Our Congregation

3751 Estero Boulevard • FORT MYERS BEACH, FLORIDA 33931
PHONE:  239/463-4251
E-Mail: 
susanstpeter@aol.com
WEB site:  www.Stpeterfmb.com

2016 Church Officers

             President                   Jim Look                  

Vice President            Bill Beaulieu

     Secretary                   Rhona Diamond

         Treasurer                   Jim  Albinger        

 

+ Council Members

Bernie Cardell

Jana Clevenger

Shirley Hyssong

Bill Palmer

Fred Schmiesing

Sherry Walker


OUR VISION

As a Church Family of God, our vision is to create a loving, welcoming fellowship. 
Led by the Holy Spirit, we seek to become a beacon of the love of God in Christ Jesus.

God Blesses Our Family
232 Households • 173 Baptized Members • 139 Communing • 84 Associate Members • 147 Friends of the Congregation

Our Family of Faith -- Congregation
Average weekly attendance -- Summer 64 • Late Fall 149 • "Season" 296

GOD'S WORK, OUR HANDS

Led by the Holy Spirit, we go forth as a Family of Faith proclaiming and celebrating the lifegiving and freeing power
of God's unconditional love in Jesus Christ to all people
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We invite your to partner with us in our mission here in God's Vineyard.

Christian Outreach

•  Support E.L.C.A. World Hunger Appeal
•Support God's Table ministry to Beach homeless and disenfranchised
•  Support Nations Association ministry to needy in Fort Myers area
• Visit the sick and shut-in
• Communion for the home-bound

Greeting cards ministry to friends and members

“...I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me...
Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”

Fellowship

• Coffee/fellowship time between Sunday Worship services
• Monday Morning Work Crew
• Congregational Dinners
• Congregational Events
• Lenten Meals
• "LET'S GO!" Outings (Sally's Excursions)
Deep-sea Fishing outings

Peace Garden

The Peace Garden is an area provided on the church property for the placement of cremains at no cost to members, associate members and their families.  Please contact the Church office for further details or click here for the Policy Statement concerning the Peace Garden.

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life.  Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”
(John 11:25-26a)  

 

Serving Our Lord


Some of the ways the St. Peter church family uses our time and talents:
Acolytes • Lay Readers • Lay Assistants • Altar Guild • Transportation
• Web-Site • Maintenance • Visiting • Ushers • Teaching
• Witnessing
• Choir • Office Help • Prayer Chain
• Prayer Shawl Ministry • Greeters • Quilting
• Committees

 

Monday Work Crew

Each Monday morning at 8:00 AM, volunteers gather to accomplish various church family chores:
Cleaning • Office work • Yard care • Outreach projects
• Sewing • Cooking • Carpentry • Repairs • Painting
• Plumbing • Electrical • Renovations
• Fellowship!

Christian Education

Adult Church School
• Bible Study ~ Book of Faith
• Seasonal Topics of Interest
The Christian Education Committee strives to organize and provide a variety of educational opportunities for people of all ages to know and experience God; to live and understand his promises; and to grow and serve in his love. Programs are designed to provide positive learning experiences, opportunities for fellowship, and the building of community and faith.

The Enduring Gift Fund

The interest from this Fund is used to support local benevolent causes. Local organizations that have benefitted from this Fund include: Gabriel House, Habitat for Humanity, OASIS Teen Shelter, Lifeline Family Center, St. Vincent de Paul, Life Education & Counseling Center, Harvest Time Ministries, Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO), God's Table, Grace Place, and Immokalee Friendship House.

You may contribute to this Fund at any time. Your gifts added to the principal of this Fund will be greatly appreciated as they will continue to help those in need. Bequests should mention: Enduring Gift Fund of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Ft. Myers Beach, FL.

The Restore Our House Fund

The Restore Our House Fund is a 5-year program launched in Januray 2013 to fund our capital needs to update and enhance this House.  At the end of this project we anticipate transitioning this fund into a Capitol Improvements Fund to allow continuing updates and enhancements to St. Peter.

The Memorial Fund

The purpose of the Memorial Fund is to be a place where donors can gift money to the church for special operations or projects of immediate concerns such as altar paraments, kitchen appliances, outdoor tools, hymnals, etc. which are consistent with the mission and constitution of the church. Money given in this manner shall be designated for a specific purpose and that purpose shall be fulfilled in a timely manner. Undesignated and unspent funds shall remain in the General Memorial Fund to be used for similar purposes.

Our Island Ministry

During the Winter months, the population of our island increases from the usual 7,500 to about 50,000 and we are blessed with a church filled with visitors! One of our main emphases in ministry is to provide a “church away from church” for those of you who come to worship with us. It does not matter to us whether you are staying for a few days or several months - when you enter our doors, you are a real part of our family! During your stay on the island, if you need pastoral assistance of any kind, please do not hesitate to call the office and we will try to meet that need as best we can.

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Women of the ELCA (WELCA)

Our St. Peter Women of the ELCA (WELCA) have an offer you CAN’T refuse! While supplies last, you may purchase a commemorative crystal ornament, etched with a rendering of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church!  

What a meaningful gift this will make, for any special occasion!   Dimensions are 3" x 2.1" (Ornament shown SMALLER than actual size)

Available at $10.00 each

Your purchase of one of these beautiful ornaments will help fund the many ministry projects of the St. Peter Women of the ELCA!

Limited Edition –Purchase yours before supplies are gone!

Women of the ELCA (WELCA)

 

Church Administration

 

 •  Professional office manager • Professional Organist/Choir director • Artist in Residence Pianist • Council and Committees • 50+ Volunteers

 

Community Outreach

  

•  Ecumenical Meetings and Worship services
•  Provide parking for Community events
• Secondary Emergency shelter
•  Polling (voting) Site
• Health Screenings
• Meetings of Condo Associations