April 11, 2019, StPLC Events Update
Outside Cleanup Day This Saturday IS CANCELLED
Because of weather anticipated for this Saturday, the yard cleanup day is cancelled. Join us on Saturday, April 27th instead.
It’s A Church Chicks Week!
Church Chicks will meet at Panera on Ulster St. for coffee at 9 a.m. this Saturday, April 13th. The group will plan our next meal for The Delores Project and also deliver clothes donated for our third Dress for Success clothing drive. If you’ve donated before and would like a tax receipt, please let Annie Heath know.
What You Need To Know For Sunday
This Sunday is Palm Sunday. In addition starting off Holy Week, there are several other things happening, too.
- StPLC Youth are serving a pancake breakfast in between worship services to raise funds for their upcoming Mission Trip to Mexico.
- Deadline to order Easter Lilies. Envelopes to purchase an Easter Lily are in the chair pockets in the Worship Center.
- Faith Forum is on break but will be back Sunday, April 28th at 9:40 a.m. in the Covenant Hall.
- Hippity hoppity! Kids of all ages are invited to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt following the second the service. Make sure to bring a can of food for Covenant Cupboard.
Holy Week Schedule
It is said that Easter Sunday stands at the very center of the liturgical church year. Everything that comes before it moves toward it. Everything that comes after it flows from it. If this is the case, then Holy Week becomes the church’s opportunity to experience Easter Sunday in the most powerfully meaningful way. Below is the worship schedule. You can also read Pastor Dave’s description of Holy Week along with his invitation here.
Palm Sunday / Passion Sunday — April 14
Festive Communion Services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
The Tri Diuum Worship Service
Maundy Thursday (April 18) Communion Service at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday (April 19) Service of the Word at 8:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday (April 20) Great Easter Vigil at 9:00 p.m.
The Resurrection of Our Lord / Easter Sunday — April 21
Festive Communion Services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.
Scholarship Deadline April 28th
All Saint Peter members pursuing education are encouraged to apply for the StPLC Annual Scholarship. The application process requires a completed application form, an essay, personal references and a face-to-face interview with the StPLC Scholarship Committee. The deadline is coming up fast on April 28th!
Read more about the Scholarship Ministry at Saint Peter here, and if you have questions, contact Lori Williams or Ken Gerhart.
Saint Peter Women’s Bible Study
Saint Peter’s Women’s Bible Study will meet every Monday during April and May until Memorial Day from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will follow an 8-week study by Kelly Minter on No Other Gods. All women of Saint Peter are welcomed to join at any time.
Mission Trip Fundraising: Adopt a Youth
To support the mission trip to Mexico this June, the high school youth are ready to come work for you! They are willing and able to do yard work, cleaning, babysitting, and more. Instead of getting paid for the work, they are asking for a donation to help fund their mission trip in exchange. Please contact Andy Mohrhaus if you are interested, and he will find the right youth for the job.
Theater & Theology Final Performance May 14th
The final Theater & Theology performance is Sweat, on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (Space Theater). Sweat is an “extraordinarily moving drama” (The New York Times) that powerfully contrasts life’s happiest highs with the heart-wrenching struggles of survival. Using warm humor and deep empathy, this 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner from Lynn Nottage (Ruined) paints a moving portrait of today’s working-class America in decline. Tickets are $35. If you are interested, please sign up on the sheet on the doors to the Narthex or contact Jeanne Maloney. Reservations are due by April 21st.
Faith Forum Lent Reflections
The life, death and resurrection of Jesus is central to the Christian faith, but how many of us could explain to someone who didn’t know much about Christianity why the cross is important? As Christians, the cross is so important to us that it deserves not just our attention but our questions—What does the cross mean? What does it accomplish? Why did Jesus have to die?
These are the questions discussed this Lent during Faith Forum as the group followed David Lose’s book, Making Sense of the Cross. The group began the conversation considering the four distinct portraits of Jesus found in the four Gospels and determined our task was not to figure out “which one is right” but to appreciate that each presents a unique glimpse into that author’s perspective on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Using this approach, Faith Forum explored several popular theories of atonement, which literally means at-one-ment. In other words, making something that was once broken whole again.
Habitat For Humanity Update
Gerry Mueller has served as Saint Peter's liaison to Holy Hammers/Habitat for Humanity for the last several years. Saint Peter is grateful for his time and commitment to the cause that we remain committed to as a congregation. As Gerry steps down from this role, let’s welcome thank long-time Saint Peter members Adam and Brittany Hass for filling it!
Both Adam and Brittany are passionate about Habitat for Humanity. Since joining Saint Peter, the duo has worked on quite a few builds and are excited to contribute in a more regular way.
Stay tuned for a future article that profiles Holy Hammers and how you can get involved.
Selian Update - “We Are Underway”
That’s the news from Dr. Mark Jacobson in Tanzania. A full agreement with the Diocese and Ekenywa School about land for a permanent home of the Arusha Lutheran Medical Center (ALMC) Training Center and School of Nursing has been reached. Dr. Jacobson projects that the first phase of renovation and construction for the nursing school could be complete by the end of this year.
More updates to come. Keep up the prayers! This effort will help ALMC to establish a legacy of caring and medical care for generations.