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 FEBRUARY  9 — FEBRUARY  15
  Thursday
 7:00 PM – Chimes Practice
 7:45 PM – Choir Practice
  Sunday
 9:00 AM – Sunday Morning Worship
NEWS  &  NOTES
  Lent Begins
  On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 we will gather at 7:30 PM for our traditional Ash Wednesday Service, which will include Holy Communion. The use of Ashes as a sign of repentance is an ancient practice, often mentioned in Scripture. In our time, ashes symbolize at least two aspects of our human life. They remind us of Godís condemnation of sin and the shortness of our own human life. We are reminded that the words of the committal in the burial service ĖďÖ earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dustĒ will one day be said over us. The imposition of ashes following the confession on Ash Wednesday is a sign that we have confessed our sinfulness, that in our human condition we are dying, and that we are totally dependent upon God for life. Those who choose not to receive the ashes simply remain in the pew.
  We Could Use Your Help
  Help us assemble our monthly newsletter mailing. The March Mountain Top News will be assembled on Thursday, February 18th at 10 AM. Contact our Church Secretary, Sue Parmer, if you plan to help or if you have questions. She can be reached at: (stpeters@ptd.net or (610-966-3030). Thank you.
  It's Continuing This Winter....
  On Sunday, February 21st from 1 to 5 PM you and your friends are invited to join others in St. Peterís Place, for a time of games and fellowship. 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 afternoon of fun.
  Tax Statements for 2015
  Anybody, who wishes to receive a tax statement of contributions for tax purposes, should call the Church Office and speak to Sue Parmer, the Office Secretary.
  Do You Have Your 2016 Offering Envelopes?
  If not, they can be picked up in the Narthex or if you prefer, we can mail them to you. Just contact the Church Office.
  Mid-Week Lenten Suppers
  This year St. Peterís will again be doing a mid-week Lenten Series with Huffís. As in the past, each week will include hosting a supper followed by a service. St. Peterís is responsible for two of these suppers this year. We need individuals who are willing to plan and organize each of these meals. You do not have to totally be responsible for the meals Ė you just have to oversee that the meal is ready to be served on the given day! Sign-up today!
  Just So You Know....
  Because some of you have asked Ė yes, we are still in the process of trying to get funds from the Hiestand Fund. This process has been going on for well over a year and a half now, and all are becoming frustrated. Please know that our Board tried to be proactive with our financial situation; and continues to work to bring this request to some conclusion! Most recently this has meant getting a new lawyer to represent us.

In the meantime, our financial situation continues to be tenuous. Although we expect a good income at the end of the year, the months of January and February tend to be low. To insure we donít run a deficit in early 2016, it would be a help if individuals would be willing to sponsor a specific monthly bill. A list of expenses is posted on the bulletin board in the Galleria. If you are willing to pay that bill, simply cross it off the list (no need to list your name!) and mark your Offering Envelope appropriately Ė e.g. Internet, Phone, etc. Thank you to those who have responded already; and thank you to those who will help us out with that extra gift!! We are so blessed to have such wonderful and faithful members, here ďon the mountaintopĒ.
  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.
  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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