St. Peter’s Activities in Light of COVID-19

St. Peter’s & Considerations in Light of COVID-19
Dear friends, Jesus promises to be with us always! He promises us eternal life, now and forevermore! Our Lord in Isaiah 41:10 —10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
And the Psalmist says —1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. (Psalm 46:1-2).

We know that even in difficult times, our Lord will not leave us or forsake us, however, he has also given us wisdom to be good stewards of all he has given us, including our bodies and the care of others. With the warnings and direction given by our federal and state governments, we are making the following changes at St. Peter’s:

  • We will cancel worship on Sunday mornings, together with Bible study and Sunday School.
  • We will cancel the rest of our Lenten Worship services.
  • We encourage everyone to consider using our online giving at www.mywels.com/giveonline. Or send in you offerings in the mail. May the Lord continue to bless our Kingdom work.
  • We will have services available online, either live or following. You can check to find where to go via this link: http://mywels.com/live.
  • Private Communion is available for members that would like to meet with pastor at church.
  • We will not have Jesus Cares Bible Study on Mondays for the next month.

Please be aware that in Jesus you have great hope and the certainty of eternal life. Jesus will never leave you and will use this to grow us in our faith and to lift our eyes to him. Isn’t it amazing how quickly the Lord can bring our busy world to a standstill. He is still God. Many are blind to his wisdom and do not acknowledge him. However, you do and know the wisdom of God. You know the peace and certainty that comes only in Jesus!! You have a living hope (1 Peter 1). Jesus calms your fear! Share this certainty with others. Look for opportunities to speak to your loved ones, your neighbors, coworkers and point them to Jesus. We hear of Jesus opening the eyes of the blind man and giving him wisdom, while also making those who see, blind. True life comes only in Jesus, not just here in this world, but for eternity.

Look for opportunities to show Christian love to others around you! If you know someone that is sick, look for ways you can help or provide in their need. If any of you need any help, please just call and we at St. Peter’s will do what we can to help!! God be with you!! Pastor Green

Weekly Note – Fall Start Up & Has Jesus Left the Room?

Hello Friends,

Yes, it appears that summer is winding down with Labor Day past us. We go back to our regular schedule with Sunday worship at 9:00 am and Bible Study & Sunday School following worship.


Do you remember those days in school when the teacher left the room and kids would mess around? As you look at your life, does it ever seem like there are times that you live like Jesus has left the room? Are there things you would not do if Jesus were with you? If you knew that you would see Jesus at worship each week, would you find yourself in church more often? If he was at your home, would you use better language, change your living habits, pray more, read his Word more and treat others better?

Why is it we live as if Jesus is not here or as if Jesus does not exist at all? I realize that we are living in a post-modern world, a world where many do not believe that Jesus was even a real historical figure. Let’s face it, in our world today there are many that don’t believe Hitler really had concentration camps or that even 9-11 happened. People were there! They witnessed these events. They are real! Peter, John, the Marys and over 500 people witnessed Jesus alive, even after his resurrection. They were real people. Our God is real. The faith you profess is real, a gift from the Holy Spirit.

Yet, as sinners, we find ourselves living like Jesus doesn’t matter. We live like I am king and Jesus is my servant. I will come to him when I need him. As you see these attitudes and sins in your life, it hurts to realize how much you have hurt Jesus and treated him as trash! Do we even deserve his blessings, his love? No, we don’t do we. We deserve his judgment and we will get it. The Lord knows our life, both the good and the bad, even our intentions and thoughts. We will stand in judgment!

Oh, but thank the Lord, he also knows why he, our God and Father, sent his Son, Jesus. Jesus came to take our judgment, our hell. Jesus came to save us from our sins, to free us to be able to serve him without fear. He came that we could live life to the full as a redeemed child of God, living in the world knowing Jesus truly goes with us everywhere! As children of God we want to bring Jesus into every part of our lives. As children of God, we want to share his life-giving love to everyone we know. As children of God we want to worship him and listen to him speak to us, encouraging our family of God that he has brought us together into, the church, his body. We also call it the communion of saints. Thank the Lord for leading us to see his love, giving us faith that lets me know his forgiveness is mine! Rejoice in this certainty, my friends.


Summer worship schedule is over, plan to come together with Jesus in regular worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.  Family Bible time after worship with Sunday school at 10:20 and Bible study at 10:30. I hope the Lord helps you find time for this in your schedules!

Sunday Bible Study – “Life Full in Jesus – Letters from John” This week we will start with John letter to Gaius, 3 John. He speaks of Gaius and his fellow congregation members walking in the truth. What does that look like? How are we doing that in our daily life. What might a letter from John to us sound like? Come join us for this special study!


Bulletin from last Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sermon from last Sunday on Hebrews 11 – God Creates 20/20 Faith Vision!

Upcoming Events

Mission Festival & Welcome Home Sunday – October 13th. 

Our speaker is a former doctor from Pakistan, where he was able to share Christ with even Taliban members and other Muslims. After being forced to leave, he now, after training with our Seminary, is called by a congregation in Pewaukee, WI to share the gospel with people from Southeast Asian. Pastor Paul will preach for our service and give a presentation with his wife Aneela on their work. Please look to attend and save the date for the special day. A pork chop potluck will take place starting at 11:45. We will also be hosting the LWMS rally following at 1:00 pm.

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Birthdays

Klaphake, Tina

09/02

Ruddle, Marjean

09/09

Wood, Sara

09/09

Hayes, Shirley

09/13

Anniversaries

Kerry and Jennifer Swendsen

09/03

Tanya and Jeremy Woelfel

09/11

Fay and Jerome Susa

09/12