Pastor Mark’s August Voice Message
Join Us for Wednesday Night Worship
by Mark S
Read the August Voice Here. Pastor’s Column:
“Gathered to Grow…Sent to Serve” This is who we are and what we are about. We say this every time we leave worship together. This fall we will be starting two new ministries that embody this statement. Wednesday worship is the first and Before and After Care is the second.
Gathering together for worship is a primary aspect of a life of faith. Gathering around Word and Sacrament together is central to who we are as the people of God. For this reason we are adding another opportunity for us to gather together on Wednesday nights. This will begin on September 6th with worship beginning at 6:30 pm and lasting for about 35 minutes. This worship will be different than Sunday morning. If you love the opportunity to worship twice a week during Lent then now it can continue year round. If you travel often on the weekends for work or leisure this still gives you an opportunity to gather with your community of faith for worship. If you are swamped with kids activities on the weekend here’s an opportunity for your family to worship. If you prefer worshiping in the evening then here is an opportunity. Numerous reasons why this could be a new reason to “Gather and grow.” This new ministry can also be an opportunity for us to be “Sent to Serve.” If you know someone looking for a church home or wondering what church is all about then this is another opportunity to invite them. Whatever the reasons may be for gathering I pray it may it be a time of mutually growing together in God’s love.
The second new ministry this fall will be before and after care. Our Small Miracles Preschool is expanding to include a before and after care ministry. The city of Grimes has been in need of more before and after school care for a couple of years now. St. Peter has the facility space, as well as an experienced before and after care director in Jeanne Staton for Small Miracles. The council prayerfully discerned this new ministry venture for several months, and in the end decided that this was a way St. Peter could be “Sent to Serve” the community. St. Peter will be offering this ministry through Small Miracles during the upcoming school year. This is one of the numerous ways St. Peter is being “Sent to Serve” in our community. Please get the word out, and please pray for this ministry as it gets underway.
“Gathered to Grow…Sent to Serve,”