St. Peter's Union Church

7863 St. Peters Rd, Macungie, PA  18062
"Inviting all to grow and live joyfully centered in Christ"

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.
 9:00 AM – Sunday Morning Worship
 7:00 PM – Chimes Practice
 7:45 PM – Choir Practice
  Christmas Poinsettias
  CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS may be ordered through the church. Due to the challenges that face the flower industry this year Poinsettias will only be available in red. The price is as follows:
6 ½” pot - 5+ blooms $9.50
Call the Church Office or send your order to the church. Orders must be received by Sunday, November 29th. The flowers may be taken home any time after the Christmas Eve Service. Flowers not taken at that time will be used for decorating or given away.

  We Need Your Help
  Mark your calendars now, for Sunday, December 6th. Following worship that day we will be gathering to decorate our church for the upcoming holiday season. As always everyone is invited to come out to lend a hand. There’s a job to be done for every age. Don’t leave it up to just a few to do all the work – plan now on staying after worship and joining in!!

  Something New For Advent
  This year, in cooperation with our neighboring Lutheran churches, we are going to offer mid-week Advent Services. The format will be similar to what we do for Lent, with the hope being that these services will remind us of the real preparation we should be about this season – the coming of our Savior. Our theme is, “A Quiet Place”; and each brief service, lasting no more than 45 minutes, will be a chance to reflect on God’s Word through prayer and song. They will begin at 7 PM each week at the following locations:

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd Zion’s, Old Zionsville
Wednesday, Dec. 9th Grace, Macungie
Wednesday, Dec. 16th St. Peter’s Union

  We Need Your Help
  Help us assemble our monthly newsletter mailing. The January/February Mountain Top News will be assembled on Thursday, December 17th at
10 AM. Call or email our Church Secretary, Sue Parmer, if you plan to help or if you have questions ( or (610-966-3030). Thank you.
  Join Us On This Most Holy Night
  This year our Christmas Eve Service, at 7:30 PM, will again be an event that the whole family can enjoy. It will be centered around familiar lessons and carols, and will include the distribution of communion. As in the past; there will be a Children’s Sermon, and the lighting of individual candles with the singing of Silent Night. Come and enjoy this special worship opportunity, and (re) discover the real reason for this season.
If you are not able to come out in the evening, then join Pastor Jerel for an afternoon service, at 3 PM, at Huff’s Union Church. This too will be a service the entire family can enjoy!
  Are You, Or Do You Know of Someone Who Might Be, Interested In Becoming a Member?
  If you, yourself, are interested, or you know of someone else who is interested in joining St. Peter’s, please speak to Pastor Jerel. There is no requirement of attending classes – what is needed is only a desire to actively become involved in our congregational life together. If you have been hesitant in joining, now is the time to come back and experience God’s grace!! Pastor Jerel is now preparing to take in new members in November and/or December.

  A New Ministry Is About To Begin
  This fall, we will try to “resurrect” our Sunday Church School for families. After meeting with parents, it has been decided that the best time for Christian Education is during the worship hour, and that, at least initially, once a month will work best. And so, we are going to listen to their input; and try implementing a new model for Sunday Church School, here” on the mountaintop”. Beginning on October 11th, and on the second Sunday of each month thereafter, we will now be having a lesson for children (age 2 and up) during the worship hour. This lesson will take place in our Nursery. All those with families are welcome to participate!! As this new ministry grows, we will need more teachers and helpers to insure its success. If you are able to volunteer once a quarter, please let Pastor Jerel know. As we begin this “new” ministry, even if you can’t volunteer, please pray for it. Thank you.
  Ring In The New Year With Us
  This year we will again be having a non-alcoholic New Years Eve Party, December 31st, from 6 PM to 9 PM in St. Peter’s Place. This will take the place of our monthly Game Time. Bring your favorite CD, DVD, and/or board game to share with others. We’ll have some snacks available, BUT you are also invited to bring along some goodies to share! It will be an opportunity for members and friends of all ages to celebrate. Plan now, on ringing in the New Year with us!!
  A Possible Change In Worship Time
  Our Church Board is beginning to discuss the possibility of changing the time of our Sunday Worship. With an aging congregation, a change in Sunday Church School needs, and the threat of bad weather in the winter months the thought is that perhaps a later start time might be good for our worship attendance. Your input is important in this discussion and ultimate decision! Please take a minute and fill out the attached Survey, and see that it returns to the Church Office by October 31st. Thank you!!

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____I like current time of worship at 9AM
____I would prefer a later start time for worship at 9:30AM
____I would prefer a later start time for worship at 10AM
____I would prefer a later time time for worship at 10:30AM
____It doesn’t really matter to matter to me/my family

________________________name (optional)
Please return to the Church Office by mail, or drop in the Offering Plate on a Sunday morning by Sunday, October 31st.
  Annual Congregational Meeting
  Notice is hereby given of the Annual Meeting of the Congregation of St. Peters Union Church on Sunday, January 24th (snow date Sunday, January 31st) immediately following the Worship Service. All active confirmed members are eligible to vote.
  Some Help Is Needed
  As St. Peter’s Place is getting rented on a more regular basis, it means that it has to be cleaned more often. That is obvious; but what isn’t so obvious is that. That cleaning needs to involve more members. Those who were doing it just can’t 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. Peter’s. So please consider volunteering to use your gifts in this “menial” 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. Peter’s! 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 year’s “final tournament“; and to ring in the New Year.
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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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