Registration for Christmas for Kids has begun! Our Christmas for Kids event will take place on Saturday, December 14th from 9am – noon.
All children in our community ages 3-12 are invited. Your children will learn about Jesus’ birth, sing Christmas songs, and do Christmas projects, crafts, and games, all while you take the morning off or do some Saturday morning shopping. We hope your kids can join us!
Saint Peter Lutheran Church and School will be hosting a free Mommy and Me program event from 10:00 A.M. until noon on Wednesday, July 31st. This two hour program includes quality time for moms (or other caregivers) and their children to get together with other moms and their children for exploration of hands-on activities, songs, and a snack. Feel free to drop by for any portion of the two hour event and stay as long or as short as you wish! Our hope is for moms to have the opportunity to build relationships with other moms while their children develop and refine their social and add to their learning. This program is designed from birth to children entering Kindergarten this fall (ages 0-5). Older siblings are welcome to come along to help out their younger siblings with the activities.
After this opening event, we hope to keep meeting on a monthly basis. We hope you can come and be part of this encouraging and fun group of mothers and children!
We are looking forwarding to welcoming 175 campers to Gault Park next week for our Jesus Saves! Soccer Camp! Our soccer camp is full, and our volunteers are excited to meet all of our campers. Camp families should have received an email with additional information.
Our camp runs from 9am – noon from Monday, July 22nd – Thursday, July 25th at Gault Park by the hospital. Stop by and see what all the excitement is about!
Snacks for the Week:
Monday: goldfish and string cheese
Tuesday: fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies and milk
Wednesday: bananas and honey maid graham crackers
Thursday: Organic Fruit Leather and Angie’s Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn (please note change from email)
We’re excited about all the excitement for our 2019 Jesus Saves! Soccer Camp! There’s been so much interest in our camp, that our camp is now FULL. We have now closed registration, with 177 kids registered. We’re sorry that we’re not able to accept any more kids into our camp, but we’re looking forward to a great week with all those who have registered!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!
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!
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.
“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.