Join us Sunday at 9:30am for another message in our “Summer of Prayer” series. The book of Acts demonstrates what happens when prayer is a way of life. In the early church prayer was recorded as a way of life for the early Jesus followers. Unfortunately, ongoing prayer is a struggle in churches today – time to change that. Can this happen in our church today? Can this happen in your life?
The prayer group comes together each weekly to simply do that: pray. It doesn’t matter If you’ve never prayed or are a seasoned “prayer warrior,” you are welcome to join us!
We start by reading a Psalm or two and then speak out loud our adoration, confession, thanksgiving and requests to God in Jesus’ Name.
If you can’t participate, but have a prayer request, you can share them with Faith Rattei and she will include them each week.
Please join us for a Family Summer Playground Celebration on Saturday, August 24th from 4-6pm on the playground of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Edina. We will hear stories of faith, play games, do crafts, sing songs, enjoy the playground equipment and eat together. Come celebrate summer with us!
Your family is a gift of God! When families experience faith together it makes for lasting memories. We want to equip parents to be able to bring up spiritual matters all week long. On the fourth Sunday of every month, the whole family of faith gathers in the sanctuary to begin worship. After the children's message, children and their parents are invited to the Underground Room for a time of active Biblical learning together. Please join us for a hands on opportunity to live out the good news and bring your friends!
For more information, contact Jim Grimm.
Bibles, Burgers & Beer is a time for folks to gather and enjoy some good food, taste some new beers and discuss spiritual things. Our topic for 2019 is "The Seven Deadly Sins." In August, we'll be visiting Sociable Ciderwerks. It's "B.Y.O.B." (bring your own burger) so listed below are some restaurant suggestions for you to choose from and most breweries have food trucks on their property as well.
Suggested Burger Joints:
For more information, contact Dawn Schaekel
Christmas in July Missional Small Groups Leaders Celebration will be taking place on Sunday, July 21 from 12-2 pm at the Rattei Residence. If you are a Missional Small Group coach, leader or host, we want to celebrate the gift of YOU! The Rattei’s will be grilling and providing drinks. You’re invited to bring a dish to share.
Do you like arts? Crafts? Dedicated time to create? Then join us at Arts Counterparts! You bring a project to work on, we'll supply the counterparts (other folks to chat with) and refreshments! We'll start with a short devotion to spark discussion and then we'll get to work on our art.
We meet at a different location each month, so contact Faith Rattei for more details.
Join us to hear a presentation of the 2019-2020 Ministry Plan. Whether you are a member or not, you are welcome to hear the presentation and share your feedback. If you are a member of the congregation, you are invited to cast your vote on the Ministry Plan and other items of business.
Please join us in celebrating this year's 19 graduates from our Prekindergarten and High-5 classes! The special graduation event begins at 5:30pm in the sanctuary, followed by an all-school Parent Connect dinner at 6:00pm. We are honored to send these students into Kindergarten with God's blessing! Everyone is invited!
For more information, contact Tosca Grimm.
At St. Peter's, we are building a culture of intentionality around developing leaders and equipping leaders to equip their followers to be successful in their areas of ministry.
To that end, we offer a "Path Leadership Workshop" quarterly, not only educate leaders on how to develop a path but also to empower leaders to network with each other so that we can best support our volunteers.
If you lead a ministry area at St. Peter's, this workshop is for you! Or if you'd simply like to learn more about what it means to develop a leadership path, you are welcome too!
For more information, please contact Faith Rattei.
MAKE A MEMORY WITH YOUR CHILD! Stop in with your son or daughter in the cafeteria on Friday, April 5 for a donut between 7-8am. You will also learn more about our Framily Easter Extravaganza event. Of course, the perfect complement for donuts is coffee and milk. Come and go as you desire / stick around as long as your schedule allows. It is sponsored by the Friday morning men’s missional small group.
If you have questions, contact Lowell Kuhlman by clicking on the email address to the right of "Contact" on the Men's Missional Small Group page.
Our Baptism Information Session is a low key opportunity to discuss what baptism is, how we practice it at St. Peter's and what your next step might be. You'll have one on one time with Pastor Mark Shockey to share your questions and discover answers. There's no registration and no follow up if you decide you are not interested.
For more information, you can contact Pastor Mark directly here.
Missional Small Group "Coaches" are the "coordinators" of activity within a Missional Small Group. A "Coaches Huddle" is designed to be a time of group prayer, encouragement, challenge and training with other coaches.
If you are a Missional Small Group Coach, please be sure to mark this date on your calendar.
If you'd like to know more about what it means to be a Missional Small Group Coach, contact Faith Rattei.
Our Early Childhood Education Center will be closed on Friday, March 8 so that our school faculty can continue to develop their educational skills at Concordia University, St. Paul.
Youth Impact Racing starts with 8 weeks of students racing at half speed while they learn how to race and setup cars to best handle the unique tracks. The first 8 weeks prepare student for the second season where student have the opportunity to race their own Traxxas Slash at full speed.
The Winter Season begins on Tuesday, February 12 where students learn responsibility as they build their own racing program. Students have the privilege and joy of racing at full speed. Students learn to setup and fix their cars for ever-changing track layouts. There are certain specification and limitations to weight, height and gearing ratio students must maintain to win these races.
ALPHA IS CANCELLED ON TUESDAY JANUARY 29
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
If you'd like to help make Alpha a warm & welcoming environment for spiritual conversations, let us know by registering how you'd like to support the Alpha dinners here.
Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson money course that teaches step-by-step how to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, and save for the future. This will ultimately help you live...and give(!)...like no one else!
Pastor Mark and his wife Joann will be coordinating the course after having attended it for themselves. Because of that, they are able to share how they have gained financial peace through this course.
Looking for a safer alternative to "Trick or Treating?" Then join us for a complimentary dinner, crafts, face painting and "trick or treating" from classroom door to classroom door in our school!
The name "Trunk -n- Treat" originated from this event being hosted in a parking lot. However, as our students have grown YOUNGER, we find it safer to "trick or treat" indoors...it also keeps us from canceling due to weather!
We think the most wonderful time of the year is Operation: Christmas Child (OCC) season! To ensure that we are able to ship gift boxes full of God’s love to children all over the world, we need to start our work in September! Actually, our neighborhood children beat us to the punch…they’ve already raised $7.95 from cotton candy tips at our National Night Out to help cover the cost of shipping! What a great way to kick off OCC Season 2018!
Another great way is to join us on Sunday, September 23 after the worship service in The Commons where we will host a “Build-A-Box Workshop”where we will fold into shape all of the gift boxes to be used to carry Christmas gifts and the greatest Gift of all to children around the world! We hope to see you there!
For more information, contact Faith Rattei.
Youth Impact Racing is activity designed to help kids builds life skills, on and off the track! The first 8 weeks of the program has the students race at half speed while they learn how to race and setup cars to best handle the unique tracks. The first 8 weeks prepare student for the second season where student have the opportunity to race their own Traxxas Slash at full speed.
The second season teaches student responsibility as they build their own racing program. Students have the privilege and joy of racing at full speed. Students learn to setup and fix their cars for ever-changing track layouts. There are certain specifications and limitations to weight, height and gearing ratio students must maintain to win these races.
For more information, visit Youth Impact Racing.