Rev. Dr. Jennifer Little
Brothers and Sisters, greetings to you in the name of Jesus the Christ!
What a wonderful day All Saints Day 2015 was! There was so much love in our church –we must have shined like the sun! Our worship was spirit-filled, and the installation service and reception was literally a dream come true. I am delighted to be your installed Pastor as we look forward to our work together for years to come!
Yesterday in worship we explored Isaiah’s message to God’s people in chapter 25, verses 6-9. All Saints Day –we hear the words of great hope for God’s people: “It will be said on that day, ‘Lo, this is our God; we have waited for God. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in God’s salvation.”
St. Peter’s UCC experiences that day: The day of the LORD. We lit candles as we celebrated the great cloud of witnesses surround us in the Communion of Saints. We celebrated Christian love as we remembered that being a saint isn’t about being “pure” or “holy” –for who among us is pure and holy? No one but God. Yet we are justified by faith in God through Jesus Christ and therefore we are reckoned righteous. How is it that we are saints, then? Because we love. You see, being a saint is primarily about love: the love of God we experience in the spark each of us carries within us. God blows that spark into flame as we hear and study scripture, as we worship God together; in the proclamation of the good news of God’s will for blessing for all people! We carry the light of love in us all of our days –here and when we join the communion of saints. As those who love God and each other –those who struggle for peace and justice –those who try each day to be more loving, we carry that light we remember on All Saints Day.
There is so much light and life at St. Peter’s—let us continue to feed this love of God and each other through participation in our events this Season: our Sesquicentennial Celebration followed by Advent and Christmas.
Craft and Cookie Sale
Our Craft & Cookie Fair is right around the corner! This year, we have many local vendors!
The crafts showcase offers many unique hand made items such as pillowcases, hand-crafted jewelry, and re-purposed furniture. Also offered are handmade goat milk soaps and lotions, ceramic pottery, knitted dish cloths and towels. Our famous “Stitchers” will unveil their new ornament designs along with a St. Peter’s tradition: beautiful, hand-stitched Advent Calendars!
Take a break from shopping to indulge in homemade cookies! Our very own Jodi Prosser-Muller will be there with her delicious toffee!
Feeling thirsty? The ‘Little’ Café, brought to you by Reverend Jennifer and Rebecca, welcomes you to stop by for a tasty beverage to pair with the delicious treats!
Check out our Facebook page for a complete list of participating vendors and updates!
St. Peter’s Keepsake
Check out the pewter Christmas ornaments hanging in the office window! They just arrived and are now available for purchase.
The cost of the ornament is $7.00 | Get your ornament now!
Reserve your tickets now for our Sesquicentennial Brunch on Sunday, November 15 at 11:15 AM in Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $32/person and there are only 125 available. Call or email the office to reserve yours now!
- John Tennyson, Growing Up at St. Peter’s
- Cabaret clips through the years
- Vegetable strata with sweet corn salsa
- Sliced, grilled sausage with cantaloupe wedges, pineapple and strawberries
- Garlic roasted potatoes
- Breakfast breads
- Coffee and hot & iced tea
Jennifer’s Office Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Typically her day off is Wednesday.
The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
If you are unable to reach someone via telephone, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Pastoral Emergencies, contact Rev. Dr. Little directly.