dscn2595 WELCOME!

St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod that has stood in the heart of Joliet, Illinois, for over 150 years.

Like the apostle from whom our congregation takes its name, we are ordinary people whom Jesus Christ has called to follow Him. Like Peter, despite our weakness and sin, we look to Jesus alone for our salvation, confessing to Him and before the world, “You are the Christ, the Son of God!”

Our congregation believes, teaches, and confesses the Christian faith taught in the Holy Scriptures and faithfully witnessed in the Lutheran Confessions, the Book of Concord of 1580. Our worship reflects the glory of the Triune God and our communion in the one, holy Church of all times and places as we observe the historic liturgy. Our children and the children of our community are diligently instructed in the riches of the Christian faith at St. Peter School using Dr. Martin Luther’s Small Catechism.

At the center of St. Peter’s worship, teaching, and life together is Jesus Christ the crucified. He is with us, proclaiming the good news that God is reconciled to us sinners because of His blood shed for us on the cross. He washes away our sins in Holy Baptism and heals us, giving us His very body and blood to eat and drink for the forgiveness of our sins. He gives us new life in His Body, the Church, and leads us to the fullness of joy that awaits us in the world to come.

We welcome you in His name and invite you to join us in our life together as His disciples!
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Our Pastor
Rev. Karl R. Hess

Worship Services
Divine Service (with Holy Communion): Sundays at 9:00am
Evening Prayer Service: Every Thursday at 6:00pm

Bible Study
Thursdays at 10:00am
Sundays at 10:45am
Sunday School — Sundays at 10:45am
Book of Concord Study — 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm

Radio Broadcast
Sundays at 10:00 am, WJOL 1340 AM
WJOL now does a ‘live stream’ on their website (wjol.com). Just go to their website and click on the “LISTEN LIVE” link at the top of their page.

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Church Phone Number (815) 722-3567
~ Church Office (Secretary Desk) (Ext 301) Michele Ryjewski
~ Pastor’s Office (Ext 304) Rev. Karl Hess
~ Financial Office (Ext 303)

Church Email address: stpeterjoliet@aol.com

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Carson’s Community Days Fundraiser

* Click on the link (picture graphic) above to purchase Carson’s Community Days coupon booklets for $5 each. These booklets are full of coupons that can be used between November 8th, 2017 and November 11th, 2017.

* All proceeds will go to the St Peter Roof Repair Fund.

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Upcoming Events and Meetings

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OCTOBER

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October 26 (Thursday) — Annual St Peter Turkey Dinner and Ladies Aid Holiday Bazaar —

Serving times of 12:00–1:30pm and 4:00–6:30pm.
The menu includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, cranberries, rolls, beverage, and pie.
Tickets are $11.00 for Adults, $6.00 for Children (ages 4–12); 3 years and under are free. Carry outs are also available.
Tickets may be purchased in the Gym during Fellowship, or you may call the Church Office (815)722-3567, ext 301 to reserve tickets.
The Annual Ladies Aid Holiday Bazaar will take place from 9:00am–6:00pm.
Admission to the Bazaar is free.

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THE 2017 ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE would like you to “SAVE THE DATE” for our Reformation anniversary activities:
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October 29/31 — Reformation services and dinner (to be determined)
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