October Good Tidings - St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church

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October Good Tidings - St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church
The Newsletter of
St. Peter Evangelical
Lutheran Church
Contemporary Worship
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
7834 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Sunday Worship
10:00 a.m.
410-288-0537
410-284-0336 (fax)
Sunday School
8:45 a.m.
[email protected]
www.stpeterlutheraneastpoint.org
Vol. 84
Rev. Vicki L. Hamel, Pastor
Valerie Adelung, Minister of Music
OCTOBER, 2012
No. 10
FROM THE PASTOR
I’ve just started reading a book someone recommended, Five Practices of Fruitful
Congregations, by Robert Schnase. In this and subsequent articles I’d like to share some of the
insights the book offers, and hopefully initiate some productive discussion and brainstorming
sessions.
The five practices mentioned are 1) Radical hospitality; 2) Passionate worship;
3) Intentional faith development; 4) Risk-taking mission and service; and 5) extravagant
generosity.
The author defines Christian hospitality as “the active desire to invite, welcome, receive
and care for those who are strangers so that they find a spiritual home” and come to know Christ.
“Radical” hospitality refers to practices that go far beyond minimal expectations such as greeting
a newcomer, giving them a bulletin, pointing out the bathrooms, etc. In fact, Schnase states that
radical hospitality entails being mindful of the person not present in everything it does. This
outward focus emanates from a love “that motivates church members to openness and
adaptability, a willingness to change behaviors in order to accommodate the needs and receive
the talents of newcomers.” After all, churches exist to share with others what we have come to
know ourselves—the love of Christ, meaning and purpose in life, peace, hope and comfort even
in the very midst of turmoil and tribulation, along with a community of faith that walks with us,
supports us, and shows us the face of Christ in words and actions.
These are things worth getting excited about!! Excitement and enthusiasm are
contagious, and a genuine, selfless love for others clearly broadcasts the church’s desire to
welcome, nurture, and care for the stranger outside its walls. This one-time stranger can
become a fellow pilgrim and companion in our mutual faith journeys, the stranger who is a
blessing to us, even as we aim to be a blessing to others.
Bulletin and Flower Memorials
Congregation members continue to sponsor bulletin and flower memorials
in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special person.
Weekly Flowers (either 2 altar vases or 1 large arrangement) - $25. Open
Dates are: October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18,
November 25, December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23 and
December 30
Weekly Bulletins - $15 – Open Dates are: November 4, November 18,
December 2, December 9, December 16, December 23 and December 30.
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Our next Men’s Bible Study will be October 1st at 7:30 p.m. We are
studying the Old Testament book of Jeremiah. His words brought to the
people the will of God hundreds of years before Christ. All men are
invited to join us.
Tom Flink
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Dear Friend,
Thank you for your gift to Bread for the World. Your active support as a member of Bread for
the World is very encouraging. Your gift is especially generous – which will help strengthen our
work together during these critical months.
Bread for the World
Goodsearch.com……
HELP……
Do you want to help make a little extra money
for the congregation? Do you regularly use a
computer?
If so, there is a search engine called
Goodsearch.com that will give back to the church $.01
for each search you do and if you shop online and use
Goodsearch partners the church can receive from 1% to 5% of your purchase. This
doesn’t sound like much but the congregation could benefit greatly.
Example: 10 people doing 20 searches a day @ $.0l = $ 2.00
Times 30 days
$60.00
Times 12 months
$720.00
Isn’t that easy…….and that doesn’t even count the online shopping that we
computer people do.
AND IT IS ALL IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN
HOME.
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INK AND TONER CARTRIDGES
Do you have a pile of ink or toner cartridges at your desk at
home or work?
Bring them to St. Peter and we will recycle them for you.
As customers of Staples Office Supply, we can return them to the Store and receive
$2.00 for each cartridge on future purchases. This will help reduce the amount of
money spent on office supplies and paper and you are cleaning up your office
space.
JUST ANOTHER WAY TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT AND OUR BUDGET!
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As a Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Congregational
Advocate, I would like to thank all our Thrivent members for
donating their Thrivent Choice Dollars to St. Peter’s Capital
Improvement Fund.
For those Thrivent members who do not know or understand
the program, please call me…..Lillian Tomecek
YOUTH LOCK IN
NOVEMBER 9 – 10 *** 7:00p.m. – 10:00a.m.
COST: $2.00 per person
For all YOUTH grades 7 and up
friends of the same age are invited!!!!!!!
We will plan and discuss Youth Activities,
do some baking and creating for the Christmas Bazaar,
and have some Lock-In Fun.
Snacks and breakfast are included.
NEW GUIDELINES for USE of the CHURCH FACILITIES
The Board of Directors, after much thought and consideration, have revised the rules for
use of the church facilities. Congregational members are encouraged to use our building
for any large group activities that they are planning. Request forms can be obtained from
the volunteer’s office or Mary Clark, Board liaison for building use. Some of the changes
to building use requests include:
· A building use fee of $75.00 will be charged; $25.00 of this fee will be returned after
the area(s) used have been inspected and found to be in pre-event condition.
·
The building in not available for commercial, business or political related groups or
individuals. Non-member groups must be sponsored by a member in good standing.
· Persons requesting to use the building must make arrangements for entering the
premises AND ensure that the property is secure at all times during the event.
· Prohibited activities include alcoholic beverages, smoking and/or gambling of any
kind.
Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church
7834 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Md 21224
Fellowship Hall
All you can eat - Sour Beef & Dumplings
Tickets are $12.00 for adults; $6.00 for children ages 5-11; under 5 years, free.
You may purchase tickets in Fellowship Hall after all Services, starting
September 30, 2012.
We will have a traditional sour beef dinner.
Children menu includes hot dogs, chips and applesauce.
Desserts will be available for all.
Taped German music by Douglas Tomecek.
TICKET SALES AND/OR RESERVATIONS DEADLINE OCTOBER 14, 2012
This is event is sponsored by our Thrivent Service Team
AND THE EAST BALTIMORE COUNTY CHAPTER 30950
Of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Proceeds: VARIOUS OUTREACH MINISTRIES OF THE CONGREGATION
For Tickets or Information
Contact:
Lill Tomecek 410-686-9270
Doris Huber 410-285-1831
St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church
7834 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Saturday, November 17, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
© Hand Made Crafts
© Bake Sale Table
© White Elephant (Flea Market) Table
© Breakfast & Lunch
© Visits with Santa
Join us for good food, friendly faces and fun surprises!
Proceeds to benefit various ministries of St. Peter Lutheran Church.
WE’RE PRAYING FOR YOU
If you have anyone you would like to add to the Prayer List, please fill out a
“Remember in Prayer” slip in the pew rack, or call the church office, 410288-0537. Please sign your name as the person requesting prayers in case
there is a follow-up.
October 2012
Marge Ard
Richard Ard
Mike Barnes
Davis Barkley
Anna Bowler
Margaux Chrystal
Lynn Clark
Chris Copeland
Jan Albert-Elliott
Keith Fewster
John Harris
Jaykobb Hill
Craig Jones
Peter Kantorsky
Mandy Kent
Beatrice Keiser
John King
Robin Kisselstein
Betty Knight
Dawn Kulczycki
Dolores Lynch
Ed Lynch
Marilyn Lynch
Eadie Mehring
Laura Pharr
Michael Redman
Betty Riden
Lou Robl
Wayne Sautter
Marie Schehlein
Garnet Stevens
Robert Tankersley
William Tankersley
Rick Theiss
Shonda Waybright
Denise Heath-Winter
Jaxon Yeagy
Also pray for those listed below who are in assisted living or nursing facilities and
are no longer able to come and worship with us. They enjoy hearing from members
of the congregation, so your phone calls and cards are truly appreciated.
Hedi Devine
Augsburg Lutheran Village
6825 Campfield Rd, Apt 10-G
Baltimore, MD 21207-4634
Rosalie Molz
Riverview Care Center, Rm 610
1 Eastern Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21221
John Harris
Heavenly Home
22 Chandelle Rd
Baltimore MD 21220
Lois Cole
Riverview Care Center, Rm 613
1 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21221
November Issue
October 12th, 2012
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
10-05
10-07
10-11
10-19
10-20
10-22
10-22
10-26
10-27
10-30
Margaret Krug
Jan Jones
Jacob Bostwick
Frank Hammond, Sr.
Lillian Jones
George Albert
Margaret Ard
Gertrude Bender
Hedi Devine
Mary Catanzariti
The very Happiest of
Birthdays to those
“active” adults members
of our church family
listed here. This
listing is provided so
“Greetings”, “Best
Wishes”, and other
expressions of love may
be shared.
If you find an “active”
adult member’s name
missing, it simply means
that our church records
are incomplete. We will
be happy to add that
information as you give
it to the Church Office,
410-288-0537
Our birthday list also
includes the children of
our Sunday School.
OCTOBER
2012
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS & CANTORS:
Mary Campbell 1-617-529-4149
7 -- (WA) Mary Flohr
(C)
Patricia Hipchen
14 -- (WA) Brian Bichell
(C)
Susan Neumeister
21 -- (WA) Jan Jones
(C)
Patricia Hipchen
28 -- (WA) Angela Carpenter
(C)
Susan Neumeister
GREETERS:
Lorraine Ward 410-288-1013
7 -- Rob Weber
14 -- Lillian Jones
21 -- Joan Sarzynski
28 -- Donovan Michaud
ACOLYTES
Mary Campbell 1-617-529-4149
7 -- (A) Hunter Jones
(C) Gabrielle Weiser
14 -- (A) Sabrina Michaud
(C) Tracy Michaud
21 -- (A) Adrianna Kinsella
(C) Courtney Russell
28 -- (A) Gabrielle Weiser
(C) Gavin Mooney
LECTORS:
Mary Campbell 1-617-529-4149
7 -- Bunny Robl
14 -- Marie Gellert
21 -- Beverly Flohr
28 -- Vivian Bold
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
Mary Campbell 1-617-529-4149
7 -- Jean Jansen
14 -- Vivian Bold
21 -- Bunny Robl
28 -- Sherri Hart
If you would like to serve your Lord
through any of these ministries, please call
the person listed next to the ministry title.
NURSERY ASSISTANTS:
Mary Campbell 1-617-529-4149
7-- Deborah Miller, Melissa Miller
14 -- Tracy Russell
21 -- Donna Barnhart
28 -- Tracy Michaud
ALTAR GUILD:
Marie Gellert 410-288-4278
7 -- Beverly Flohr, June Grap
14 -- Bunny Robl, Jordan & Gabrielle Weiser
21 -- Bea Thomas, Robin Goodwin
28 -- Marie Gellert
HOST/HOSTESS:
Linda Heath 410-282-1731
7 -- Sue & Rob Weber, Donna Barnhart
14 -- Phyllis Schmitt, Nancy Hammond,
Margaret Krug, Lynn Hartman
21 -- Bea Thomas, Robin Goodwin
28 -- Chuck Sistek, Shirely Hisker,
Joan Sarzynski
Note: Anyone interested in becoming a Host
or Hostess, we need you! See Linda Heath

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