Grove St. and Mercer Ave.|
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
An ELCA Congregation
A Reconciling in Christ Congregation
Richard J. Kiesling, Vice-Pastor
Pastor Anderson has announced his retirement. Read his letter to the congregation.
Pastor Anderson's farewell sermon
Some photos from Fellowship Time after Pastor Anderson's final service.
Spring Fling! Linda Russell.
Read Pastor Anderson's special sermon given at the memorial service for our late Pastor Emeritus J. Edward Gonzalez.
St. Peter's Lutheran Church began serving the community of North Plainfield in 1892, over 100 years ago! There were only about a dozen major roads in the borough, and people often traveled an hour or more by foot or horse and carriage just to come to church. The church has come through many things since then, both joys and setbacks, including wars, the Depression, and even a disasterous fire in 1946. We have survived and thrived, and are still here!
Our Church remains an important part of our lives, because the GOOD NEWS that God, through Christ, loves us, forgives us, and is always with us means so much. Church is also a wonderful way to met people, to strengthen family relationships, and to become involved in the community.
We consider St. Peter's "THE WELCOME PLACE". We are always so pleased to share the Lord's Word and our fellowship with new friends. If you do not have a church home - JOIN US!
|Alternative Worship Service||8:30 AM|
|Sunday Church School||9:15 AM|
|Adult Forum||9:15 AM|
|Worship Service||10:30 AM|
|(Self Service Nursery with|
Sound System available
at both services)
|Fellowship Time||After Worship|
The LORD'S SUPPER is celebrated on the first, third, and fifth Sunday of each month, as well as festival days.
Summer Schedule (late June - early September)...
- Sunday Worship................9:30 AM
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Adult Choir, Youth Bell Choir, Women of the ELCA (WELCA), Lutheran Men in Mission, Vacation Church School, 95ers Softball, New Member Classes, Nursing Home Programs, Outreach to Seniors and Shut-ins, Spring Fling, Support of our Mission Project, in Chile (EPES), and Ministry to Persons without Homes.
Take a look at our Photo Album, showing some of the people and events in the life of St. Peter's.
Read Karen Anderson's April 1996 letter, her November 1997 letter, or her Fall 1998 letter describing her many recent activities.
Read highlights of our newsletter the Friendly Messenger.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call St. Peter's Lutheran Church:
CHURCH OFFICE...............(908) 754-0530
- April 21, 1996; "Broken Bread"
- June 2, 1996; "Too Many Gods"
- June 9, 1996; "God in a Box"
- September 22, 1996; "Company on the Journey"
- October 27, 1996; "Luther Jahr"
- December 15, 1996; "Sundance"
- February 16, 1997; "Any Thing, Any Time"
- April 13, 1997; "The Love of God Unbounding" , a guest sermon by Mr. Patrick Salaman
- April 20, 1997; "A Tiger Lies Down"
- April 27, 1997; "Look, Here Is Water!"
- May 4, 1997; "A Picture of Love" (Corrected!)
- June 8, 1997; "Tombstone"
- June 15, 1997; "Pretty in Pink"
- September 7, 1997; "One Wedding and a Funeral"
- October 26, 1997; "To Change The World"
- November 26, 1997; Thanksgiving Eve "Anthony Adverse!"
- February 8, 1998; "By the Grace of God" Memorial to Pastor Emeritus J. Edward Gonzalez
- April 25, 1999 "Old Blue"
- July 4, 1999 "The Best of America"
- July 23, 2000 "Back to Bach"
- March 11, 2001 "Good Health to Your Belly Button"
- March 18, 2001 "When in Our Music God is Glorified"
- September 16, 2001
"Where Have All the Flowers Gone"
- March 9, 2003 "UH-OH!"
- March 7, 2004 "SEABISCUIT"
- July 25, 2004 "TIME IS A MOVING THING"
A Lutheran is a Christian who believes in God the Father, Creator or Maker; Jesus Christ the Son, Redeemer or Savior; and the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier or Helper and guide in life.
We take our name from Martin Luther, a priest who lived in Germany from 1483-1546. He became the key figure in the period of history known as the Reformation. As a young man, Luther was frightened of God. for the church taught that each person had to do things or pay money to earn God's favor. Luther, realizing that he was not a perfect person (as none of us are), knew that he could never do enough or pay enough to deserve God's love. And if not, then what? Eternal condemnation and punishment! A pretty scary thought.
Bible verses such as "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God" made all the difference in the world to Luther. This verse is really a good summary of what it is to be a Lutheran. Since God's love and forgiveness come to us as free gifts, we can live serving God not fearfully because we have to but gratefully because we want to.
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since April 2, 1996.
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