PENNSYLVANIA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE
OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
St. Peter's Union Church

7863 St. Peters Rd, Macungie, PA  18062
"Inviting all to grow and live joyfully centered in Christ"
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Welcome to St. Peterís. We are a warm and friendly church and love to make new friends. So, if you don't have a church home, come visit us and consider St. Peter's as your church.
THIS  WEEK @ CHURCH
WEEK OF JULY  29 — AUGUST  4
  Sunday
 9:00 AM – Sunday Morning Worship
  Thursday
 7:00 PM – Chimes Practice
 7:45 PM – Choir Practice
NEWS  &  NOTES
  You're Invited To Join Us For...... Christmas In July
  This year, we will again be celebrating Christmas in July. Our service on Sunday, July 31st will feature Christmas carols, and a special reading of the Nativity. Following worship we will gather in St. Peterís Place for a Special Coffee Hour. We invite you to bring your favorite cookies to share, as we join for this time of ďholiday fellowshipĒ. Our ďgiftĒ this year, will for the first time involve collecting items to fill duffle sacks to be given to foreign merchant sailors in the ports of Philadelphia and New York during the holidays. You might remember that last fall we donated cookies, from our Cookie sale, to be included in these holiday sacks. A complete list of needed items will be forthcoming. However in the meantime, if you would prefer, you can make a cash contribution of $20 Ė which will buy the items needed to fill each sack!! Mark your calendars, and plan now on joining your St. Peterís family for this celebration of Christmas!
  Join Us For Our Outdoor Worship
  On both Sundays July 3th and August 14th we will be having our regular worship service outside (weather permitting). Bring your favorite lawn chair and join us in our Grove. (For those who forget their chairs, we will have a few folding chairs for your use!) Dress is casual on these Sundays. Come and enjoy Godís creation. Come and join us for these unique outdoor worship opportunities!
  Newsletter Helpers Are Needed
  Help is needed to assemble our monthly newsletter mailing. The September Mountain Top News will be assembled on Thursday, August 18 at 10 AM. Call or email our Church Secretary, Sue Parmer if you plan to help or if you have questions at (stpeters@ptd.net or (610-966-3030). Thanks.
  Yard Sale Update
  Remember to join us for our fall yard sale and the opportunity to clean out your closets. Please note the date has changed from August 13th to August 20th.
  A Quiet Time - Evening Worship In The Grove
  Following the success of our joint Advent Series, the pastors and governing boards of Grace Lutheran, Macungie; Zionís Lutheran, Old Zionsville; and our own St. Peterís Union have decided to have another go at a joint worship experience. During the months of June, July, and August from 5:00-5:30 PM they will be having a brief weekly Service of Holy Communion in Founders Grove, here at St. Peterís. Each week will be a totally different worship experience. For those who are members of St. Peterís, it will be similar to our Summer Outdoor Worship Services, BUT not exactly the same! In case of inclement weather, the service will still be held, but inside St. Peterís Place. Bring your lawn chairs and join us a quiet time of reflection and worship.

You might have guessed by now that the name of this summer series is taken from our Advent Series Ė ďA Quiet TimeĒ. But this time around we even have a logo - made up of the three symbols that are most associated with each of our congregations. The steeple represents Zionís Lutheran; the Cross, Grace, Macungie; and the Crossed Keys, St. Peterís. You might have noticed those crossed keys and upside down cross on the cover of this monthís Mountaintop News. Together they represent St. Peter Ė martyred on an upside down cross and with whom Christ discussed those things/keys needed to enter the Kingdom of God (Matthew 16:19) So again, bring your lawn chairs, and join us!
  Some Help Is Needed
  As St. Peterís Place is getting rented on a more regular basis, it means that it has to be cleaned more often. That is obvious; but what isnít so obvious is that. That cleaning needs to involve more members. Those who were doing it just canít keep doing it without some help! Hence you will see a sign-up sheet posted in the Galleria asking that individuals sign up to help with the cleaning for one month out of the year. If we can get teams to take just month, the job becomes manageable AND no one gets burned out. Appearance, next to a welcoming atmosphere, is the most important factor as to whether or not someone will come back to St. Peterís. So please consider volunteering to use your gifts in this ďmenialĒ but most important way. Thank you!!
  It's Continuing....
  Gathering for a time of fun, food, and games has become a new tradition around here, at St. Peterís! Plan now to join us on Wednesday night, December 31st, from 6 to 9PM as we once again gather together. Check your closets, and dust off those old board games, or decks of cards! All games and any age players are welcome!! Invite a friend and be sure to join us for this yearís ďfinal tournamentď; and to ring in the New Year.
  Get Your Information In Early
  In order to insure the success of various programs, trips, and/or fund-raisers it is important that they are publicized in our bulletins, newsletters, and online weeks and even months ahead! With schedules the way they are today for families, time is precious; and dates need to be reserved well in advance.
  Our Wider Church Connections
  Click on the wording, UCC Website, at the bottom of this page for more information about the United Church of Church. Click here to visit the website of our sister denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
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OUR CHURCH
At St. Peterís denominational labels arenít as important as simply doing ministry in Christ's name. Although founded over a century and half ago, St. Peterís continues to look for, and embrace new ways to do ministry in the 21st Century. We are a congregation of 150 members affiliated with both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ. Situated in a rural setting on the edge of Lehigh County, St. Peterís is bordered by both a large grove of shade trees, and a church cemetery. In addition to the main church building and attached classroom wing, there is also a new adjacent multi-use facility - ideal for meetings, wedding receptions, or retreats. All are welcome.

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