Start saving your pennies (and nickels and dimes)! During Lent, we are collecting loose change to donate to ELCA World Hunger. Save all of your change for the 40 days of Lent, and on Easter Sunday we will have a collection basket for you to deposit your collected change. Journey into Lent by participating in our shared ministry to end hunger and poverty. Let’s try to beat our last collection of over $600!
|We are working to do a live broadcast of worship service on our YouTube channel for you to watch if cannot join us in the parking lot this Sunday at 9am. Click the link for our YouTube channel below. Then click the top |
video to see the video of our parking lot worship service.
You can also print out the service bulletin and announcement page by
clicking the links below. We hope you can check us out!
St. Peter’s YouTube Channel
Palm Sunday Service Bulletin
Please call or email your prayer request to the office at 540-659-6366 or to Pastor Paul.
During the month of April, when you purchase a reusable Community Bag at the Giant Food store located at 317 Worth Ave. in Stafford, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation per bag.
Many of you have heard that we are hosting “virtual” meetings and classes online via ZOOM. What you may not know is that you DO NOT NEED A COMPUTER TO JOIN IN. You can call in on any phone and take part without the video component. There are many options to choose from. Every weekend we offer Sunday School classes and Youth Group meetings. Tuesday Morning Bible Class will start ZOOM meetings on April 7th. If you would like to join in or would like to know how to host your own, please email Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maundy Thursday worship will be a recorded service and sent out by email.
Good Friday will be a live Parking Lot worship staring at 7:30 pm
Easter Sunday we are planning on having a 6:30 am Sunrise Service, and 9 am and 11 am worship services in the Parking Lot. We will be sending out information and asking that you please CHOOSE which service(s) you are wanting to attend so that we can make sure there is enough parking for everyone.
Thanks to everyone for their feedback on last weekend’s Parking Lot Worship Service! We are learning a lot as we go through this new process.
Here are some items we would like to note:
- BE CAREFUL ENTERING AND EXITING THE PARKING LOT!
- Offerings are collected at the entrance of the parking lot or our website has a link for online giving.
- Bigger vehicles please park near the back so other cars may have a better view.
- Please turn your car on and off as you need to so that your battery does not die. Jumper Cables are available if they are needed.
- If you need to us the restrooms, please enter the side door by the mailbox and the restrooms are down the hall to the right. This will help avoid all of the equipment at the main entrance.
- If you need to get out of the car and stretch or stand up, feel free to do so if your neighbors are still in their car.
- If you feel the need to leave the service, go ahead, there will be no questions and no guilt.
Finally, we will bring Holy Communion out to you. A gloved person will hand you the bread, a gloved person will hand you the wine or grape juice, and we will collect the glasses. If you do not feel this is adequate and you do not wish to partake in Communion, please keep your windows closed and wave off the servers. Again, there will be no guilt! You are saved by grace and Holy Communion is one of the means of that grace.
We are working to broadcast services live, but they may be recorded and posted afterwards. Please bear with us as we work out the virtual kinks.
***UPDATE…We will post a recording of the live worship service on our YouTube channel for you to watch if cannot join us in the parking lot this Sunday at 9am. Click the link for our YouTube channel below at around 10:30 am. Then click the top video to see the video of our parking lot worship service. Hope you can check us out!
As many of you have heard, the Virginia State Government has banned any personal gathering of more than 10 people. We have been given the okay to do worship in the parking lot because we will all be in our individual vehicles. With the exception of the Food Pantry, which as been deemed an essential service for the community, all other church events within the building are not allowed until further notice. This does not, however, prevent us from “meeting” on the internet. The Middle School Class is gathering online daily and it has been a positive way to stay grounded during this uncertain time. If you would like to have a join the Middle Schoolers, start a new group meeting or even fellowship group, please email me at email@example.com.
Join us this Sunday for live worship, with Holy Communion, at St. Peter’s, in the parking lot! We have obtained an FM transmitter and other equipment so that worship will be held with the Altar and Pulpit placed under the porch cover by the entrance doors, and the worship participants sitting in their cars, with their radio tuned to a specific frequency, so they can listen to what is being said. Communion will be delivered to each car at the appropriate time. We will take every sanitary precaution when preparing the host. If you do not want to receive communion, please leave your car windows closed. When you enter the parking lot, ushers will greet you with a bulletin and give you parking directions. If it rains Sunday morning, we will still meet, but we will change the procedures for how we distribute communion. We hope to see you this weekend!