From Pastor’s Desk.
I woke up today to the sound of the Bus picking up the neighbor kids, it must mean school is back in session. I hated school when I was a child. I hated having to sit in the same building for almost 8 hours. I hated the lessons. I especially hated homework and assignments. For this reason, a part of me is glad school is over. This does not mean LEARNING has to be over for me or for you. As Christians we should always want to learn more. I want you to consider something. There are 66 books in your bible, and I’m sure you probably don’t remember all their titles, let alone what is contained in them. The truth is, As Christians we are called to never stop studying God’s word.
One of the ways to do this is to come up with a reading Plan. If you read 3 to 4 chapters a day you will finish in a year. [If you read 4 chapters a day you will finish in October]. If you do it this way, I suggest you skip numbers and Leviticus at first and read a Gospel instead. Sometimes people read two Old Testament chapters and 2 New Testament Chapters. Having a reading plan can be a fun rewarding way to study God’s Word. Heavenly Father, the words of our Savior are spirit and life. Give us grace to cling to them always, but especially when we find them hard to listen to, that we may discover with Peter and the other apostles that Christ alone has the words of eternal life. Amen
Catechism Schedule 2018-19
Wednesday Nights September 5 – First Class – All 7th & 8th Graders Parents need to attend! 6:30PM @ St Paul Sep 12th, 19th, and 26th
– 6:30pm @ St Paul Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st
– 6:30pm @ St Peter Nov 7th, 14th, and 28th
– 6:30pm @ St Paul Dec 5th, 12th and 19th
– 6:30pm @ St Peter Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
– 6:30pm @ St Paul Feb 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
– 6:30pm @ St Paul Mar 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
– 6:00pm @ St Peter (Note time change) Apr 3rd and 10th
– 6pm @ St Peter Confirmation Day is April 14th
Game Day at St Peter Everyone is invited to attend a Game Day on Sep 23rd from 2- 4:30. Bring a bag of chips or your favorite dip to share. Some games will be provided but feel free to bring you own game too! Come Join The FUN!
Sunday School Rally day is September 9th!
Sunday school is starting just around the corner! Sunday, September 9th is our first day. Please have your child bring their backpacks. Pastor will be blessing their backpacks during our church service. We have a lot of exciting things planned for Sunday School this year!
Refreshments will be served by the Board of Witness, Outreach and Stewardship following the service.
St Peter’s Retiree’s Luncheon
The Luncheon will be held Friday, September 28th, 11:15 am at Cosmo’s Restaurant, 1824 E. 2nd Street, Defiance. Note the change of location. Contact Jim Meyer or Tom Meyer if you plan to attend. New faces always welcome; come join the fellowship. Bring a $1 wrapped bingo gift.
St. Peter Council and Voters
St. Peter Council and Voters approved having the church office send Memorial Gift Acknowledgements for memorials made to the church at the time of the death of family members and friends. A sample of the card is displayed on the narthex bulletin board. This will be prepared and sent out, at the option of the family, to all donors to St. Peter Lutheran Church and/or its organizations. Pastor will offer this service to the decedent’s family and we will ask that the family of the decedent give us a list of the donors and their addresses. The amount of the gift will not be included. Please consider this new service and if you have questions, please ask Pastor or any church officer
Greetings from Preschool!
Summer flew by, just as expected and it's now time to start the 2018/2019 school year! I am very pleased to report that I will be teaching Preschool at St. Peter all 5 days this year. I have 7 students enrolled in the 3 year old T/Th class and 5 students enrolled in the 4/5 year old MWF class! I am so excited to be here all 5 days and can't wait to see what the school year brings! I spent lots of time this summer in the classroom organizing and changing things around ~ I think it looks fantastic! Our September will be busy getting to know each other and learning the classroom rules. We will also have our monthly visit with Ms. Barb from the Napoleon Public Library, school pictures and show & tell. In October we will take our annual field trip to Leaders Family Farms! Just like previous school years, each week we will focus on a letter or number, have a weekly theme and a bible story. It should be a fantastic year! Feel free to stop in and visit us anytime! In God's Blessings, Mrs. Julie Rees