All women members of St. Peter’s are actively involved in our church, in the community, and in the world. St Peter’s Women’s Ministry offers many opportunities. All are welcome at any of these activities. Dates and times are published in the newsletter and in the Sunday bulletin. Please call the church office for more information. Also inform the office if you have concerns or ideas to share. These concerns and ideas will be passed on to the individuals who are able to act on them.
Bible Study: The following Bible study groups meet:
Agape Circle and Deborah Circle meet in member’s homes on the third Thursday of the month, September through May. Agape meets at 1:00 pm and Deborah meets at 10:00 am. These two groups use the Bible Studies found in Gather Magazine to guide the discussion. Copies of Gather are found in the narthex and in the magazine racks each month. Subscriptions for Gather Magazine are also available. During the summer months, Agape and Deborah generally meet on the third Thursday at the church at noon for a sack lunch meal and Bible Study.
Parents’ Morning Bible Study meets every Monday at 10:00 at the church in room 212. Study topic is decided by the group.
WOW Morning Bible Study meets each Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 at the church in room 212.
The Snip-its, meets at 9:00 am on the third Tuesday of the month to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. These quilts are collected in the spring and then distributed world-wide. No quilting experience needed. On the job training is provided. Contact Judy Martin.
The Prayer Shaw Ministry meets monthly. Participants knit and/or crochet shawls for individuals facing difficult challenges. Prayer Shawls and small quilts are available in the narthex to be distributed by members as needed.
Hands of Grace is an informal ministry. It offers opportunities to cut and tie fleece blankets to distribute to cancer patients at local hospitals. Individuals can also participate by making these blankets at home. Contact person is Kathy Nobles.
A Thank Offering Worship Service may be held in the fall. Women fulfill the worship responsibilities at the service and the offering is distributed to areas of need. In 2017 the women will participate in a service highlighting women of the reformation including the life of Katie Luther, wife of Martin Luther.
During Lent, women plan, prepare, serve and clean up at one of the Lenten meals. St Peter’s School is the recipient of the funds raised through this series of Lenten meals.
Women’s Retreat: A women’s retreat is held annually. Information is distributed as plans are formulated.
Other opportunities for women’s ministry include: The Altar Guild, Gals Night In, Book Club, Meals on Wheels cookies, Day School Support, Grief Support Group, Retiree Roundup, and participation in Bereavement Care which includes preparing and serving food for funeral receptions.