursday, 9 – 10AM C.B.S. Food Program free breakfast to age 18!

Thursday, noon – 1PM C.B.S. Food Program free lunch to age 18!

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

Friday, 9AM – 10AM C.B.S. Food Program free breakfast to age 18!

Friday, noon – 1PM C.B.S. Food Program free lunch for to age 18!

Friday, 6:30PM Girl Scouts – last day before summer break!

Join our family, share God’s love.

What’s Happening…

June 25…  PENTECOST 4. SCHOLARSHIP SUNDAY. Guest preacher? Hybrid Worship at 10:00AM.

June 26… Summer Pre-K begins at St. Peter’s (rental of classroom space, Monday – Thursday, 8 weeks),

8:30AM – 12:30PM.

July 1… Rental event in Rhoda Hall, 3:00PM.

July 8…  Women’s Ministry “Gathering” at 11:00AM. It will be a service project.

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

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

July 15… YOUTH MINISTRY KICK-OFF RALLY at 1:00PM.

July 29… YOUTH MINISTRY “GET FIT + BE LIT!”, noon – 2:00PM

August 6…  BEAR CREEK CAMP Session 8 begins.

August 11…  C.B.S. FOOD PROGRAM last day for breakfast (9 -10AM) and lunch (noon – 1PM).

August 18…  Last day for Summer Pre-K rental (8:30AM – 12:30PM).

August 25…  YOUTH MINISTRY MOVIE NIGHT at 7:00PM.

Giving in 2023.

You are 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. To date in 2023, we have received $267.00 and pray to do better. Please note that June 30 is just twelve days away. In 2022, Covenant House reached out to 910 young people through its core programs and services.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all fathers and father figures! Brothers in Christ, pray to the Lord and ask him to continue to help you grow into a real man of God and a good example of a father’s love. If you messed up before, start new right now.             

Upcoming Events

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.
Jul
7
Sun
2024
10:00 am Sunday Worship Service
Sunday Worship Service
Jul 7 @ 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...