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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Grounded, Gracious and Generous

Saint Peter Lutheran Church is participating in a new program, Stewardship for All
Seasons, which has been made available to us by the Rocky Mountain Synod. It is one example of what it means to be Christ’s Church, Better Together. This initiative will guide us as we look to expand our understanding and participation in money matters for the ministries and spiritual growth of our congregation. This message comes to you from our Stewardship for All Seasons Team.

November 12, 2017Grounded, Gracious, Generous: Stewardship Sunday
It is harvest time! Traditions vary from culture to culture, but often there is some type of event celebrating a good harvest, giving thanks for the bounty. In the Hebrew Bible (the Christian Old Testament) the ingathering was one of three festivals established in Exodus, continuing through the days of the Temple. Today Sukkot, the festival of ingathering, is still celebrated by our Jewish brothers and sisters in September and October. With our National Day of Thanksgiving being eleven days away, many of us are already planning for that feast.

Jesus spoke of another harvest, where “the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” [Matthew 9: 37] We are challenged to respond to Christ’s call, to bring others to Christian fellowship and love. Your Statements of Intent today will allow us to move forward with firm plans and solid efforts, as we strive to be a people who are Grounded, Gracious and Generous. Let’s be grounded in Jesus’ love, gracious toward all longing for connection and a home, and generous toward our companions on earth who are struggling for basic, peaceful lives. Thank you for your generous support, and may the peace of God be upon you and your family.


November 5, 2017 we will focus on Grounded: In in Jesus’ Love
Are you raking your leaves, harvesting the last of your vegetables, or blowing out your sprinkler system? Gardening has many activities depending on the season. The fresh taste of a ripe tomato, or the scent of a rose, brings great joy. However the preparation of the soil, the toil of spreading manure, or removing weeds rarely brings the same elation. Just as a garden, our walk with Christ requires tending through life’s seasons. Many commitments pull us away from worship, and life’s storms challenge our faith and peace. Being grounded in Christ’s love provides the nourishment and support to live with hope and joy, and to support others in our lives, whether at home, school, work, or society at large.

This year we are dreaming of a vibrant ministry, helping the people of Saint Peter grow through Bible studies, retreats for all stages of life, marriage enrichment and parenting workshops, and expanding ministries for young people. Imagine us as renewed people, “strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.” [Ephesians 3: 16-17]

Our plan is to hire a “head gardener,” a part time staff member to assist with development and implementation of these programs. Additional funding will purchase tools and resources to support these efforts and any off-site events for church members. Please join us, and grow with us!


October 29, 2017 we will focus on Gracious: Reach Out to Our Community
Saint Peter Lutheran Church is participating in a new program, Stewardship for All Seasons, which has been made available to us by the Rocky Mountain Synod. It is one example of what it means to be Christ’s Church, Better Together. This initiative will guide us as we look to expand our understanding and participation in money matters for the ministries and spiritual growth of our congregation. This message comes to you from our Stewardship for All Seasons Team.

Have you ever felt overwhelmed, in need of refuge? Many of us have moved our homes, requiring us to re-establish our lives in a new location. The loss of a job, or the din of non-stop phones in a busy office, can drive a worker to cherish the comfort of a listening ear, or touch of a supportive friend. An inviting community can provide a soft landing for people in transition, caregivers needing respite, the lonely needing family.

We, as St Peter Lutheran Church, have a powerful story to tell, about a God who is committed to an extraordinary love and acceptance. We envision a congregation made up of people who are enthusiastic about inviting newcomers to experience our faith and love. We want to connect with our neighbors, know their struggles, take their questions seriously, support their life journeys. Imagine lunchtime live concerts on Saint Peter’s patio, or Bible studies for workers in the Denver Tech Center! Imagine new households renewing their commitment to a faith community! Imagine that we can help others with confidence see the value of our faith, the hope and peace that is available for their lives!

In response to Christ’s Great Commission [Matthew 28:19], we plan to support our Evangelism Team by strengthening their ability to reach out to our community. This includes providing materials that help us share our faith with those not currently part of our church, and community events open to the public to promote contact with our faith-based community. Will you join us in this effort?


October 22, 2017 we will focus on Generous: Serving Our Neighbor
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray” is a quote from a Robert Burns poem. Burns was once a farmer and the poem tells of the late autumn when he was plowing his field and destroyed the “mousie’s” home, in a season when there was no time or materials to rebuild the nest for winter. Just like that mouse, people can find themselves in difficult times, when planning or resources are insufficient, and the results are dire!

Greenwood Village is not immune from these struggles. People are living in their cars or RVs. Many of our neighbors are living paycheck to paycheck. Just one unexpected event, a job loss in a two income family, a woman fleeing an abusive relationship, poor health, or natural disaster, can send an individual or family into a financial tailspin. Many join the ranks of the homeless in this way.

Saint Peter Lutheran Church cooperates with other churches in our neighborhood in the support of the Village Resource Center. This Greenwood Village center provides financial assistance and life counseling to those who are in need. Increasing our support of this vital ministry could make a significant impact on people’s lives! Imagine: just $110 could help a family find housing for the night, allowing them get back on their feet again.

Our plan is to increase our congregation’s support for the Village Resource Center, to assist the growing number of poor and working poor living in our community. By increasing our support, we hope to help 45 additional families in 2018. Join us in response to Christ’s appeal, “just as you did to the least of these my brethren, you did for me.” [Matthew 25: 40]