Sunday 5/9, Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day weekend to all the special moms and caretakers in our lives! The next Parish Visitor newsletter will combine June and July. Any groups or individuals wanting to include an announcement or article for either of those two months, please submit it by May 15. Thanks!
Sunday, May 9th: Join us at 9am in person or online on facebook or on the website afterwards. We encourage you to register if you wish to attend in-person by calling the church office or using the registration link at the top of our website homepage. For worshiping on-line, you can find this Sunday's bulletin on the website as well. Other announcements are included. Family worship this Sunday will be posted on facebook at 10am. All ages welcome. Readings for Sunday 5/9: Lessons: Acts 10:44-48, Psalm 98 & 1 John 5:1-6 Gospel: John 15:9-17 Music for Sunday 5/9: "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" "Blest Be the Tie That Binds" "What a Friend" "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" Thank you worship leaders! Ushers: Phil & JoAnne Olson; Organist: Richard Collman; Songleader: Jim Anderson; Reader: Janet Hahn; Livestream: Annalissa Lane. About worship Sunday 5/9: This Sunday’s image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for John’s gospel, the image of servanthood is too hierarchical, too distant, to capture the essence of life with Christ. Friendship captures the love, the joy, the deep mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us. The Greeks believed that true friends are willing to die for each other. This is the mutual love of Christian community commanded by Christ and enabled by the Spirit. (sundaysandseasons)
Announcement: The Northfield Ecumenical Women's group (N.E.W.) are not holding a gathering this year, but are still collecting for their cause: Fellowship of the Least Coin, or Church Women United. Please help by contributing- if you've been throwing your loose change into a jar all year, consider giving that amount. Contributions should be sent to St. Peter's and checks should be written to N.E.W. with a note in the memo line of Fellowship of the Least Coin. Shirley Shaft will be collecting for St. Peter's until May 16. Thank you! Easter Season Blessings, St. Peter's Lutheran Staff May Parish Visitor