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. Peter’s. 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 OCTOBER  21 — OCTOBER  27
  Sunday
 9:00 AM – Sunday Morning Worship
 9:00 AM – Sunday School (2nd Sunday of the month)
  Thursday
 7:00 PM – Chimes Practice
 7:45 PM – Choir Practice
NEWS  &  NOTES
  Family Fun Night At Friendlys Restaurant
  FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT FRIENDLY’S RESTAURANT
5-8 PM TREXLERTOWN
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018
ST. PETER’S WILL RECEIVE 10% OF SALES BETWEEN HOURS OF 5-8 PM
  Annual Basket and More Event
  10TH Annual Basket and More Event
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Advanced Admission: $20
At Door: $25
Doors open: 11:30 am
  Work Day And Cemetery Clean UP
  Mark your calendars now to spend Saturday, October 6th from 9 am – 3 pm, working on our Cemetery and around our church. It was decided that one way we can all help care for our property was to have such a Work Day. The hope is, we can straighten and realign stones; as well as take care of some other outside property concerns. By working together we can bring all our properties back to being in “tip top shape”. Our grounds and buildings are an important part of our ministry; and should be something we are all proud of. Plan now on lending a hand! Thank you.
  Adult Discussion To Begin Again
  On the 3rd Sunday of each month we will be having an Adult Discussion. This discussion will be over coffee, immediately after worship 10-11 am. Through discussion and question and answer, we will look at key points of faith and how they relate to current events. Members are asked to bring a newspaper article they were moved/troubled by during the week. There will be no fancy words – just a simple exploration and understanding of what it means to be a believer in today’s world. It has been some time since we last had an adult Christian education opportunity; so plan now on being a part of this new excuse to stay after worship for coffee!

  Lets Get Rolling
  That’s right it’s time to get rolling…. Cookie dough! As an addition to our Fall Bazaar this year it has once again been decided to have a Holiday Cookie Sale. We are again seeking volunteers who would be willing to come out a night or two to St. Peters Place to help roll out, cut, and bag cookies. Baking continues on Wednesdays. To volunteer please talk to Ron Marks. Come out and lend a hand! All proceeds will help offset our ministry expenses.
  Reformation Sunday
  Come join us, as we celebrate Reformation Sunday on October 28th at 9 am. Joining us for the morning will be the Reverend Simmons. Plan now on being a part of this worship celebration; and remember faith is full tricks and treats!
  Blessing of the Animals
  At the 10 am on Sunday, October 7th we are inviting both members and neighbors to bring their pets to St. Peters for a Blessing of the Animals. This year, this service will occur outside, weather permitting, or in St. Peters Place AS PART of our regular worship. This year for our Blessing of the Animals we are trying something different. We are asking individuals to donate monies towards the purchase of pet food. This food will then be divided between local animal shelters, and clients of our local food pantry. Any amount is welcome – and can be placed in the envelopes found on the display table in the Galleria. Not only will we be “Feeding the Need” but we will once again be reaching out beyond our walls – into the community. Finally, just as a point of information the Blessing of the Animals is usually held close to the date we remember or commemorate St. Francis of Assisi – a lover of animals.
  Experience God's Amazing Grace on Worldwide Communion Sunday
  On October 7th we will be celebrating Worldwide Communion Sunday. Please Join us, as we gather around the breaking of bread, and celebrate that in fact, there is only on faith, one Lord, and one baptism. If you have not received the Sacrament in some time, here is the perfect opportunity for you to COMEBACK to the Lord’s Table.
  We Gather to Celebrate God's Bounty
  On Sunday, October 14th we will be celebrating Harvest Home Sunday. This service annually provides us with a special opportunity to show our gratitude and thanks to God for his blessings to us, by bringing food items to help others. Items collected this year will again be given to the Zionsville Area Food Bank. PLEASE DO NOT BRING HOME CANNED ITEMS as Federal law does not allow use/donation of home canned items. Please come early on the 14th with your gifts, so that you can add them to our display before the start of our service.
  Rememebering Those Who Have Died In The Faith
  November 4th is All Saints Sunday. During the Prayers on that Sunday we will be remembering all those members of St. Peters who have died during the past year; and who now rest with all the saints in heaven. If you know of someone who lost a loved one, please invite him or her to attend worship. We will also remember those who have left bequests to the church during the past year that have supported our ministries.
  The Month At A Glance
  October 3 cookie baking
October 4 Choirs Practice
October 5 Community Meal
October 6 Work Day
October 7 Blessing of the Pets
Worldwide Communion
October 9 Church Board
October 10 Cookie Baking
October 11 Choirs Practice
October 14 Harvest Home Sunday
Sunday School
October 16 Newsletter Mailing
Fun Night @ Friendly’s
October 17 Cookie Baking
October 18 Choirs Practice
October 21 Sunday School
Basket Social
October 24 Cookie Baking
October 25 Choirs Practice
October 28 Reformation Sunday
October 31 Cookie Baking
November 4 All Saints Sunday
  Do You Know Of A Way St Peters Place Can Be Used Or Rented
  Do You Know Of A Way St Peters Place Can Be Used Or Rented
Our Church Board is always looking for new ways to use St. Peters Place. Do you belong to a community organization that is in search of a meeting place? Do you have a neighbor looking to hold an anniversary or birthday party? In each of these cases why not suggest your church as a possibility! St. Peters Place is here to be used; and with each use we get that much more exposure to the community. Each of us should become an ambassador for St. Peter's Place. Much like we read in Scripture about Abraham and his ancestors - we have been blessed to be a blessing to others!
  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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  So You Think You're Not Needed
  Wrong! Here at St. Peters everyone is needed. Be it at our Community Meal, Soup Sales, VBS, or even on a Sunday morning at Worship, we can always use YOUR help. If you can come only one day, or for only one hour, or do only one thing - that's OK! Whenever and wherever you can lend a hand does matter. You'll have fun; and besides the pay is great. You'll leave, knowing in your heart, that you have helped others, and your church. YOU are needed. You can make a difference. Volunteer this summer, and see for yourself!
Thank you,
Ron Marks
Church Board President
  Our Sunday School Continues
  This fall, we continue to have Sunday School for small children. Now thru June, on the Second and third Sunday of each month we will be having a lesson for children 2 and up during the worship hour. (During worship on the 3rd Sunday, there will also be Children’s Message during worship). All of these Sunday School lessons will take place in our nursery. Remember, all those with small children are welcome to participate! If you are able to help out with these classes, please let Janet Fritz know. And above all, please pray for this ministry.

OUR CHURCH
At St. Peter’s denominational labels aren’t as important as simply doing ministry in Christ's name. Although founded over a century and half ago, St. Peter’s 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. Peter’s 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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