Jesus Saves! Soccer Camp

Registration for our 2019 Jesus Saves! Soccer Camp will open on June 1st.  Please visit this page again on that date to register.  Camp fills up quickly, so be sure to sign up quickly after the registration opens!

Jesus Saves! Soccer Camp is a free, four-day soccer camp open to all children ages 5-12. It is held during the last week of July each summer, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. from Monday through Thursday at Gault Park (1901 N. Sunrise Drive) in Saint Peter. Our 2019 camp will be held from July 22-25, 2019.

At our camp, participants are divided into teams based on their age level. Each team is coached throughout the week by one head coach and a number of assistant coaches. Each day includes warm-up exercises, soccer drills, a skill for the day, and numerous games and scrimmages. Also included are snacks, water breaks, and a daily devotion from God’s Word from one of the pastors at Saint Peter Lutheran Church.

Each participant is responsible to bring their own soccer shoes and sunscreen. Shin guards are mandatory and must be worn at all times. Due to the risk of injury, players without shin guards will not be able to participate. Parents should also be aware that our coaches and volunteers will not apply sunscreen to individual players. We will provide a camp jersey and daily snacks and drinks.

Due to the overwhelming interest in our camp, early registration is absolutely necessary. We would love to be able to have everybody come, but space and personnel limit the number of kids we are able to accept into our camp each summer. In 2018, we closed registration to our camp on May 14th after 175 kids had registered. Please contact our camp director – Pastor Jack Kelly – with any questions at jkelly@saintpeterlutheran.org.

We are pleased to offer our camp free of charge for the ninth consecutive year. Our camp is supported by the generous donations of members of Saint Peter Lutheran Church, along with donations from some of our campers. If you would like to give a free-will donation to help defray the costs of our camp, a donation box will be available at the registration table the week of the camp. If you have gently used shin guards and cleats, these can also be donated during the week of camp.  Your donations are greatly appreciated and will allow us to continue to offer our camp free to everyone in our community.

Church Apparel Online Store – Great Christmas Gifts!

The Outreach committee at the request of some congregation members opened up another online clothing order site for this Fall!   The shop will be open currently until Nov. 11 for those interested in gift buying.   There are a lot of great products from t-shirts, to sweatshirts, to backpacks, to hats, and more that feature the Saint Peter Lutheran Church logo.   Not only can these items make great gifts for yourself or someone else, but they can also be a great way to help us spread the word in our community about the gospel message that is shared at our church and school.   Click the link below to view the items for sale and to make an order!

Future Pastors and Teachers Needed!

Do you know a young person who has the gifts and talents to be a pastor or teacher someday? With our synod currently experiencing a shortage of pastors and teachers, workers are desperately needed in the Lord’s harvest field! Many current pastors and teachers would tell you that the encouragement they received from fellow Christians played a big role in them choosing to work in the public ministry.
 
Click on the link below to print out a card that can be filled out and passed to a young person that you think has the gifts to serve in the public ministry. This could be a quick and simple way to encourage that young person to serve as a future pastor or teacher! Someday, that young person may list this very encouragement as the reason they chose to be a pastor or teacher!

Praise and Proclaim Event

Today this group of believers went door to door sharing the gospel message about Jesus as the Savior and inviting people to our church and upcoming community Fall Festival event. A gospel message was successfully shared at the front door of 250+ people in the community around our church. Thanks to all the volunteers that helped make this Praise and Proclaim event a big success! We pray that the Holy Spirit causes the gospel “seeds” planted today to grow into living faith in the individuals that we met.

Message from Pastor: “It’s in God’s Hands!”

It’s in God’s Hands

“It’s in God’s hands.” Do you hear people say that? Is that a phrase that you use often too? When there’s a big decision to be made – “It’s in God’s hands.” When you’re sick or a loved one’s health is failing – “It’s in God’s hands.” When something has made you worried and afraid and you really don’t know what to do – “It’s in God’s hands.” Think of that beloved hymn, “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” We like to think about our lives being in God’s hands.

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Sunday School Begins!

Sunday school is starting up! All ages from Preschool to Middle School are invited to attend on September 9th at 9:15am.

Adult and Teen Bible studies will be held at the same time.

We are blessed to be able to offer great classes for all ages. Come and see what God has to say in his Word.

Church Choir and Handbell Season Begins Soon!

CHOIR SEASON BEGINS:  The fall choir season will start at the beginning of September.  The first rehearsal for our adult bell choir and senior choir will be on Wednesday evening, September 5th.  Bell rehearsal is at 7 p.m. and senior choir at 8 p.m.  The children’s choir will have its first rehearsal on Monday, September 10th, at 3:15 p.m.  New members are always welcome to join our choirs to use their musical gifts to sing and ring praises to our Lord.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Bakken at 995-9431 (call/text) or jabakken@hickorytech.net.

RINGER NEEDED:  Our adult bell choir is still short one ringer for this coming season.  If you are interested in ringing bells or learning more about being a bell ringer, please contact Mr. Bakken at 995-9431 (call/text) or jabakken@hickorytech.net.

Pastor Nass Received a Call

Dear SPLC Family,

I want to inform you that yesterday afternoon I received a divine call from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Green Bay, WI to serve as a pastor at their church. This means that I will now take a few weeks to decide whether or not I and my family would like to accept their call and move to Green Bay or continue to serve here in Saint Peter. I’m looking forward to the chance to evaluate my gifts and ministry here in Saint Peter as well as consider the possibility of ministry in Green Bay. Continue reading