Service Bulletin for Maundy Thursday – April 9, 2020

This evening is Maundy Thursday and Saint Peter Lutheran will livestream its service on our Facebook page starting at 6:30 p.m.  Just as Ash Wednesday begins Lent, so Maundy Thursday marks the end of Lent proper and the beginning of the Three Holy Days of Christendom (the Triduum). The theme of the celebration is the Lord’s new command (mandatus, Latin, became Maundy in Old English) to his disciples of all time to love each other as he has loved them.  As with Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday occupies a unique place in the church calendar. It is a festival in which reconciliation is solemnly expressed. This happens while God’s people transition from preparation to the actual celebration of our Lord’s passion and resurrection. 

CLICK HERE to follow along in the bulletin!

Faith’s Foundation Class

We will soon be starting our Faith’s Foundation Class here at Saint Peter.

Our first class will be Thursday, February 6th, at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome to join, but you are especially invited if you are looking to join our church.

The environment will be casual and friendly and you don’t need to bring anything along except yourself and a Bible.

If you need a Bible, we would LOVE to give you one, and Pastor will have them available.

Welcome!

Welcome to Saint Peter Lutheran Church and School! Our congregation and school exist to serve our community with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. We believe that the message of what Jesus has done as our Savior will bring peace and joy to your life.

We would love to have you join us for one of our many activities and worship services. Visitors are always welcome! If you have children, check out the links above to our school and church activities.

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Easter Activities for Kids

Looking for some activities for your children that will connect with Easter and the message of Jesus’ resurrection?  Enjoy these free resources for download and printing. 

These activities include:

A devotion
Easter bingo cards

Ages 3+
-Luke 24:1-2 | Color, B&W, Answer Key
-Mark 16:1-8v2 | Color, B&W, Answer Key
-Mark 16:1-8 | Color, B&W, Answer Key
-Matthew 26:14-75, Matthew 27:11-54 | Color, B&W, Answer Key
-Matthew 27:11-54 | Color, B&W, Answer Key

Ages 7+
-John 20:1-18 | Color, B&W, Answer Key
-Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 | Color, B&W, Answer Key
-Mark 16:1-8v2 | Color, B&W, Answer Key
-Mark 16:1-8 | Color, B&W, Answer Key
-Matthew 27:11-54 | Color, B&W, Answer Key

Service Bulletin for Palm Sunday – April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday Worship
Tomorrow’s April 5th lifestream of Saint Peter Lutheran’s Palm Sunday worship will take place at 10:30 a.m.  We will also stream our Hispanic service at 1:00 p.m.  Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week – the most intense week of our Christian Year.  Palm Sunday has been celebrated in the Christian Church since the 4th century.  Hosanna is the shout of praise so familiar to Palm Sunday worshipers.  It literally means “Save us we pray!”  Jesus rode into Jerusalem to do just that. He is worthy of our full attention this week.  You can access tomorrow’s service on St. Peter Lutheran’s Facebook page.  If you cannot watch at 10:30 or 1:00, the videos will remain on our page for a week or so. Click here to go to our Facebook page

CLICK HERE of the Service Bulletin to follow along!


Please tune into our live streamed service this Sunday, April 5th @ 10:30 a.m. If you cannot view at this time, don’t worry! It will be recorded for future viewing. Staff have purchased new equipment to improve the experience of our live stream services! The link to the viewing is here: https://www.facebook.com/saintpeterlutheranchurchandschool/  


Holy Week Services

  • Palm Sunday: 10:30 a.m.  Spanish Service 1:00 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
  • Good Friday: 6:30 p.m. (modified service of darkness)
  • Easter Service: 9:00 a.m.

Sunday services will continue to be available by cable TV broadcast (channel 7) on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. 

We want to remind and encourage our members to continue to support our ministry here at St. Peter. Your offerings to our general fund support our called workers and provide the funds to continue our church and school mission. For instructions to sign up and use PushPay, click here: http://saintpeterlutheran.org/pushpay/


Church and School Drop off Lock Box!
A lock box has been purchased for offerings, tuition checks and other security sensitive information that is dropped off when the office is locked up. This box will be installed outside of the church office by the beginning of this week.


Church and School Office Hours
Our Church and School office will be open and have staff coverage Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Feel free to contact any Executive Committee member with any questions, comments or concerns. Our goal is to continue to serve our members as best we can under the most current conditions. If you know someone who is not connected electronically, please reach out to them with this information. This will be posted on our website and Facebook Page.

  • Greta Fennell Cell:  612-799-2456  Email: gfennell@saintpeterlutheran.org
  • Pastor Kelly    Cell:  224-430-3925     Email: jkelly@saintpeterlutheran.org
  • Pastor Heise   Cell:  920-264-7665     Email: heise.justin@gmail.com
  • Jim Bakken     Cell:  507-995-9431     Email: jabakken09@gmail.com
  • Brad Gurgel    Cell:  407-274-7899     Email: bradgurgel@gmail.com
  • Jacob Yushta Cell:  507-380-0216     Email: jyushta1@gmail.com
  • Mark Blais      Cell:  507-341-1314     Email: rodneyblais@gmail.com

Church Council Meeting:

  • Sunday April 5th @ 12:00 p.m. via Zoom

Here are our cancellations at a glance: 

  • On-site worship services. These will be live streamed as stated above. 
  • Sunday School, YFC, Cornerstone 
  • On-site Bible Studies 
  • On-site Confirmation.  
  • Choir rehearsals  
  • Bible Information Class
  • On-site LES and Little Lambs school.
  • April Quarterly Voter’s Meeting

On-line Learning:

  • LES School – daily
  • Confirmation – first Wednesday of the month
  • Women’s Bible Study – Sunday evenings 

Here’s some encouragement during these troubling days:

The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?   Psalm 27:1  


So many things are changing on a day-to-day basis, but one thing remains constant.  The Lord remains the same and he remains the light of our life. His grace in Jesus Christ is our strength and our constant confidence.  We need his Gospel promises of assurance and mercy more than ever. Still we wonder “how long we must endure these interruptions from our regular lives of work, school, worship, fellowship, and play?”  Let us be mindful of the last verse of Psalm 27: Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart, and wait for the Lord!

God’s blessings,
 
SPLCS Executive Committee

Service Bulletin for April 1, 2020

Please tune into our live streamed service today, Wednesday, April 1st @ 4:30 p.m.If you cannot view at this time, don’t worry! It will be recorded for future viewing. Staff have purchased new equipment to improve the experience of our live stream services! The link to the viewing is here:

 https://www.facebook.com/saintpeterlutheranchurchandschool/  


As we draw closer to Holy Week our sermon series on the seven words of our Savior on the cross moves to its ending.  Tonight we consider the meaning of the words “It is finished.”  What was finished?  How was it finished?  How does it become victory for us?  You can access tonight’s service on St. Peter Lutheran’s Facebook page.  If you cannot watch at 4:30, the video will remain on our page for a week or so.

CLICK HERE of the Service Bulletin to follow along!   


Our services will be live streamed during Lent on Wednesdays @ 4:30 p.m. and Sundays @ 10:30 a.m.  
Holy Week Services

  • Palm Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
  • Maundy Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
  • Good Friday: 6:30 p.m. (modified service of darkness)
  • Easter Service: TBD

Sunday services will continue to be available by cable TV broadcast (channel 7) on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. 

Service Bulletin for March 29, 2020

Please tune into our live streamed service this Sunday, March 29th @ 10:30 a.m. If you cannot view at this time, don’t worry! It will be recorded for future viewing. Staff have purchased new equipment to improve the experience of our live stream services, this equipment will be up and running for tomorrow’s service! The link to the viewing is here:  https://www.facebook.com/saintpeterlutheranchurchandschool/  

Sunday’s Theme: Jesus Will Raise Us from Death to Life
On our Lenten walk to Calvary, the Church sees the Savior come face to face with death and defeat it completely.  This was not only a past event in the death and raising of Lazarus.  Jesus defeats spiritual death through our coming to faith now, and he defeats death in the future through the resurrection of the dead. Watch our service on Facebook at 10:30 a.m. central time.  Click here to go to our Facebook page

CLICK HERE for the Service Bulletin to follow along!

Our services will be live streamed on Wednesdays @ 4:30 p.m. and Sundays @ 10:30 a.m.  Sunday services will continue to be available by cable TV broadcast (channel 7) on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. 

We want to remind and encourage our members to continue to support our ministry here at St. Peter. Your offerings to our general fund support our called workers and provide the funds to continue our church and school mission. For instructions to sign up and use PushPay, click here:

http://saintpeterlutheran.org/pushpay/

Our Church and School office will have irregular hours during this time. Feel free to contact any Executive Committee member with any questions, comments or concerns. Our goal is to continue to serve our members and provide the most up-to-date information as best we can. The situation will continue to change on a daily, if not, hourly basis.  If you know someone who is not connected electronically, please reach out to them with this information. This will be posted on our website and Facebook Page.

  • Pastor Kelly:    224-430-3925
  • Pastor Heise:    920-264-7665
  • Jim Bakken:    507-995-9431
  • Brad Gurgel:    407-274-7899
  • Jacob Yushta:    507-380-0216
  • Mark Blais:    507-341-1314

 Here are our cancellations at a glance:

  • Midweek and Sunday services (on-site). These will be streamlined as stated above.   
  • Sunday School, confirmation, YFC, Cornerstone
  • Sunday and Wednesday Bible study  
  • ALL choir rehearsals
  • Women’s Bible study 
  • LES and Little Lambs school. Online learning began Monday March 23rd. 

Here’s some encouragement during these troubling days:

The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?   Psalm 27:1  


So many things are changing on a day-to-day basis, but one thing remains constant.  The Lord remains the same and he remains the light of our life. His grace in Jesus Christ is our strength and our constant confidence.  We need his Gospel promises of assurance and mercy more than ever. Still we wonder “how long we must endure these interruptions from our regular lives of work, school, worship, fellowship, and play?”  Let us be mindful of the last verse of Psalm 27: Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart, and wait for the Lord!

God’s blessings,
 
SPLCS Executive Committee

Service Bulletin for March 25, 2020

We are not able to gather in person for tonight’s midweek Lenten service and meal, but we can still be fed on the Word of the Lord and follow our Savior in his Passion.  Tonight (3/25/20) at 4:30 p.m. we plan to livestream the service on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/saintpeterlutheranchurchandschool/.  Even you can’t see it at 4:30, you can still view the service anytime.  Please consider sharing it on your Facebook page so more people can have access to God’s message of love.

This evening is our fifth midweek service and our passion history will review the sad end of Judas and the trial of Jesus before Pontius Pilate, who condemned him to crucifixion.  We will also give devoted attention to the fifth word of Jesus on the cross.  I thirst does not sound like a word of victory.  Yet we will see that even in the deepest depths of lowliness Jesus conquers  and shares his victory with us.  God bless your evening.

CLICK HERE to follow along in the worship bulletin!

Streamlined Service!

Dear Members of St. Peter Lutheran Church and School,

Please tune in to our streamlined service this Sunday morning, March 22nd @ 10:30 a.m. If you cannot view at this time, don’t worry! It will be recorded for future viewing. The link to the viewing is here: https://www.facebook.com/saintpeterlutheranchurchandschool/

Please be patient as we are currently in the process of ordering upgraded electronics to better serve our members for viewing online.

Attached you will find step-by-step instructions for online PushPay: https://saintpeterlutheran.org/pushpay/. Please pray and consider this great tool for giving. It is at times like this that we are blessed to have such avenues available for our members to utilize.

God’s blessings,

Jacob Yushta

Giving Offerings Online Using PushPay

Using PushPay to give your offerings to Saint Peter Lutheran Church for when you can’t be at church is quick, easy, and secure! Setting up a one time gift or recurring gift takes less than 5 minutes. For help, in setting up your first gift, follow the instructions below:

Step 1 – Head to https://pushpay.com/pay/saintpeterlutheran

Step 2 – You will be asked to input an offering amount and to decide if this will be a one time gift or recurring gift (gift that is given automatically based on a selected regular time period).

Step 3 – You will be asked for your mobile phone number. This is to help verify that it is actually you giving the gift. A code will be sent via a text message to your phone within seconds. Type that code into the PushPay website to continue with the setup process.

Step 4 – You will be asked for your first and last name and email address. This is part of setting up an account so you can log in later to change your recurring gift amount or give another single time gift without having to go through the full setup process again.

Step 5 – Lastly, you will be asked for how you would like to make your payment(s). You can choose to pay with a debit or credit card or enter your bank account information to have funds automatically withdrawn from a checking account. Note: PushPay is a reputable, highly respected, and widely used official payments website that is very secure with all your payment information. It is safe to provide this information on PushPay.

Important Final Note: An email will be sent to the email account you provided during the setup process when you are finished making your first gift. In this email there will be a link for you to click on to finish setting up your PushPay account. Make sure to click on this link to be taken to the PushPay website to make a password for your account. You can then use your email address and this password to log in to PushPay at any time in the future to change your gift or make another gift.

SPLCS COVID-19 Plans (March 20, 2020)

Dear members of St. Peter Lutheran Church and School,

COVID-19 cases jump to 115 in Minnesota, 21 counties with confirmed cases. So far, Nicollet County is still at 2 confirmed cases, no increase from yesterday. This should come as no shock to anyone, but as the number of people tested increases, the more confirmed cases we will have in our state. However, this is an undercount due to the lack of testing. Therefore the situation is the same for our congregation and cancellations are listed below. The Executive Committee will continue to monitor and discuss the best plan of action for our congregation and the community. For now here is how we plan to offer worship to our members. 

Our services, both midweek and Sunday, will be live streamed through Facebook. To access livestream click on the link here: https://www.facebook.com/saintpeterlutheranchurchandschool/

Our services will be live streamed on Wednesdays @ 4:30 p.m. and Sundays @10:30 a.m. We are in the process of purchasing equipment to improve the quality of these “online” services to our members. 

Sunday services will continue to be available by cable TV broadcast (channel 7) on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. 

We want to remind and encourage our members to continue to support our ministry here at St. Peter. We plan to send out information and instructions on PushPay prior to each service time, you can also give through the mail. Your offerings to our general fund support our called workers and provide the finances to continue our church and school mission. 

Please watch for additional communication in regards to choirs, confirmation, and other church and school events that you may be involved in. Our Church and School office will have irregular hours during this time. Feel free to contact any Executive Committee member with any questions, comments or concerns. Our goal is to continue to serve our members and provide the most up-to-date information as best we can. The situation will continue to change on a daily, if not, hourly basis. If you know someone who is not connected electronically, please reach out to them with this information. This will be posted on our Facebook Page and sent via email.

● Pastor Kelly: 224-430-3925 

● Pastor Heise: 920-264-7665 

● Jim Bakken: 507-995-9431 

● Brad Gurgel: 407-274-7899 

● Jacob Yushta: 507-380-0216 

● Mark Blais: 507-341-1314 

Here are our cancellations at a glance: 

● Midweek and Sunday services (on-site). These will be streamlined as stated above. 

● Sunday School, confirmation, YFC, Cornerstone 

● Sunday and Wednesday Bible study 

● ALL choir rehearsals 

● Women’s Bible study 

● LES and Little Lambs school. Online learning begins Monday March 23rd.

To continue as usual:

● Call meeting for this Sunday @ 11:45am in the Sanctuary! 

● Executive committee and Council meetings will continue as usual 

● Bible Information Class – 6 attendees 

● Men’s Bible Study – 4-6 attendees 

Here’s some encouragement during these troubling days: 

The LORDis my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 

So many things are changing on a day-to-day basis, but one thing remains constant. The Lord remains the same and he remains the light of our life. His grace in Jesus Christ is our strength and our constant confidence. We need his Gospel promises of assurance and mercy more than ever. Still we wonder “how long we must endure these interruptions from our regular lives of work, school, worship, fellowship, and play?” Let us be mindful of the last verse of Psalm 27: 

Wait for the LORD. Be strong and take heart, and wait for the LORD

God’s blessings, 

SPLCS Executive Committee