Be sure to read the Weekly Bulletin for even more details on upcoming events.
The Christmas season is fast approaching and once again it is time to beautify our church in celebration of the birth of our Savior. If you would like to order a poinsettia in remembrance of a loved one or in celebration of Christmas, please fill out this form and return it along with payment to the office by November 10, 2013, as we have to order early for early December delivery. To place your order please contact the Church Office.
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1 – What will happen at the return of Christ to this earth on Judgment Day?
2 – What will happen to your body on the final day of resurrection?
3 – In what way will your body be changed on that great day?
4 – Do you know what is meant by the term “rapture”?
5 – What will happen to those living on the earth at the time Jesus returns?
These and other questions will be discussed as we continue our Bible Study on the “End Times”. Come and join us as we find the answers in God’s saving Word this coming Sunday at 9:15 am in the new Commons! See you there!
“HEART IN FOCUS” CLASSES
HEART IN FOCUS is the name of a new Bible study that will be offered at special times during December and January. Mr. Robert Fischer from Fox Valley Lutheran High School will be leading these classes on the following dates: Sunday, December 8 and December 15, and Sunday, January 5 and January 12. These classes will be held in the new Commons, starting at 9:15 am. Heart in Focus will give us as individuals an opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and guide us through wise financial choices. The four individual topics are as follows:
8 – Fix Our Eyes on Lasting Treasure (Create a Plan)
Dec. 15 – Overcome Worry (Create Savings)
Jan. 5 – Conquer the Obstacles (Get Rid of Debt)
Jan. 12 – Use His Money Wisely/Shift Your Priorities
MID-WEEK ADVENT SERIES
The theme for our mid-week Advent services this year is: “Meditate On The Messiah!” Our mid-week Advent services will seek to prepare us for the miracle of the ages – the birth of the Christ, our Savior and Lord. We will seek to understand more clearly the Promised Messiah as our Prophet, Priest, and King. His three-fold office, foretold in the Old Testament, we see carried out in the New Testament. The dates and the individual themes for each of the services are as follows: Wed., Dec. 4 – “The Messiah – Our Prophet”; Wed., Dec. 11 – “The Messiah – Our Priest”; and Wed., Dec. 18 – “The Messiah – Our King”. The mid-week services will be held at 3:15 and 7:00 pm each of those Wednesdays. May the Lord bless our Advent preparations!
The Giving Tree for gifts to children under age 14 is in the back of church. You may take a tag, purchase a gift,
and bring it back (unwrapped) to church by Dec. 9th.
LADIES AID CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Ladies Aid Christmas Party will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013. Lunch will begin at 12:30 pm. All volunteers that served the past year are especially invited, as well as parents, grandparents, and other family members of the school children of St. Peter Lutheran School. Ladies Aid members are asked to bring a large dish to pass. Entertainment will follow at approximately 1:30 pm.
It’s not too early to place your Scrip orders for Christmas gift giving. December 16th is the last day for special orders of non-stock cards. Also, let us know if you plan to order large quantities of in-stock cards. We are currently carrying a limited amount of special denomination cards: Amazon - $10.00 and $25.00, Walmart - $10.00, Target - $10.00, and Star Dairy - $15.00.
DANGER TO CHRISTIAN TEACHING – THE MILLENNIUM
Many Christian teachers claim that there will be a semi-utopian thousand-year period of prosperity and blessing on earth immediately after the New Testament era and immediately prior to the final judgment. This thousand-year period is called the “millennium” (from the Latin language in which mille means “thousand” and annus means “year”). The idea of a millennium comes from Revelation chapter 20. This coming Sunday we are going to study this chapter as part of our “End Times” Bible study and discuss the dangers of this popular teaching in the church today. Come and join us in the Commons at 9:15 am for this final Bible study.
CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY TO BE TAKEN
The Church Council has authorized that a survey be taken at all of our worship services on December 7 and 8th. The survey is in regard to “altar communion” – whether or not we should continue with altar communion or just have “pew communion”. It is becoming more and more difficult for some members to use the stairs at the front of the church because of health issues. A survey will be handed out to each communicant member at those services, filled out in church, and then handed in. The Deacons will review the results of the survey and share the information with the Church Council. If you are unable to be at any of those services that weekend (Dec. 7,8), you may stop by the office and fill out a survey there.
COFFEE HOUR/NEW MEMBER WELCOME
On Sunday, December 15, we will be having our Coffee hour in-between services. We will also use this opportunity to welcome our newest members: Mrs. Casey (Zastrow) Radtke and children, Charlie & Syler; and Darren & Rachel Carson and family (Mariah, Tyler, Emma, Miranda, Megan). We look forward to this opportunity for Christian fellowship and for meeting and greeting our newest members
St. Peter's Mission Statement
"St. Peter's Lutheran Church exists to share God's Word and Sacraments with His people, to provide Christian education for the young, and to share God's Word with the people of this community and with the world."
- Saturday at 4:00pm
- Sunday at 8:00am
- Sunday at 10:30am
- Service is also broadcast on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WDUX 800 AM radio.
- Holiday & Special Services posted on Calendar