Newsletter - September

From Pastor’s Desk:

I’m writing this in Late August. The school year is fast approaching. For the last few weeks I have been talking to students at both Churches. I always ask them, “Are you ready for school?” And most of them answer yes. I have also asked, “are you excited about school?” The answer usually, NO! It’s true rarely are kids excited about going back to school. I certainly was never excited about going back to school. I do see a lot of parents excited for their children. And think we can be excited as a child to go back to school, since we should be excited about someone else learning. This September both churches are going to resume Sunday School. I think it would be fitting to pray for the teachers and the students:

Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, even as You are committed to the care and nature of children to Your people, this coming school year graciously enlighten those who teach and those who are committed to their instruction that they may know Your eternal truth and trust in You all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

Sunday School and Catechism Classes

Catechism Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 4th at 6:30pm the first class including a parent meeting will be held at St Peter.

Sunday School – Join us on September 8th at 9AM for our FIRST day of Sunday School as we celebrate Rally Day at St. Peter! Don’t forget to bring your backpacks for our backpack blessing during our 10AM worship service.

Joint Council Meeting

Monday, September 16th at 7:30pm at St Peter.

LWML Retreat – Defiance and Napoleon Zones


Saturday – September 21st St John, Stryker – Corners of St Rt 6 & 66 8:30am-2:00pm The LWML provides the planning for the program, church service conducted by Pastors Stuenkel and Stottlemeyer, Rev. Logan Scheiwe is the speaker for the day, (Please bring your Bible!) meals and book store for this event but all women of our churches are invited and urged to attend. Registration forms are in church narthex and need to be sent to Linda Bostelman with a check of $14 for each registrant Ingathering donations will go to the Ft Wayne Seminary Food Co-Op (See the list by the Registration for the “Donation Bag” suggestions.)


Thank You to St. Peter Lutheran church for the use of the building for the blood drive on Wed. Aug. 28. They were able to collect 19 units. Thank You again for supporting the American Red Cross.

Seminarian Ryan Pumphrey

Seminarian Ryan Pumphrey has again been designated as the adopted Seminarian of St. Peter, Florida LWML for the 2019-20 school year. His home church is Redeemer Lutheran of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He is a third year student at Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne and will be serving his vicarage in the Fort Wayne area ministering to the residents at the Lutheran Home Care facilities. He and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, Rebecca and Cassandra and continue to live in Fort Wayne where the daughters attend high school.

We were privileged to have Ryan conduct worship services at St.Paul and St.Peter during the last academic year and look forward to the family’s visit this year as well.”