St. Peters Union Church - PASTOR'S PAGE
St. Peter's  - ELCA & UCC Shared Ministry
Dear Friend in Christ,

     The Rev. Kenneth Melber is now assisting me in pastoral care and will be bringing a fresh, new  gospel presence to our sick and homebound.
Yours in Christ,--Pastor Ken

     On October 1, 2017, the congregation voted to move forward with the  process of becoming a federated congregation.  The By-law Committee has arranged a meeting with Attorney Kevin Strohl of Steckel and Stopp for    October 23, 2017 to formally begin this process.  Further, the committee and church board are continuing to draft a proposed constitution and by-laws for the federated congregation.  The board will provide the congregation with  updates as to their progress.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the procedures, please speak with a member of the church board.

   St. Peter’s Church is entering a time of transition.  The board is confident that God will lead us through this process and the many important decisions that lie ahead.  We are asking for prayers and support from the congregation during this process.
The Board would like to thank the following people who have offered their time, knowledge, and patience to represent our congregation and serve on our Search Committee:
                        Lutheran                                      UCC
                 Mike Hunsicker (Chairperson)      Cathie Miller
                 Terry Miller                                    Burdell Snyder
                 Jill Hoppes                                    Charlene Miller
                 Jan Altenberg                                Nancy Knadler
     We pray that the congregation will trust our leadership, and trust that God is working through us.  We ask for the congregation’s strength and support to help guide us through this time of transition.
Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and for the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

We unanimously decided to suspend the search committee meetings with the  introduction of the idea to become a Federated church. This is very exciting to us to look into this new chapter, we all have spoken about being one as a church opposed to just Lutheran or U.C.C. This gives us the ability to accomplish that, as one of the search committee’s members spoke “Now we would truly be a Union Church”
    - With that being said our identity (as a church) will change through this process, which will help the search committee to    determine the direction we will move forth in the future.
    - The Shared Ministry we adopted has paved the way for this next step for all of us.
    - We as a search committee have had numerous discussions about us voting as one, this would alleviate that.
    - Please reach out to Board Members as well as Search Committee Members with your questions and we will do our best to find you answers.

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