The Easter Egg

The egg is a symbol of new birth and resurrection. Martin Luther was the first to use the hard-boiled egg as a symbol of the tomb.  The hard shell of the egg represents the sealed Tomb of Christ, and cracking the shell represents Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.   Did you know that Martin Luther invented the Easter Egg hunt?  He held Easter Egg hunts for children on Easter Sunday.   His reasoning was that hunting for hidden eggs was like the women who went to the tomb to find a wonderful surprise!

We color Easter eggs because it’s fun, and because . . . . . .

Red symbolized Jesus’ blood on the cross.

“For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” Colossians 1:19-20

Scarlet symbolizes our sin

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18

Purple – the color of Kings, because Jesus is the King of Kings.

“They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.” Mark 15:17

Yellow – the color of fire which purifies, because Jesus’ death purifies us

“These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”                 1 Peter 1:7

Blue – Sky, heaven

Green – The color of new life, spring trees and flowers become green, eternal life! Green also sympolizes the Holy Spirit.

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.  Psalm 1:3

White – Triumph! Victory!  White is color of Easter season. Also purity.

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18

 

Road Cleanup is Saturday April 22 (Earth Day!) We will start at 9am. We have three miles to clean up: 24 Mile between Romeo Plank and Hayes, and Romeo Plank between 23 and 25 Mile. We will meet in the south parking lot by Kaiser Hall (preschool doors) at 9am to get the garbage bags and vests needed for cleanup. Don’t forget your gloves and boots (we never know what kind of weather we will have in April). Noah/Joy and volunteer hours will be given for this project. Questions? Contact Robin Boeling or the Church Office.


GriefShare meets on Tuesdays at 7pm, and Thursdays at 10am in the Conference Room at St. Peter (Enter Door #28). These are identical sessions, please feel free to attend one or both. You may join us at any time during the 13 week schedule.

 

 

 

The Topic for April 18 and 20 is: Stuck – Participants will discover how to prevent getting stuck in grief; common misconceptions that hinder healing, why their path to healing isn’t always smooth.

The Topic For April 25 and 27 is: Lessons of Grief Part I – Participants will discover how an often overlooked reason that grief is so painful; why going to church can be so difficult; the benefits of helping others.

This group is designed for anyone who has lost a loved one to death. The loss can be recent or years in the past. There is no timeline for grieving, and there is no “right” way to make the journey from mourning to joy. Each session includes a professionally produced video by counselors, pastors, and people who share their personal experiences. Then there is a time of sharing, and you’re sent home with a workbook that will help you move through your sorrow. Please consider joining us in this important ministry. For more information contact Linda Dunklau or call the Church Office at (586) 781-3434.

140th Anniversary Celebration

This year, 2017, marks the 140th year for St. Peter Lutheran Church and School, to be educating the children of the community on the corner of Romeo Plank and 24 Mile Road in Macomb, Michigan. The 140th Anniversary will be the focus of our worship services the weekend of April 29th-May1st. Our service times are: Saturday – 6:00pm; Sunday – 8:00am, 9:30am with a contemporary service at 11:00am. We also offer at Monday evening service at 7:00pm.

Current and former Pastors of St. Peter, including Rev. Dr. Robert E. Kasper as guest preacher, will be participating in the worship services. Incorporated in the services will be the recognition of the teachers on staff who are celebrating milestone years of service to the church and school. We will also be honoring Erwin Aufdemberge for his 60 years in the Music Ministry, much of which was here at St. Peter. Save the date and join us for worship!

St. Peter Lutheran Church is also hosting the spring concert of the Michigan-Ohio Chorale, “Anniversary Celebration! He Lives! – God is Glorified”, conducted by Mr. Erwin Aufdemberge. St. Peter Lutheran Adult and Junior Choirs, organist John Boonenberg, a brass choir and other instruments will also be participating in the concert on Sunday, April 30th at 3:30pm. Come and help us CELEBRATE!

 

 

YUM!

Women’s Ministry Pie Sale

Saturday and Sunday April 29-30. After all services.

 

 

 

Registration is now open for Mighty Fortress Vacation Bible School which will be the week of July 17–21, from 9–12 noon. Children three years old (and potty-trained) through those completing 5th grade are welcome. God’s children of all ages will learn that in Jesus, the victory is won. Come along with us as we sing fun songs, make crafts, eat yummy snacks, and more. Can’t wait to see you there! To register go on-line to the St. Peter website at www.splcs.com and follow the VBS prompts, or https://vbsmate.com/splcsvbs. If you would like to be a part of this important mission we have many ways to get involved that will suit your schedule and interests. Please contact Penny Pfeiffer or the Church Office or at ppfeiffer@splcs.net. We appreciate your prayers for Mighty Fortress. Ask God to bring children and leaders so they can know and grow in Jesus, our Savior. We could also use donations of paper towel tubes, white address labels, 16 oz. plastic cups (any color), colored cardstock (12 x 12), painters tape (1.5”), plain white 11” paper plates, colored/fun printed duct tape, and a large variety of fun stickers.

Attention All 5th Grade Parents! Now is the time to register your 5th grader for St. Peter’s 5th Grade VBS Program. VBS is July 17-21 from 9:00-noon each day. This 5th grade program is unique in that it focuses primarily on service projects. You won’t want to miss it! You can register on-line now at https:/vbsmate.com/splcsvbs or go to the St. Peter website (splcs.com). If you have questions, contact Lois Bellhorn or the Church Office

 

 

St. Peter Lutheran Church and School is hosting this concert to raise money and awareness for the “New Day Foundation” and “The ChadTough Foundation” Please share this information to help make this worthwhile event a true success. AUGUST 5, 2017 from 5:00 p.m until 10:00 p.m.

Please click here if you are interested in being a part of this amazing event.

 

 

Interested in Softball? Teams are being assembled and the men of St. Peter, Macomb are being asked to play in a Lutheran fellowship league on Tuesday evenings, starting on May 26. Also looking for leaders to manage team (s). For questions or to sign up please contact Damon Rosenthal or the Church Office at (586) 781-3434.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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