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 MAY  23 — MAY  29
  Thursday
 7:00 PM – Chimes Practice
 7:45 PM – Choir Practice
  Sunday
 9:00 AM – Sunday Morning Worship
 9:00 AM – Sunday School (2nd Sunday of the month)
NEWS  &  NOTES
  Help Us To Celebrate Memorial Day 2018
  This year on Memorail Day Weekend we are again inviting the community to join members of St. Peters in honoring our country's veterans. On Sunday morning, May 26th weather permitting, at the end of our worship service we will proceed from our church to a grace in our cemetery, where a brief service will be conducted in remembrance of all those who served our country in the Armed Forces. Memorial Day IS about so much more, than juct picnics and having a day off from work. Together, let us remember those who have served!
  2019 Synod Assembly
   Our Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod/ELCA Assembly is being held this year at Genetti Inn and Suited in Hazelton on Saturday, June 1st from 830 am-430 pm. Delegates will be gathering around the theme, "Freed in Christ - For a New Day". To save paper, all the documents, info, and announcements for the Assembly will be available on the "ELCA Guidebook App". More complete information about this event can be found on the Dynod's website: www.god'slove.org. in addition to Pastor Jerel, we need two Lay Delegates to represent St. Peter's. If you are interested in attending, please speak to our Board President, Ray Fritz.
  2019 Conference Spring Meeting
  Our Pennsylvania Southeast Conference/UCC will be holding their meeting the weekend of May 31 - June 1st, at West Chester University. Delegates will be gathering around the book by Brian McLaren "The Great Spiritual Migration". More complete information about this event can be found on the Conferences website: www.psec.org. In addition to Pastor Jerel, two lay delegates should also represent St. Peter's at this important gathering as well. If you are interested in attending, please speak to our Board President Ray Fritz.
  2Graduates
  We would like to recognize those of our congregation who recently graduated. This includes both members, and those related to our members. Please provide the information by June 16th so we can celebrate their accomplishment in our next Newsletter.
  Get Excited About VBS
  Again, this year, St. Peter's will be joining Zion's Lutheran Chu and the other churches of Old Zionsville to sponsor VBS. This year's program will run from June 17-June 21st. Classes will begin at 9 am and end by 11:30 am each day. To enroll a child, please pick up a Registration Form in the narthex, or call the Church Office at 610-966-3030.

This year's joint VBS theme is, "Roar - Life is Wild - God is Good". Kids attending will learn anew this rock-solid Biblical truth: when life is unfair, scary, changes, sad, good.... God is good!

Right now we can use help on Wednesday evening s 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.

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/Augu Mountain Top Newd will be assembled on Tuesday, June 25th 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 fundraiser s it is important that they are publicize d in our bulletins, newsletters, and online weeks and even months ahead! With schedule s the way they are today for families, time is precious; and dates need to be reserved well in advance.
Calendar for May
May 3 - Community Meal
May 5 - Mens choir rehearsal
May 11 - Ham Dinner 5-7 pm
May 14 - Church Board 7 pm
May 31-June 1 - UCC Annual
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Calendar For June
June 1 - Synod Assembly
June 7 - Community Meal
June 9 - Womenís Choir Rehearsal
June 11 - Church Board 7 pm
June 17-21 - VBS
June 22 - Tractor Show
June 25 - Newsletter Mailing 10 am
  You Are Invited
  You are invited to the Annual Antique Tractor and Implement Collector's Show on Saturday, June 22nd from 9 am-dusk. The event will be held, as in years past, right here at St. Peter's. There will be Tractor pulls, and all sorts of other tractor related activities for the whole family. Come on out, and enjoy this unique event! In case of heavy rain, the event will be moved to Saturday, June 29th.
  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 Childrenís 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 Sunday School Continues
  Please know, 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 Childrenís 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.
  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!
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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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