Happy Friday! Coming up: God's Work, Our Hands weekend is September 18-19. Normally we aren't able to fully celebrate this ELCA weekend because of our Rally Day and Defeat of Jesse James Days in Northfield. This year we have a special opportunity literally in our back yard. The Habitat for Humanity project on Archibald Ct is finally underway and we are working with Rice County to get extra volunteers those days. Rally Day is still September 19, but we are encouraging everyone to attend and those who are able, to also volunteer for this project. Daryl Knudsen will be at St. Peter's to answer questions and help people sign up for those days. Contact Daryl at 507-321-1994.
There are more school bags for LWR school kits are available in the narthex. They keep getting claimed then more keep getting added!! See the August newsletter if you need more information. A shopping list is included with each bag. Thank you, LUV Quilters, for heading this project. Please fill and return by September 10.
Sunday, August 15th: Join us at 9am in person in the sanctuary, or online on facebook or on the website afterwards. For worshiping online, you can find this Sunday's bulletin on the website. Coffee will be served following the service in the Fellowship Hall. Updated Return to Worship information is on our website. One major change in the last week is the addition of mask wearing during large, indoor gatherings such as Sunday services and funerals. Readings for Sunday 8/15: Lessons: Ephesians 5:15-20 Gospel: John 6:51-58
Music for Sunday 8/15: "Your Grace is Enough" "The Table" "Texas Kyrie" Psalm "Taste & See" "Halleluyah! We Sing Your Praises" "We Eat the Bread of Teaching" "Give Thanks" "All the People Said Amen" Thank you worship leaders and volunteers! Ushers: Dale & Linda Ness; Musicians: Pete Pedersen & Mary Kay Bougie; Reader: Beth Vivant; Livestream: Terra Wierson; Coffee: Dale & Linda Ness. About worship Sunday 8/15: Wisdom prepares a feast, sets her table, and invites all to come and eat her bread and drink her wine. The first chapter of John’s gospel owes much to the biblical tradition that imagined Wisdom as existing before anything was created and having a role in the work of creation. Christ, the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24), today invites us to eat his flesh and drink his blood. John’s gospel includes no account of the institution of the Lord’s supper, but here we can't help hearing Jesus’ words as an invitation to the meal of bread and wine we share.(sundaysandseasons)
Have a blessed weekend! St. Peter's Lutheran Staff August Parish Visitor