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Summer Sermon Series

Join us during the month of July as Pastor Karl presents a sermon series on Paul’s letter to the Colossians.   As we gather to hear what the Apostle has to say about living a life worthy of the Lord, we can examine our own lives and ask, “How am I doing?  What does such a life look like?  How can I live that kind of life?  Is that life available for someone like me?”

Faith in Christ brings new life, a life in which we live differently because we have been transformed into a new creation.  It’s a life God offers to us, and then enables and enables us to live through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Join us on Sunday mornings to learn more!

July 10 – Colossians 1:1-14

July 17 – Colossians 1:15-28

July 24 – Colossians 2:6-19

July 31 – Colossians 3:1-11

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Sermon Series: “The Message of the Gospel”

Join us on Sunday mornings during this Season after Pentecost as Pastor Karl offers a sermon series entitled “The Message of the Gospel.”  This series focuses on Paul’s letter to the church at Galatia.  Worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

May 29, 2016: “The Uniqueness of the Message”
Galatians 1:1-12
(One service of worship this day only, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Fifth Sunday Fellowship Luncheon).

June 5, 2016: “The Power of the Message”
Galatians 1:11-24

June 12, 2016: “Life through the Message”
Galatians 2:15-21

June 19, 2016: “Freedom through the Message”
Galatians 3:23-29

June 26, 2016: “Standing in the Message”
Galatians 5:1, 13-25

July 3, 2016: “Living in the Message
Galatians 6:1-16


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2016 Vacation Bible School

It’s time to make plans for VBS!  St. Peter’s UMC will hold our annual Vacation Bible School June 20-24, for children age 2 through those who have just finished sixth grade.  The theme for this year’s adventure is “Cave Quest.”  During this fun-filled week, children will gather for an over-the-top underground adventure!  They will be grounded in the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times.

Make sure to mark your calendars, and call the church office at (252)726-2175 to register your child.  We hope to see you there!

Click here for a registration form

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9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
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Pray for General Conference

May 10-20, United Methodists from around the world will join together for General Conference 2016 in Portland, Oregon. During this quadrennial ten-day gathering, delegates from the global connection will worship, fellowship, and vote on matters regarding the day-to- day life and mission of the United Methodist Church.

As a church, we need to pray for the work of General Conference.  Please join us as we gather in the sanctuary at 6:30 each morning of Conference for a time of prayer.  If you are unable to be at the church, please join us in prayer wherever you are at that hour.  Your prayers matter to the work of the Church!

GC2016postGeneral Conference Prayer Vigil
May 10 -20, 2016
6:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary


Easter Sermon Series

“Worshiping the Risen Savior”

Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!  Join us on Sunday mornings during the 50 days of Easter as Pastor Karl presents a sermon series on how to worship the risen Christ.

April 3, 2016: Second Sunday of Easter
“Worshiping in His Presence”
Psalm 150; John 20:19-31

April 10, 2016: Third Sunday of Easter
“Worshiping through Obedience”
John 21:1-19; Psalm 30

April 17, 2016: Fourth Sunday of Easter
“Worshiping through Knowing”
Psalm 23; John 10:22-30

April 24, 2016: Fifth Sunday of Easter
“Worshiping by Loving”
Psalm 148; John 13:31-35

May 1, 2016: Sixth Sunday in Lent
“Worshiping Completely”
Psalm 67; John 14:23-29

May 8, 2016: Seventh Sunday of Easter
“Worship as a Way of Life”
Psalm 47 Luke 24:44-53

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Holy Week Worship

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church offers the following opportunities for worship during Holy Week:

March 23, 6:00pm.
Weekly Service of Holy Communion.

March 24, 7:00pm.
We gather on this night to remember Jesus’ last meal with His disciples
and His gift of Holy Communion.

March 25, 6:00pm
We glimpse the burial and death of Jesus with a processional carrying a cross from
the church to Mitchell Village Park.

March 26, 8:00pm
We gather for communion as we await the Good News of the resurrection.

March 27, 6:30am, Mitchell Village Park.
We celebrate the risen Christ with a service of praise and proclamation at water’s edge.
Following the service, a light breakfast will be offered in the parsonage yard.
(In case of rain, both the Sunrise Service and the breakfast will be moved to the church.)

Services of Worship
March 27, 8:30am and 11:00am.
Sunday School at 9:45am.


Lenten Sermon Series

“Forty Days in the Wilderness”

During this season of Lent, join us for Sunday morning worship as Pastor Karl leads us through this sermon series on repentance, preparation, and spiritual growth.

February 14, 2016: First Sunday in Lent
“Standing in the Wilderness”
Luke 4:1-13

February 21, 2016: Second Sunday in Lent
“Waiting in the Wilderness”
Philippians 3:17-4:1

February 28, 2016: Third Sunday in Lent
“Enduring in the Wilderness”
1 Corinthians 10:1-13

March 6, 2016: Fourth Sunday in Lent
“Being Ambassadors in the Wilderness”
2 Corinthians 5:16-21

March 13, 2016: Fifth Sunday in Lent
“Pressing Onward in the Wilderness”
Philippians 3:4b-14

March 20, 2016: Palm/Passion Sunday
“Being Obedient in the Wilderness”
Philippians 2:5-11

Worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.



Valentine “Senior” Prom

St. Peter’s Annual Valentine’s Dinner will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30pm on Saturday, February 13.

Escape the cold of dreariness of winter with a warm trip down memory lane when you come to the St. Peter’s “Senior” Prom!  We cannot transport you back to the crepe paper decorations of the high school gym, but maybe we can bring back some magical memories of a night long ago.

The St. Peter’s Youth invite all of our congregation to come to this special evening, but especially you seniors who are forever young at heart!  Join us for an evening of fun, food, entertainment, and good Christian fellowship.

Tuxedos and formal gowns are not required!
We don’t care if you dress up or dress comfortable – we just want you to come be a part of this fun evening!

There is no cost to attend, however, any donations received will go to support the Youth Group.

Please sign up in the Narthex or call the church office to reserve your seats.

Sponsored by the St. Peter’s Youth Group



Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, and spiritual discipline.  Ash Wednesday is a time to recognize both our sinfulness before God and our human mortality. Thanks be to God that Christ has triumphed over both of these through His death and resurrection!

Join us on Wednesday, February 10, at 6:00pm for a special Ash Wednesday worship service.




Meet Our Missionaries

Jeff and Sissie D’Jernes are missionaries who work with Wycliffe Bible Translators.  They recently finalized the translation of the New Testament in the Arop dialect of the Arop-Lokep language spoken on Long Island, Papua New Guinea.  The Arop-Lopek people now  want them to continue assisting them with Old Testament translation and literacy training.  The D’Jernes’s work in New Guinea is part of an ongoing effort to bring the Bible to language communities which, as yet, do not have God’s Word available in their language.  For several years, St. Peter’s has helped support them in their missionary endeavors.

Here’s your chance to meet our missionaries!  On Sunday, January 31, Jeff and Sissie D’Jernes will be at St. Peter’s for our morning worship service, and then will present a program in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 that evening.  Come and meet our missionaries and learn about the wonderful work they are doing to help others learn about Christ.

We will have one worship service that day, followed by a covered dish luncheon.  Mark your calendar and plan to attend!

jeffsissieMeet our Missionaries: Jeff and Sissie D’Jernes!

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Covered Dish Luncheon: 12:00 noon
Missionary Presentation: 6:30 p.m.