ThiS week At st. peTer’s | 8-27-23

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 13                                                                                                                                               8-27-2023

 

Dare

      to be

      different                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Welcome to worship. The message of Romans is that sin’s mastery over humankind has been broken in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Romans, Chapters 12-15 Paul provided his readers with a description of the NEW LIFE IN CHRIST. Paul says that we should no longer be conformed to the world but transformed by Christ. No longer must individuals remain captive to sin. And no longer should individuals remain individual. In Christ we are under new management. In Christ we, each and all, offer both body and mind to understand and to do the will of God. In Christ we belong to one another – we are “one body in Christ” – sharing God’s grace and blending our gifts, living faithfully and loving fervently. In the community of faith our God-given gifts are brought together in the service of Christ, offered and used to reach out to others.   

 

TODAY

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

Our All Saints Choir is on a brief break

Today we are grateful to the following for song selections: Ayanna; Timyk Mathis and Stephanie Fluellen; and our former “8:30AM Choir” singers. The songs of God’s people unite us together, touch us deep in our souls, and fuel our faith!  

“Trudi’s Challenge”

At 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. Received to date since February 26: $2,094.00. Lord, let me steadily walk your path. Help me to give witness to your love through generous giving!       

Join our family, share God’s love, and grow in discipleship.

 

ThiS week At st. peTer’s   

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

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

Wednesday, 11:00AM Whole Foods fresh produce distribution 

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

Who do you say that Jesus is?

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… contribute online through  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 through St. Peter’s to: 

ELCA World Hunger Appeal. This is direct aid and development extended throughout the world, our nation, and our local communities… $1,631 has been received in 2023. by the congregation to be sent.

Lutheran Charities Appeal. This is support of three local social ministry organizations that serve over 30,000 neighbors in need: KenCrest Services; Lutheran Settlement House; and Gemma Services (which includes Silver Springs/Martin Luther School)… $816 has been received in 2023);

Mission Offering for July 1 – December 31. We want to help support Mothers in Charge, Inc., a grassroots Philadelphia community of women who have lost loved ones to violence and who seek to advocate for violence prevention and to give support to youth, young adults, families, and communities affected by violence… $276 has been received to date. (Our January – June cause was Covenant House of Philadelphia… we gave $647.20.)

Lutheran Disaster Response. Our Evangelical Lutheran Church in America denomination (ELCA) shares God’s hope, healing, and renewal with people whose lives have been disrupted by disaster in the United States and around the world. There are always any number of crises to respond to with a designated gift; or you might give towards “wherever it is needed”. Last Sunday we received $25.00 for “Maui Wildfires”; in February we received $100.00 for “Earthquake Relief”; and in 2022 we received $171.40 for several causes.  

 

What’s Happening…

September 3…   PENTECOST 14. Labor Day Sunday. 10:00AM Hybrid Worship (in person and online) 

September 8…   Girl Scouts return to St. Peter’s at 6:30PM!

September 9…   Women’s Ministry “Gathering”, 10:00AM.

September 10…   PENTECOST 15.  Grandparents Sunday. 

September 10…  “Youth Revival” at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 3:00PM. 

September 11…   CHURCH COUNCIL meeting “in person”, 7:00PM.

September 12…   Area Girl Scout leaders meeting in Rhoda Hall, 7:00PM    

October 14 -15…   38th Annual Women’s Day at St. Peter’s!

Theme“Breaking the Chains of Silence!”  See Proverbs 31:8-9 and Psalm 107:13-14. 

  Selected Color: blue (Please remember this is a suggested clothing color, but not required.)

PRAYER BREAKFAST on Saturday at 10:00AM.

WORSHIP & MEAL on Sunday at 10:00AM. 

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.