Regular Worship Times

Fall Sunday Worship begins Aug 27
8:30 a.m. - Communion Service
10:45 a.m. - Communion Service
Education Hour at 9:40 a.m. beginning Sept 10

Church Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Address and Contact

Saint Peter Lutheran Church
9300 E Belleview Ave.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

phone: 303.770.9300
fax: 303.770.9301

From I-225: Take exit 2B for Yosemite. Turn left at Yosemite, then turn left at Belleview.

From I-25: Take exit 199 for Belleview, then turn right at Belleview.

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Selian Nursing School

The Holy Spirit was at work, and the generosity of this congregation was on display as we surpassed our fundraising goal of $70,000 to support the nursing school in Tanzania. When our Selian Travel Group returned from Tanzania in the Spring of 2016, they came back with a challenge to our congregation. Dr. Jacobson, ELCA Medical Missionary and Founder and Director of Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, had described for them the significant shortage of nurses in northern Tanzania, and the impact this has on ALMC’s ability to develop new health care initiatives. In response, Dr. Jacobson and ALMC made plans to develop a new nursing school which could recruit local students into nursing and serving in Tanzania’s hospitals.

However, there is a Catch-22. To create a nursing school and receive state approval in Tanzania, a nursing school already has to be in place! ALMC was granted permission to start a school where students can earn a nursing certificate through a 2-year program. This school opened on March 7, 2014, in temporary facilities near Arusha. The goal now is to build a permanent home for this school — a prerequisite for receiving approval to offer a 3-year nursing diploma curriculum.

Dr. Jacobson encouraged Saint Peter to become a major sponsor of this school with a $70,000 gift. Saint Peter’s contribution will build and equip one of the four large classrooms planned for this new nursing school.

A gift of $72,654 to Dr. Jacobson and the nursing school in Tanzania on December 31, 2017. While we have met this initial goal, fund raising efforts continue in Tanzania, and additional gifts given to ALMC through Saint Peter are both encouraged and will be gratefully received!

In Tanzania there are few opportunities for young people — even fewer for young women —especially those living in rural villages — to find meaningful work and provide for a family.

The opportunity to be trained as a nurse, and to begin a medical career, opens doors that would otherwise be closed. For the students at this school, it will be nothing less than a life-changing opportunity.

This is also true for the thousands of patients these nurses will touch during their years of service. The care they provide, in many cases, will be nothing less than life-changing for patients and their families. The creation of this school, and the health care resources it will provide for the people of northern Tanzania, will be a legacy of grace and compassion for generations to come. We are so grateful for Dr. Jacobson’s faithful leadership, and for Saint Peter’s loving generosity, and trust that God will receive these new beginnings, and turn them into powerful blessings for the people of Tanzania.

This is but one more example of what it means for us to be Christ’s Church, better together. To all of you who participated in this appeal, congratulations! And thank you so very much!