Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Christ is Risen!! What wonderful news!!! At the Easter Vigil, I preached on John 20:1-18 and in this resurrection story, Mary Magdalene proclaims the good news: “I have seen the Lord!” We have all seen the Lord and now we go out and share this Good News!
Mary’s proclamation was a perfect way to end our Lenten worship series on our Mission Statement (see below). I ended my Lenten homily with these words: “God is depending on us, not to save ourselves...Jesus did that!! God is depending on us to live out our calling of the Holy Spirit, knowing we are saved by God’s mercy...we have heard the Good News and it is now time for us to share it, as we reach out to each other, the community, the world...in love.”
I challenge us all in the next few days, weeks, months to proclaim to others: “I have seen the Lord!” Now, don’t get worried, I am not saying we stand on a corner and evangelize in that way, but how about this: tell someone what you got out of the Lenten or Easter services; tell someone what is something about St. Peter that makes you proud; invite someone to church; invite the neighbor kids to VBS….these are all easy ways to proclaim: “I have seen the Lord!”
We have all seen the Lord and now we go out and share this Good News!
In peace, Pastor Karla
Splash Into Summer – Sunday, May 19 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Save the Date!
Come and join the whole
congregation as we kick off our summer activities with group games, food, fellowship and fun. Some of the games could get wet and wild so dress accordingly (or watch safely from the sidelines.) Bring
your own beverage (if you want something other than lemonade) and a lawn chair would be a good idea, if weather permits and we can do all the fun-having outside (we will plan activities for indoors
if the weather is inclement). Please let Miriam Bjornstad (email@example.com) or Rick Maier (firstname.lastname@example.org) know you are coming so we have enough food and supplies.
This event is sponsored by the Education and Youth Boards.
St. Peter Lutheran Church
3200 Asbury Road | Dubuque, IA 52001
Regular Worship Schedule
Traditional Worship Service 4:30pm
Sunday School, Confirmation, & Adult Forum
Traditional Worship Service 10:30am
Men's Bible Study meets the third Saturday of the month to discuss the lectionary readings for the week. Our next meeting is on Saturday, May 18th 8:00am.
The last Saturday of the month - May 25th 8am
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 May 17th. Please join us and bring a friend! Contact Jim Daack for more information at (563) 583-0860.
Women's Bible Study is Thursday, May 23rd at 1:30pm.
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