Pastor Barnes Retires!
After serving God as a a faithful pastor and missionary for over 30 years, Rev. Michael Barnes has retired! Everyone at St. Peter’s wishes him well in his new endeavors and continued blessings from God in all he does. He served St. Peter’s as its first Pastor for five wonderful years. Thank you Rev. Barnes! You will be missed.
One Small Donation Leads to Huge Blessings
“Thou Shalt Never Pay Retail” may not be a commandment in the Bible, but for the congregation of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Warsaw, IN this mantra has allowed them to purchase an incredible $1000.00 worth of food bank donation items for just over $200.
A $200 anonymous seed donation was entrusted to some “coupon-and-sale-savvy” members in order to gain the most “bang for the congregation’s buck.” By using shopping sales and clearance, along with coupons, the St. Peter’s team of wise stewards saved roughly $700.00 off retail prices.
These items, along with a minivan full of additional donations, were delivered to the Concordia Theological Seminary’s Co-Op food bank in Fort Wayne, Indiana, early in October.
The Co-Op helps seminarians and their families supplement their budgets by providing food, paper products, and consumables on a need-based point system.
To further the blessing, St. Peters Lutheran Church of Warsaw decided to include the Co-Op in their 2016 alms box giving using 3 John 5-8 as their scriptural basis raising an additional $150.00.
“It is amazing to see God multiply blessings in such a wonderful way!” exclaimed St. Peter’s pastor, Michael Barnes. “As a poor seminarian myself in the past, I can certainly say that these gifts are needed and will be appreciated.” he continued.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Warsaw is the area’s new and fast-growing traditional-only, confessional Lutheran congregation of the LC-MS. For more information visit http://www.stpeterswarsaw.com or call Rev. M. Barnes 260-615-0075. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Warsaw meets Sundays at 9:00 am in the Pike Lake Fireman’s Building.