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 JUNE  22 — JUNE  28
  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
  ShipWrecked - Rescued By Jesus
  This year’s joint Vacation Bible School theme is, “Shipwrecked - Rescued By Jesus” For the week of June 18-22nd kids will learn anew this rock-solid Biblical truth: When your lonely; worry; struggle; do something wrong; and are powerless.... Jesus rescues! Right now we can use your help during the months of April and May, in painting, and getting our set(s) together. No artistic skill is needed - just a willingness to lend a hand for a few hours!! For more information speak to either Mary Beth Riter or Eleanor Kline. Also, be sure to check on the bulletin board in the Galleria, to see what supplies will be needed - and what you can donate. Please note that gift cards to Home Depot or Lowes are always welcome.
  Get Excited About VBS
  Again, this year St. Peters will be joining Zion's Lutheran Church and the other churches of Old Zionsville to sponsor a Vacation Bible School. This year's program will run from June 18th to June 22nd. Classes will begin at 9 am and end by 11:30 am each day. To enroll a child, please pick a Registration Form in the narthex, or call the Church Office at 610-966-3030.

This year's theme is, "Shipwrecked - Rescued By Jesus". Kids participating will learn anew this rock solid Biblical turth: When you are lonely; worry; struggle; do something wrong; and are powerless..... Jesus rescues!!!

Right now we can use help on Wednesday evenings in painting, and getting our set(s) together. No artistic skill is needed - just a willingness to lend a hand for a few hours. For more information speak to Eleanor Kline or Mary Beth Riter. Also, be sure to check on the bulletin board in the Galleria, to see what supplies will be needed - and what you can donate. Please note that gift cards to Home Depot or Lowes are always welcome.

We hope that YOU will see VBS as one of the ways in which you are led by the spirit to use your gifts!!!
  Newsletter Helpers Are Needed
  Help is needed to assemble our monthly newsletter mailing. The July/August Mountain Top News will be assembled on Tuesday, June 28th at 10 AM. Call or email our Church Office at: stpeters@ptd.net or 610-966-3030 if you plan to help, or if you have questions. Thanks.
  Get Your Information In Early
  In order to insure the success of various programs, trips, and/or fundraisers 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 ates need to be reserved well in advance.
May
Friday, May 4 Community Meal
Sunday, May 6 Men's Choir Rehearsal
Tuesday, May 8 Church Board 7 PM
Saturday, May 12 Walk for the Homeless
June
Friday, June 1 Community Meal
Friday/Sat 1-2 Synod Assembly
Friday, June 8 Spaghetti Dinner
Fri-Sun June 8-10 Conference Meeting
Sunday, June 10 Women's Choir Rehearsal
Tuesday, June 12 Church Board 7 PM
Mon-Fri, June 18-22 VBS
Saturday, June 23 Tractor Show
  Saying Goodbye
  Saying Goodbye to something we have done for years is not always easy. Our Church Board has decided NOT to have a Picnic this year. It is so dependent on the weather; and in the past few years we have been making very little profit, especially considering the amount of time and effort expended. In its place they have added several new opportunities to gather as a community. The first is a Meatload Dinner on Mother's Day weekend. A flyer for this is included with this month's Newsletter. Another event in the planning, is an Ice Cream Social for later in the summer. We look forward to seeing what else we can be doing here "on the mountaintop". Please watch upcoming bulletins for more details as they become available; and remember your input is always welcomed!!
  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
  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
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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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