About Worship 10/28

Worship with us! Traditional worship with holy communion: 8:30 am Coffee, cake, Upside Down Intergenerational Ed today: 9:30 am Contemporary worship with holy communion and Affirmation of Baptism: 10:45 am This Sunday is also Reformation Sunday! About worship on 10/28: Can we pray the way Bartimaeus prays? People try to hush him up because by addressing Jesus as “Son of David” he is making a politically dangerous claim that Jesus is the rightful king. Could our prayers ever be heard as a threat to unjust powers-that-be? Bartimaeus won’t give up or go away quietly, but repeats his call for help more loudly. Do we ask so boldly? And are our prayers an honest answer to Jesus’ question, “What do

About Worship 10/21

Worship with us and bring a friend, neighbor or family member! Traditional worship at 8:30 am, coffee & snacks at 9:30, and contemporary worship at 10:45. Note there is no Sunday School this Sunday due to MEA break. About worship on Sunday 10/21: Today’s gospel starts with disciples obsessing over who’s number one, which leads Jesus to say something about God's take on importance and power. Here Jesus makes it explicit that the reversal of values in God’s community is a direct challenge to the values of the dominant culture, where wielding power over others is what makes you great. When we pray “your kingdom come” we are praying for an end to tyranny and oppression. We pray this gathered aro

Worship with us Sunday 10/14!

As I write this, the sun shines again! Worship with us at our Traditional Service at 8:30 or at our Contemporary Service at 10:45am this Sunday 10/14! Stay for coffee and the education hour between services! About worship on Sunday: The rich man who comes to ask Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life is a good man, sincere in his asking. Mark’s gospel is alone in saying that Jesus looked on him and loved him. Out of love, not as judgment, Jesus offers him an open door to life: sell all you own and give it to the poor. Our culture bombards us with the message that we will find life by consuming. Our assemblies counter this message with the invitation to find life by divesting for the

125th Advent Devotional

125th Advent Devotional - It’s Not Too Late to Contribute! Please consider contributing to the 125th Advent Devotional, “One Bread, One Body.” This small publication will have a daily reading beginning with the First Sunday in Advent through Epiphany on January 6th. Join the voices of those who have already contributed, long time members, Sunday School students and others who have recently joined the St Peter’s family. All voices matter and make a difference. Devotions can be a mediation, a prayer, a musing on scripture or a short story. Add your voice to the booklet today! Submissions can be emailed to Beth Vivant at vivant.beth@yahoo.com.

About Worship Sunday 10/7

Come worship with us Sunday 10/7! Traditional Worship: 8:30 am Coffee & Fellowship: 9:30 Sunday School/Education: 9:40 Contemporary Worship: 10:45 All are welcome. Bring your friends and family to visit! Kids are welcome to visit our Sunday School rooms. About worship this Sunday: Today’s gospel combines a saying that makes many of us uncomfortable with a story we find comforting. Jesus’ saying on divorce is another of his rejections of human legislation in favor of the original intent of God’s law. Jesus’ rebuke of the disciples who are fending off the children should challenge us as well. What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God as a child does? (Sundaysandseasons.com)

Blessing of the Animals 10/3

Why do we Bless our Animals? Saint Francis of Assisi believed that nature itself is the mirror of God. He called all creatures his “brothers” and “sisters,” and allegedly preached to the birds. He is the founder of the Franciscan Order and the Poor Clares - both groups devoted to the care of those in need. His birthday in 1181 or 1182 is unknown, but his death date is October 3rd and so he is celebrated by recognizing his brothers and sisters, the animals, on this day. Catholics and Anglicans have used this date to celebrate our relationships with animals for many years. Lutherans have adopted this custom in recent years because it is a wonderful way for us to celebrate the pets who bring us

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