THIS Sunday, Halloween, kids are encouraged to wear their church-friendly costumes to church. Trunk or Treat will be in the parking lot after worship at about 10:15. We need adults to participate in decorating their vehicle's trunk and having treats/toys ready. If you remember a few years ago, we had planned to be outside, but because of rain it needed to be moved it indoors and the kids trick-or-treated in the classrooms! This year, however, the weather forecast looks to be nice and sunny!
See announcements in this Sunday's bulletin, printed for in-person, online for virtual. Sunday, October 31st: Join us at 9am in person. Coffee will be served following the service in the Fellowship Hall, with Trunk or Treat in the parking lot. Join online on facebook or on the website afterwards. For worshiping online, you can find this Sunday's bulletin on the website. Updated Return to Worship information is on our website.
Readings for Sunday 10/31: Lessons: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 46 & Ephesians 3:14-21 Gospel: Matthew 7:24-29 Music for Sunday 10/31: "A Mighty Fortress" "Lord, Let My Heart be Good Soil" "My Hope is Built on Nothing Less" "The Kingdom" "How Firm a Foundation" Special music will be provided by our worship choir! Thank you worship leaders and volunteers! Ushers: Mary Bleckwehl & Diane Boyum; Reader: Steve Hill; Organist: Richard Collman; Livestream: Terra Wierson; Coffee: Dale & Linda Ness. About worship on Sundays in October: Throughout the Sundays in October, based on Ephesians 3:17, we will have a sermon series entitled “Rooted in Love.” Roots bring both stability and nourishment. In this world of constant change and uncertainty, we are dependent upon our roots.
The Bible in general, and Jesus in particular, use many agrarian images to describe God’s love and Kingdom. The Kingdom of God is like scattered seed that does, or does not take root (Matthew). Faith is like a tree planted beside a stream (Psalms & Jeremiah). How rooted are you? In what are you rooted? Are your roots deep enough, wide enough, healthy enough to withstand the challenges and difficulties of life? Rooted in God’s love, we abundantly love and serve our neighbor and the world God loves. (from Pastor David's Oct. newsletter article)
Sunday is ALSO Reformation Sunday: Rooted in the past and growing into the future, the church must always be reformed in order to live out the love of Christ in an ever-changing world. We celebrate the good news of God’s grace, that Jesus Christ sets us free every day to do this life-transforming work. Trusting in the freedom given to us in baptism, we pray for the church, that Christians will unite more fully in worship and mission. (sundaysandseasons.com)
A caramel roll fundraiser will officially kick off our fundraising for repairs and renovations Sunday the 7th. For more info, see the November newsletter, or visit the website. Blessings, St. Peter's Lutheran Staff November Parish Visitor