SPLCS COVID-19 Update – April 18, 2020

Dear members of St. Peter Lutheran Church and School,

Church and School leadership want to continue to provide the most updated information possible to our members. Please take the time to read through this each time it is sent out. We do not want you to miss any changes or additions that have been made to our service to you! 

Please tune into our weekly live streamed service on Sundays @ 10:30 a.m.  If you cannot view at these times, don’t worry! It will be recorded for future viewing.  The link to the viewing is here: https://www.facebook.com/saintpeterlutheranchurchandschool/  

CLICK HERE to follow along in the service bulletin!

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: https://saintpeterlutheran.org/pushpay/

Church Budget Update
CLICK HERE to see the attached budget update (Projection for April).

Church Council Monthly Newsletter and Meeting Minutes
Attached you will find the April council monthly newsletter, also the Church Council approved March minutes and the meeting summary from April. Please click on the links below:
Church Council Meeting Minutes – APPROVED – March 2020
Church Council Meeting Summary – April 2020
Church Council Monthly Newsletter – April 2020

Church and School Drop Box
A drop box has been installed in the main hallway just as you enter the building from the Grace Street entrance. Feel free to use this for offerings or any other church and school documents that you want to drop off in a secure place. 

Parking Lot and Alley Improvements Project
Holtmeier Construction and WW Blacktopping will tentatively begin our parking lot and alley project the week of April 20th. They will begin with the removal of the existing bituminous surface and concrete areas where needed. Paving will take place in the first part of May with parking stall striping and signage to follow. Under the current conditions, now is a great time to complete this project!  

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.

 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