August 16, 2019, StPLC Events Update

August 16, 2019, StPLC Events Update

Saint Peter MOPS at South by Southeast Festival

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 16th, members of the Saint Peter MOPS group will be on-site at the South by Southeast Festival all day! The festival is an annual event that takes place in southeast Denver’s Bible Park and features food trucks, live music, family activies and — new this year thanks to MOPS — a changing station and a nursing station for moms and dads of young children. For more info visit the City of Denver website. If you attend, be sure to stop by and say hello!

Congratulations on 35 Years, Pastor Dave

This Sunday during both worship services, in honor of Pastor Dave’s 35th anniversary as an ordained Lutheran Pastor, we will take the time to recognize his committment to faith and to the Saint Peter Congregation.

We give you thanks, almighty and gracious God, that you have fed us with heavenly food, the body and blood of your Son, uniting us through him in the communion of the Holy Spirit. We thank you for raising up among us faithful servants for the ministry of word and sacrament, especially for Pastor Dave, and we pray that he may continue to exemplify the gospel in word and deed. Grant that we, with Pastor Dave, may joyfully serve you all our days and finally rejoice in your glory; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen

Sign Up This Sunday for the First Theater and Theology Show of the Season

The new season of Theater and Theology will start up again in September. Theater and Theology is a ministry of the Rocky Mountain Synod in which participating congregations enjoy a special arrangement with the Theater Company of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), where after viewing a performance together we engage cast members in a moderated talkback on theological issues in each play. All Saint Peter members are invited to join in a fun night out at the theater together. We receive a reduced ticket price of just $35 per performance. All performances are on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

The first play of the new season is “Indecent”, on Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the Space Theater (in-the-round). If you are interested in participating, please sign up on the sheet on the door in the Narthex before Sunday, August 18th. Once we have our group, we will make plans for dinner and carpooling. Learn more about “Indecent” here.

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September 12th Event for Project Education South Sudan

Join Project Education South Sudan (PESS) for a night of education, food, celebration and giving in support of its programming. Former Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will speak about the role of education in bringing peace to developing countries, including South Sudan. PESS Executive Director Daniel Majok Gai will share updates on the high school girl students in South Sudan. Master of Ceremonies, Tamara Banks, will share her experience on seeing education transform nations.

The event will be held at St John’s Cathedral in Denver on September 12th. Tickets are only $35 and can be purchased online.


New Ministry Profile: Saint Peter Stitchers

For over 10 years, Saint Peter has been home to the Saint Peter Stitchers, a group of 12 or so ladies (and occasionally a couple of men) who gather in the church Narthex the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Click here to learn more and to see a video featuring the stitchers.


Household Items Needed For Refugee Friends

This summer, a few Saint Peter members have volunteered their time with Lutheran Family Services to walk alongside refugees from Congo. The work has included taking children to the zoo or museum, driving those in need of a ride to doctor’s appointments and pitching in wherever else it is needed. Currently, several of these families are without furniture, so the volunteers are seeking gently used (or new) microwaves, small dressers and end tables. If you are able to help out, contact Karne Bieghle.


Rainbow Trail Fly Fishing Retreat

It’s that time again. Let’s gear up for the annual Men’s Fly Fishing Retreat, September 19-22, 2019 at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp! Experience a weekend of faith renewal, fellowship and fishing! Hearty meals, worship, and camaraderie around the campfire will be woven into the weekend so all can come away renewed spiritually, mentally and physically. The Arkansas River is only minutes from Rainbow Trail and offers world class fly fishing. Ark Anglers, a local guiding company, will give a presentation on current river conditions at the beginning of the weekend.

Fishermen from novice to expert are encouraged to come for this fabulous weekend. Rental equipment and professional guide services are available. To learn more visit www.rainbowtrail.org/retreats/fly-fishing. Scholarships are available for anyone in need of financial assistance.

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Pastor Matthew Weber Fundraiser

On August 10th, Pastor Dave and some of his co-conspirators from the bluegrass band “Credibility Gap” played at a fundraiser in support of Pastor Matthew Weber of Holy Love Lutheran Church in Aurora, who is recovering from a ski accident (pictured here with Pastor Dave). Thank you to all who attended and supported this great cause. If others want to support, visit Matthew’s GoFundMe site.

Pastor Matthew has been reflecting on his journey towards health and wellness on his blog, too. Check it out here.


Covenant Cupboard Toy Project Leader Needed

Saint Peter hosts the Covenant Cupboard Christmas gift project every year, assisted by the other churches who sponsor the Covenant Cupboard food pantry. On Friday, December 6th and Friday, December 13th, parents will come and select a gift and a stuffed stocking for each child age 12 and under so that they may give their children presents at Christmas. It’s a project that brings great joy to client families as well as those who host the distribution!

We’re looking for at least two leaders for this project, or we may be unable to host it this year. Karyl Meyer will mentor the leaders and provide many materials and contacts to help the distribution run smoothly. Please consider helping lead this wonderful Christmas gift project. Call Karyl to learn more about it.

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Ministry Profile: Saint Peter Stitchers

Ministry Profile: Saint Peter Stitchers