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SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Saturday Traditional Service @ 4:30 pm

Joint Sunday Service @ 9:00 am 

Position Opening

St. Peter Lutheran is seeking a part-time Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator to join our staff ministry team. See the employment page for a full position description and application information.

What's Going on

The Owls group normally meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11:30. Our next lunch will be on June 10th.

 

We enjoy a light lunch together, share a devotion, and relax with conversation. This group is for any woman who has lost a husband, recently or years ago. It is a time for sharing, fellowship, and support.

Men's Bible Study meets the third Saturday of the month to discuss the lectionary readings for the week. Our next meeting is on June 20th, at 8:00 a.m.
 

Men's Breakfast meets the last Saturday of the month. Our next breakfast is Saturday, May 30th, at 8:00 a.m. at church. See you there!

Senior Fellowship Lunch meets on the third Friday of the month at 11:30 a.m. All "seniors" are welcome. Our next gathering will be June 19th. Please join us and bring a friend! Contact Jim Daack for more information at (563) 580-0860.

The Women's Bible Study afternoon group meets once a month. Our next gathering is Thursday, May 28th at 1:30.

 

Thursday evening Women's Bible Study meets next on May 21th at 6:30.

this month's bellringer

Download this month's church newsletter from the Bellringer archive page.

Saved by God's mercy and called by the Holy Spirit,

              we share the Good News of Christ by reaching out in love.

3200 Asbury Road | Dubuque, IA 52001 (563) 583-0860 | Email us at: stpeterdbq@q.com

Noisy Offering Update

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Lent noisy offering project for the Dubuque Blessing Bags. This group puts together bags of basic essentials to be given through the Dubuque Rescue Mission to those who are homeless or less fortunate throughout Dubuque. 

 

In addition to the noisy and Sunday School offerings to purchase items to complete bags, we've been collecting actual items throughout Lent to put in the bags. 


Here's some of what we collected!

5th Sunday in Easter, April 26, 2015
By Pastoral Intern Daniel Flucke

 

The Lord is my shepherd. The challenge with saying the Lord is my shepherd isn’t the idea of the shepherd, but what it says about us. If you have a shepherd, well, that means you’re a sheep. But the reality is, most of the time, I don’t especially want to be a sheep. I like to be in control.

 

But at one of its most fundamental levels, Christianity is about giving up control. Following Christ means admitting that I can’t do it on my own. To say the Lord is my shepherd means that I don’t know the way, that I can’t take care of myself. 

 

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; For you are with me.
This line is the heart of the Psalm. No matter what you are going through, God is with you. The Holy Spirit is filling you. You are not alone.

 

Christianity is about living life believing this is actually true, that God is with us. It’s also about believing that Jesus Christ, the good shepherd, is with us through the darkest valleys, never abandoning us. As Jesus himself puts it, he is the good shepherd who lays down his very life for the sheep. Where someone else might abandon us like a hired hand abandons the sheep when they’re threatened, in their hour of need, the good shepherd values the sheep more than his own life.

 

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
I hear this line and I picture a victory feast after a battle, eating with enemies jealously watching. But does it have to be that? Could it instead be taking our feast into the presence of our enemies and loving them? Can we see our Shepherd preparing a table for them too? [read more...]

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