Service Bulletin for Easter 2 – April 19, 2020

Are you having doubts about the reliability of information coming your way?  Do you find conflicting messages–even conflicting messages in the Bible–confusing?  If so then you are in the same boat where Jesus’ disciples often found themselves.  This Sunday’s worship will give us proof and peace of mind as Jesus opens the Scriptures to us and gives us victory over our confusion.  Join us for the livestream on Facebook at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The link to the viewing is here: https://www.facebook.com/saintpeterlutheranchurchandschool/  

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Service Bulletin for Good Friday – April 10, 2020

This evening at 6:30 p.m. Saint Peter Lutheran will livestream our Good Friday Service of Darkness with its focus on the seven words of Jesus from the cross.  It will also feature choral recordings of Jeremy Bakken’s Seven Words from the Cross cantata.  You can access the livestream from our Facebook page (CLICK HERE).  Please download tonight’s service folder and sermon/service notes to help you follow along with tonight’s worship

CLICK HERE to follow along in the service folder!

CLICK HERE for the sermon/service notes

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 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. 

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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

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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.

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