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St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, School & ECC

23000 Gratiot Avenue
Eastpointe, Michigan
586-777-6300 / email:



Vacation Bible School, June 20th-24th, 2016

VBS is coming!!! June 20th-24th!! 9am-12pm!! For Preschool-5th Grade!! Please stop by or call the church office if you are interested in registering your child. (586)777-6300. You can also contact Heidi Chaplin at Please also contact her if you are interested in helping out! 


Spring Cleaning??

St. Peter's wants your books and coats!

The Outreach Committee is looking for book donations to share with our community during the Gratiot Cruise. All books will be given away to the public for free with St. Peter's bookmarks and information. Children through Adult Reading Levels (Please, no textbooks.) Drop off in the church office or see Barbara Rusin. Donations taken through June 11th.

The Outreach and Human Care Committees are also seeking donations of clean, gently used or new winter gear to share with those in need in our community this coming fall. Please leave donations in the bins at the front and rear entrances of the church or in the office. All sizes, infant to adult. Including: hats, coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks, boots, and snow pants.


Men's Ministry Breakfast

Men's Ministry The men of St. Peter's are invited to attend the Men's Ministry Breakfast this Saturday (May 14th) from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the Middle Basement. Come learn about the Men's Ministry and enjoy some delicious pancakes and sausage. Free will donation. Contact Jim Peckham or call the church office (586-777-6300) for more information.


Say Cheese!

It's time for a new St. Peter's pictorial directory!  All participating families will receive a FREE 8x10 photo and the new directory.  No purchase necessary.  Photo sessions will be held on Wednesday, June 15th - Saturday, June 18th.  You may book your photo session on Sundays between services or online at On the right side, look for the "click here to schedule your photography session." The St. Peter's Church Code is MI853. The password is splc1. If you will have 6 or more people in your photo, please book 2 consecutive times slots. Please note online scheduling is not available on Sundays to avoid double bookings.


Two Upcoming Concert Opportunities!

Please join us as we welcome two choirs to our church!  

This Friday, March 11th,  we are pleased to welcome the Golden Voice and Symphonic Band from Valley Lutheran High School under the direction of Lindsey Mueller and St. Peter's alumnus, Paul Eschmann.  The concert begins at 7:00pm.  Please come and enjoy hearing the voices of these young people praising our Lord!

On Sunday, April 17th at 3:30pm plan to join us again to hear praise lifted to God by the Michigan Ohio Chorale.  The concert entitled, "Let Hallelujahs Ring!", will also include our school Choristers.  St. Peter's members Patty O'Hara, Mary Rich, and Karla Leidecker are part of the Michigan Ohio Chorale.  


Good Friday Fish Fry

The Good Friday Fish Fry is on March 25th from 3:30 pm to 6:45 pm. Tickets available Sundays between services in the hallway and at the door - $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for Seniors,  $5.00 ages 12 to 2,  Under 2 free. Enjoy all you can eat fried or baked fish, french fries or potatoes, coleslaw, cottage cheese, rolls, beverage, and dessert.  Sponsored by the Fellowship Committee.



Palm Sunday Breakfast

Please join us on Palm Sunday, March 20th from 9:00 am to Noon for our Pancake Breakfast.  Enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage, tater tots, coffee, juice and milk. Tickets are $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for Seniors and $3.00 for children 5 and under.  Tickets will be available in the hallway between services prior to Palm Sunday and at the door on Palm Sunday.  Proceeds to help support the youth and adults attending the LCMS National Youth Gathering in New Orleans in July.


Holy Week Schedule


Please take note of the events that are scheduled for Holy Week...

  • March 20th - Palm Sunday - 8:00 am (Communion) and 10:30 am
  • March 24th - Maundy Thursday - 7:00pm (Communion)
  • March 25th - Good Friday Tre Ore - 12:00-3:00 pm 
    (Words of Jesus from the cross - mini-service starts every 25 minutes:
  • Good Friday Tenabrae    7:00 pm
  • March 27th - Easter Sunrise - 6:45 am (Communion)
    Easter Morning  8:00 am (Communion)
    Easter  - 10:30 am (Communion)




Spring Cleaning!

  Join us for a morning of cleaning on March 12 begining at 8:00am! For more deatails check out our Facebook event page.





Lenten Supper


Don't miss this Wednesday's Lenten dinner and Worship Service. This week's dinner is sponsored by the Trustees and will feature smoked ham, cheesy potatoes, green beans, and rolls. Dinner served from 5:30-6:45 pm. Free will offering. Worship service begins at 7:00 pm. Bring a friend!


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St. Peter's Gala 2016

An evening of fun and fellowship awaits you!  Please plan to join your St. Peter's family on Saturday, April 23rd for our Second Annual Gala Event!  We will once again enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, and a silent auction at the Lakeland Manor in St. Clair Shores.  This year's proceeds are going towards helping our school with technological improvements such as updated Mimio projectors and iPads!  We would love to make this event even bigger and better than last year!  Auction items are coming in fast and we have some pretty amazing ones this year!  Tickets will go on sale starting March 6th.  Tickets are $50 per person or $225 if you purchase 5 tickets.  What a deal!  You can purchase your tickets today by clicking on the button below!   Hope to see you all there!  



Super Bowl Subs

Now that we know which teams will be playing in the big game on Sunday, Feb. 7th, it's time to plan your menu. Order your delicious sub sandwiches from the St. Peter's Youth and Family group and you'll be enjoying the game instead of cooking! The proceeds will benefit the youth attending the LCMS National Youth Gathering. Choose form a turkey and cheese or meat and cheese featuring ham, bologna, salami and cheese. Cost: $3.00 each or $30.00 a dozen (dozen can be of one variety or a mix of the two) Fill out the order form (available in the main hallway or email Deadline for ordering is NOON on Sunday, January 31st. There may be extras available on Feb. 7th but no guarantees so pre-order and save! Thank you for your support! (And GO BRONCOS!)


Valentine's Scavenger Hunt

St Peter’s Lutheran Church and School Cordially invites you to a Valentine Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, Feb. 7th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Open to all Preschool-8th graders. Parents can enjoy coffee and fellowship during the event. Kids will have fun crafting, puzzling and unscrambling their way through a fun Love themed scavenger hunt! Please RSVP by February 1st to Barbara Rusin at


Cloverleaf Night

Please come out to Cloverleaf on Monday, November 9th to support our school!  There will be a TV raffle from 4-8pm!  Be sure to mention St. Peter's when you pay your bill and our school gets 20% profit!  Thanks everyone!  



Installation Service and Potluck


The installation service for Pastor Joshua Cook will be on Sunday, October 11th at the 10:30 a.m. service.

There will be a potluck following the service sponsored by the Women's Ministry in the Middle Basement.  Please bring a dish or dessert to pass.

Join us on October 11th as we welcome Pastor Cook and his family into our St. Peter's family.


Welcome Pastor Cook and Family!

We are so excited to share that Pastor Joshua Cook has accepted the call to be our Senior Pastor!  He and his wife Emily have six children - Lorraine, Aggie, Seth, Marcus, Eldon, and Peter.   Pastor Cook spent time in the US Army after high school and serving time in Kosovo and Iraq.  During that time he received his B.A. from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan with a major in Religion and a minor in History.  Upon returning from Iraq and receiving an honorable discharge he enrolled in Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He graduated with a Masters in Divinity in 2008 with a major in Exegesis and a minor in Church History and received his first call to St. John's Lutheran Church in White Creek, Indiana.   He has served there until his call to be our Senior Pastor.  

The Lord has been faithful to St. Peter's and we praise Him for providing us with a new shepherd!  Look for Pastor Cook and family this weekend as they move in and attend Kinderfest!   Pray for them as they transition and pray for St. John's Lutheran in White Creek as they seek God's guidance in their search for a new Senior Pastor.  

Welcome Pastor, Emily, Lorraine, Aggie, Seth, Marcus, Eldon, and Peter!  



Scrapbooking and Craft Day * Saturday, October 10th * 8 am - 4 pm

Come craft, share your expertise and enjoy fellowship with other crafters. Enjoy some time to scrapbook, rubber stamp, knit, or work on Christmas gifts. Lots of cropping and crafting space available!

Includes continental breakfast, lunch, desserts and refreshments.  Vendor shopping from 10 am – 2 pm (Tastefully Simple, Partylite, Avon, Watkins, Jamberry and more!) 

Massage Therapist will be onsite! Door prizes available throughout the day! Crazy Slipper Contest with prize!

Learn to Knit - Knitting Workshop Available Beginners and intermediate knitters can come and enjoy learning from an instructor with years of experience. Some easy patterns will be available, as well as a selection of needles and yarn.

Registration: $30.00. Proceeds benefit the Advent by Candlelight event.  Click here  to download the registration form.  



Kinderfest is Coming!

Mark your calendars and invite your friends and family to St. Peter's annual Kinderfest on Sunday, October 4th from 12 noon - 4:00 p.m.  Come enjoy a day filled with games, prizes, inflatables, food, and the ever-popular dunk tank!  A cake walk and silent auction will be held in the LFA Hall. 


This year's Kinderfest will include some new activities including a petting zoo, pony rides and a Clydesdale horse!

Get your tickets in advance and save - 5 tickets for $2.00!  Tickets are available on Sundays between services in the middle basement and in the school office and ECC during the week. The day of the event the cost of tickets will be 4 for $2.00. 


St. Peter’s students can get a free “Jeans Day” coupon by bringing a baked good for the Kinderfest Cake Walk. Bring a baked good on Friday, October 2nd between 7:45-8:00 a.m. to the LFA Hall.  Mrs. Chaplin will be there to take them and pass out the coupons. You are welcome to bring more than one baked good but only one "Jeans Day" coupon will be given per child.


We are seeking donations for the silent auction.  If you have an item or service you would like to donate, please email Mrs. Chaplin at



Check It Out - See St. Peter's in the News!

Click here to check out an article from the Eastsider telling all about our exciting anniversary celebration!

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