February 28, 2019, StPLC Events Update
Gratitude From Our Youth
Thank you for your wonderful generosity on Sunday, February 10th as we sold bagged lunches for the Annual Meeting. We sold 100 lunches, and it was a very successful fundraiser for our Mission Trip in June. We really appreciate the support of Saint Peter and look forward to more successful fundraisers as we prepare for our trip to Mexico.
Mark your calendars now for our pancake breakfast on Palm Sunday (and look for the big jar for spare change donations in the Narthex every Sunday)! We look forward to seeing you then.
Thank you again,
Brynn, Claire, Nathan, Luke, Allie, Jenna, Taylor, Chelsea, and Rob
Youth and Family Workshop and Service Project This Sunday
Join the Youth and Family Ministry Team this Sunday, March 3rd after the second worship service to brainstorm ideas on faith and family. Lunch and childcare will be provided.
Faith Forum Sundays at 9:40 a.m.
This Week: Gospels, Unexpected Good News
Please join us this week as we conclude our conversation on taking the Bible seriously. We will hear virtually from Nadia Bolz-Weber as we consider what it means to say that the Gospels are “good news”. As we peel away our assumptions about the Gospels, it reminds us that Jesus didn’t come to make us feel comfortable, but rather to upend our ideas about what “good news” really looks like.
New Series During Lent: Making Sense of the Cross
Starting on March 10th and continuing through Lent, we will begin a new series based on the book, Making Sense of the Cross, by David Lose. We will take a look at one of the most enduring puzzles for Christians about their faith: how should we regard the cross? The way we understand the cross very much shapes the way we regard God and how we construe and construct our life in the world. Come join us as we explore together what the biblical witness and some of Christianity’s most thoughtful theologians have said about the cross, comparing them with each other and our own experiences as Christians living in the world.
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 6th and continues with mid-week worship leading up to Easter on April 21. Click here for the full worship schedule. And don’t forget to sign up for Soup Suppers. Look for the signup sheet in the Narthex.
Evergreen Lutheran Church Women's Retreat Registration Deadline March 3rd
Come together to find hope in God's Word, solace in the company of wise, women friends and peace as we study, pray, sing, worship, relax, retreat and yes, shop. The retreat will begin Friday evening with dinner at Woodspur Lodge in Winter Park and end just before lunch on Sunday. Lunch on Saturday and Sunday is on your own. Because Woodspur Lodge is approximately a mile up the hill from downtown Winter Park where there is ample shopping and coffee shops for your Saturday afternoon break, the vans will transport you from the Lodge to Winter Park.
If you are interested in learning more or attending (along with Lynn Sherpe and others from Saint Peter), contact Jan Petrocchi at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
The Rocky Mountain Synod is sponsoring Faithful Tuesdays at the Colorado State Capitol (North Foyer) on Tuesday, March 12th from noon until 1:00 p.m. Faithful Tuesdays is a diverse coalition of leaders, organizations and community members who are committed to adding a deeper, moral dimension to the public policy-making process in Colorado. The focus is to work toward a unifying narrative uplifting our common faith call to build human dignity in our state. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please reach out to Jeanne Maloney.
Helen Thorpe Visits Saint Peter March 24th
Author Helen Thorpe along with a representative from Lutheran Family Services and a refugee from the community will be at Saint Peter on March 24th for a very special (and free) event. Please attend and participate in this community conversation centered on Thorpe's book, Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship and Hope in America. A light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and the talk will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Meet the Worship Servants: Janet Okerman
Ever wonder who it is that makes each worship service at Saint Peter possible (in addition to Pastor Dave that is)? There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into a successful Sunday morning. Over the next few months, we will talk to volunteers on the Saint Peter Worship Servant Team, the Band and Choir and the Tech Team so that we can all get to know who leads us at worship. Click here to read the first Q&A with Janet Okerman.
Outside Cleanup Days
Join the StPLC Property Team on Saturdays April 13th and 27th as they work to cleanup the outdoor grounds and plant flowers. The group will work from 8:00 a.m. to noon and are looking for people who can help. Bonus points if you can bring tools, especially chain saws, wheel barrels, rakes, shovels, pry bars and miscellaneous garden tools. If you plan to attend and/or provide tools (so we won’t need to rent them), please contact Dave Prichard.
Scholarship Time Again
Yes, we love to send our high school grads off to their first or second year of college with a little extra financial help…but we also want to help people of any age who are considering other kinds of educational ventures: a course to make a new job possible, retraining, a certificate program….really, pretty much anything as long as it’s accredited, formalized and addressing a career-related, real-life goal.
All applications (will be available on the website soon) and essays are due April 28th. If you are involved in the life of Saint Peter and already (or about to be) accepted into your academic program, we hope you’ll apply for this one-time $500 scholarship. Got questions? Check with Lori Williams or Ken Gerhart.
21-Day Prayer Challenge Content Available Online
Whether or not you participated in the January Prayer Challenge, you can now access all of the content on the Saint Peter website at www.stplc.org/challenge. No password is needed. The content will remain online for the time being so that you can access any of the prayer exercises at your convenience.