November 19, 2018 StPLC Events Update
Community Thanksgiving Worship Tuesday
There will not be a worship service at Saint Peter on Thanksgiving Day, but we are participating in the nearby community Thanksgiving worship service on Tuesday (the 20th) this week. Join the celebration at 7:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. (5400 S. Yosemite St. Greenwood Village, CO 80111)
All proceeds from the Thanksgiving offering will go to support The Village Resource Center. Diana Huerta, caseworker for the VRC, will share stories about how the VRC is meeting the needs of people in our community. Our church's continued support of the Village Resource Center truly makes a difference in people's lives.
There will be a time of fellowship after the service. Please bring a pie to share!
Faith Forum: Spiritual Practices
For the next four Sundays, we will explore various Spiritual Practices that bring us closer to knowing and feeling God’s presence in our lives. Growing in our faith has many similarities to how we grow in other areas of our lives. Much like how we practice playing a musical instrument or a sport, it requires some commitment and discipline to mature in our faith. However, the idea of Spiritual Practice as a means to achieve a goal is not all that appealing. While commitment and discipline may be at the heart of practice, Spiritual Practice is not about perfection.
Spiritual Practices are much more about being on a journey of new discovery and growing awareness of the Divine’s presence all around us. God is infinite and everywhere, and we cannot not be in God’s presence. Spiritual Practices are an invitation to encounter the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in each of us. There is no right or wrong way to do that. Please come join us on Sunday mornings between services to see how some new and old Spiritual Practices might open up your heart to God’s ever-present love.
Faith Forum is Sunday mornings in the Narthex from 9:40 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. All adults, high school students and middle school student are invited to participate.
Lutheran Disaster Response is working with Lutheran Social Services of Southern California, Lutheran Social Services of Northern California and the California synods to respond to the recent fires. If you are able, please consider giving to help those in need. You can DONATE ONLINE at https://community.elca.org/uswildfires or make a check payable to Saint Peter Lutheran Church (put LDR in memo field), and we will pass all the disaster relief money on to the Lutheran Disaster Response.
D.E.S.I.G.N. Team Decorating December 1st
Join the D.E.S.I.G.N. Team starting at 9:00 a.m. on December 1st to decorate the church for Advent and Christmas. Following the decorating, the D.E.S.I.G.N. team will treat you with a chili lunch. Come when you can and stay for as long as you can.
Saint Peter Indoor Movie Night November 30th
Everyone is invited to a screening of the “The Star: The Story of the First Christmas” in the Fellowship Hall on Friday, November 30th. Join us for a pizza dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the movie at 7:00 p.m. Youth and Family Ministries is hosting the event and asking that everyone bring a toy to donate to Covenant Cupboard as well. Bring a friend!
Covenant Cupboard Toy Donations
The Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry is collecting toys for the annual Christmas toy drive. Please consider donating a toy or two. Items such as puzzles, new or gently used stuffed animals, balls, Legos, and arts and crafts kits make for great gifts! There is a large box in the Narthex for all donations. Last day to give is December 2nd.
Community of Crafters & Bakers Sale December 2nd
Again on Sunday, December 2nd, Saint Peter is hosting a Community of Crafters & Bakers between services and after late service till 1:00 p.m. in the Covenant Hall. Plan to do your Christmas shopping right here at Saint Peter! Contact Karen Clair with questions.
The Delores Project Dinner December 2nd
The Church Chicks will be serving dinner to the women who stay at The Delores Project on Sunday, December 2nd. We will meet at Saint Peter to prepare the meal in the afternoon and then travel to The Delores Project (location is not made public to protect the women at the shelter) to serve dinner and visit with the women.
The Delores Project provides safe, comfortable shelter and personalized services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness. They also work to end homelessness by advocating for housing solutions.
If you are interested in helping to prepare the meal, to serve the meal, or both, please contact Annie Heath.
Give a Little Extra With AmazonSmile
Did you know your Amazon purchases can make a difference here at Saint Peter? When you go to shop online, enter this URL, smile.amazon.com/ch/84-0875434, and AmazonSmile will donate a percentage of the funds to us. There's no additional cost to you. With Christmas coming, think of Saint Peter when you shop online and we can earn even more!
1 MOPS Meeting Left This Year
The Saint Peter Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group will only be meeting on the second Saturdays of the month in both November and December to accommodate holiday schedules. The normal meeting schedule (2nd and 4th Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.) will resume in January. If you are a mom to young kids, you are invited!