February 8, 2024

Worship at St. Peter's

This Sunday, February 11, Pastor Steve will continue the series Becoming Oaks of Righteousness (Isaiah 61:3c) as he brings the message Above the Clouds from Mark 9:2-9. The service starts at 9:00 AM in the Sanctuary.

St. Peter's wants to ensure you get the most out of in-house worship. If you are having difficulties hearing the message, sound-amplifying devices are available at the back of the Sanctuary. Ask an usher to assist you.

The FLOWERS this Sunday are given by Jacylyn Schmitt in honor of our loved ones. We are so blessed.

Guest Soloist

Terron Brooks

This Sunday

On Sunday, February 11, during our 9:00 AM worship service, we will have the privilege of having Terron Brooks with us to bring a message in music.

Terron is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, actor, motivational speaker, author, and producer who has credits from the Broadway stage, Simba in Disney’s The Lion King and Seaweed in Hairspray, to the television screen’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, American Idol, The Voice, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Based in Los Angeles, Terron has had the great opportunity to perform at The Ahmanson (The Secret Garden), The Pantages (The Lion King, Hairspray), and The Hollywood Bowl (Kinky Boots). Mr. Brooks has traveled the country with Disney’s Symphony Orchestra. He’s best remembered for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy Award-winning NBC miniseries The Temptations. He is a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor and an Ovation nominee for Best Featured Actor. Terron has sung with world-class artists Stevie Wonder, David Foster, Phil Collins, One Republic, and Smokey Robinson. He is the co-creator and star of The Soul of Broadway, reimagining classic Broadway favorites, and has produced, written, and recorded his records, which are available digitally everywhere. Terron’s first book Something GoOD on the Table is featured on Amazon.com.

Join us on Sunday, February 11, at 9:00 AM for a worshipful musical experience. Click the button below to enjoy Terron Brooks singing Unstoppable God.

Unstoppable God - Terron Brooks


Be Thou My Vision

Sometimes, hymn singing invites us to connect with the saints who have gone before. Such is the case with the famous Irish hymn, Be Thou My Vision. The original poem may be dated as early as the 8th century, and the language of this hymn is drawn from traditional Irish culture. Irish liturgy and ritual scholar Helen Phelan, a lecturer at the University of Limerick, points out,One of the essential characteristics of the text is the use of 'heroic' imagery to describe God. This was very typical of medieval Irish poetry, which cast God as the 'chieftain' or 'High King' (Ard Ri) who provided protection to his people or clan.”

The original prose translation comes to us in 16 couplets. The first is: “Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart. None other is aught but the King of the seven heavens.” And the last is: “O heart of my heart, whate'er befall me, O ruler of all, be thou my vision.”

Eleanor Hull (1860-1935), the founder of the Irish Text Society, versified the text, and it was published in her Poem Book of the Gael (1912). After publication in Ireland, the hymn was included in many British hymnals, and it came to the U.S. following World War II. When Hull's words were paired with the traditional Irish tune SLANE, its popularity was sealed. The folk melody was taken from a non-liturgical source, Patrick Weston Joyce's Old Irish Folk Music and Songs: A Collection of 842 Airs and Songs.

[Adapted from UMC Discipleship Ministries.]

Be Thou My Vision

Worship from Home

Our 9:00 AM service will begin broadcasting at 8:55 AM. Join us on our YouTube channel to view the service. This is Communion Sunday. Have your cup and bread ready to participate.

Lent at St. Peter's

Ash Wednesday Service

February 14, 2024

6:00 PM in the Sanctuary

Each year, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is always 46 days before Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day season (not counting Sundays) marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and, ultimately, celebration. The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year to mark an intentional season focusing on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection. Join us for St. Peter’s Ash Wednesday Service on February 14 at 6:00 PM.

2024 Lenten Devotional

Local Pilgrim—

A Wandering, Wondering Daily Devotional

This devotional begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Easter Sunday. Copies will be available on the patio this Sunday. Purposely explore, discover, and reflect on your community. What will God reveal to you?


Pastor's Lenten Series

Practicing our Faith Together

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM

in the Sanctuary

Beginning February 21, gather with Pastor Steve on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary during the season of Lent, and together we will explore various practices to strengthen heart, soul, body, and mind for deeper trust and belonging in Christ.

Let's Walk for Lent

You’re invited to walk with us on Sunday afternoons in Lent. Beginning Sunday, February 18, we’ll meet at 1:00 pm in the parking lot of the HB Senior Center, 18041 Goldenwest Street. (Central Park West) Choose your own walking style: silence, prayer, or chatting as we reflect on “local pilgrimage” and what that means. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a sweater or jacket, depending on the weather. We will walk at a leisurely pace and distance based on your comfort level. See you there! Questions? E-mail Shelly Thunell at [email protected].

Sign-up this Sunday on the Patio

Order Your Nametag

February 11 and 18

The Deacons will make magnetic name tags for the church available for everyone who wishes to have one made.

The cost will be $10, and orders will be taken on the patio after church on February 11 and 18. 

Art Class - Polymer Clay

Thursdays, 10:00 AM-Noon

February 22, 29, March 7

Sunroom in the Boathouse

In three two-hour classes, the focus will be on various techniques used in preparing polymer clay to make different styles of earrings. The goal is to have three finished pairs of earrings.

If you wish to sign up for this class, it is recommended that you have previously taken the polymer clay class that was offered in 2023.

Space is very limited. Sign-up on the patio this Sunday. There is a cost for materials. For more information contact Donna Maron at [email protected].

Sign up this Sunday for the Sisters By-the-Sea

Spring Gathering.

Prayers for Our People

Immediate Prayer Needs

Please remember these people in prayer this week: Randy Alltizer, Randall Booker,

James Cho, Bob Cogan, Sandy Emery, Helen Evans, Wendy Gingerich, Kathy Gurden,

Bill Haislett, Sandy Hale, Ed Hayes, Betty Hickey, Jean Mangone, Paul Mangone,

Shirley Miller, Sharon Nelson, Don Pageler, Pam Primich, Phil Ridout, Brenda Schisler,

Vic Schisler, Julie Stewart, Terry Weisman.

Do you need prayer?

The Prayer Team (Praying Hands) is available to pray with you on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 AM in Room B in the Worship Center. Contact Dixie Brain at [email protected] to get more information. You can also call our Prayer Line at 714-846-6641, press #3, or ext. 228. Our Prayer Line is monitored daily, and Prayer Teams are also available on campus Sunday mornings after the service.

Join a Prayer Team

St. Peter’s is a praying church—founded on prayer. Our Prayer Ministry is growing, and we invite you to join us. In addition to the prayers of all small groups, Bible Studies, meetings, and gatherings, the following are teams who use their gift of prayer for specific requests:

  • Praying Hands meets Wednesday at 8:00 AM in Room B.
  • Our At-Home Prayer Team is reached with requests via E-Mail.
  • Sunday morning Prayer Partners are available for personal, confidential requests after each service.

Should you be led to use your gift of prayer with us, please contact the church office at 714-846-6641 or [email protected].

Bible Studies

Mid-week Bible Study


9:30-11:00 AM

Room C/D

We are reading the book of Genesis from our Bibles. Discussion questions from GenesisGod’s Creative Call from the Life Guide studies, and Max Lucado’s book Life Lessons from Genesis will be selected. All are welcome!

Bring your favorite

Bible to read.

For more information

e-mail [email protected].

Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study 9:00-11:00 AM in Room C/D

The Saturday morning Women's Bible Study will study Isaiah—The Promise of the Messiah by John MacArthur. This study explores the fulfilled several centuries later in the person and work of Christ and those that have yet to be fulfilled. By working through this study, you, like Isaiah, will learn valuable lessons about God’s faithfulness, constancy, and our need to trust in His Word.


For more information

e-mail [email protected]

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